12 Aug QUINN WINS FIGHT IN THE NIGHT FOR MONOCHROME GT4 AUSTRALIA
Tony Quinn has taken out the first Fight in the Night race for Monochrome GT4 Australia, taking the win in his #101 Queensland Raceway Porsche Cayman 718 this evening.
Quinn actually crossed the line second behind the Shane Smollen/Lachlan Mineef #56 Prestige Connex Porsche Cayman 718, however the #56 was relegated to the runner-up spot due to a penalty for not being properly in the start box at the start of the race.
Securing third place was the Mark Griffith/Nash Morris #19 Daimler Trucks Brisbane Mercedes AMG, while Karl Begg (#40 Monochrome GT4 Australia McLaren 570S) and Steve Jukes/Justin Anthony (#26 Verve Racing BMW M82 M4) rounded out the top five – the same position in which they crossed the finish line, despite the applying of a post-race penalty for being out of their start box.
Sixth for Monochrome GT4 Australia and 8th overall amidst the combined Monochrome GT4 Australia/Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars field was Chris Pappas in the #8 Cali Beach/Gee Up McLaren 570S – an impressive result considering he started the race from the rear of the grid after failing to finish yesterday’s race one with radiator damage.
The scheduled 5.55pm race start was delayed significantly following a late race on-track incident in the preceding event. At 6.45pm the race was declared open for a shortened running time of 70 minutes, concluding one lap after 7.53pm.
The Todd O’Brien/ Antonio Basile #33 Elev8 Motorsports Ginetta G55 was a non-starter this evening, but will be back in action for tomorrow’s final day of racing, with race three scheduled to begin at 10.05am and run for one-hour.
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Photo thanks to Speed Shots Photography