Showtell Racing’s Mark Caine leads the 2017 MoComm Cup, heading into the final endurance race of the 2017 Shockwave Signs Production Touring Car Championship, which will be held at Goulburn’s Wakefield Park this weekend.
Caine holds a six-point lead over Greg Symes, after both finished second in their class at the last round in Sydney.
Caine finished fourth outright, just behind Trevor Symonds, who scored the victory in Class A2, at Sydney Motorsport Park.
As for Greg Symes, he and Aaron Seton finished second outright, losing out in an epic battle for the win, with the Roadchill Express BMW of Luke Searle and Barry Graham.
Symes is Caine’s main threat to outright victory in the 2017 MoComm Cup, but the Sydney driver remains on track to claim Class honours, holding a 51-point lead over Trevor Symonds.
Caine’s main competition in Class A2, defending series champion, Matthew Holt, failed to finish in Sydney, meaning Caine only has to finish his two races in Goulburn this weekend to secure class honours.
The outright battle will very much hinge on where Caine finishes within Class A2, as well as the fortunes of the Symes Transport Mitsubishi Evo of Greg Symes, who will team up with Aaron Seton once again this weekend.
The Mitsubishi driver scored victory in the MoComm Cup opener at Lakeside, and second in Sydney, but it’s his performances in the Saturday afternoon sprint races that have handed Caine the six-point lead going into the Goulburn decider. Will the Saturday afternoon sprint race be the deciding factor in the 2017 MoComm Cup?
Caine will face tremendous competition from Trevor Symonds and the #1 of Matthew Holt and Brett Howard again this weekend, in what is only his second visit to Wakefield in the Showtell Racing Clubsport.
Consistency has been the key to his success so far this season, and a continuation of that could see him emerge as the 2017 MoComm Cup Champion on Sunday morning.
As for the overall championship picture, there’s another round to come at Sydney Motorsport Park next month, and Caine currently finds himself well placed in both the Club and State Championship, despite a retirement in race 2 of the second round at Sydney Motorsport Park back in April.
The Sydney driver leads the Class A2 battle, and sits second in the overall Club Championship, just 18 points behind Class B2 driver, Adam Gosling.
As for the State Championship, Caine is a respectable seventh outright, and third in Class.
He sits 54 points behind the outright leader, Daniel Smith, and 36 points behind Rodney Thorpe, who leads Class A2 going into the penultimate round of the season.
It’s a packed on-track schedule for the competitors this weekend, with Qualifying and Sprint Races taking place before lunch on Saturday, and a 9am start for the main race on Sunday.
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