Bring Back the 24hr!!!
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Ford - No Victories!
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The first corner incident involved Glenn Seton, Ambrose, John Bowe and Garth Tander, all trying for a spot on the road that Ambrose said was big enough for 1.5 cars. Seton and Ambrose tangled, which turned Seton sideways and into Bowe who then hit Tander – who was out of the race as soon as he limped into the pits with broken steering.
Seton and Bowe also limped into the pits and lost a lap each as their teams repaired the cars. Ambrose continued largely unscathed, although will no doubt be on the receiving end of a few words when Seton finally catches up with him. From where Ambrose sat, he saw nothing in the incident.
Former teammates Mark Skaife and Craig Lowndes were again on the receiving end of poor news from race stewards. Skaife scored a stop-go penalty for a jumped start, and battled his way from last to 14th in just 13 laps. Skaife had earlier in the day lost 30 Championship Points for team indiscretions at Eastern Creek.
Lowndes also scored a stop-go for hitting Larry Perkins mid-way through the race, for what the Ford driver called a ‘pure driving error’. Lowndes finished 20th after running in 8th for most of the race.