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Aussie Racing Cars: Kipper quicker in thriller

 

In a thrilling nail-biting finish, Tobia Kipper took out the Aussie Race Car Final at Oran Park this weekend, but it was Paul Kemal who returned to fine form and took number one spot on the podium for the round.

In a thrilling nail-biting finish, Tobia Kipper took out the Aussie Race Car Final at Oran Park this weekend, but it was Paul Kemal who returned to fine form and took number one spot on the podium for the round.

With the lead changing continually, the final was a true crowd pleaser providing edge-of-the-seat excitement. Paul Kemal, James Ward, and Nick Simmons all took the lead at various times traversing the track nose to tail. However, it was Kipper who managed to come up with goods when he snatched the lead from Kemal in the final laps.


" Kemal was a constant threat and Nick Simmons was always there, everyone was just going for it", Kipper said. "It was really very exciting."

The quietly confident Kipper improved on every race this weekend with his number 1 finish in the final placing him second on the podium.

"I really didn?t expect to win that last race, but to do that and finish second overall is fantastic, I'm over the moon", he said.

Kemal was happy with his effort this weekend and certainly enjoyed the close competition while Brad Ward took third in the final and for the round.

"That final was very exciting with James (Ward) and I battling for the lead for a number of laps, then his brother (Brad) put the pressure on as well, and finally Tobia came through on the last lap with just that little bit more car speed and got me." Kemal said.

Nick Simmons finished fourth in the final after blowing a clutch in Race 3, failing to finish. He remains on top of the series points with Brad Ward just one point behind and Nick Percat in third.

Shane Wolki was able to step up a position in the Masters Cup taking his first number one podium for the year with a clean sweep of all races. Wolki, who has been playing second fiddle to Mark Duckworth most of the year, enjoyed a trouble free weekend and proved unmatchable for others in the series.

"First win and first time on top of the points," Wolki said.

"Mark has had his problem but Steve MacGregor has had a good sniff lately so I need to keep an eye on both of them."

Round 4 will be held at the Sandown 500 on September 1-3.


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