SsangYong Utes
Saturday, Feb 9 05:31pm
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Christina Orr-West wins another barn burner at Manfeild

Second row starter Christina Orr-West got the jump and banged doors with Morgan Foster for second spot. Brook swung around the outside and slotted into second behind Prujean, but a better run out of the first turn allowed Orr-West to get second on the road.


At the end of lap one it was Prujean who led, though he was under immense pressure from Orr-West. Murray Brook was third with Kirk Stoneman not far back in fourth. Fifth was James Watson.


Orr-West mounted an assault on lap two when she shot to the inside of Prujean at Splash. The pair went side-by-side through the corner, into the hairpin, around Higgins and down to the final corner. Her attack turned into defense when Murray Brook got a run and went to the inside of Orr-West. Fortunately, the Dayle ITM-backed driver managed to maintain position.


Brook eventually ended up losing third after Stoneman found a way by on lap three.


The following lap Orr-West went around the outside of Prujean at Turn 1, which put her to the inside at Splash. After failing earlier, Orr-West got the move done and was into the lead with three laps to go.


Prujean had to defend from Stoneman briefly, but the youngster made his ute as wide as possible and managed to hold the spot.


Ultimately, the top three stayed the same. Orr-West won by eight tenths ahead of Prujean and Stoneman. Watson managed to demote Brook with a lap to go to secure fourth. Brook completed the top five with Mark Mallard, Morgan Foster, Matt Henney, Chris Quinlan and Charlotte Poynting the top 10.


SsangYong Racing Series, Manfeild Race 2

Pos Driver Laps/Diff
1 Christina Orr-West 6 laps
2 Todd Prujean  +0.827
3 Kirk Stoneman +2.235
4 James Watson +3.494
5 Murray Brook +3.792
6 Mark Mallard +3.803
7 Morgan Foster +4.560
8 Matt Henney +10.464
9 Chris Quinlan +10.497
10 Charlotte Poynting +10.774
11 Alexander Sherie +10.853
12 Lance Northcoat +12.086
13 Tom Vanderloos +13.917
14 Paul Hollard +15.223
15 Dean Foster +15.851
16 Tayler Bryant +23.569