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McLeod, Murray share views of spectacular crash

Dunlop Series
19 May
RM Racing Cars with PremiAir Racing driver was a frontrunner throughout Race 2 before a scary roll after the final restart
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  • Cameron McLeod was tagged by Eggleston driver Cooper Murray

  • McLeod still claimed first Super2 podium despite crash

  • McLeod and Murray spoke post-race

RM Racing Cars with PremiAir Racing driver Cameron McLeod wants to leave his frightening accident that ended Race 2 of the Dunlop Series early.

McLeod was having his best run of the season in his Commodore ZB, before contact with Cooper Murray sent him into a frightening high-speed roll.

“I’m alright,” McLeod told Supercars.com.

“A bit of a shitty end to the weekend, but if we can push on from this pretty scary incident... we were flying through the air for a little bit.”

Though it was a dramatic end to the weekend for the 2023 Mike Kable Young Gun Award winner, he still claimed his maiden podium after being classified in third.

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Murray was concerned for his fellow competitor, and sought out McLeod post-race to check on his competitor’s welfare.

“I chatted to Cooper, we’re all good, no bad blood between us," stated McLeod.

Murray, who finished second for the round behind Walkinshaw Andretti United’s Zach Bates, spoke about his side of the incident at the Dunlop Series press conference.

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“Obviously it’s unfortunate, you never want to see a car that wrecked,” said Murray to the gathered media.

“Coming out of turn six I had overlap on Cameron, so going down the straight he started to squeeze me more and more to the right side of the track while I had the overlap.

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“Then it got to a certain point where I couldn’t turn any more right and he kept turning. I’m a racer at heart, I’m not going to back out, and if I turn him then that’s what happens.”

Murray said that his concern was immediate once he realised the magnitude of McLeod’s wild ride.

“I hope he’s ok, I saw that it was a really big crash when I was watching the replays, so my best wishes to him.”

Murray then spoke to McLeod after the press conference concluded.

McLeod’s weekend performances have seen the PremiAir-backed driver launch to fifth in the points standings, whilst Murray got his first points for the season after a difficult Bathurst.

The next round of the Dunlop Series will be held at the NTI Townsville 500 from July 5-7.

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