Prodrive Racing (Australia)’s Garry Jacobson has claimed another race win and the championship lead after finishing first and second in today’s two Dunlop Series races. Jacobson qualified on pole while also setting a new qualifying lap record earlier in the day.
Jacobson took home the Dunlop Series round win and the championship lead at the Sandown 500 after a strong drive in race three. After starting from the front row, a slow start in wet weather saw the car six crew elect to pit for slicks just a few laps in, a call that saw him race through the field to finish fifth.
Race 1: 1st
Race 2: 2nd
Race 3: 5th
Round Overall: 1st
“Today was a really good day to show that we still have good car speed. For the number six Challenger Valves Machine it was probably a day of balancing risk taking versus reward for championship points. I managed to do that quite well. There were probably a few stages in the race where I probably could have done a dive bomb and risked the car but I just wanted to get good points and that was great. The championship points today probably favour me a little bit with the amount of carnage that has been going on but I’m just happy to show maturity and not be involved in any of it. Pretty happy with today. We had a consistent weekend and to get the round win is great. We have a good lead in the championship now. I didn’t get the best start in the race but making the call to come in for tyres under safety car was a good one. It allowed me to put my head down and get back up to a good position. Bring on Bathurst.”