Harris well clear in SuperUtes Practice 1

Ryal Harris pic: Matthew Paul Photography

Ryal Harris has lapped the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit more than a second faster than anyone else in Practice 1 for the ECB SuperUtes Series.

The series leader set a best time of 1:33.7224s in the #58 Peters Motorsport BT-50 and was not ever headed during the 20-minute session.

Tom Alexander took over second position in the seventh minute but even then he was 2.6s away from Harris.

As both improved, Alexander gradually got the deficit down to 1.0712s with a fastest lap of 1:34.7936s in the Ross Stone Racing Holden Colorado.

The next four were Sieders Racing Team-prepared cars, headed up by debutant Luke van Herwaarde (Western Sydney Motorsport Toyota Hilux) and Mick Sieders (SRT Mitsubishi Triton).

Craig Woods (WSM Hilux) was fifth having spent the first 13 minutes in the pits, and Cameron Crick (#87 SRT Triton) sixth.

Last year’s V8 Ute Racing Series winner Kim Jane (#1 Steve Wilson Racing Isuzu D-Max) ended up seventh in the 13-car field.

Practice 2 starts at 1205 local time/1305 AEDT.

Results: Practice 1

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Fastest lap Split
1 58 EFS 4×4 Racing Ryal Harris Mazda BT50 1:33.7224  
2 22 SP Tools Tom Alexander Holden Colorado 1:34.7936 0:01.0712
3 52 EFS 4X4 Racing Luke van Herwaarde Mazda BT50 1:35.0557 0:01.3333
4 45 Total Tools Michael Sieders Mitsubishi Triton 1:35.2553 0:01.5329
5 64 Western Sydney Motorsport Craig Woods Toyota Hilux 1:35.2652 0:01.5428
6 87 Team Mitsubishi Triton Cameron Crick Mitsubishi Triton 1:35.4794 0:01.7570
7 1 WIL-TOW Kim Jane Izuzu D-MAX 1:35.5210 0:01.7986
8 8 Car City Ben Walsh Toyota Hilux 1:35.5935 0:01.8711
9 95 Bushranger Racing Aaron Cameron Mazda BT50 1:36.3117 0:02.5893
10 18 AC Delco Racing Tomas Gasperak Holden Colorado 1:36.6569 0:02.9345
11 99 Kubota Tractors Australia Matthew MacKelden Toyota Hilux 1:37.0403 0:03.3179
12 49 Allgate Christopher Formosa Ford Ranger 1:37.7770 0:04.0546
13 94 Allgate Auto Doors Richard Mork Ford Ranger 1:39.9951 0:06.2727

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