Alexander wins Perth SuperUtes opener

  • Haltech SuperUte Series
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  • 03/05/2019
  • By Joshua Makhoul

Ross Stone Racing's Tom Alexander took out the opening race of Round 2 of the ECB SuperUtes Series at the PIRTEK Perth SuperNight.

The Isuzu D-MAX driver moved into the lead early, beating polesitter Ben Walsh off the line at Barbagallo Wanneroo Raceway.

Alexander seized his opportunity to sneak past into Turn 1 after Walsh was slow away in his Toyota Hilux.

He stayed at the head of a four-car lead pack, ultimately finishing 0.9637 seconds ahead of Team Triton's Elliot Barbour.

Walsh's slow start also let Barbour and Ryal Harris through on the first lap.

Barbour then moved past Harris and into second on lap two, and remained Alexander's closest challenger through to the end of the 12 laps.

Harris was also passed by Walsh, who ultimately took the final podium place.

Toyota driver Micheal Sieders finished the race fifth, ahead of Christopher Formosa in the Allgate Ford Ranger.

Ben Falk occupied seventh in the Peters Motorsport Mazda, while SuperUtes debutant Ronnie Conquest was eighth.

Craig Woods, Cameron Crick and Peter Major all failed to finish with mechanical problems.

The second race will commence at 12:20pm local time on Saturday, followed by the third and final race of the weekend at 4:40pm.

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