Clean Sweep Chris Gilmour wins all three races!





THERE may have been times in the past six years where people forgot that Chris Gilmour went wheel-to-wheel with now-V8 Supercar star Karl Reindler for the 2004 Australian Formula 3 Championship title.

That year they fought tooth-and-nail all season to go into the final round on the streets of the Gold Coast split by the smallest of margins. And though history will show that Reindler eventually won the title, GilmourÕs competition all year made it one of the classics.

This weekendÕs fourth round of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship has reminded people of just that fact, as the Queenslander dominated proceedings to sweep the weekend.

Gilmour won both races today at Morgan Park to rocket to the top of the championship standings with three rounds to go.

After taking the first race yesterday, Gilmour won todayÕs second ÔsprintÕ this morning but not after fending off second-placed Bryce Moore and John Magro all race long in a tense battle.

The feature race was no easier mission, the bright red All Properties Group Dallara again fending off Magro all race to win again and take his first ever round clean sweep.

ÒItÕs the one I wanted, itÕs brilliant and puts our championship right on track,Ó Gilmour beamed after race three today.

ÒThe car has been getting quicker and quicker all weekend and the final race was the best yet. It was a tough battle with John but I felt like I was capable of keeping him behind because itÕs very tough to pass here.

ÒI had a target of coming here and getting a ÔsweepÕ,Ó Gilmour added.

ÒWith (James) Winslow away I needed to make sure that we took as much advantage as possible and aside from missing out on a couple of bonus points for fastest laps, itÕs the best result we could have asked for.Ó