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Father and Son Team finish on Darwin TA2 Podium

Posted on 1 May 2023

While Dylan Thomas and Tim Brook won the first 20 lap TA2 Muscle Cars - framed by HYTEK Steel Framing mini enduro at Darwin’s Hidden Valley yesterday, Michael and Steve Coulter finished a surprise second overall published in the Kobelco Mustang after final results were published. A number of safety car periods and a red flag worked in the duos favour with Brad Gartner and Max Vidau 3nd overall, from the Formosa/Filipetto Dodge Challenger. Veterans Rob Leonard and Russell Wright finished in the top five, from Andrew Miedecke and Hugh McAlister in the McAlister Motors Mustang.

Jordan Cox won provisional in this morning’s first 12 lap sprint for co-drivers, after passing Tim Brook in the CXC Mustang he’s sharing with Dylan Thomas into Turn One, with Carrera Cup star Max Vidau 3rd. Tyler Everingham, co-driving with Jackson Rice had the save of the day after being squeezed on the entry to Turn 5 on the first lap.  Race officials are investigating incidents post race.

Jarrod Hughes had a strong run to finish 5th, from George Miedecke and Graham Cheney, while Marcus Zukanovic had a stoic drive from 14th to 8th overall in the Kubota Mustang.

Drivers will have another solo 12 lap sprint before combining again for a 35-lap sprint race this afternoon to crown the TA2 Kings of the North winners and the $20,000 bonus cash from the Hi-Tec Oils Super Series. Todays races will go to air live from 1pm AEST on SBS and Fox Sports/Kayo.

QUOTES Michael Coulter #11 Chevrolet Camaro - Kobelco/Sydney Truck and Machinery

“Word’s can’t even describe how I feel, I can't believe the sheer luck we have had. For us to have started 17th for race 3 and finish second, is amazing and I am lost for words. Sometimes the key to this category is to just keep it straight , clean and not make any errors. Dad and I can’t be any happier with second place.”