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Date : 13th February 2013 Comments : 0 Author : Octane Category : Octane Alley

Beechey and Donut King Racing Collect Third Commodore Cup Title

Adam Beechey is a triple Commodore Cup champion after wrapping up the title with his fifth round win of the season at Sandown on the weekend.

Beechey won the weekend's second and third races after a close battle with Tony Bates to clinch the round win in the last-ever national Commodore Cup event.

The Donut King / Achilles Tyres driver qualified on pole position, and slotted into second behind the fast-starting Bates at the beginning of Race 1. He stalked Bates for most of the race, ultimately falling just shy at the finish.

“It was a good, clean race, he said". Tony beat me off the start, and I had a few opportunities to overtake him but I wanted it to be a fair fight.

"Tony gave me a lot of room as well and it was fun, hard, clean racing."

Starting seventh for the reverse-grid Race 2, Beechey made a cracker of a start and was already in the lead by the beginning of the second lap.

“I picked my way through the traffic and then, once I had clear track, I just maintained the gap to the rest of the field," he said.

Beechey's results gave him pole position for the third and final race, and he led away, resisting pressure from Bates to come home with the race and round win.

“Again, it was a good fair race, he said. There were some parts of the track where I pulled away from Bates and others where he was quicker, but it was good to keep the perfect round win record intact for 2012 and go into the record books as the last winner in the Commodore Cup national series."

With Commodore Cup no longer running at a national level, Beechey is weighing up his options for next season.

“There are a few national level categories I”m interested in, so over the off- season I”ll work on putting a budget together to race in one of those categories and hopefully keep achieving good results.

“Kenton Ferguson”s car preparation has been excellent all year; in fact, I”ve finished every Commodore Cup race I”ve started and the car has never had any mechanical problems, which is testimony to Kenton”s great preparation.

“Thanks as well to Tony Alford from Donut King, who had a play in the last couple of Commodore Cup rounds, and Achilles Tyres and Octane Alley Engines for their continued support as well.

Round Results Summary, Commodore Cup Round 5, Sandown

Qualifying: 1st Race 1: 2nd
Race 2: 1st
Race 3: 1st
Overall: 1st (146 points)