Ipswich competitor Josh Boettcher.
Ipswich competitor Josh Boettcher. Waugh Photography

Boettcher keeps top spot after challenging round at home

IPSWICH racer Josh Boettcher has held onto the lead of the 2015-16 season Australian Drifting Grand Prix Series point standings despite a challenging weekend in the third round at Queensland Raceway.

Boettcher, who drives the # 36 GT Radial/Tyre Right backed V8 powered S15 Nissan Silvia, started the weekend in style with a strong performance in practice, before he qualified in first place.

However, in the top 16 battle, Boettcher came up against the hard charging Gavin Edwards, who took the win over the 31 year old driver, and then went on to finish in the top four.

After winning the previous round and running third in the opening round, Boettcher was disappointed about his performance at his home circuit.

Boettcher is focused on wrapping up the title at the final round.

"I struggled for grip in my run up against Gavin (Edwards) and I was unable to match his pace and was beaten fair and square," Boettcher said.

"The main thing is we've performed strongly in the first two rounds of the series.''

The fourth and final Australian Drifting Grand Prix Series round will be fought out at Barbagallo Raceway in Western Australia on the weekend of May 6-8.

Latest Australian Drifting Grand Prix Series point standings (after three completed rounds): 1. Josh Boettcher 244 points; 2. Beau Yates 242; 3. Rob Whyte 238; 4. Michael Rosenblatt 227; 5. Brent Gordon 225.



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