Foster’s tre­ble puts Car­rera Cup hunt back on track

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - LIAM BUT­TER­WORTH

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.”

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