Jaxon Evans ended the opening day of the 2018 Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia season on top after setting the fastest time in the day’s final practice session.
Having kept his powder drive during the first half of the session, Evans went to the top of the standings with a 1:22.1654s shortly after the midway point.
Not done there, the McElrea Racing driver then backed off for a lap before a second effort resulted with a 1:21.6986s.
Michael Almond, who’d been fastest in the opening practice session, ended the day 0.240s off Evans’ pace.
Almond had set the early pace before Nick McBride put in a sequence of quick laps, progressively moving the marker from 1:23.0549s to 1:22.6420s.
However that was a time he was unable to improve on, and though it saw him fastest for a time he ended the session a time which left him sixth in the session results.
Dale Wood ended the day third fastest ahead of James Moffat and 2017 series winner David Wall, the top seven covered by less than a second.
The leading Pro-Am driver was Anthony Gilbertson, though Stephen Grove and Roger Lago both also had stints as the fastest non-professional.
Carrera Cup next takes to the circuit for qualifying on Friday morning at 0835 local time.
Results: Practice 2
|1||7||Morris Finance||Jaxon Evans (QLD)||P||1:21.6986|
|2||77||Sonic/Bob Jane T Marts||Michael Almond (TBC)||P||1:21.9385||0:00.2399|
|3||100||Sonic/Polyflor||Dale Wood (VIC)||P||1:22.2418||0:00.5432|
|4||18||Payce/Wilson Security/JBL||James Moffat (TBC)||P||1:22.2656||0:00.5670|
|5||1||PAYCE/Wilson Security||David Wall (NSW)||P||1:22.3881||0:00.6895|
|6||8||Porsche Centre Melbourne||Nick McBride (VIC)||P||1:22.6420||0:00.9434|
|7||88||Allstar Equipment Sales||Dylan O’Keeffe (VIC)||P||1:22.6701||0:00.9715|
|8||777||Rodney Jane Racing||Jordan Love (WA)||P||1:22.9723||0:01.2737|
|9||19||Hallmark Homes||Anthony Gilbertson (QLD)||A||1:23.1326||0:01.4340|
|10||111||Southern Star Truck Centre/Any||Cameron Hill (ACT)||P||1:23.2575||0:01.5589|
|11||4||Grove Motorsport Pty Ltd||Stephen Grove (VIC)||A||1:23.3610||0:01.6624|
|12||23||JBS Australia||Roger Lago (QLD)||A||1:23.3709||0:01.6723|
|13||14||Sonic/Totally 4×4||Peter Major (SA)||P||1:23.9228||0:02.2242|
|14||15||Volante Rosso Motorsport||Josh Hunt (QLD)||P||1:24.0960||0:02.3974|
|15||888||Porsche Centre Brighton||Leanne Tander (VIC)||P||1:24.4747||0:02.7761|
|16||20||Agas National||Adrian Flack (NSW)||A||1:24.7502||0:03.0516|
|17||12||Garwood Motorsport||Adam Garwood (TAS)||P||1:24.7513||0:03.0527|
|18||9||Hallmarc||Marc Cini (VIC)||A||1:24.8225||0:03.1239|
|19||808||Crown/Timken/Porsche Melbourne||John Steffensen (VIC)||A||1:24.9599||0:03.2613|
|20||80||WM Waste Management||Max Twigg (VIC)||A||1:24.9639||0:03.2653|
|21||6||Miles Advisory Partners||Tim Miles (NSW)||A||1:24.9938||0:03.2952|
|22||13||The Bend/htfu||Sam Shahin (SA)||A||1:25.4101||0:03.7115|
|23||22||BMF/Pitman Racing||Dean Cook (VIC)||A||1:25.4714||0:03.7728|
|24||5||Arris/Strongbuild||Greg Taylor (NSW)||A||1:25.8990||0:04.2004|
|25||35||Hyundai Forklifts Australia||Indiran Padayachee (NSW)||A||1:30.7300||0:09.0314|
|26||131||Sonic||Graham Williams (VIC)||A||1:30.9354||0:09.2368|