Race Sandown: Saturday wrap

Saturday 10 February, 2024
Photos: SpeedShots Photography
The Shannons SpeedSeries saw a strong turnout from fans as day two of Race Sandown proved a massive hit.

See below for all the updates in each category from day two.

Get full results via the Results Hub.

Fans unable to attend the event can watch the action live and free via 7plus from 12:30pm AEDT.

Meguiar’s Australian Production Cars

Cameron Crick and Dean Campbell ended a busy day with bragging rights in Meguiar’s Australian Production Cars after picking up two wins.

With the series having three of its four races today, both Crick and Campbell guided the DA Campbell Transport BMW M2 to victory apiece after Jayden Ojeda had won the morning’s outing.

Ojeda had started the weekend’s opening race from pole position after a strong qualifying yesterday and comfortably took out top honours by five seconds over Crick, while Grant Sherrin rounded out the top three.

In race two, Simon Hodges took over the Secure Wealth BMW M4 from Ojeda, but unfortunately dropped to third, handing Campbell the one-second win over Sherrin.

Ojeda managed to replace Sherrin in the third and final race of the day for second, but couldn’t pass Crick for the lead, as the front two charged away from the field – more than 30 seconds separated them and Sherrin by the time they reached the chequered flag.

Just one more race remains for the category, which will take place at 1:10pm AEDT.


Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series

Ben Bargwanna has picked up the first win of the 2024 Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, after a thrilling victory in the category’s only race for the day.

In what was a stellar performance from the young Victorian, Bargwanna managed to make up two positions early on in the race having started behind polesitter Josh Buchan and Zac Soutar.

Following a gripping battle between Bargwanna and Buchan on the opening lap, the former took the lead and never looked back as he led for every lap throughout the rest of the race.

Bargwanna ended up crossing the finish line six seconds ahead of Buchan, while Tony D’Alberto rounded out the top three a further six seconds off.

Earlier on the day, Buchan secured pole position with a lightning quick lap, beating Soutar by just one tenth of a second, with Soutar edging out Bargwanna by one hundredth of a second.

The Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series will have two races on Sunday, with the first taking place at 2:05pm AEST.


Trico Trans Am Series

Reigning Trico Trans Am Series champion James Moffat has got his title defence off to the perfect starting, claiming victories in both of the series’ two races today.

Having lost out on pole in the morning’s qualifying session to James Golding by one tenth, Moffat responded perfectly with two wins from two races – starting off with a victory over the polesitter in race one.

Very little separated the two drivers in the first race, with Moffat crossing the line in first place by just three tenths of a second. Behind them, Nash Morris rounded out the podium after beating Jordan Boys by three tenths of a second.

Moffat added to his tally in the second race with another thrilling victory of three-tenths, only this time, it was Boys who claimed a runner-up finish as both Morris and Golding fell down the order.

Moffat and Boys were dominant in the race as series debutant Todd Hazelwood rounded out the podium a further 13 seconds off.

The Trico Trans Am Series will have its third and final race tomorrow at 3:50pm AEDT.


Giti Australian Formula Open

Miles Bromley has notched up his first ever win in the Giti Australian Formula Open after a exciting battle took title reigning champion Trent Grubel.

It was a impressive performance from Bromley, who produced a lights-out to chequered flag victory, fending off any challenges from Gruble throughout the category’s sole 11-lap race.

In the end, Bromley crossed the finish line by two seconds over his Tim Macrow teammate, while 99 Motorsport’s Ryan Astley finished third a further three seconds off.

Behind Astley, Ryan MacMillan finished fourth and ahead of AFO2 winner Chris Slusarski, while AFO4 winner Isaac McNeill finished less than a second behind in sixth.

The Giti Australian Formula Open has two more races tomorrow, with the category opening Race Sandown’s final day of action at 12:35pm AEDT.

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