Cash Converters Supercars Eseries: Down wins dramatic combined race, Kostecki, Burton share sprint wins at Michigan
August 3rd, 2022 by James Pavey/Supercars
The Cash Converters Supercars Eseries headed to Michigan International Speedway this week for a trio of races: one each for the sim racing pros and All-Star drivers, and a combined race for both divisions. Here’s a look at how it all went down:
Down wins dramatic combined race
Eseries epic comes down to final lap
Madison Down has stolen victory on the final lap in the combined Cash Converters Supercars Eseries race.
Down won at Michigan after leader Brodie Kostecki was wiped out on the last lap.
The Brad Jones Racing driver won despite being 32nd at the Safety Car restart.
Jayden Ojeda took home Pro Series honours, having been edged by Down on the line.
The 32-lap race began in high drama when Pro Series leader Jarrad Filsell crashed on lap 3.
Filsell came together with sprint race pole-sitter Jordan Cox.
Pro Series title rival Dayne Warren was taken out by Jake Kostecki in the closing laps.
The balance of the field stopped on lap 14, with Brodie Kostecki leading the way.
The BP Ultimate Safety Car was called on lap 20, with Josh Anderson leading teammate Brad Vaughan.
Filsell gained his lap back, but the drama only heated up from there.
Brodie Kostecki raced to the lead on lap 23, but was unable to make a break.
Warren joined the lead pack and fought for the lead, but crashed out with five laps to go.
On the final lap, Jordan Caruso clashed with Brodie Kostecki, opening the door for Down to clinch victory.
The 2022 Cash Converters Eseries will continue at Phillip Island next Wednesday.
Kostecki, Burton share sprint wins
Dramatic Eseries sprints at Michigan oval
Jake Kostecki and Jake Burton emerged victorious in the two Cash Converters Supercars Eseries Michigan sprints.
Burton inherited victory in the Pro Series race, with Kostecki winning the All Stars race at the death.
The two race results set the grid for the later 32-lap combined race.
Points leader Jarrad Filsell crossed the line first in the Pro Series 14-lap sprint.
However, he was demoted after copping a five-second penalty for causing a collision.
It elevated Burton to victory, Burton having missed out to Filsell by just 0.002s.
Andrew Gilliam was promoted to second ahead of Corey Shepherd.
Defending Pro Series champion and title hopeful Dayne Warren was classified eighth.
Kostecki later won the All Stars race, having been as low as eighth on the final lap.
A last-lap crash helped Kostecki race to the lead, and he clinched victory by 0.2s.
Aaron Borg was a surprise second ahead of pole-sitter Jordan Cox.
Jackson Walls, Zane Goddard and James Golding were fourth, fifth and sixth.
Points leader Brodie Kostecki was ninth.
The Pro Series drivers will start on the inside row for the 32-lap feature, with All Stars on the outside.