Wall fastest, Heimgartner crashes in Carrera Cup

David Wall headed Carrera Cup practice

David Wall’s performances in the opening of two practice sessions has seen him head the time sheets in Carrera Cup at Hidden Valley.

As good as it was for Wall, the same couldn’t be said for Andre Heimgartner who found the inside fence after the exit of Turn #1 during the first session.

The series points leader collecting the concrete just after the newly installed tyre barrier following Lee Holdsworth’s Supercars crash from last year.

Heimgartner’s is aiming to make qualifying

The Sonic crew is hopeful the car can be repaired ahead of tomorrow’s qualifying session and opening race.

Alex Davison set the fastest time in the afternoon session, but under the baking sun the circuit was not as quick as earlier in the day.

Following his overall win as part of the Pro-Am event at Phillip Island, plus a race win at the venue last year; Wall takes plenty of confidence into the qualifying session.

Sam Shahin has made his mark in the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge with the fastest time overall for the semi-pro racers.

Unlike the professionals, he set the fast time in the afternoon session after class points leader Stephen Grove recorded the benchmark in Practice #1.

Qualifying for the Carrera Cup will be held at 10:20 local time with the first race of the weekend at 1300.

VIDEO: Wall and Shahin speak after practice

 

CARRERA Cup : Practice #1

Pos No. Name Sponsor Class Time/Gap
1 38 David Wall PAYCE/Wilson Security P 1:08.2685
2 77 Nick McBride Sonic/Bob Jane T-Marts P +0.2014
3 777 Andre Heimgartner Bob Jane T-Marts/Money Now P +0.2074
4 888 Alex Davison President Limo Australia P +0.2312
5 88 Dylan O’Keeffe APB Group/President Limo Australia P +0.3430
6 7 Jaxon Evans Hungry Jacks P +0.6457
7 6 Michael Almond Repair Management Australia P +0.6923
8 5 Cameron McConville Repair Management Australia P +0.7145
9 136 James Abela Horsley Park Gun Shop P +1.2734
10 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group C +1.6198
11 1 Sam Shahin HTFU C +1.7217
12 70 Tim Miles Miles Advisory Partners C +1.8567
13 33 Simon Ellingham Peak Marketing P +2.2400

 

CARRERA Cup : Practice #2

Pos No. Name Sponsor Class Time/Gap
1 888 Alex Davison President Limo Australia P 1:08.4461
2 38 David Wall PAYCE/Wilson Security P +0.0187
3 88 Dylan O’Keeffe APB Group/President Limo Australia P +0.1500
4 77 Nick McBride Sonic/Bob Jane T-Marts P +0.1932
5 7 Jaxon Evans Hungry Jacks P +0.3009
6 6 Michael Almond Repair Management Australia P +0.3795
7 136 James Abela Horsley Park Gun Shop P +0.5132
8 5 Cameron McConville Repair Management Australia P +0.6085
9 13 Sam Shahin HTFU C +1.0002
10 70 Tim Miles Miles Advisory Partners C +1.1618
11 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group C +1.4651
12 33 Simon Ellingham Peak Marketing P +1.5991

 

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