Randle powers Saab to Sports Sedans sweep

02 Jun
Tickford Racing driver enjoyed a weekend out in his family’s Saab
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Thomas Randle won three from three in Sports Sedans

  • Tickford Racing driver steered family's Saab

  • Randle equal eighth in Supercars standings

Tickford Racing driver Thomas Randle has enjoyed a weekend out in his family’s Saab, powering to a three-from-three sweep at The Bend.

Randle took the reins of the infamous Saab for his first event in the national series since 2021, and duly raced to three wins from as many attempts. The sweeo came at the track where he scored his first solo Supercars podium last August.

The Ford driver's National Sports Sedans Series cameo began with second in qualifying behind Geoff Taunton, before Randle turned the tables with a three-second victory in Race 1.

Randle had to fight for it, with Peter Ingram getting by the front-row starters before Taunton and later, Randle, got to the lead.

Come Sunday, and Randle raced to two wins, with the first a comfortable seven-second win in Race 2 over Ingram, with Taunton well back in third.

In the finale, Steve Tamasi vaulted to the front ahead of Randle, Ingram and Taunton to take the lead, before Randle mounted a fightback.

With three laps to go, Randle got by Tamasi’s Holden Calibre to claim top spot, and seal a perfect round in the Saab.


Randle wasn’t the only Supercars star in action at The Bend, with championship leader Will Brown — who collided with Randle in Perth —winning the GT World Challenge Australia finale.

Brown and Brad Schumacher won Sunday’s race after the Triple Eight driver got past Kiwi Brendon Leitch midway through the race, before handing over to Schumacher.

Brown couldn’t celebrate the win, quickly boarding a jet in Murray Bridge bound for Sydney, before setting off for the United States for his NASCAR Cup Series debut.

Chaz Mostert combined with Liam Talbot to finish second ahead of fellow Supercars driver Jaxon Evans, who made it an Arise Racing Ferrari two-three.

A day earlier, Brad Jones Racing co-driver Declan Fraser won the GT opener with Peter Hackett in their Triple Eight-run Mercedes-AMG.

Elsewhere, James Moffat — who is set to return with Tickford in the enduros — claimed Trans Am round honours, with Todd Hazelwood winning the first two races of the weekend.

Hazelwood, who substituted for Brodie Kostecki at the first two Supercars rounds, won the first two Trans Am heats, before Jordan Boys took out the finale.

Moffat claimed the points lead from PremiAir Nulon Racing driver James Golding, with Supercars teammate Tim Slade eighth in the Trans Am standings.

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