Jones takes Super2 practice honours in Townsville

Macauley Jones

Macauley Jones has ended up fastest in practice for Round 4 of the Dunlop Super2 Series in Townsville.

Jones leapt up the timesheets in the final two minutes of the second 40-minute session to oust Paul Dumbrell from top spot by 0.1171s.

The #14 Brad Jones Racing VF Commodore had been 18th prior to that moment, while Dumbrell (#88 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore) held an advantage over Garry Jacobson of just 0.0072s.

The former series winners’ respective personal bests still stood up for second- and third-fastest respectively, Jacobson having been fastest in Practice 1 in the #26 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima.

Brodie Kostecki had also jumped 17 positions to sit third before Jones’ hot lap, and therefore settled in fourth position in the #57 Kostecki Brothers Racing VF Commodore.

Chris Pither (#44 Garry Rogers Motorsport VF Commodore) lifted himself three positions with the chequered flag out to finish fifth, one position ahead of last-start winner Dean Fiore (#23 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima).

Will Brown (#38 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore) was fastest initially due to taking new tyres for the start of the session, having marked a tyre too badly in Practice 1, and ended up seventh.

Rounding out the top 10 were Alex Rullo (#62 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima), Kurt Kostecki (#55 Kostecki Brothers Racing VF Commodore), and Shae Davies (#67 Paul Morris Motorsport FGX Falcon).

Bryce Fullwood was 15th in the #16 Matt Stone Racing VF Commodore which won both races and the round in North Queensland 12 months ago.

The Darwin native was the last driver on the timesheets to better Jacobson’s earlier benchmark, while all drivers were faster than their respective Practice 1 fastest laps.

Armor All Qualifying for the first of two races this weekend starts tomorrow at 1125 local time/AEST.

Results: Practice 2

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Fastest lap Split
1 14 Payce Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VF 1:14.2698
2 88 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VF 1:14.3869 0:00.1171
3 26 MEGA Fuels / MWM Garry Jacobson Nissan Altima 1:14.3941 0:00.1243
4 57 Arcoplate Racing Brodie Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 1:14.7372 0:00.4674
5 44 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Chris Pither Holden Commodore VF 1:14.7702 0:00.5004
6 23 Sitech-Trimble / MWM Dean Fiore Nissan Altima 1:14.7885 0:00.5187
7 38 Eggleston Motorsport William Brown Holden Commodore VF 1:14.8090 0:00.5392
8 62 Land Surveys / MWM Alex Rullo Nissan Altima 1:14.8465 0:00.5767
9 55 Arcoplate Racing Kurt Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 1:14.9521 0:00.6823
10 67 Paul Morris Motorsport Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG/X 1:14.9960 0:00.7262
11 18 Auto One Albury Matthew Chahda Holden Commodore VF 1:15.0034 0:00.7336
12 21 SCT Logistics Jack Smith Holden Commodore VF 1:15.0075 0:00.7377
13 99 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Mason Barbera Holden Commodore VF 1:15.0358 0:00.7660
14 54 Eggleston Motorsport Nathan Morcom Holden Commodore VF 1:15.0594 0:00.7896
15 16 Middy’s Electrical Bryce Fullwood Holden Commodore VF 1:15.0684 0:00.7986
16 5 Skye Sands Thomas Randle Ford Falcon FG/X 1:15.1797 0:00.9099
17 15 Auto One Racing Adam Marjoram Holden Commodore VF 1:15.2640 0:00.9942
18 8 BGD Architects Zane Goddard Holden Commodore VF 1:15.3893 0:01.1195
19 56 Arcoplate Racing Jake Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 1:15.5499 0:01.2801
20 49 Dynamic Supplies Jordan Boys Holden Commodore VF 1:15.6494 0:01.3796
21 10 Grove Hire Brenton Grove Holden Commodore VF 1:15.6653 0:01.3955
22 50 Sherriff Electrical Racing Gerard McLeod Holden Commodore VF 1:15.8337 0:01.5639
23 63 Eggleston Motorsport Dominic Storey Holden Commodore VF 1:15.9054 0:01.6356

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