Friday, Oct 11 07:19pm
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Angus Fogg dedicates TCM win to Jason Richards

Angus Fogg has won Race 2 of the Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters at Mount Panorama in trying conditions, dedicating his victory to the late Jason Richards.

Rain just an hour before the second race of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 weekend made for a lottery six-lap dash.

Having started from the front row, Fogg edged away from former Supercars Championship veteran Steven Johnson.

The unrestricted Ford Mustang Fastback had the advantage up and down The Mountain, and while Johnson was quick across the top, he couldn’t find a way by Fogg.

“When it’s wet like that you don’t know what you’re going to encounter,” Fogg said, who has previously raced in the Bathurst 1000.

“I thought if I can get a run, I’d give it a crack! We held on, didn’t run off or go off one time. The car was awesome and we managed to hold on and get the win.”

“I raced here in 2000, ’01 with Team Kiwi with Jason Richards and it was wet then – and actually worse than it was today – I think that’s actually helping me today.

“It’d be great to have Jase here to give him a hug! I don’t think I did a very good job back then and I’d be a better Supercar driver now I’m an old bugger!

“I’m very happy with today's results and I’m looking forward to a drier track tomorrow.”

Adam Bressington finished third in another storming Bathurst performance. Other movers included Nick Ross, who moved to 11th in his Dodge Challenger.

Race 3 of the weekend gets underway at 12:20 pm NZST on Saturday. Sunday will then see the second running of the TCM Trans-Tasman challenge event with Johnson (Australia) and Fogg (New Zealand) to lead the field to green on Sunday morning.