MW Motorsport capped off a strong weekend at Queensland Raceway with Ice Break driver Chris Pither scoring the team’s first race win of the season.

Pither drove away from pole position to lead every lap of Sunday’s third race of the weekend, taking the win by less than a second over Holden driver Paul Dumbrell.

The result came after grid penalties to several drivers following a Safety Car restart infringement in the previous race.

Pither had finished a solid fifth in the opening two races and was pleased to capitalise on the opportunity to start the final from pole.

“I’m absolutely rapt for everyone at Ice Break Racing and Matt White Motorsport,” he said.

“The car wasn’t great at the start of the weekend and qualifying suffered as a result.

“We had a little bit of help to get up the grid for the final race, but the speed was there to do the job.

“I’m just over the moon for the team that we were able to take the win.”

Pither was classified fourth for the weekend, one place behind MW Motorsport team-mate Jack Le Brocq.

Le Brocq recorded a second and a third in the opening two races, putting him in contention for the overall win heading into the final.


Demoted to sixth on the Race 3 grid due to the restart penalty, Le Brocq drove strongly to finish fifth in the race and third for the round despite taking early damage in a hit with Todd Hazelwood.

Le Brocq and Pither now sit third and fourth in the series standings respectively after five rounds.

Fellow MW Motorsport driver Simon Evans meanwhile moved into the top 10 of the series standings after a hard fought ninth place finish in the Queensland round.

After a mistake in qualifying left the Kiwi 15th on the grid, Evans improved in each race, clocking up race results of 12th, ninth and seventh.

Team owner Matthew White says the whole team can be proud of its efforts ahead of the next event at Bathurst on October 8-11.

“It’s great for the team to get a win against such stern competition in this year’s Dunlop Series,” he said.

“Chris did an excellent job of the start in Race 3, which is an area we’ve been putting a lot of work into.

“He was fortunate to start from pole, but the car proved quick enough to win the race regardless, which was very pleasing.

“Jack also did a great job for us across the weekend and to score another podium proves how well he’s working with the team.

“To see Simon progress into the top 10 overall during his rookie season is also a solid step forward ahead of the next round at Bathurst.”