Ryal Harris has topped the opening ECB SuperUtes Series practice session at this weekend’s TruckAssist Winton SuperSprint.
The Mazda BT-50 driver, who has three race wins to his name already this season, was the early pace-setter during the 20-minute hit-out to start Round 3 of the series.
Two-time Dakar Rally winner Toby Price followed in second, four tenths off the pace in a Mitsubishi Triton, in his first SuperUtes outing of 2019.
Fellow Sieders Racing Team driver Cameron Crick, in another Triton, rounded out the top three, while series leader Tom Alexander was fourth in the sole Isuzu D-Max in the field.
This weekend sees the SuperUtes take on a new tyre and wheel combination, with Harris lapping at a best of 1:39.7904s.
While practice at Winton last year was affected by rain, Armor All Pole Position was only 1:43.2287s in dry weather.
Western Sydney Motorsport boss Craig Thompson (Toyota Hilux) was the best of the five debutants in seventh, from Gerard Maggs (Hilux) in ninth, Keven Stoopman (Holden Colorado) in 10th, Jaiden Maggs (Triton) in 12th, and Jeff Watters (Ford Ranger) in 13th.
Practice 2 takes place today at 1205 local time/AEST.
Results: Practice 1
|1||1||EFS 4×4 Racing||Ryal Harris||Mazda BT50||1:39.7904|
|2||87||Team Mitsubishi Triton||Toby Price||Mitsubishi Triton||1:40.2147||0:00.4243|
|3||7||Total Tools Team Triton Racing||Cameron Crick||Mitsubishi Triton||1:40.5641||0:00.7737|
|4||22||Caltex Delo Racing||Tom Alexander||Isuzu D-MAX||1:40.8330||0:01.0426|
|5||64||Western Sydney Motorsport||Craig Woods||Toyota Hilux||1:40.9793||0:01.1889|
|6||8||Fat Freddy’s||Ben Walsh||Toyota Hilux||1:42.1981||0:02.4077|
|7||72||Western Sydney Motorsport||Craig Thompson||Toyota Hilux||1:42.5188||0:02.7284|
|8||49||Allgate Auto Doors Racing||Christopher Formosa||Ford Ranger||1:42.5278||0:02.7374|
|9||68||Sieders Racing Team||Gerard Maggs||Toyota Hilux||1:42.6784||0:02.8880|
|10||11||Trick Trailers||Keven Stoopman||Holden Colorado||1:42.7339||0:02.9435|
|11||17||Tank World||Benjamin Falk||Mazda BT50||1:43.4460||0:03.6556|
|12||96||Mitsubishi Motors Team Triton||Jaiden Maggs||Mitsubishi Triton||1:46.1924||0:06.4020|
|13||94||Allgate Auto Doors||Jeff Watters||Ford Ranger||1:46.5511||0:06.7607|