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Fraser clinches Super2 title in mayhem-filled finale

DECLAN Fraser has been crowned Dunlop Super2 Series champion for 2022 after completing a perfect weekend at the VALO Adelaide 500.

Fraser won both races from pole position, although today’s race was less straightforward.

The Triple Eight young gun in fact crossed the line in second place behind Matt Chahda, who was stripped of his maiden Super2 race win due to a five-second penalty.

That was a result of the fast-starting Chahda making light opening lap contact with the rear of pole-sitter Fraser at Turn 4, causing a major scare to the #777 driver who only needed to finish the season-ending race to secure the title.

As Fraser ran wide, Chahda moved into the lead.

It wasn’t until mid-race that a five-second penalty was confirmed and subsequent Safety Car periods left Chahda with little opportunity to open up the necessary buffer to keep the lead.

The first of those interventions was for Kai Allen, who surrendered the Super3 title to Brad Vaughan with a heavy crash at Turn 8 while under pressure from his rival.

There was a second Turn 8 crash when Fraser’s teammate Cameron Hill went in hard on Lap 8, having been fifth at the time.

That brought the Safety Car back out and forced a time certain finish after Lap 14, five laps earlier than scheduled.

A drama at the Lap 12 restart gave Chahda hope as Fraser and his chief adversary Zak Best made contact at the final corner.

All told, Fraser was elevated back into the lead, with Chahda hanging on for second while third-across-the-line Thomas Maxwell was relegated to 14th following a 15-second penalty for a restart infringement.

Instead, Best took third from Matt Payne, Tyler Everingham and surprise packet Ryal Harris.

Aaron Seton was just 15th after losing control at Turn 7, while Zane Morse, Jay Hanson and Adam Wallis did not make the finish.

In the overall standings, Fraser’s margin came to 126 points over Best, with main game-bound Payne the rookie of the year in outright third.

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