Hall wins maiden Carrera Cup round on the Gold Coast

Monday 30 October, 2023
The Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship was one of three support categories taking place in the Gold Coast 500.
The Repco Supercars Championship saw two thrilling contests make up its visit to the sunny streets of Surfers Paradise on the weekend for the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500.

However it wasn't just the headline act that provided the huge crowd with some entertaining drama across the weekend, with the three support categories also providing plenty of talking points.
Re-live the results from each of the three categories on the impressive support bill.

Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship
The Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship saw a new driver enjoy round honours for the first time on the weekend, with Bayley Hall winning the seventh round of the 2023 season.
The Queensland local ended up claiming the victory after a brilliant Sunday saw him win his first race for the category in the morning, before doubling up in the afternoon in the third and final race.
Starting from fifth in the opening outing, Hall didn’t make any progress and finished where he started as Callum Hedge crossed the finish line first ahead of Dylan O'Keeffe and David Wall.
In the day’s second race, Hall made it up to fourth on the opening lap before working his way through to third midway through the race. With O’Keefe and Hedge fighting it out for the lead, Hall caught up to the pair and passed the former for second place until a five-second post-race penalty to Hedge then demoted him to 11th and handed Hall the win ahead of Jackson Walls and O’Keefe.
A far less dramatic affair in the finale saw Hall lead from lights to flag to pick up the final race win over Walls and Fabian Coulthard, and the round win as a result.
In taking out the round’s top honours, Hall becomes the seventh different driver to stand on the top step this year, highlighting the championship’s equal competition.
In the Pro-Am class, Adrian Flack enjoyed the round victory over Dean Cook in thrilling fashion after winning the final race of the weekend. Earlier in the round, Liam Talbot picked up a race win, while Cook got a win of his own in the second outing.
The final round of the series will be at the Vailo Adelaide 500 on 23-26 November.

Precision National Sports Sedans Series
Tony Ricciardello claimed his 12th Precision National Sports Sedan Series title on the weekend despite picking up a less-than-ideal pool of results on the Gold Coast.
The series legend finished outside the top 10 in both the first and third race of the weekend but scored a runner-up finish in the second race, which helped him secure the series after title rival Jordan Caruso failed to finish.
While the overall year belonged to Ricciardello, the weekend was certainly memorable for series debutant Cameron McLeod, who steered his MARC GT SS to a clean sweep of victories in a dominant performance.
McLeod qualified in second behind Caruso and despite the latter getting a solid jump off the line, McLeod closed down the gap and made the pass after an error from Caruso allowed him back in the hunt.
McLeod then took out the win by two seconds before going back-to-back on Saturday afternoon in the second race of the weekend – this time beating Ricciardello by 20 seconds.
The debutant then finished the weekend off with a four-second victory over Caruso.


V8 SuperUte Series
Adam Marjoram has been victorious in the V8 Super Ute Series after a thrilling contest saw him edge out Ryal Harris.
Although he didn’t enjoy a race win of his own, Marjoram steered his Mitsubishi Triton to two runner-up finishes, which helped him get over the line. 
After Harris won the opening affair, the big difference came in the second race when Harris failed to finish and Marjoram claimed fifth – although with fewer points on offer, the blow wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
However, Harris required Marjoram to have another setback later on in the weekend to have any chance of winning the weekend, and although he did his part by guiding his Ford Ranger to another two race wins, Marjoram’s second place in race three and fourth place in the finale was enough to secure the round victory.
Finishing the weekend in third place was Aaron Borg in his Isuzu D-MAX after two podiums on Sunday saw him seal the series title for the second year in a row. 

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