The first race of the weekend was mostly held behind the safety car, thanks to two spectacular high-speed crashes on Turn 1.
The first was for Nathan Herne on the second lap of the race, where he was suspected of having a rear suspension failure and he speeded off the road backwards.
He bounced across the gravel and then rested relatively gently against the tire wall.
When Herne’s car was recovered, the race resumed on lap 6, but only for a short time. Gold star winner Joey Morson, who was trying to recover from engine problems in qualifying, missed the turn-on at 1 on restart and brought his own wild ride to the wall.
Before the race was called, the field circulated several laps behind the safety car.
Starting from Paul and stopping a short challenge from Reece Leeds, Tim Macrow was declared the winner ahead of Reece, James Golding and S5000’s debuts Aaron Cameron and Roberto Merhi.
In Race 2, Super 2’s regular Jordan Boys took full advantage of the partially inverted grid and bolted it from the front of the field.
Cameron and Meri skipped and fought a thrilling battle with the goal of building his early lead.
Meri took a long time to pass Cameron until the 10th lap. The Spaniards were clearly dissatisfied with their rival defensive drive.
Once through Merhi, I was able to devour Boys’ lead, but not enough to hunt down the 88 Racing driver.
Cameron finished in 3rd place ahead of Webster and McLaugh. The latter will start from tomorrow’s feature race pole based on the points accumulated in today’s race.
Macrow takes the early lead in the Tasman Series
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