Brewczynski leads Heinrich in chaotic Aussie Racing Cars weekend

Wednesday 21 June, 2023
Photos: Aussie Racing Cars
Cody Brewczynski stormed his way to the round win in the Darwin sun as the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series played its part in an action-packed Repco Supercars Championship's Darwin Triple Crown schedule last weekend.  
After going fastest in practice, Brewczynski qualified in fourth place ahead of Saturday’s opening race to set himself up for an exciting battle with series leader Joel Heinrich and polesitter Josh Anderson.

The 22-year-old lost touch with the leading pair to settle for third place, before repeating the result in race two a couple of hours later - this time falling behind Heinrich and Team CoolDrive/Motorsport 25’s Reece Chapman.  
Brewczynski then started to turn up the heat in race three, breaking Heinrich’s run of wins at Hidden Valley to take victory in a chaotic encounter on Saturday afternoon.  
Making a perfect safety car restart, Brewczynski held off Anderson and Anthony Di Mauro who were in a fierce battle with Heinrich throughout to take the win and set up an exciting encounter for the round win in race four.  
In another safety car interrupted affair, Anderson applied the pressure in the early stages before an incident between Grant and Craig Thompson neutralised the race with the safety car.

It was a one-lap dash to the line and Brewczynski would ultimately go on to win the race, taking the round win in the process while Anderson slotted into second place ahead of Chapman.  
Finishing second outright was series leader Heinrich after taking victory in the first two races of the weekend, while consistent results and a pole position from Anderson, as well as Chapman, had the pair not far behind.  
Claiming honours in the Masters Cup was Kent Quinn, who went on to win all four races ahead of Scott O’Keefe who was celebrating his 50th race start in the category.  
In a similar fashion, Craig Thompson won three of the four races in the Gold Cup class, with Brendon Tucker and Matt Gooding sharing second place finishes before Scott Gore took the victory in race four ahead of Sheridan Phillips.  
After claiming rookie honours in the first race, a problem late in the race saw Brendon Madden unable to crack the top three in the class for race two, with Nathan Williams winning ahead of Scott Dornan and Andrew Corish.  
The two rookie class winners would then go on to split races three and four, finishing the weekend with two wins to their name in the class.  
The next round of the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series will take place at the NTI Townsville 500 on 7-9 July. 
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