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Smith stars on Saturday at Sandown

Posted on 28 November 2020
Smith stars on Saturday at Sandown

Victorian Graham Smith has come away with his maiden PROMAXX Performance Exhausts TA2 Muscle Car Series race win as he went on to claim the opening two race wins at Sandown Raceway for the Victorian State of Origin round.

Qualifying saw Tasmanian Tim Shaw scored his maiden PWR Pole Award in the first competitive session for TA2 cars at Sandown.

Shaw set a 1:14.7007 on the final lap of the session to secure pole position in the Race Tasmania Camaro, and the first pole position for the Chevrolet brand since Ashley Jarvis at Round 2 in 2018 at Queensland Raceway.

Starting from pole, Tim Shaw lead from lights-to-flag in Race 1 after a race-long battle with Graham Smith, however a jump start on the rolling start saw a five-second post-race time penalty handed to Sha, as Smith inherited his maiden TA2 race win in the Hazard Solutions Mustang.

Peter Robinson held third ahead of Warren Trewin and Cameron Sendall, while Steve Coulter spun the Kobelco Mustang at Turn 1 on Lap 2 and finished back in seventh.

Drama into Turn 1 in Race 2 saw Robinson and Shaw make contact at Turn 1 that sent both cars spinning and the chasing pack scrambling to get around.

Smith took the lead and was never headed for the ten lap encounter, while Shaw and Robinson recovered to third and fifth respectively.

Sendall was on for a strong finish before he gave away second place on the final lap with a spin coming onto the main straight as High Voltage Coffee Racing’s Warren Trewin skipped through to score his personal best TA2 race result in second ahead of Shaw, Sendall, Robinson, Coulter and Hassett.

The PROMAXX Performance Exhausts TA2 Muscle Car Series returns for a 12-lap race and a 15-lap finale on Sunday.