Waters sets ominous pace in Dunlop Series

Cameron Waters

Cameron Waters

Cameron Waters returned to the top of the Dunlop Series field with an impressive display in an interrupted final practice session at Mount Panorama.

The Prodrive Racing Australia driver, who topped the earlier V8 Supercars co-driver session, continued his form into the Dunlop Series with the series leader posting a 2:07.0s to top the times.

Waters had traded times with Paul Dumbrell early on before lighting up the timing screens late on.

“We struggled a bit with the Dunlop Series car yesterday but we changed a few things overnight so I’m stoked to top the session,” said Waters.

Brad Jones Racing’s Andrew Jones proved a force throughout ending up in second spot just 0.2s adrift of Waters.

Matt White Motorsport enjoyed a strong run with Chris Pither clocking a time just fractionally adrift of Jones in third.

Chris Pither suffered a heavy hit with the wall at the end of practice

Chris Pither suffered a heavy hit with the wall at the end of practice

However, the Ice Break Racing driver ended the session on a negative note when he lost control of his Falcon at The Dipper resulting in heavy contact with the wall.

The crash happened just seconds before the chequered flag.

While Dumbrell started strongly, the Eggleston Motorsport driver caused one of two red flag periods when he ran wide at Hell Corner, which left his Commodore stranded in the gravel trap.

Dumbrell rejoined the session with minutes to spare but he was unable to improve his time which left him in fourth spot.

Jack Le Brocq posted a time good enough for fifth in his Matt White Motorsport entry ahead of Garry Jacobson, Todd Hazelwood and Simon Evans.

V8 Supercar veteran Paul Morris and Aaren Russell completed the top 10.

It proved to be a difficult session for Ant Pedersen as mechanical dramas saw him come to a halt on the pit straight midway through session.

The initial incident occurred just as Dumbrell suffered his off prompting the red flags.

Pedersen rejoined the session only to suffer a similar issue that saw him stop on the Conrod Straight.

Josh Kean caused the first red flag of the session after 15 minutes when he misjudged the entry to The Chase which saw his Brad Jones Racing entry beached in the gravel trap.

Qualifying for the Dunlop Series is due to begin at 1500 local time.

Result: Dunlop Series Practice 2, Mount Panorama 

1 Team ENZED PRA Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG 2:07.0013
2 Alliance Truck Parts Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 2:07.2542 00.2529
3 Icebreak Racing Chris Pither Ford Falcon FG 2:07.2933 00.2920
4 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE2 2:08.3336 01.3323
5 R&J Batteries Jack Le Brocq Ford Falcon FG 2:08.3495 01.3482
6 Eggleston Motorsport Garry Jacobson Holden Commodore VE2 2:08.8017 01.8004
7 iSeek Racing Todd Hazelwood Ford Falcon FG 2:08.8166 01.8153
8 Super Black Racing Simon Evans Ford Falcon FG 2:09.0851 02.0838
9 Paul Morris Motorsport Paul Morris Ford Falcon FG 2:09.3780 02.3767
10 Plus Fitness / Go Karts Go A.Russell/D.Russell Ford Falcon FG 2:09.4858 02.4845
11 Eggleston Motorsport Ant Pedersen Holden Commodore VE2 2:09.6415 02.6402
12 Davbridge Constructions Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG 2:09.8337 02.8324
13 Gippsland Body Building GRM James Golding Holden Commodore VE2 2:10.0235 03.0222
14 Eggleston Motorsport Liam McAdam Holden Commodore VE2 2:10.1619 03.1606
15 Cavalier Homes / EMA Matthew Chahda Ford Falcon FG 2:10.5466 03.5453
16 Hayman Reese Racing Grant Denyer Ford Falcon FG 2:10.9929 03.9916
17 Middy’s Data & Electrical Bryce Fullwood Holden Commodore VE 2:11.3707 04.3694
18 Street Fighter Performance Upg Dan Day Ford Falcon FG 2:11.8523 04.8510
19 PAYCE Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VE2 2:11.9322 04.9309
20 Fujitsu Racing Renee Gracie Ford Falcon FG 2:12.3910 05.3897
21 Pacific Hoists / Simplex Phil Woodbury Holden Commodore VE2 2:13.4622 06.4609
22 Alphabet / Wynns Josh Kean Holden Commodore VE2 2:15.0541 08.0528
23 Battery World Racing Michael Caine Holden Commodore VE2 2:16.1812 09.1799

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