Aussie Racing Cars

STEWARDS FIND PAUL MORRIS NOT GUILTY IN AUSSIE CAR HEARING

After the final Aussie Racing Cars race at the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour there was a need for a Stewards inquiry after two on track incidents involving Paul Morris with Craig Woods and then Kody Garland.  

A hearing was held at Mount Panorama to see if Morris breached the rules after clashing with Woods in the chase on the last lap, and then with Garland on the same lap, at the final corner, both incidents saw Woods & Garland off the circuit and Morris continuing on.  Velocity Magazine has the results of the hearing, as well as the full weekend race results from Brad Ward the Aussie Racing Cars category manager.

At the end of the final race Aussie Cars knew that the round winner was Josh Anderson Racing and the results of the inquiry would not affect that, so Anderson got to go to the Bathurst podium for the special photo, it was his first ever race and round win!

Craig Woods rejoins at the Chase – Photo: Velocity Magazine

Garland (centre) and Morris (right) race to the final corner – Nick Simmons out front – Photo: Velocity Magzine

Garland runs wide at Murray’s Corner after clashing with Morris – Photo: Velocity Magazine

Josh Anderson was the round one winner – Photo: Velocity Magazine

Stewards Inquiry, from Category Manager-Brad Ward.
As advised on Saturday, on advice from our race director, Ian Mayberry, the stewards of the meeting (John Leahy, Glenn Pincott, Trever Neumann, Matt Halpin) undertook an investigation into the two incidents below to determine if there was any breach of the rules. Following their investigation they concluded that there was no breach of the rules and no penalties would be applied. As such the results remain unchanged.

To provide some context, this decision was formed in light of a portion of car 67 being alongside car 3 and 41 in each respective incident (i.e. car 67 had an overlap in both cases). Refer Circuit Racing Standing Regulations (CRSR) Section 7.1 to 7.5

Incidents:
Race 4 contact between Craig Woods and Paul Morris
Race 4 contact between Kody Garland and Paul Morris

Round Results
Championship
1st Josh Anderson
2nd Paul Morris
3rd Craig Woods

Masters Cup winner: Kent Quinn
Gold Cup winner: Craig Thompson
Rookie Trophy winner: John Steffensen

The Aussie Racing Cars will hold a full trophy presentation at round 2 in Tasmania to recognise the Bathurst winners, during the Tyrepower Tasmania Super400, April 3-5th.

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