Camden Toyota 86 drivers take out top spots at Bathurst 1000

Stellar season: Tim Brook took out first place in the Toyota 86 series at the Bathurst 1000 with Cameron Crick pulling in in second place.
Stellar season: Tim Brook took out first place in the Toyota 86 series at the Bathurst 1000 with Cameron Crick pulling in in second place.

Tim Brook and Cameron Crick have solidified their reputations as the drivers to beat in the 2018 Toyota 86 racing series.

Last year both racers ended their seasons early after their cars were involved in a collision at the iconic Bathurst racetrack.

However Brook and Crick banished their Mount Panorama demons to take out first and second place at the great race.

Brook set himself up with pole position for the main race after a stellar practise session at the track. 

The Oran Park racer lead every lap of the final race to win by less than a second, his fifth win of the year and first win at Bathurst.

“The weekend was absolutely mega, we couldn't have asked for much more than that,” he said.

“Straight out of the box the car was good, so a big thanks to the guys for all their efforts because it made my job that much easier.

“To win at Bathurst is always special, and to do that after what happened to us last year just makes it extra special.

“It’s been a phenomenal weekend. I’m stoked.”

A major collision saw the first race called off, however Brook and Crick were lucky to avoid being involved in the smash.

Brook now has a 48-point lead heading into the final round of the Toyota 86 Series competition at the Newcastle 500.

“Going into Newcastle we’re now sitting in a pretty good spot, but we can't take that for granted,” he said.

“Last year we experienced first-hand how quickly this game can change, so we are taking nothing for granted this time around.

“We’ll buckle down and go back over the car to make sure when we get up there we're in the best shape we can be.”

Camden’s Cameron Crick also had a stellar weekend at Bathurst.

In his past two races at the track, Crick had two nasty collisions.

However he managed to avoid any accidents this time around.

The young racer finished fourth in race two and second in race three getting him an overall second place win for the weekend.

This brings Crick into third position in the overall point standings for the Toyota 86 series.

He is just 54 points behind the second place holder.

The final round of the 2018 Toyota 86 Racing Series is set to be battled out on the streets of Newcastle on November 23-25, again racing on the supporting bill to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.