Ingall Wins Race Three

Russell Ingall held on after another close battle to take the win in race three at Barbagallo Raceway in Western Australia

Ingall Wins Race Three

Ingall edged out Richards in a reversal of the top two positions from race two. But Richards won the round overall with a win, a second and a third, just edging out Russell Ingall, with Marcos Ambrose finishing the round third overall despite his race two drama.

Richards held on to the lead at the start from Ingall as a little further down the grid there was drama. Paul Weel moved across the front of Ambrose in exactly the same manner as Ambrose had done in race two on Skaife, except it was even further before the turn.

Ambrose had all four wheels on the grass while Weel ended up with two wheels on the grass as well. Both drivers regained control of their cars and slotted in without losing ground, and without either driver being penalised.

Richards again lost the lead when the field made pit stops, with Ingall taking over at the front of the pack, while Ambrose moved up to third place.

Craig Lowndes had a poor race three and was falling down the order with problems when he and Ritter made contact, both cars going off the track and into the wall. Lowndes crawled back to the pits, while Ritter's day ended soon afterwards in the sand. He was soon joined by Brad Jones who ended a race on his roof for the second time in two rounds, bringing out the safety car.

Ingall held off Richards' attacks in the closing laps to take the win, with Ambrose a close third. Paul Weel was fourth ahead of Steven Johnson, who was closely followed by teammates Mark Skaife and Todd Kelly, Skaife recovering well after his second race drama.

Ambrose continues to lead the championship, but only by eleven points from teammate Ingall. Third is Steven Richards, a further 97 points back, with Paul Weel and Mark Skaife close behind.

Result of Perth V8 400 Race Three, Barbagallo Raceway, Wanneroo:

Pos Driver Car 1. Russell Ingall Ford Falcon BA 2. Steven Richards Holden Commodore VY 3. Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon BA 4. Paul Weel Holden Commodore VZ 5. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon BA 6. Mark Skaife Holden Commodore VZ 7. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 8. John Bowe Ford Falcon BA 9. Glenn Seton Ford Falcon BA 10. Steve Ellery Ford Falcon BA 11. Paul Morris Holden Commodore VZ 12. Jason Bargwanna Ford Falcon BA 13. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VZ 14. Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VZ 15. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 16. Craig Baird Ford Falcon BA 17. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VZ 18. Simon Wills Holden Commodore VZ 19. Cameron McConville Holden Commodore VZ 20. David Besnard Ford Falcon BA 21. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon BA 22. Jason Bright Ford Falcon BA 23. Anthony Tratt Holden Commodore VY 24. Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VZ 25. Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VZ 26. Matthew White Ford Falcon BA DNF Max Wilson Holden Commodore VZ DNF Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VZ DNF Brad Jones Ford Falcon BA DNF Greg Ritter Ford Falcon BA DNF Craig Lowndes Ford Falcon BA DNF Paul Radisich Holden Commodore VZ 

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