Second State title for Narrogin F500 star Glenn Carstairs

Cameron NewboldNarrogin Observer
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The WA F500 Title podium with winner Glenn Carstairs, far right.
Camera IconThe WA F500 Title podium with winner Glenn Carstairs, far right. Credit: WA F500s

Narrogin’s Glenn Carstairs claimed a memorable State title victory on his home track, downing a strong field of rivals on Saturday night to claim the 2020-21 WA Formula 500 Championship.

In the 64th running of the event, Carstairs started the 30-lap feature race from position four after two wins and a fifth place in his qualifying heats.

Former State champion Matt Brown and defending champion Steven Ellement started on the front row after strong heat race performances.

Ellement rolled over in a hectic opening and Brown sustained some front wing damage that would eventually lead to his retirement from the race.

After a couple of early restarts, Carstairs led the race and he was never headed despite some late challenges, and went on to claim his second WA title after previously winning the event in 2016-17.

In front of his home fans, Carstairs finished 1.696 seconds in front of Ryan Higgs, while Chris Dymock claimed third place.

Glenn Carstairs with his WA#1 car.
Camera IconGlenn Carstairs with his WA#1 car. Credit: WA F500s

Brendon Marshman and David Carstairs rounded out the top five in the championship final.

Meanwhile, the junior formula 500s were also in action on the night and Rhys Cumming made it five feature race wins in a row with a dominant performance.

Cumming won two qualifying heats and then led all 15 laps in the final to defeat Marcus Pages and Flynn Roser.

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