Jason Miller has maintained his lead in the CUE Production Sports Car endurance series with another podium finish in the second one-hour race at Winton today.
Miller qualified his Porsche 911 GT3 fourth outright and third in Class A, and then climbed to third outright and second in class, after an intense, race long battle with several other cars.
“In qualifying, we only had two new tyres, so we elected for a conservative approach to make sure we still had some tyres in good condition for the race,” Miller said.
“It turned out to be the right decision, because the pace right throughout the race was insane; it was like we were driving qualifying laps for 60 minutes!
“I was in a pack with Gary Higgon’s Audi, and the Porsches of Sergio Pires and Brad Schumacher, and we were racing flat out.
“I capitalised on an incident at one stage and moved up a couple of spots; I was one of the last cars to pit for my compulsory stop, and I came back onto the track in fourth after the pit-stop cycle was complete.
“I really wanted to finish ahead of Brad, because he’s one of my main title rivals – I kept the pressure on, and he made a mistake at Turn 3 on the last lap which enabled me to get past.
“Overall, it was a good weekend – the car was fast, especially in the wet conditions on Saturday, and we were able to take the fight up to some of the newer-model cars on Sunday.”
The final round of the CUE series will be held at Phillip Island, as part of the traditional Island Magic race meeting on 22-24 November. Miller is looking forward to the event.
“Island Magic is always a big weekend with lots of cars, and it really suits the Porsche so I can’t wait,” he said.