Dontas fastest in SuperUtes Practice 1

Daniel Herrero

Thursday 4th October, 2018 - 8:47am

Share:

Craig Dontas pic: Matthew Paul Photography

Craig Dontas has set the pace in a wet opening to Round 6 of the ECB SuperUtes Series at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Ryal Harris was on top until well after the chequered flag, when Dontas laid down a 3:04.3385s in the #87 Sieders Racing Team Mitsubishi Triton.

Harris had started off with a 3:07.1930s on his first flyer, with the track wet and light rain still falling.

The ideal line dried slightly during the 20-minute session as Harris got down to a 3:05.4255s in the #58 Peters Motorsport Mazda BT-50.

Series leader Craig Woods improved with the clock at zero to briefly sit second in the #64 Western Sydney Motorsport Toyota Hilux before he was bumped by Dontas.

The top three were covered by 1.3099s while Mick Sieders ended up fourth in the #45 SRT Triton.

The returning V8 Utes Series winners in the field, Kim Jane (#1 Steve Wilson Racing Isuzu D-Max) and David Sieders (#34 Ranger Racing Ford Ranger), ended up eight and 10th respectively.

The latter was half a second faster than team-mate Cristopher Formosa in the original #49 Ranger.

Mick Sieders’ run into the escape road at Murray’s Corner was the most notable incident despite the tricky conditions.

SuperUtes Practice 2 starts at 1435 local time/AEST.

Results: Practice 1

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Fastest lap Split
1 87 Team Mitsubishi Triton Craig Dontas Mitsubishi Triton 3:04.3385
2 58 EFS 4×4 Racing Ryal Harris Mazda BT50 3:05.4255 0:01.0870
3 64 Western Sydney Motorsport Craig Woods Toyota Hilux 3:05.6484 0:01.3099
4 45 Total Tools/Team Mitsubishi Michael Sieders Mitsubishi Triton 3:09.0613 0:04.7228
5 8 Car City Ben Walsh Toyota Hilux 3:09.3867 0:05.0482
6 95 Bushranger Racing Aaron Cameron Mazda BT50 3:10.8775 0:06.5390
7 99 Kubota Tractors Australia Matthew MacKelden Toyota Hilux 3:12.5139 0:08.1754
8 1 WIL-TOW Kim Jane Isuzu D-MAX 3:12.6346 0:08.2961
9 22 SP Tools Tom Alexander Holden Colorado 3:12.9421 0:08.6036
10 34 Allgate Auto Doors David Sieders Ford Ranger 3:16.9465 0:12.6080
11 49 Allgate Auto Doors Christopher Formosa Ford Ranger 3:17.4598 0:13.1213
12 18 AC Delco Racing Tomas Gasperak Holden Colorado 3:17.9668 0:13.6283
13 52 Western Sydney Motorsport Charlotte Poynting Toyota Hilux 3:23.0766 0:18.7381

Speedcafe.com has been established to provide a daily motorsport news service to the industry and fans in Australia and internationally.

Read the Speedcafe.com promise
Newsletter

Subscribe to our daily newsletter, the best way to get your news first, fast, and free!