Hazelwood goes back-to-back in Townsville

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 09/07/2017
  • By Lewis Isaacs

Todd Hazelwood capped off a near perfect weekend by securing back-to-back Dunlop Super2 Series race wins at the Watpac Townsville 400.

The South Australian led from pole position to beat home Anton De Pasqaule and Richard Muscat in an incident strewn second race.

While the win was straight through for Hazelwood, a large section of the field left the weekend with damage.

The race was suspended following a major incident on the sixth lap after Eggleston Motorsport rookie Will Brown hit the wall at the exit of turn 3, leaving Josh Kean no opportunity but to collide with the Commodore.

Brown’s car then bounced onto the racing line, clipping Mason Barbera before Jake Kostecki, Nathan Morcom and Andrew Jones could not avoid Kean and piled into the back of Kean.

Brodie Kostecki also stopped on track with the incident while Jack Smith managed to avoid the other cars.

The race restarted on lap 11, but not before Paul Dumbrell was spun around by Jack Le Brocq who was in the middle of a concertina impact on the final corner as Hazelwood led the field through the restart.

Replays appeared to show an incident behind Le Brocq involving the drivers next in line, Bryce Fullwood and Richard Muscat.

De Pasaquale shadowed Hazelwood across the start finish line in what was then ruled the final lap of the race.

Defending champion Garry Jacobson was knocked out of contention early in the race after he was forced to pit with damage.

The result hands Hazelwood the series lead ahead of Dumbrell, Le Brocq and De Pasquale.

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