Chapman edges Anderson in Townsville ARC Battle

Monday 10 July, 2023
Chapman edges Anderson in Townsville ARC Battle
The Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series hit the streets of Townsville over the weekend and saw a tight finish as CoolDrive Racing’s Reece Chapman edged out Perenso Racing’s Joshua Anderson by two points to claim the overall round victory.
Chapman qualified fourth on the Friday, three places and less than a second behind Cody Brewczynski who showed some fiery early pace in both practice and Q1 in his Shell Rimula Topgun Mustang.
Brewczynski rode this pace into the first race of the weekend, finishing at the front of the pack and three seconds ahead of Chapman, who made up an impressive couple of places to finish second.
Chapman finished four tenths of a second in front of Joshua Anderson who claimed the final podium place, and the two were at it again on Saturday after Brewczynski fell from the lead to 15th when he suffered engine problems.

Once again, it was Chapman finished ahead of Anderson after a sensational overtake on the final lap from Chapman denied Anderson of the win, while Joel Heinrich rounded out the top three.
With Chapman and Anderson finishing within half a second of each other in both races and Brewczynski in some trouble, Sunday’s inverted top ten race proved vital.
Scott Dornan did well to finish in the top two after starting on the front row, but after plenty of on track chaos, the surging Chapman kept his head to finish one second clear in first.
With multiple race interruptions, Brewczynski’s inspired comeback to the podium was cut short after contact with DiMauro as the pair battled for the lead, Anderson again finished on the podium, this time in third.
Anderson would finally come out on top over Chapman in the fourth and final race, but an inspired comeback effort from Brewczynski stole the show.
Chapman’s tussle with Adam Uebergang saw the race three winner spin out of contention of three in a row, allowing Brewczynski into the race as he weathered some contact and began to mount a charge. Eventually taking taking the race lead and the win from Anderson by five tenths.
The story was Chapman though, who’s gutsy fightback to third proved crucial to his overall win, finding himself on the podium for the fourth straight race and edging out Anderson who was brave, finishing second in race four.
Chapman’s 250 points were enough for him to outdo Anderson who scored 248 overall, while Brewczynski recovered tremendously to finish third with 233, closely followed by DiMauro on 230 and Madden on 226.
Following what was a riveting weekend of racing in Townsville, the next and final round of the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series will be held in New Zealand, celebrating Highland Motorsport Park’s 10-year anniversary on 3-5 November.
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