– Press Release, V8 Utes
Local hero takes sizzling Gold Coast V8 Ute Street!
Under hot and humid conditions, David “Sideways” Sieders took out Race 3 and Round 6 of the Auto One V8 Ute One V8 Ute Racing Series – protected by Armor All, whilst Gold Coaster Cameron Wilson won his first V8 Ute Race on debut, Sunday, 21st October around the streets of Surfers Paradise.
The Big Gun Racing Engineer started on Pole and was able to keep five of the top V8 Ute drivers at bay including; George Miedecke, Cameron McConville, locals; Chris Pither and Ryal Harris plus David Sieders, who all put in a great battle for the top spot.
“It feels so amazing to pull off a win in front of my family and a home-crowd. I saw the boys in my revision mirror and thought they’d catch me for sure. It’s such a great feeling, I just need to thank Peter Burnitt and the guys at Big Gun Racing for the opportunity, I’ve had an
Second year rookie Jake McNally, who started on the front row alongside Wilson, had a great race holding second until lap 9 and walked away with a top ten finish in 7th overall ahead of Ben Dunn, Ryan Hansford and his brother Rhys who rounded out the top ten.
Auto One Wildcard driver George Miedecke also put in a floorless drive to finish second from McConville, Pither and series leader Ryal Harris.
Nathan Pretty did well to finish in 13th position overall after overtaking
A safety car was called mid-race after EZE ATM driver Hayley Swanson got crossed up through the high speed back chicane and hit the wall. She was fine but was unable to restart the car due to electrical issues.
Three drivers were tied on points coming in to the final race, with qualifying results determining the grid line up. David Sieder’s Mango Credit Ford started on pole with reigning Champ Pither in the Ice Break Holden alongside, Cameron McConville in 3rd spot, and Miedecke in 4th.
Sieders got the jump, however Pither pushed him all the way, both under the lap record before Sieders re-set the record books at 1.26.25.
Harris was content to sit in 4th, just behind McConville and claim a solid haul of points, while Pither pressured Sieders all the way and despite running nose to tail through the final corner, couldn’t get alongside on the run to the flag.
“It’s so great to be back in the Ute and to be on podium again on the Gold Coast, it’s just awesome. I was close to Dave at the end but he was just a little too quick for me but I’m still wrapped with second,” said Pither.
Sieders was over the moon with the result, which moved him into second in the ENZED Driver’s Championship.
“We wanted to be the fastest car out there, and it was great to take out the lap record. We are so happy with our result for the weekend and glad to be climbing the championship ladder,” said Sieders.
McConville held on to third in the Bundaberg Holden, and also claimed third for the round ahead of Harris, who finished fourth for the Race and the round. George Miedecke posted the best result ever in the Auto One Wildcard claiming fifth overall ahead of West Aussie Rhys McNally in his Stratco Holden.
Cameron Wilson had a spirited battle with brother Benn, who pushed him off the race track at one point causing Cameron’s tyre pop to deflate, ending what had been an excellent weekend for the Gold Coast Karting proprietor. The two ended the weekend on equal points.
Warren Millet claimed the Masters Awards 21st place on the weekend.
Ryan Hansford took out the Hole Shot Award and $500 cash for the best Race start in Race 3 and Jeremy Gray won the Best Presented Award for his JMG Maintenance Ford.
Sieders has now moved within 38 points of ENZED drivers champion Ryal Harris.
The V8 Utes are heading to Winton Raceway for their penultimate round next but to recap on all of the action from Round 6 tune in to Network Seven next weekend at 1:30pm on Network Seven (Check Local Guides).
See below top five results from Race 2
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