Kurt Kostecki leads way in Super2 Practice 1 at QR
Kurt Kostecki was comfortably quickest in Practice 1 for Round 4 of the Dunlop Super2 Series at Queensland Raceway.
Kostecki placed his #55 Triple Eight VF Commodore at the head of the order after the first timed laps and remained there for the duration of the 40-minute session which was run in overcast conditions.
He finished almost half a second faster than second placed Ash Walsh, although the top 12 as a whole were within a second of each other.
Kurt Kostecki started off with a 1:11.6323s and was down to a 1:10.7531s by the conclusion of his first run.
He improved twice during his second run to a 1:10.3399s with just under 15 minutes remaining, which stood up the benchmark.
Walsh was slow initially, in terms of lap speed and accumulation of laps, before clocking a 1:10.8204s in his third run in the #35 Matt Stone Racing VF Commodore.
Will Brown was ultimately less than four hundredths of a second slower in the #38 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore, while Jack Smith was one of few to find time in the final runs as he consolidated fourth with a 1:10.8731s in the #21 Brad Jones Racing VF Commodore.
Series leader Bryce Fullwood (#16 Altima) was fifth in the first of the MW Motorsport entries, one spot ahead of rookie team-mate Tyler Everingham (#27 Altima).
Dylan O’Keeffe gained two positions with the chequered flag out to take seventh in the #44 Garry Rogers Motorsport VF Commodore, from Thomas Randle (#5 Tickford Racing FGX Falcon), Brenton Grove (#10 Triple Eight VF Commodore), and Jake Kostecki (#56 Kostecki Brothers Racing VF Commodore).
Zane Goddard, currently second in the series standings, was one spot outside the top 10 in the #28 MW Motorsport Altima.
Jack Perkins (#54 VF Commodore) finished 14th fastest in the third of the Melbourne-based Eggleston entries in what is the first Super2 round at Queensland Raceway since 2015.
The session ran interrupted, with the main incident a somewhat spectacular but fairly innocuous lock-up and off for Grove at Turn 3.
Practice 2, another 40-minute session, starts at 1400 local time/AEST at the Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint.
Results: Practice 1
|1||55||Arcoweld Racing||Kurt Kostecki||Holden Commodore VF||1:10.3399|
|2||35||Matt Stone Racing||Ashley Walsh||Holden Commodore VF||1:10.8204||0:00.4805|
|3||38||Eggleston Motorsport||William Brown||Holden Commodore VF||1:10.8573||0:00.5174|
|4||21||SCT Logistics||Jack Smith||Holden Commodore VF||1:10.8731||0:00.5332|
|5||16||Middy’s Electrical / MWM||Bryce Fullwood||Nissan Altima||1:10.9080||0:00.5681|
|6||27||Lowes Petoleum / MWM||Tyler Everingham||Nissan Altima||1:11.0348||0:00.6949|
|7||44||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Dylan O’Keeffe||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.0848||0:00.7449|
|8||5||Skye Sands||Thomas Randle||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:11.0937||0:00.7538|
|9||10||Grove Hire Racing||Brenton Grove||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.1177||0:00.7778|
|10||56||Team Arcoweld Racing||Jake Kostecki||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.2114||0:00.8715|
|11||28||BGD Architects / MWM||Zane Goddard||Nissan Altima||1:11.2420||0:00.9021|
|12||99||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Mason Barbera||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.3355||0:00.9956|
|13||88||Eggleston Motorsport||Justin Ruggier||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.3431||0:01.0032|
|14||54||Eggleston Motorsport||Jack Perkins||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.3648||0:01.0249|
|15||49||Image Racing||Jordan Boys||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.3963||0:01.0564|
|16||15||Image Racing||Adam Marjoram||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.4984||0:01.1585|
|17||18||Cavaliar Homes Australia||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:11.9283||0:01.5884|