Ford vs Holden. Soft vs Standard tyre. 1 stop vs 2 stop strategy. A race of so many opposites, yet as the race unfolded Graydon and Thaeler would battle hard (and close) on track at the beginning AND end of the race, as their strategies panned out.
Lap 70, around 2.5 hours into the race. Exiting Forrest's Elbow and heading for Conrod Straight, battle for P2 between Graydon and Bryson. I had yet to make my third pitstop, hence my position on road, but I wasn't letting him by!
Race end. Slightly under 3 hours completed, and it's time to celebrate a P16 finish. "Donut Dancing" with Nick Parrett!! Having tried very hard NOT to spin the tyres up all race, it was nice to be able to do so with no consequences - LOL!
6 of 6. Lap 10 - into T3, Kevin Ransom is just under a car length ahead. I brake slightly earlier, conceding the position back, flames belching from our exhausts as we both change down simultaneously. Great stuff. All over P20!!!
5 of 6. Kevin Ransom and I are now level exiting Griffin's Bend. He's now been on the power earlier and has better straightline speed as we head for T3 (The Cutting). Can I keep the inside line and stop the re-pass?...