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Apr 22, 2013

WYHOON TAKES MALLALA ROUND AND MOVES WITHIN POINT OF SERIES LEAD

Competition strong as three different drivers claim race wins across weekend

FORMER Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series champion Terry Wyhoon has claimed victory in round two of the series for ex-V8 Supercars at Mallala Motorsport Park in South Australia.

The Lubrimaxx Falcon driver won a wet Race 2 today and finished second to young gun Shae Davies in the 20-lap Race 3 to seal overall victory.

The win was the sixth of Wyhoon’s Kumho Series career, equalling Chris Smerdon’s record of most round wins in series history.

Wyhoon now moves within striking distance of Davies in the points battle, moving to within just one point of the young Gold Coaster with two rounds of six completed for the season.

Matt Hansen rounded out the podium, yesterday’s Race 1 winner overcoming a spin in Race 3 to climb back up the field and earn enough points to claim third for the weekend.

He was also involved in some drama in Race 2 after making contact with Tony Evangelou that spun the latter’s ex-Ford Performance Racing Falcon. His sold weekend moves him up to third place in the pointscore.

Evangelou’s CAT Falcon finished third in the final race and fourth overall for the weekend, while the top 10 for the round was completed by Chris Smerdon, Steve Briffa, Chris Delfsma, Michael Bartsch, Jim Pollicina and local rookie Josh Kean.

Briffa did, however, manage to find a strange way to finish Race 2 – after spinning at the last corner he rolled backwards over the line to finish the race!

It was a miserable day for 2012 series runner-up Pollicina. The Sydneysider crashed in Race 2 after his foot slipped off the brake at a restart before accident damage sidelined him from Race 3.

Television coverage of today’s Kumho Series round will air on SBS’ ‘Speedweek’ at 2.00pm on Sunday April 28 and on SPEED on Foxtel at a later date.

The next round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series will be held at Winton Motor Raceway in Victoria on June 22-23.

KUMHO SERIES - ROUND 2 RESULTS – MALLALA MOTORSPORT PARK
1. Terry Wyhoon, Falcon BF, 124 pts

2. Shae Davies, Falcon BF, 121 pts

3. Matt Hansen, Commodore VZ, 106 pts

4. Tony Evangelou, Falcon BA, 99 pts

5. Chris Smerdon, Falcon BF, 84 pts

6. Steve Briffa, Commodore VZ, 60 pts

7. Chris Delfsma, Falcon BA, 53 pts

8. Michael Bartsch, Falcon BA, 43

9. Jim Pollicina, Commodore VZ, 40 pts

10. Josh Kean, Commodore VZ, 39 pts

KUMHO SERIES POINTS AFTER ROUND 2
1. Shae Davies, 217 pts

2. Terry Wyhoon, 216 pts

3. Matt Hansen, 176 pts

4. Chris Smerdon, 171 pts

5. Tony Evangelou, 160 pts

6. Steve Briffa, 141 pts

7. Chris Delfsma, 88 pts

8. Justin Garioch, 87 pts

9. Nathan Assaillit, 86 pts

10. Jim Pollicina, 85 pts