Date : 13th February 2013Comments
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Beechey Continues Perfect 2012 Scorecard
Adam Beechey has continued his perfect record of round victories in 2012, winning the fourth round of the Commodore Cup national series at Wakefield Park on the weekend in his Donut King / Achilles Tyres VS Commodore.
Beechey qualified on pole position by 1.3 seconds and then claimed a commanding victory in Race 1, which he won by some 26 seconds.
The going became a little tougher in the reverse-grid second race, in which Beechey received a drive-through penalty for jumping the start. Adam came within a tenth of a second of breaking the lap record as he chased down the field after serving his penalty, and he was aided in his pursuit of the other competitors by a mid-race safety car.
Beechey managed to overtake every car in the field and again crossed the line in first place, only for an additional five second time penalty to be imposed on his race time post-race, dropping him to second.
"I only just missed out on winning the race, because I almost won it by enough to make up for the penalty," Beechey said.
The third and final race was again a comfortable affair for Beechey, who won by over half a minute after his main rival, Chris Stevenson, was penalised post-race for a driving infringement.
Beechey is now well within reach of securing his third consecutive Commodore Cup title at Sandown next month.
"It was another good round for the Donut King / Achilles Tyres Commodore," Beechey said. "Our pace all weekend was really good, and while the penalties in Race 2 were frustrating, it also gave us an opportunity to demonstrate the speed of the car.
"The fact that we got so close to the lap record shows just how strong the car is and as always, it was fautlessly reliable thanks to Kenton Ferguson's meticulous preparation."
The final round of the 2012 Commodore Cup will be held at Sandown, November 24-25.