BRYCE MOORE added his name to the ever-expanding list of winners in the 2022 Radical Cup Australia Series, completing a comprehensive victory in Race two at Wanneroo Raceway.
Meanwhile, Elliott Schutte’s podium finish in race two was enough to ensure the Arise Racing driver won the round overall - doing his Radical Cup Australia title hopes no harm in the process.
Schutte edged Moore by just two points to claim the round, while an impressive Madeline Stewart finished third overall thanks to a pair of consistent race finishes this weekend.
Held in perfect, sunny conditions at Wanneroo Raceway, Race two was a flat-out affair from start-to finish with no Safety Car interruptions.
The pair of West Aussies led the charge early in the race, Schutte leading Moore until the pair pitted together from the race lead on the 17th lap.
Moore was able to jump his rival in the stops thanks to a slightly quicker mandatory stop time, emerging with a net lead that he would never lose - despite a series of tense moments while dealing with lapped traffic that saw his comfortable 5.5 second lead narrow to just 1.1 seconds by the start of the final lap.
Schutte was also dropped by the impressive Sebastian Fiorenza during the pit stop cycle, the #33 car leaping to second and putting the pressure on Moore for the remainder of the race.
Moore’s win was extra special as the former Australian F3 racer made his racing return after 10 years on the sidelines.
His business, Lumberjacks WA, also sponsored the series at Wanneroo Raceway this weekend.
With the top three locked in, Madeline Stewart gained ground during the pit sequence to finish fourth, while Chris Perini, Caleb Sumich and Peter Paddon engaged in an entertaining battle for the minor positions in the top five.
Sumich had started second, in just his second ever Radical Cup Australia race, however, was tapped into a lurid moment by Adam Lisle on the exit of turn one.
While Lisle was forced to the lane, Sumich had to execute another recovery drive through the field and spent much of the second half dicing with veteran Radical competitors Perini and Paddon.
Paddon held point for much of the fight before a big move at turn one saw Perini scythe his way up to fifth – Sumich following through to relegate Paddon (and co-driver Peter Carr) back to seventh.
Bradley Russell rebounded from his Race one off by finishing eighth, with Jay Wong / Sam Dicker finishing ninth and Andrew Eldridge tenth.
Having led the early laps of yesterday’s race, Dicker again impressed on Sunday by setting the race’s fastest lap, having earlier unlapped himself from leader Bryce Moore following the pit stop sequence.
With five races and two rounds of the 2022 Radical Cup Australia Series complete, Chris Perini retains the series lead with a reduced margin of just five points.
The next round of the championship will be on the Sydneysider’s home turf; Sydney Motorsport Park to host Round 3 on May 27-29.