NASH MORRIS has led teammate Hamish Fitzsimmons to an emphatic TekworkX Motorsport 1-2 sweep of the fourth round of Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia at Queensland Raceway.
Morris led from lights-to-flag to claim victory in the Jim Richards Enduro Trophy race on Sunday morning at the Ipswich circuit to sweep all three races at his home circuit.
He was chased hard by his teammate all race but was up to the task of holding onto his race lead to complete a rear Sprint Challenge sweep.
Morris has won five of the last six races since joining the championship while TekworkX have now claimed the last two rounds.
Morris’ won the round ahead of Fitzsimmons and Grove Racing junior Oscar Targett, while Matt Slavin led David Grieg and newcomer Ramu Farrell in Pro-Am.
Lachlan Harburg claimed the Class B victory for the round.
While Morris commanded the enduro race all the way, the battle was on for second.
Fitzsimmons had run second for the entire duration of the race however was caught on the final lap by a chasing pack that included Oscar Targett, championship leader Marco Giltrap and Sydney winner, Aron Shields.
The pair were three wide at times though Fitzsimmons was able to hold on to claim second for the race and the round.
Targett was third in the race and the round while Marco Giltrap took further advantage of challenging weekends for his title rivals to further extend his championship lead.
With Shields fifth, a racy Harrison Goodman charged his way to sixth position with Caleb Sumich, Tom McLennan, Zac Stichbury and Pro-Am winner Sam Shahin claiming tenth.
Brad Carr came back from a challenging race on Saturday evening to win Class B in the race, while Lachy Harburg won the round.
With two rounds of the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia series remaining, Team Porsche New Zealand / Earl Bamber Motorsport’s Marco Giltrap remains well in command of the championship.
The young kiwi provisionally enjoys a 141-point lead over Aron Shields, who moves to second in the series.
A tough weekend for Ronan Murphy – a puncture in the final race saw him forced to pit for a replacement – has him in third, tied on 402 points with Zac Stichbury. Oscar Targett has moved to fifth in the series.
Sam Shahin continues to lead Matt Slavin in the Pro-Am title fight, with David Grieg now third, while Phil Morris continues to lead the Class B battle, with Brad Carr and Lachlan Harburg tied on points in second.
The next round of the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge series will see the championship rejoin the Shannons Trophy Series at The Bend Motorsport Park on October 13-15.