Nathan Herne completes the clean-sweep in Turtle Wax Trans Am
Dream Racing Australia Team Valvoline’s Nathan Herne has won the Turtle Wax Trans Am Series in style completing a clean-sweep at Bathurst.
TRADIEPAD Wall Racing’s Tim Brook took second and also the runner up position in the series ahead of Garage1 Morris Finance Racing’s Kyle Gurton.
Herne from pole led away at the start and streaked away up Mountain Straight as behind Brook was demoted a spot by Gurton through Hell Corner.
Edan Thornburrow held fourth, but he needed to move up position to hold off Brook for second in the standings.
After a solid run during the weekend up to this point, Waltec Motorsport’s Aaron Tebb spun from fifth at The Chase, as the All American Auto Parts and Driveline Mustang of Ben Grice diced with Chris Formosa, then the vastly improved Mark Crutcher.
Grice completed an overtake after the pair ran side-by-side through McPhillamy Park.
Herne remained in control up front as Brook re-took second from Gurton to further enhance his pursuit of second.
Crutcher was producing a masterclass on defensive driving as he battles the Sensational Kitchens CXC Racing Mustang of Dylan Thomas until the safety car was deployed after Matt MacKelden crashed at Sulman Park.
Meanwhile, Herne nearly had an incident of his own when he locked up at The Chase and ran on the grass, but managed to save it.
Half points were awarded due to the race not reaching the required distance, which left Brook falling a solitary point behind Thornburrow in the standings.
Herne completed the clean-sweep from Brook and Gurton.
Thornburrow rounded out his maiden season in fourth from Grice, Crutcher, Thomas, IES Motorsport’s Graham Cheney, Zach Loscialpo in the Team Tempest Solutions Chevrolet Camaro and Chris Formosa driving the Allgate Motorsport Dodge Challenger finished 10th.