Charlotte Poynting may have spun out of contention for top spots in the three SuperUtes races at the Ipswich SuperSprint, but the Novocastrian racer made the most of the “last minute call call-up” to hop into the Mitsubishi Triton for the weekend.
The 20-year-old recovered from a final corner spin that sent her spiralling off the track in Race 1, finish eleventh. Race 2 saw her start in reverse-grid pole position, and she claimed a 19:58.3589 race time in ninth. Another spin in Race 3 sent her twelfth.
“In the Utes I had an awesome start, made some good positions, and was up there with the pack,” Poynting said after the Ipswich event.
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The mid-week swap from Aussie Racing Cars practice to the SuperUte set-up left Poynting chasing her tail all weekend, the young racer admitted: “I was still struggling with the difference of cars and the change, and spun out a few laps in.”
Toby Price was the eventual winner of the final SuperUtes race in Round 5 at the Queensland Raceway, after a three-wide pass to clinch victory gave him clear air to break away from the pack and score maximum points.
The three mixed results in stop five of the SuperUtes series leaves Poynting on 110 points and in 17th place on the leaderboard.