Morsillo, Wright share spoils in British Triumph races

thumbRegular Wakefield Park visitors Mark Morsillo and Elliot Wright shared the spoils in the Mobil Lagoon Goulburn Triumph races held as part of yesterday’s All British race meeting.

Morsillo qualified his Triumph Dolomite V8 on pole and won the day’s opening race, while Wright was victorious in the feature race at the end of the day, driving a Triumph TR7.

A reverse-grid handicap race was also held; it was won by Sue Tahir, partner of Mobil Lagoon Goulburn owner Glen Coutinho, who generously supported the event.

Linda Devlin won the first two Mini races but slipped back to seventh with a couple of spins in the final. John Walker moved into the lead and looked set to take the win, only to be overtaken by former Australian Grand Prix Celebrity Race winner Tom Browell in the last corner.

Damien Meyer was best of the MG/Sprite drivers throughout the weekend, with Geoff Leake (Austin Healey) and Stephen Jones (Mg Midget) also featuring on the podium.

While British categories were the focus of the meeting, three regular Wakefield Park series – Super TT, Mazda MX5 Cup and NSW Excel Racing Championship Series – also appeared on the program.

The day’s variable weather conditions produced a real mixture of results in Super TT. Adam Burgess won the opening race in his Mazda RX7, ahead of the Group N Mustang and Torana of Harry and Alf Bargwanna (father and uncle of former V8 Supercar driver Jason).

The track dried for Race 2, allowing Endree Sade to charge through from ninth on the grid to take the win ahead of Burgess and Mark Boudib.

Sade pulled away to an early lead in Race 3 before a late-race shower allowed Burgess to mount an assault in the final laps. Sade held on to win from Burgess and Commodore Cup driver Adam Lloyd.

The MX5s were similarly entertaining; Stuart McFadyen won the first race from Luke Otten and David Stone, before Otten and Stone relegated McFadyen to third in Race 2.

Heavy rain fell in Race 3 and Chris White took a surprise win, making a move on Stone in the final corner while David Lawler executed a similar pass on McFadyen to snatch third at the line.

Excel Series points leader Nathan Gotch won the first race, while his team-mate Glenn Smith was victorious in the second. Gotch led early in the final, but Bathurst HQ racer Brett McFarland pressurised him all race long and was finally able to sneak through and take the win.

In the Excel Series Development Class, Matt Stockwell won all three races and the round from Michael Ridings.

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