The Runner-up Journey – 2022

Robert Marchese finished in second place in the 2022 Australian Stock Car Championship standings driving the #84 OzTruck.

We take a look back at his journey in the 2022 championship season.

Round 1 at Sydney Motorsport Park

Race 1 – 5th

Fifth place to start the 2022 season.

Race 2 – 4th

Stephen Chilby wins two in a row and Robert gains a place on his Race 1 finish.

Race 3 – 3rd

Robert makes the Top 3 for the first time this season.

Round 2 at Wakefield Park

Race 1 – 7th

Stephen Chilby bags his third and final win of the season

Race 2 – 8th

Scott Nind wins an Australian Stock Car Championship race for the first time.

Race 3 – 6th

Brendon Hourigan wins his first Australian Stock Car Championship race while Robert improves two places on his previous race finish.

Race 4 – 6th

Robert picks up sixth place for the second time this season in what could be the series last race at Wakefield Park.

Round 3 at Sydney Motorsport Park

Race 1 – 9th

Brett Mitchell gets his first win of the 2022 season while Robert has his worst result of the season.

Race 2 – 6th

Robert finishes in sixth position for the third time in 2022.

Race 3 – 7th

Robert finished one spot down on his Race 2 finish.

Moments after this shot, Robert passed Aaron Hills for sixth to gain two spots in quick succession (AMRS coverage)

Race 4 – 6th

Another sixth place finish for Robert and he ends the round fourth in points and seven points behind Scott Nind in third.

Round 4 – Winton

Race 1 – 3rd

With Stephen Chilby and Danny Burgess not at Winton, it came down to Scott Nind and Robert Marchese to battle to finish anywhere from second to fourth in the standings

Rain kept Scott Nind off the track in Race 1 and Robert had to take it easy just to finish the race as he finished almost a minute behind race winner Brett Mitchell.

Race 2 – 4th

Weather conditions improved and Scott Nind finished ahead of Robert to claw back some of the points he lost in Race 1.

Robert’s small mishap in the rain (AMRS Coverage)

Race 3 – 3rd

Robert’s race could have ended before it began when he ended up spinning on the formation lap but he was able to get the #84 going again without assistance and he ended up extending his points advantage over Scott Nind in the changing conditions.

Race 4 – 3rd

Robert following Scott Nind and Richard Herring (AMRS coverage)

Scott Nind won the race ahead of Brett Mitchell and Robert finished in third as the field had its best outing all weekend thanks to improved weather conditions.

Robert secured second in the standings by finishing twenty-one points ahead of Scott Nind (484 points to 463) showing that finishing every race is important especially when mother nature, mechanical issues or the low possibility of a crash can spring up and cause chaos.

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