Harris sets pace in SuperUtes Practice 1 in Perth

Daniel Herrero

Thursday 2nd May, 2019 - 4:05pm


Ryal Harris

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

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Fastest lap Split
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 comment policy

Comments require approval before being published. reserves the right to deny any post that is abusive or offtopic.

Users are encouraged to flag/report comments which should be removed.

Some comments may require approval before being published which can take up to 48 hours.

For support, please contact [email protected] has been established to provide a daily motorsport news service to the industry and fans in Australia and internationally.

Read the promise

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