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Dumbrell claims Armor All Pole in Dunlop Super2

Friday 3rd March, 2017 - 2:38pm

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Paul Dumbrell

Paul Dumbrell has claimed the Armor All Pole Award in the Dunlop Super2 Series in what was an incident marred 20 minute qualifying session.

Second fastest was Jack Le Broq (1:22.2830s) ahead of Kurt Kostecki (1:22.3095s) and reigning champion Garry Jacobson (1:22.3415s), with Todd Hazelwood (1:22.4376s) rounding out the top five.

“It is good to bounce back after what was a bit of a tough end to last year missing the last race,” Dumbrell said.

“To have a new car and Burson Auto Parts on board as well has made a great weekend so far and hopefully we can continue it.

“The shoulder is a bit sore, I won’t lie to you – I don’t think I have ever been built that strong so my little bicep is a bit sore,” he laughed, before continuing “but it will be fine all weekend.”

Brodie Kostecki comes into contact with the wall

Two red flags were flown, the first for Brodie Kostecki who clouted the wall on the exit of turn 11 in the #57 Sprint Cutting Matt Stone Racing Ford Falcon FG at the 8 minute 42 second mark, spearing across the road and into the opposite tyre wall as a result.

After 12 minutes the session would resume, only to see local yellows called for almost immediately when an errant wheel made its way  down the road at turn eight after having parted company from the #38 Eggleston Motorsport Holden VF. Driver Will Brown was forced to park up on the escape road towards turn nine.

Moments later, after having topped the session for the majority up to that point, Dumbrell improved his fastest time to a 1:21.8356s lap as the majority of the field around him pushed for fast laps before the second red flag flew to bring the session to an end and disrupt their efforts.

Nathan Morcom in the fence at turn four

This time, the red flags were flying for Nathan Morcom, who had buried the #54 Eggleston Motorsport Holden VF deep into the tyre wall at turn four.

Managing to get in quick times before the session was called were Kurt Kostecki and reigning champion Garry Jacobson who both made big moves up the sheets, jumping 14 and 8 spots to be third and fourth fastest respectively.

By virtue of their red flag causing adventures, both Brodie Kostecki and Nathan Morcom lost their fastest laps of the session and were unable to return to the track.

The Dunlop Super2 Series will return to the track at 16:25 for its first race of the weekend.

Results: Qualifying – Dunlop Super2 Series, Clipsal 500

1 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VF 01:21.8
2 GoGetta Racing/ MWM Jack Le Brocq Nissan Altima 01:22.3  0:00.4474
3 Arcoplate Racing Kurt Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 01:22.3  0:00.4740
4 McQuinn Electrical Garry Jacobson Ford Falcon FG/X 01:22.3  0:00.5059
5 Bigmate Racing Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore VF 01:22.4  0:00.6020
6 LOCO Energy Drink / MWM Shae Davies Nissan Altima 01:22.4  0:00.6175
7 Alliance Truck Parts Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VF 01:22.5  0:00.6812
8 Paul Morris Motorsports Anton de Pasquale Ford Falcon FG/X 01:22.6  0:00.7819
9 PAYCE Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VF 01:22.8  0:00.9438
10 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Richard Muscat Holden Commodore VF 01:22.8  0:00.9723
11 Dragon Motor Racing Jack Perkins Holden Commodore VF 01:22.9  0:01.0145
12 Auto One Racing Adam Marjoram Holden Commodore VF 01:22.9  0:01.0955
13 Wynns Josh Kean Ford Falcon FG/X 01:22.9  0:01.0974
14 Arcoplate Racing Jake Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 01:23.0  0:01.1257
15 Eggleston Motorsport William Brown Holden Commodore VF 01:23.2  0:01.3277
16 Falcon Spares & Repairs Matthew Chahda Holden Commodore VF 01:23.4  0:01.5524
17 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Mason Barbera Holden Commodore VF 01:23.7  0:01.8733
18 SCT Logistics Jack Smith Holden Commodore VF 01:23.7  0:01.9027
19 Eggleston Motorsport Nathan Morcom Holden Commodore VF 01:23.8  0:01.9655
20 Team Caltex Renee Gracie Holden Commodore VF 01:24.1  0:02.2722
21 STR Truck Bodies & Trailers Matthew Palmer Ford Falcon FG 01:25.9  0:04.1082
22 Middys Electrical / MWM Bryce Fullwood Ford Falcon FG 01:26.3  0:04.4402
23 Sprint Cutting Racing Brodie Kostecki Ford Falcon FG 01:28.8  0:06.9241

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