The Cash Converters Supercars Eseries is into the final few rounds. After this week’s fourth round, there are only three races left for the All Star and the Pro Eseries’. This week, Brodie Kostecki claimed another victory after a great performance last week. Kostecki lead a start to finish race, taking pole position in the qualifier and crossing the finish line first. There were a few contenders for the round four crown, but none could beat Kostecki. In the Pro Eseries, Dayne Warren has continued his winning streak. Let’s take a look at each of the Supercars week four races.
All Star Eseries
The All Stars had the luxury of racing on the Monza F1 circuit this week. While many of these drivers will not have had the experience driving on the Formula 1 track, it was still a very competitive race, with plenty of excitement. It was the same track that the live Formula 1 drivers raced on last weekend in Italy. It’s a relatively fast track with a few tight corners. Anton De Pasquale, one of the Eseries favorties, had an unfortunate meeting with one such corner. He was spun out by Richie Stanaway on the first turn. He did however race hard to finish in seventh place. Matt Payne managed to snag another podium, finishing in second position.
With another win under his belt, Kostecki remains on top of the race ladder. He has extended his Championship lead on Cam Waters by 66 points. Kostecki now has a total of 528 points. Stanaway, who won the first two rounds, sits in third with 429 points. Check out the full leaderboard on the Supercars website.
From just the numbers, it would seem Warren is simply too good to contend with as he continued his perfect winning streak. The Pro Eseries was not raced on the Formula 1 circuit, but instead on the classic Aussie track, Phillip Island. Although the results might make it look like Warren had a very comfortable time, he had to work hard for it. Warren was chased down throughout the race and finished just 0.587 seconds in front of Jackson Souslin-Harlow. Madison Down and Jake Burton continue to put in good performances too, finishing third and fourth respectively.
The top four finishers were all within 1.134 seconds. It’s tight racing, but at the end of the day there is only one winner. Warren is now on 600 points, putting him a comfortable 102 points in front of Jackson Souslin-Harlow. Jarrad Filsell fell from second place on the leaderboard to fourth this week, after a disappointingly slow pit stop. He only came 12th, but there’s still plenty of time for him to turn things around.
Week five will see both the Pro Eseries and the All Star Eseries head to Mount Panorama Bathurst. This is a long, windy and hilly track. Drivers are usually happy just to finish this race, let alone take the win. Tune in next week for all the action, likely to be full of crashes and carnage. The racing will go live next Wednesday night (AEST) on Fox Sports 506, Kayo, 7Plus and Sky NZ. For international viewers, keep an eye on Supercars’ channels, including Twitch.