Le Brocq takes out Super2 Race 4 at Symmons
Jack Le Brocq has given the Nissan Altima its first ever Dunlop Super2 Series race win in another wet affair in Tasmania.
Le Brocq passed Race 3 winner Todd Hazelwood in the latter half of the race, while Dumbrell also made the move which gave him second in the race and a second round win for the year.
Race 4 started under Safety Car with very light rain still falling and plenty of standing water around the circuit after earlier heavy falls.
Hazelwood thus took control of the 20-car field when the green flags flew for the first time on Lap 5, by which time the rain had stopped but conditions remained poor.
He and Le Brocq pulled away from the pack, while Dumbrell went high to pass third-placed Shae Davies at the hairpin on Lap 7.
Davies’ compromised exit also allowed Jack Perkins to pass and take fourth.
The battle for sixth between Garry Jacobson, Kurt Kostecki, and Will Brown came to a head when Jacobson ran wide at Turn 6 on Lap 8 and was spun by Kostecki as he attempted to gather up the Prodrive Falcon.
Brown took to the grass to avoid contact, but slid into the gravel and became trapped, bringing out the Safety Car.
Kurt Kostecki was given a drive-through penalty for the incident.
Hazelwood came under pressure from both Le Brocq and Dumbrell when the race restarted, reaching a crescendo before the GoGetta Altima got past at the end of the back straight on Lap 18.
Dumbrell followed a lap later, but finished the race in a very defensive state to Hazelwood, helped by the time-certain finish cutting the race from 30 to 24 laps.
Jack Perkins took the #4 Dragon Motor Racing Commodore to fourth, while Jacobson made an impressive recovery to salvage fifth.
His cause was helped when PRA team-mate Josh Kean unloaded Davies through Turn 7 on Lap 19, incurring a drive-through penalty.
Andrew Jones, Nathan Morcom, Brodie Kostecki, Jake Kostecki, and Anton de Pasquale rounded out the top 10.
“It’s awesome, the guys have done an awesome job,” said race winner Le Brocq.
“It’s been great to have Matt White Motorsport back behind us and running the car and the Nissan Motorsport guys have been awesome.”
Dumbrell nevertheless marginally extended his series lead by two points, over Hazelwood.
Brad Jones Racing’s Macauley Jones and Jack Smith, and Bryce Fullwood, did not take the start after they suffered damage in the Race 2 pile-up the day prior.
Macauley Jones had suggested that his Commodore will be a write-off after it bore the brunt of the heavy contact.
Super2 now teams face a tight turnaround to Round 3 at the WD-40 Phillip Island 500, from April 21-23.
Results: Race 4, Round 2, Symmons Plains
|1||GoGetta Racing/ MWM||Jack Le Brocq||Nissan Altima||24||29:34.1464|
|2||Eggleston Motorsport||Paul Dumbrell||Holden Commodore VF||24||29:36.5417|
|3||Bigmate Racing||Todd Hazelwood||Holden Commodore VF||24||29:36.8545|
|4||Dragon Motor Racing||Jack Perkins||Holden Commodore VF||24||29:40.8770|
|5||McQuinn Electrical||Garry Jacobson||Ford Falcon FG/X||24||29:41.1073|
|6||Alliance Truck Parts||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VF||24||29:43.6516|
|7||Eggleston Motorsport||Nathan Morcom||Holden Commodore VF||24||29:45.7771|
|8||Sprint Cutting Racing||Brodie Kostecki||Ford Falcon FG||24||29:48.2524|
|9||Arcoplate Racing||Jake Kostecki||Holden Commodore VF||24||29:49.2151|
|10||Paul Morris Motorsports||Anton de Pasquale||Ford Falcon FG/X||24||29:49.7132|
|11||Auto One Racing||Adam Marjoram||Holden Commodore VF||24||29:56.6021|
|12||Wilson Security PAYCE GRM||Richard Muscat||Holden Commodore VF||24||29:56.9043|
|13||Wilson Security PAYCE GRM||Mason Barbera||Holden Commodore VF||24||30:01.1171|
|14||LOCO Energy Drink / MWM||Shae Davies||Nissan Altima||24||30:06.1379|
|15||Arcoplate Racing||Kurt Kostecki||Holden Commodore VF||24||30:12.7168|
|16||Team Caltex||Renee Gracie||Holden Commodore VF||24||30:17.7338|
|17||STR Truck Bodies & Trailers||Matthew Palmer||Ford Falcon FG||24||30:18.7106|
|18||Falcon Spares & Repairs||Matthew Chahda||Holden Commodore VF||24||30:22.7927|
|19||Wynns||Josh Kean||Ford Falcon FG/X||24||30:27.1521|
|20||Eggleston Motorsport||William Brown||Holden Commodore VF||22||29:50.5177|
|3||Jack Le Brocq||268|
|10||Anton de Pasquale||157|
|3||Jack Le Brocq||526|
|11||Anton de Pasquale||257|