Waters pips Dumbrell in Dunlop Series practice

Cameron Waters proved to be the man to beat in Dunlop Series practice

Cameron Waters proved to be the man to beat in Dunlop Series practice

Cameron Waters set the pace in practice for the final round of Dunlop Series at Sydney Olympic Park.

Waters, Paul Dumbrell, and Ash Walsh each had turns at the top of the timesheets in the second of two 30-minute sessions before the former settled the matter in the closing stages.

The Ford Performance Racing driver saved his best until the dying seconds of the session with a committed 1:29.2780s lap.

Waters’ effort relegated Practice 1 fast man Dumbrell to second place barely a hundredth of a second adrift.

The new champion had lowered the benchmark on consecutive laps with five minutes remaining, before catching a slide that saw him nearly make the Turn 1 tyre wall on his tenth and final tour of the circuit.

Walsh, who will attempt to hold off Waters for second position in the series this weekend, had been the first man to dip under the 90-second mark on his eighth lap, but grazed the tyre wall at the Turn 2/3/4 chicane while attempting to respond in the dying stages.

Erebus Motorsport’s new signing also experienced a nervous moment on an earlier fast lap when Dan Day made a dangerous re-entry after losing control of his Commodore at the Turn 5 sweeper.

That was one of three spins in the afternoon session for Day, who caused the first red flag when he hit the wall on his out lap in Practice 1.

The returning Taz Douglas caused the opening session’s other red flag when he brought his Image Racing Falcon to a halt after sustaining damage over the kerbs.

Debutant James Golding necessitated the sole stoppage of the second session when the Formula Ford front-runner found the wall in the Dragon Motor Racing Commodore.

Chris Pither and Garry Jacobson rounded out the top five, Aaren Russell’s morning best stood up for sixth as he failed to set a time in Practice 2, while Andre Heimgartner, Taz Douglas, Andrew Jones, and Paul Morris made up the top ten.

Dunlop Series qualifying will commence at 1235 (local time) tomorrow, ahead of the 23-lap Race 1 at 1550.

Dunlop Series Practice 2 Results

1 TEAM ENZED FPR Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG 1:29.2780
2 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE2 1:29.2884 0:00.0104
3 Infants Friend Racing Ashley Walsh Ford Falcon FG 1:29.7934 0:00.5154
4 Icebreak Racing Chris Pither Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.1155 0:00.8375
5 Eggleston Motorsport Garry Jacobson Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.6245 0:01.3465
6 Finance Ezi / MWM Andre Heimgartner Ford Falcon FG 1:30.6661 0:01.3881
7 Ozbreaks / Lubrimaxx Taz Douglas Ford Falcon FG 1:30.7083 0:01.4303
8 Freightliner Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.7546 0:01.4766
9 United Racing Paul Morris Ford Falcon FG 1:30.8474 0:01.5694
10 Eggleston Motorsport Ant Pedersen Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.9743 0:01.6963
11 R&J Batteries Geoff Emery Holden Commodore VE2 1:31.3509 0:02.0729
12 Tecalemit Racing Todd Hazelwood Ford Falcon FG 1:31.3546 0:02.0766
13 Rockstar Racing Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VE2 1:31.6561 0:02.3781
14 St George Foundation Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG 1:31.8114 0:02.5334
15 Action Racing Marcus Zukanovic Ford Falcon fg 1:31.9209 0:02.6429
16 Pacific Hoists/Simplex Brett Hobson Holden Commodore VE2 1:31.9968 0:02.7188
17 Wynn’s Josh Kean Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.1851 0:02.9071
18 Dragon Motor Racing James Golding Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.3696 0:03.0916
19 Challenger Tim Macrow Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.8260 0:03.5480
20 Forpark/Aust Custom Moulders Matt Hansen Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.9234 0:03.6454
21 MW Motorsport Kurt Kostecki Ford Falcon FG 1:33.6153 0:04.3373
22 Formula Tech/Interquip Racing Brett Stewart Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.6220 0:04.3440
23 Street Fighter Dan Day Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.8695 0:04.5915
24 Mocomm Communication Jim Pollicina Ford Falcon FG 1:33.9698 0:04.6918
25 Evolution Custom Industries Paul McKinnon Holden Commodore VE2 1:34.5359 0:05.2579
26 Battery World Aaron McGill Holden Commodore VE2 1:34.8258 0:05.5478
Fitness Plus / Go Karts Go Aaren Russell Ford Falcon FG

Dunlop Series Practice 1 Results  

1 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.2461
2 Infants Friend Racing Ashley Walsh Ford Falcon FG 1:30.5855 0:00.3394
3 Fitness Plus / Go Karts Go Aaren Russell Ford Falcon FG 1:30.6559 0:00.4098
4 TEAM ENZED FPR Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG 1:31.0561 0:00.8100
5 Ozbreaks / Lubrimaxx Taz Douglas Ford Falcon FG 1:31.3796 0:01.1335
6 R&J Batteries Geoff Emery Holden Commodore VE2 1:31.7074 0:01.4613
7 Finance Ezi / MWM Andre Heimgartner Ford Falcon FG 1:31.8598 0:01.6137
8 Freightliner Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.0235 0:01.7774
9 Eggleston Motorsport Garry Jacobson Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.1966 0:01.9505
10 Action Racing Marcus Zukanovic Ford Falcon fg 1:32.2776 0:02.0315
11 Icebreak Racing Chris Pither Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.3132 0:02.0671
12 Eggleston Motorsport Ant Pedersen Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.4370 0:02.1909
13 Pacific Hoists/Simplex Brett Hobson Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.6603 0:02.4142
14 Tecalemit Racing Todd Hazelwood Ford Falcon FG 1:32.7766 0:02.5305
15 St George Foundation Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG 1:32.8888 0:02.6427
16 United Racing Paul Morris Ford Falcon FG 1:33.1425 0:02.8964
17 Dragon Motor Racing James Golding Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.8957 0:03.6496
18 Rockstar Racing Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.9189 0:03.6728
19 Challenger Tim Macrow Holden Commodore VE2 1:34.4281 0:04.1820
20 Mocomm Communication Jim Pollicina Ford Falcon FG 1:34.7288 0:04.4827
21 Formula Tech/Interquip Racing Brett Stewart Holden Commodore VE2 1:34.7935 0:04.5474
22 Battery World Aaron McGill Holden Commodore VE2 1:35.4807 0:05.2346
23 Wynn’s Josh Kean Holden Commodore VE2 1:35.5869 0:05.3408
24 Forpark/Aust Custom Moulders Matt Hansen Holden Commodore VE2 1:36.1264 0:05.8803
25 MW Motorsport Kurt Kostecki Ford Falcon FG 1:36.1876 0:05.9415
26 Street Fighter Dan Day Holden Commodore VE2 1:36.7507 0:06.5046
27 Evolution Custom Industries Paul McKinnon Holden Commodore VE2 1:37.0044 0:06.7583

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