Sep 10, 2012
Series Lead Tightens As Jarvis Finds Form
Having run fifth in Saturday’s race 1 due to a deflating rear tyre Allan Jarvis #1 found himself sharing the front row with Brooke Leech #84 for today’s reverse grid race 2. In his Achilles Radial backed Swift Sport Jarvis was able to use the position to get a clear lead and left Reece Murphy #62 and Damian Ward #11 to battle together for the minor pacing’s with the Hi-Tec Oils supported Ward taking second from Murphy’s CMI/Viridian car.
Jarvis’s clear run allowed him to settle into a groove around the fast Queensland Raceway circuit set a race lap record of 1:32.115. the best of the rest was Brooke Leech (Haber Excavations) with Dale Corbett (#3 Bartercard) fighting it out with debutant Callan Sayers in the Kitten Car Care #5. Rob Jarvis (#17 BVC racing), Ben Foessel (#37 Motor School) and new comer Jamie MacMaster (#10 MacLine) all improved their lap times considerably to set up an interesting race 3.
With Murphy and Ward off the front row and Jarvis in P3 the final sprint race did not disappoint as all three jumped together and with Rob Jarvis formed a pack to battle for the best line around turns one and two. Allan Jarvis won out as Ward and Murphy both tried to fit into the same section of track. The resurgent Jarvis benefited from their battle and was not challenged for the checkered flag.
Jarvis took the round win with 106 pts from Murphy on 105pts and Ward on 94pts. This closed the gap in the points table with Murphy holding the lead from Jarvis by 5pts with five of the series eight round done and dusted.