The All Stars Eseries headed to Texas this week, seven years after Supercars raced at Circuit Of The Americas in the flesh, for three races around the 3.7km circuit.
Another really positive start to the night, with all three cars into the shootout. Chaz and Bryce haven’t missed a shootout this season.
Chaz banked a solid lap to go P6, but Lando and Bryce were on the wrong side of the track limits, putting them in eighth and ninth for the start of race 1.
Drivers came out throwing last round haymakers in the opening 20 seconds of the fight, it was a crazy opening few laps.
Chaz was there abouts all race, as he sat comfortably inside the top-10, before bringing the Mobil 1™ Appliances Online No. 25 home in sixth.
Unfortunately for Lando and Bryce, they both received penalties for exceeding incident points in the race (which can include going outside of the track limits) which handed them both a penalty.
To add to Lando’s result, he was also given a drive through penalty after contact with Cam Waters while running fourth.
A much better race 2 on the whole, with Lando becoming the first international wildcard to take a win in the All Stars Eseries. He took the lead on Lap 3, and never looked back, greeting the chequered flag first in the Mobil 1 Arrow Racing No. 4.
Bryce put in a really solid race in the Mobil 1 Middy’s Racing No. 2, where he didn’t put a foot wrong, and Chaz was on the charge. He started 24th due to his Race 1 finish, climbing all the way inside the Top-10.
It was another hectic first lap, with all three drivers scrambling left right and centre to avoid accidents.
Chaz continued his streak of top-10 finishes, which now sits at six, even despite a spin after the first round of stops. He put his head back down and made up the lost time.
Lando had to manage heavily reduced incident points after the opening laps, but did a good job to avoid trouble, and pass cars at the same time.
For Bryce, the chaos of the opening lap pushed him down the order but he fought back well, going long in the middle stint to maximise the clear air.
“We’ve been pretty consistent around that top-five pace each round now, but we are still coming out each week trying to improve on that.
“There were some good results again tonight, we got through the first two races pretty unscathed, and recovered from an spin in the last one which I’m pretty gutted about.
“Three top-10’s is a good result, and as long as we are around that top-five in the championship we will keep chipping away.
“Bit of an up and down night again, but still a lot of positives.
“We showed the one lap pace is there again, making the shootout again which is always a lot of fun. We’ll keep working away at it, aiming tog et back on the podium which I know we can do.
“It’s great to see the team as a whole doing so well, and a big thank you to all our partners for supporting the Team throughout the entire series.”