Jacobson quickest in opening Townsville Super2 practice

Garry Jacobson

Garry Jacobson topped the timesheets in the opening Dunlop Super2 Series practice session at the Watpac Townsville 400 which was cut short due to a red flag.

The Matt White Motorsport driver banked a 1:15.132s time early in proceedings aboard his Nissan Altima to put himself ahead of fellow MWM driver Alex Rullo and Macauley Jones (Brad Jones Racing) who finished up second and third respectively.

Dean Fiore (Matt White Motorsport), who stopped on track at the Turn 7-8-9 cut through in the final eight minutes of the session with a suspension issue, brought out a late red flag, with the session ultimately not restarting.

Chris Pither (Garry Rogers Motorsport) was fourth fastest after sitting second early on, while Fiore held onto fifth despite the issue that curtailed his session.

Thomas Randle managed sixth in the sole Tickford entry ahead of Kurt Kostecki (Kostecki Brothers Racing), Matt Chahda (Matt Chahda Motorsport) and Mason Barbera (GRM), with the latter two both finding the fence during the session.

Chahda brushed the tyre barrier at the back chicane but continued on minus his left side mirror.

Barbera on the other hand, had more significant contact, running off the road at the Turn 11 hairpin after losing the backend of the car and tagging the outside barrier before returning to the pits immediately.

Shae Davies (Paul Morris Motorsport), who ended up 15th on the timesheets, also had a moment exiting Turn 12 as the rear of his car stepped out and came close to hitting the wall.

Brodie Kostecki (Kostecki Brothers Racing) completed the top 10.

Notably, all four Eggleston Motorsport entries finished up outside the top 10, with Paul Dumbrell 11th, Nathan Morcom 12th, Will Brown 19th, and Dom Storey 21st.

The majority of the teams ran on pre-marked practice tyres during the session, as opposed to the previous event’s used compounds that is normally seen during practice sessions.

The Dunlop Super2 Series will return to the track for their second practice session at 1405 AEST.

Results: Dunlop Super2 Series Practice 1

1 26  MEGA Fuels / MWM Garry Jacobson Nissan Altima 1:15.1328*
2 62  Land Surveys / MWM Alex Rullo Nissan Altima 1:15.1373 00.004
3 14  Payce Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VF 1:15.1477 00.014
4 44  Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Chris Pither Holden Commodore VF 1:15.3188 00.186
5 23  Sitech-Trimble / MWM Dean Fiore Nissan Altima 1:15.3918 00.259
6  5  Skye Sands Thomas Randle Ford Falcon FG/X 1:15.4626 00.329
7 55  Arcoplate Racing Kurt Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 1:15.5636 00.430
8 18  Auto One Albury Matthew Chahda Holden Commodore VF 1:15.7130 00.580
9 99  Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Mason Barbera Holden Commodore VF 1:15.7205 00.587
10 57  Arcoplate Racing Brodie Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 1:15.7688 00.636
11 88  Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VF 1:15.7946 00.661
12 54  Eggleston Motorsport Nathan Morcom Holden Commodore VF 1:15.9413 00.808
13  8  BGD Architects Zane Goddard Holden Commodore VF 1:16.0317 00.898
14 56  Arcoplate Racing Jake Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 1:16.0355 00.902
15 67  Paul Morris Motorsport Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG/X 1:16.3480 01.215
16 16  Middy’s Electrical Bryce Fullwood Holden Commodore VF 1:16.3718 01.239
17 15  Auto One Racing Adam Marjoram Holden Commodore VF 1:16.3747 01.241
18 50  Sherriff Electrical Racing Gerard McLeod Holden Commodore VF 1:16.5358 01.403
19 38  Eggleston Motorsport William Brown Holden Commodore VF 1:16.7376 01.604
20 49  Dynamic Supplies Jordan Boys Holden Commodore VF 1:16.8912 01.758
21 63  Eggleston Motorsport Dominic Storey Holden Commodore VF 1:17.8523 02.719
22 10  Grove Hire Brenton Grove Holden Commodore VF 1:18.1938 03.061

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