Two from two for Nathan Herne at Bathurst
Dream Racing Australia Team Valvoline Dodge Challenger driver Nathan Herne has added another victory to his Trans Am 100 triumph yesterday.
Herne, who sealed the Turtle Wax Trans Am Series yesterday led from start-to-finish to hold a comfortable margin from Tim Brook.
Herne took advantage from the start as he ran side-by-side with TRADIEPAD Wall Racing’s Brook into Turn 1, but it was the series leader who held the ascendency exiting Turn 1.
Behind Team Sydney Property Care’s Edan Thornburrow made a good start, but was unable to overtake fellow Mustang drivers Kyle Gurton and Ben Grice.
However, the race was neutralised under safety car when the two Kubota Racing Ford Mustangs tangled at Griffin’s Bend. This forced Matt MacKelden into retirement, while Hugh McAlister continued after pitting to replace a tyre.
Once racing resumed on lap 4, Herne quickly built a 2.6s margin ahead of Brook, while the battle for third was tight between Gurton, Grice and Thornburrow, which allowed to tag onto the train as well.
Thornburrow was able to pass Grice down Conrod Straight to take fourthas Brook cut Herne’s lead in half up front.
However, it was Herne making it two out of two as Brook led home Gurton, Thornburrow and Grice.
Waltec Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro driver Aaron Tebb, Mark Crutcher in the Team Crutcher Developments Ford Mustang, the Allgate Motorsport Dodge Challenger of Chris Formosa, Dylan Thomas for CXC Racing and IES Motorsport’s Graham Cheney completed the top 10.
Turtle Wax Trans Am is back on track Saturday, December 4 at 9:05am on Fox Sports and Kayo.