Dumbrell tops opening Dunlop Series practice

Gordon Lomas

Thursday 9th October, 2014 - 11:42am

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Peter Rullo suffered a heavy shunt in the closing stages of the opening Dunlop Series practice session

Peter Rullo suffered a heavy shunt in the closing stages of the opening Dunlop Series practice session

Paul Dumbrell has topped the opening practice session for the MedicOne 250km Dunlop Series race at Bathurst.

Dumbrell, who is doing double duty alongside Jamie Whincup in the Bathurst 1000, sent the #88 Eggleston Motorsport Holden to the top of the charts with a 2:10.38s.

Cameron Waters, in the FPR-prepared Ford, was second quickest, just .19s off Dumbrell’s best.

Ash Walsh (Infant’s Friend Ford), second in the series points behind Dumbrell, was third best ahead of Andre Heimgartner.

Chris Pither, Ant Pedersen, Paul Morris, Tony D’Alberto, Garry Jacobsen and Geoff Emery completed the top 10.

The session saw two red flags the first early on when Aaron Tebb beached his Voigt Contracting Holden at The Chase.

The second stoppage saw practice called four minutes early after a nasty shunt involving Peter Rullo whose Matthew White-prepared Ford also left the track at The Chase.

Rullo escaped injury however the Falcon sustained heavy front-end damage which includes the right-end rail.

It was the only session today for the Dunlop Series which resumes tomorrow with practice and qualifying ahead of Saturday’s 41-lap race.

See below for full Dunlop Series Practice 1 

1

Eggleston MS/Royal Wolf       

Paul Dumbrell      

Holden Commodore VE2

2:10.3881*

2

TEAM ENZED FPR                

Cameron Waters     

Ford Falcon FG      

2:10.5876

0:00.1995

3

Infants Friend                

Ashley Walsh       

Ford Falcon FG      

2:10.6532

0:00.2651

4

Finance Ezi / MW Motorsports

Andre Heimgartner

Ford Falcon FG      

2:11.2284

0:00.8403

5

Icebreak Racing               

Chris Pither       

Holden Commodore VE2

2:11.3667

0:00.9786

6

Eggleston Motorsport          

Ant Pedersen       

Holden Commodore VE2

2:11.7464

0:01.3583

7

United Racing                 

Paul Morris        

Ford Falcon FG      

2:11.8439

0:01.4558

8

Wynn’s                        

J.Kean/T.D’Alberto

Holden Commodore VE2

2:11.8788

0:01.4907

9

Eggleston Motorsport          

Garry Jacobson     

Holden Commodore VE2

2:12.1257

0:01.7376

10

R&J Batteries                 

Geoff Emery        

Holden Commodore VE2

2:12.2432

0:01.8551

11

Haber Xcavations/WM Motorsport

Morgan Haber       

Ford Falcon FG      

2:12.4038

0:02.0157

12

Go Karts Go                   

Aaren Russell      

Ford Falcon FG      

2:12.4790

0:02.0909

13

All Purpose Pest Control      

Ryal Harris        

Ford Falcon FG      

2:13.0576

0:02.6695

14

Rockstar Racing               

Macauley Jones     

Holden Commodore VE2

2:13.0600

0:02.6719

15

Action Racing                 

Marcus Zukanovic   

Ford Falcon fg      

2:13.1390

0:02.7509

16

Tecalemit Racing              

Todd Hazelwood     

Ford Falcon FG      

2:13.2515

0:02.8634

17

Pacific Hoists                

Brett Hobson       

Holden Commodore VE2

2:13.2799

0:02.8918

18

Formula Tech/Interquip Racing

Brett Stewart      

Holden Commodore VE2

2:14.7748

0:04.3867

19

Challenger                    

Tim Macrow         

Holden Commodore VE2

2:15.4312

0:05.0431

20

JHB Shop Fitters              

Jack Le Brocq      

Ford Falcon FG      

2:16.3789

0:05.9908

21

Street Fighter                

Dan Day            

Holden Commodore VE2

2:16.9428

0:06.5547

22

Gulf Western Oil              

Michael Hector     

Ford Falcon FG      

2:17.9969

0:07.6088

23

Voight Contracting            

Aaron Tebb         

Holden Commodore VE2

2:18.3408

0:07.9527

24

Forpark/Aust Custom Moulders

Matt Hansen        

Holden Commodore VE2

2:18.7969

0:08.4088

25

Battery World                 

Aaron McGill       

Holden Commodore VE2

2:18.9957

0:08.6076

26

MW Motorsports                

Peter Rullo        

Ford Falcon FG      

2:19.4654

0:09.0773

27

Mocomm Communitation          

Jim Pollicina      

Ford Falcon FG      

2:21.5659

0:11.1778

28

Freightliner Racing           

Andrew Jones       

Holden Commodore VE2

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