Brodie Kostecki continues to set pace in Super2
Thursday 20th February, 2020 - 6:10pm
Eggleston Motorsport’s Brodie Kostecki has gone two from two in practice for Round 1 of the Dunlop Super2 Series at the Superloop Adelaide 500.
Kostecki backed up his pace-setting Practice 1 effort with a 1:21.3420s in the second, half-hour session in the #38 VF Commodore.
The man who used to drive that entry, Will Brown, ended up second with a 1:21.8241s in the #999 Image Racing VF Commodore, although he seemed to not get the best from his final run due to a late red flag.
Brad Jones Racing’s Josh Fife, who has this year moved up from the Super3 Series, nosed the #14 VF Commodore into the wall at Turn 11, which accounted for what would have been the final two minutes of Practice 2.
Jack Perkins (#54 VF Commodore) was third quickest in the second of the Eggleston entries, from MW Motorsport’s Thomas Randle (#16 Altima) and Image Racing’s Jordan Boys (#49 VF Commodore).
Brown had bowled out with a 1:22.3417s on his first timed lap, before Brodie Kostecki closed to 0.0561s behind on his second flyer and third lap in total around the Adelaide Parklands Circuit.
The latter found time on each of his next three laps, and also a couple of laps later again, lowering the benchmark to a 1:22.0889s just before pitting to end a relatively long first run.
It was Randle, however, who was the first to undercut the best that Brodie Kostecki had achieved in Practice 1 when he drove the 2019 series-winning Altima to a 1:21.9714s during his second run.
He held top spot for five minutes before Brown reclaimed it with a 1:21.8241s in the 19th minute of the half-hour session.
Ahead of the final runs, it was the Erebus junior from Randle, Brodie Kostecki, Kurt Kostecki (#55 Kostecki Brothers VF Commodore), Boys, and Perkins, with 0.6893s covering first to sixth.
Brodie Kostecki, Perkins, Boys, and Matt Chahda all appeared to get in simulations for the only qualifying session of the weekend before Fife’s mishap.
All told, it was Brodie Kostecki by 0.4821s over Brown, and the former was also fastest to the first sector when the red flag was called in the 29th minute.
Perkins was ultimately third at 0.5367s behind his team-mate, Randle had no chance to improve on his second run and wound up fourth, while Boys was fifth having ended the session with a taped up nose on Car #49.
Rounding out the top 10 were Chahda (#18 Matt Chahda Motorsport FGX Falcon), Kurt Kostecki, Broc Feeney (#5 Tickford FGX Falcon), Zak Best (#78 MW Motorsport Altima), and Jayden Ojeda (#31 MW Motorsport Altima).
Triple Eight Race Engineering’s new driver, Angelo Mouzouris, propped up the 13-car timesheet in the #10 VF Commodore.
Qualifying is next up tomorrow at 12:20 local time/12:50 AEDT.
Results: Practice 2
|1||38||Eggleston Motorsport||Brodie Kostecki||Holden Commodore VF||1:21.3420|
|2||999||Erebus Motorsport||William Brown||Holden Commodore VF||1:21.8241||0:00.4821|
|3||54||Eggleston Motorsport||Jack Perkins||Holden Commodore VF||1:21.8787||0:00.5367|
|4||16||Skye Sands / MWM||Thomas Randle||Nissan Altima||1:21.9714||0:00.6294|
|5||49||Joss Group||Jordan Boys||Holden Commodore VF||1:21.9977||0:00.6557|
|6||18||Matt Chahda Racing||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:22.2202||0:00.8782|
|7||55||Kostecki Brothers Rcing||Kurt Kostecki||Holden Commodore VF||1:22.3861||0:01.0441|
|8||5||Tickford Racing||Broc Feeney||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:22.5040||0:01.1620|
|9||78||Best Leisure Industries / MWM||Zak Best||Nissan Altima||1:22.7274||0:01.3854|
|10||31||Jayco / MWM||Jayden Ojeda||Nissan Altima||1:22.9160||0:01.5740|
|11||14||Natural Gas and Water / BJR||Josh Fife||Holden Commodore VF||1:23.2713||0:01.9293|
|12||11||Brema Group Racing||Zane Morse||Holden Commodore VF||1:23.7016||0:02.3596|
|13||10||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Angelo Mouzouris||Holden Commodore VF||1:23.9927||0:02.6507|