James MoffatOn Friday James Moffat (Bob Jane T-Marts/Trueline) was in hospital, today he was on cloud nine after he won Carrera Cup Australia’s final race of the year at the Nikon Indy 300 this morning.

The race win handed Moffat the round win, making it a double celebration for the Carrera Cup rookie.

The wins were his first in the category and they also wrapped up the Michelin Rookie of the Year trophy for the Melbourne speedster and fourth overall in the championship.

It was a remarkable recovery for the 24 year old after he was hospitalised on Friday and placed on a drip suffering severe dehydration after picking up a 24-hour virus.

Luckily for him Carrera Cup wasn’t on-track on Friday and he was able to recover sufficiently to race in the final two races for the year.

Also celebrating today was David Wall (Shannons Insurance), who finished second for the round and third in today’s race.

Wall finished tied on points with Moffat after finishing third in every one of the three races at this event, but because of Moffat’s race win he took the top step on the podium.

Craig Baird (ACER/Leading Solutions) took home the final podium spot, but it was a close affair after he could only manage 13th in this morning’s race.

Aaron Caratti (Parklands on Bertram) finished second in the race today and only three points behind Baird for the round.

Theo Koundouris (Supabarn Supermarkets) won the Pilatus Challenge, which is a championship-within-a-championship for nonprofessional drivers, ahead of Marc Cini (Hallmarc) and his brother James.