news

Aug 11, 2014

Simpson extends points lead with clean sweep in Queensland

RYAN SIMPSON has extended his Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series points lead with a clean sweep of all three races in this weekend’s round at Queensland Raceway.

The Parramatta-based Falcon driver claimed pole position and victory in Race 1 on Saturday before sealing victory in Races 2 and 3 yesterday.

The victory means the former Formula Ford driver has won all three rounds held so far in 2014 and extended his overall winning streak to six rounds. He remains unbeaten in a Kumho Series round since Winton last year.

Simpson was challenged in the 12-lap Race 2 by rookie Justin Ruggier, whose Eggleston Motorsport Commodore crossed the line second at the end by a narrow margin.

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2014 Schedule

The 2014 V8 Touring Car Series will be contested over six rounds in four states:

RoundTrackDate
Round One Mallala, SA April 25 - 27
Round Two Winton, VIC June 13 - 15
Round Three Queensland Raceway, QLD August 8 - 10
Round Four Phillip Island, VIC September 19 - 21
Round Five Wakefield Park, NSW October 17 - 19
Round Six Sydney Motorsport Pk, NSW Oct 31 - Nov 2

(Note: Dates include Friday Practice)