ECB SuperUtes Series leader Ryal Harris has set the pace in Practice 1 for Round 2 at the Pirtek Perth SuperNight meeting.
In the series’ first session at Barbagallo Wanneroo Raceway, Harris got down to a 1:11.6727s on his fifth lap, having started off with a 1:12.2160s in the #1 Peters Motorsport Mazda BT-50.
Elliot Barbour briefly held the ascendancy with a 1:11.8419s in the #78 Sieders Racing Team Mitsubishi Triton which was ultimately good enough for second.
Tom Alexander improved with his final lap of the half-hour session but remained third in the #22 Ross Stone Racing Isuzu D-Max at 0.2502s off the pace, while Ben Walsh and Mick Sieders (#10 SRT Toyota Hilux) rounded out the top five.
Walsh brought out a red flag in the 24th minute when he came to a stop on the exit of Turn 1 with an apparent technical problem for his #8 Hilux.
Such was Harris’ confidence with his package, he did not bother to venture back onto the track when green flags flew again with three minutes remaining.
Last year’s series runner-up, Craig Woods, continued to struggle in the #64 Western Sydney Motorsport Hilux as he finished the session sixth fastest and 0.7529s slower than Harris.
A total of 10 cars took to the track after 13 were entered for Round 1 in Adelaide.
Practice 2, a 20-minute session, starts today at 1625 local time/1825 AEST.
Results: Practice 1
|1||1||EFS 4×4 Racing||Ryal Harris||Mazda BT50||1:11.6727|
|2||78||Mitsibishi Motors Team Triton||Elliot Barbour||Mitsubishi Triton||1:11.8419||0:00.1692|
|3||22||Caltex Delo Racing||Tom Alexander||Isuzu D-MAX||1:11.9229||0:00.2502|
|4||8||Fat Freddy’s||Ben Walsh||Toyota Hilux||1:12.1963||0:00.5236|
|5||10||Sieders Racing Team||Michael Sieders||Toyota Hilux||1:12.3072||0:00.6345|
|6||64||Western Sydney Motorsport||Craig Woods||Toyota Hilux||1:12.4256||0:00.7529|
|7||7||Total Tools Team Triton Racing||Cameron Crick||Mitsubishi Triton||1:12.4583||0:00.7856|
|8||49||Allgate Auto Doors Racing||Christopher Formosa||Ford Ranger||1:13.0476||0:01.3749|
|9||18||ACDelco Racing||Peter Major||Holden Colorado||1:13.0528||0:01.3801|
|10||17||Tank World||Benjamin Falk||Holden Colorado||1:13.7861||0:02.1134|