TOWNSVILLE PROVES TOUGH TO TAME FOR MICHEL HECTOR IN DUNLOP SERIES SECOND RACE

After a good run in Race 1, Michael Hector’s Gulf Western Oil team was looking to consolidate the round results on the streets of Townsville on Sunday.  A second Qualifying session was run for the second 29 lap race, but Hector could only snare a rear of grid starting position.

The race was once again full of action with some exciting racing all through the field. On lap 10 Michael was quite surprised to see Steve Johnson in the fourth Matt Stone Racing entry fly by. Johnson had been turned around by Emery and visited the pits. On the run down to Turn 2 on the following lap Hector took a wild ride down the inside of the track, jumped the kerb and ended up the escape road. Johnson had a front row view as the Gulf Western Oil Ford skated by.

From that point Hector’s race was simply to grab points. A pit stop to change some badly flat spotted Dunlop tyres and check the car over saw him return to the track and circulate unfortunately two laps behind team mate Ash Walsh, the eventual race victor.

Michael Hector remains in P20 in the 2014 Dunlop Series point score.

#60 Michael Hector – Gulf Western Oil Falcon

“After the promise shown on Saturday, it was disappointing to have problems in the second race. It was a wild ride when the car suddenly snapped right under brakes at Turn 2 and thankfully Stevie Johnson saw me and stayed out wide.

“We were determined to finish the race even if we were behind as the Dunlop Series points are gained by all cars running at the flag. Overall some good things form the weekend and we now head to Queensland Raceway in August. This is our test track and it should be a really strong weekend for all the Matt Stone Racing team cars.”

Michael Hector is proudly supported by Gulf Western Oil, Carrington Equipment Group, CEG Rentals, McCluskey Insurance Brokers, Wurth, Griffiths Transport Newcastle, CZL Group, Koala Glass Newcastle, Spero Demolition and RTC Group.