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All the highs and lows from QR SpeedSeries

V8 Sleuth recaps a wild weekend of Shannons SpeedSeries action at Queensland Raceway…

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The man of the moment in Supercars land, Will Brown, shone with pole position, two race wins and the round honours.

It marks a huge turnaround from his reliability-impacted start to the season, and comes as the motorsport world waits for his Triple Eight deal to be announced.

Rookie Brad Harris was the other race winner, impressively holding off Aaron Cameron and Brown to take full advantage of the reverse top 10 grid Race 2.

Jordan Cox meanwhile took aim at 2022 title winner Tony D’Alberto for an opening lap incident at Turn 3 in the event finale.

“D’Alberto lined us up with a beauty, I’ll pay it back for him at the next one,” Cox said on the broadcast, before adding the following.

“All you’ve got to do in this championship is score points,” he said.

“That’s how it is. I mean, D’Alberto was no good last year and he still won the championship so that’s what you’ve got to do – score points and finish races.

“There’s still three rounds to go, anything can happen.”

Overall, Josh Buchan leads Hyundai teammate Bailey Sweeny by one point.

Brad Harris wins Race 2. Pic: Supplied/Daniel Kalisz

Trans Am

Tom Hayman dominated proceedings, winning the final three races after the opener was abandoned.

Hayman is now just 49 points off the series lead held by James Moffat, with Lochie Dalton second.

Ben Grice didn’t hold back after a tough weekend that started with being involved in the crash that led to Race 1 being called off.

“It’s just become a joke,” Grice said after a mechanical failure in Race 3.

“It nearly killed me in Tasmania and it’s happened again. No wonder that the fields are dropping if this stuff keeps happening.”

GT World Challenge Australia

It continues to be a tight title fight, with contenders Max Hofer/Geoff Emery and Liam Talbot taking a win apiece.

Talbot, partnered at QR by Garth Tander, won Race 2 in controversial circumstances after spinning Abu Bakar Ibrahim in a pass for the lead.

Talbot was penalised 15 seconds but hung onto the victory given the margin he ultimately had in hand.

Nash Morris locks up while leading. Pic: Supplied

Porsche Sprint Challenge

Nash Morris continued his dominant form with a cleansweep of the three races but the big story was a brutal crash in Race 2 on Saturday night.

An unusual incident saw Richard Cowen and Andrew Goldie smash into a marshal’s post on the run to Turn 4, injuring both.

There was particular concern for Cowen.

“McElrea Racing driver Richard Cowen was involved in an on-track accident during Race 2 of the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia series at Queensland Raceway on Saturday night,” read a statement from McElrea Racing. 

“Richard was taken by ambulance to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and underwent surgery on arrival. 

“He is in a serious, but stable condition. 

“The team will provide further updates on Richard’s condition when necessary. 

“McElrea Racing and Richard’s family would like to thank the incredible response from the circuit medical team, Motorsport Australia volunteer officials, the Queensland Ambulance Service and Princess Alexandra Hospital staff for their incredible support.”

Kumho V8 Touring Car Series

Jamie Tilley won Race 3 despite stalling on the grid to cut Jude Bargwanna’s series lead to 47 points.

The round win went to Ray Hislop.

Australian Production Cars/GT4

The outright race winners were Shane Smollen/Lachlan Mineeff, Tony Quinn, and Mark Griffith/Nash Morris.

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