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Mar 31, 2014

MAGIC MARSHALLS TRIUMPH IN GRUELLING SANDOWN 3 HOUR CLASSIC

Victorian father and son duo Robert and Shane Marshall have triumphed during an intense Sandown 3 Hour Classic which saw all four classes represented in the top five.

The pair not only survived the gruelling race that claimed several fancied runners early, but led for the majority before taking outright victory and ahead of the Sherrin Rentals BMW 135i driven by Grant and Iain Sherrin.

The two leading cars completed 123 laps (380km) across the three hours and led home the third-placed Mazda 3 MPS driven by Jake Camilleri and Scott Nicholas by four laps.

The cars finishing on the outright podium also each won their respective class battles (A, B and C) whilst the Class D battle came down to a fight to the line between two Honda teammates with the Conroy Motorsport pairing of Jake Williams and Geoff Rands edging out the sister car of Kev Herben and Luke King by just 0.2 seconds in the fight for class victory and fifth outright.

Just twelve cars finished the tough race with the pole sitting Mitsubishi of Garry Holt and Stuart Kostera amongst the casualties – that car sidelined with mechanical issues on lap 60.

Next up for the Australian Manufacturers Championship is the second running of the Great Southern Four Hour endure which will hit Phillip Island across May 23-25.