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Re: V8s: Adelaide Race 2--race updates/results
Race two of the Clipsal 500 began with a bang when Stone Brothers’ Marcos Ambrose was first to the chicane at the end of pit straight. The field of 29 cars filed through the first two laps without too drama, though the Falcon of Steven Ellery kissed the wall at turn eight, damaging the rear suspension and axle setup. Max Wilson took gamble when on lap three, he undertook the first of two mandatory pit stops, choosing to change his Dunlop control tyres early in the race, while on lap six, team-mate Paul Radisich entered the pits for the same treatment. The Super Cheap Auto Racing team of Ellery found that Ellery had broken the Watt’s linkage at the rear end of the Falcon.
Lap eleven and front runners Greg Murphy and Mark Skaife spun, having locked their rear brakes, while on the next lap, Glenn Seton and Paul Morris tangled on turn four, andseconds later, the Ford of Russell Ingall dropped to seven cylinders, forcing him to pit immediately. Stone Brother engineers examined the motor and removed the car from the race, knowing that it could no longer compete.