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Pole positions, race wins and podium fightbacks summarise MW Motorsport’s weekend in the Super3 Series at Queensland Raceway.
Zak Best looked set to be the major story from Queensland Raceway once again. The 17-year old Victorian scored his first pole position of the year by two-tenths of a second, before taking convincing lights-to-flag wins in Races 1 and 2.
Best got off to a good start in Race 3 before he was taken out of the race in an incident with Broc Feeney at Turn 4 on the opening lap. Best couldn’t return to the track with damaged steering and dropped from a likely round win to fifth overall for the weekend.
Nic Caroll qualified sixth but charged to third in the opening race of the weekend. The young Melbournian battled with Feeney and Josh Fife for third in Race 2 before dropping back to fifth, and then held fourth in the final race.
A consistent weekend for Carroll saw him place fourth overall for the round.
Hamish Ribarits endured a difficult weekend from the outset following an engine change during Friday practice.
After qualifying third, he ran off the road while battling for second, dropping back to seventh as a result before recovering to finish Race 1 in sixth.
Ribarits moved up to fifth in Race 2 before getting involved in more mid-pack battles and was shuffled back through the pack to seventh, and ultimately spun on the final corner on the final to cross the line in ninth.
The former series leader rescued his weekend by climbing back four positions to fifth in the final race and sixth overall for the weekend.
Ribarits, Best and Caroll sit third, fourth and fifth respectively after three rounds of the series.
Round 4 of the Kumho Super3 Series will be held at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia, supporting the Supercars Championship, on August 23-25.