Foster’s treble puts Carrera Cup hunt back on track
NICK Foster’s Townsville triple treat has his Porsche Carrera Cup championship tilt back on track.
The Bob Jane T- Marts team driver took maximum points with three straight wins at the Townsville 400 round over the weekend, continuing his winning form from the previous race at Phillip Island.
It saw him leap up to fifth on the driver championship going into next month’s Sydney round, while Steven Richards and Craig Baird also maintained their hold at the top.
Foster said the he couldn’t have predicted the results but the way in which he won his three races could not have been more different.
He won the first race from fourth on Saturday before heading the grid for the second race yesterday morning, where he held on to just edge out Dave Russell.
The third race was marred by minor collisions by Scott Taylor and Adrian Mastronardo, which meant the Gold Coast- based Foster crossed the line just moments after the safety car left the track.
But it didn’t dampen the 23- year- old’s enthusiasm for the triple victories.
“Obviously that’s what you want to do, you want to go out and qualify on pole and put three races together,” Foster said.
“( Qualifying) didn’t quite work out the way we had hoped but that’s OK and the first race was intense and we got there in the end.
“Race 2 was a lot more on edge than I would have hoped for but it’s been an amazing race up here.
“The people, the track, everyone gets behind it and you couldn’t ask for much more in terms of weather,” Foster enthused.
He said he hoped the results would be the start of his mid- season turnaround.
“I’ve had a couple of poor rounds to start the season so to finish Phillip Island on a high and then obviously get maximum points here this weekend is only a positive for our championship.
“We’ve just got to keep chipping away for the rest of the year and hopefully we get some more results like this. It would be nice.”