Emily Duggan has claimed her second pole position of 2017, qualifying her SmartFuels2Race Hyundai Excel fastest in Round 5 of Series X3 NSW at Wakefield Park on Sunday.
Duggan remains the only female racer to have scored a pole position in any Australian state or national motorsport category this season.
The talented Sydney driver said a productive test day before the race meeting enabled her to find the right setup for the technical circuit.
“I tested at Wakefield Park in the lead-up to the race meeting, and experimented with various adjustments to assess how they affected my car’s handling. I really enjoy testing my car’s setup and providing feedback for adjustments, it’s vital for improving lap times.
“The race day setup worked really well and I was able to set the fastest time on the very last lap of the session – it was a great result for SmartFuels2Race in just their second race meeting as my major sponsor.”
A trio of consistent performances in the races enabled Duggan to maintain second place in the series standings with two rounds remaining.
Series X3 NSW Top 10 Pointscore
1. Matt Stockwell – 746
2. Emily Duggan – 632
3. Ryan Mee – 520
=4. Nik Hough – 518
=4. David Lo-Iacono – 518
6. Brian Scibberas – 440
7. Dean O’Neill – 428
8. Matt Price – 390
9. Adam Bryant – 378
10. Reece Harradine – 340