Thomas Randle has extended his Dunlop Super2 Series lead with a lights-to-flag win from MW Motorsport team-mate Jayden Ojeda in Race 2 at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Ojeda, Super2’s leading rookie, challenged Randle at the first corner of the 18-lap conclusion to Round 2 of the season but never got close again.
Brodie Kostecki (#38 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore) survived late attention from fellow Erebus Motorsport Pirtek Enduro Cup co-driver Will Brown (#999 Image Racing VF Commodore) as they finished third and fourth respectively, and Triple Eight Race Engineering rookie Angelo Mouzouris claimed fifth.
It was Broc Feeney outside of Randle on the front row for the start but the former stalled his #5 Tickford Racing FGX Falcon and plummeted to the other end of the 22-car field.
Ojeda (#31 Altima), however, was able to go with the pole-sitting #16 Altima through the first corner from Row 2 on the grid, before filing into second spot out of Bond Bend.
Kostecki had reportedly saved two new tyres for the finale and was clearly keen to make early progress, attempting to round up Mouzouris (#10 VF Commodore) through Brock’s 05.
That did not come off but the Round 1 winner was successful in making an outside move for third position at the second attempt, around Corporate Hill, before Brown got Mouzouris off the Turn 8 Hairpin.
While that released them to go after the MWM pair which headed the field, Randle was already around three seconds up the road from Kostecki and had six tenths on Ojeda at the end of the standing lap.
Those margins only grew as the race wore on, and Randle eventually bagged a second win of the season by 4.4554s.
Ojeda was comfortable in second, while Brown tailed Kostecki for the final five laps but did not seriously threaten.
Behind Mouzouris, Jack Perkins (#54 Eggleston VF Commodore) took sixth, and Zak Best (#78 MWM Altima) seventh.
Feeney got back to eighth and Jaylyn Robotham added to MWM’s honours by again winning the Super3 class in ninth outright in the #28 FG Falcon.
Jordan Boys (#49 Image VF Commodore) was 10th outright, one up on the second of the Super3 runners in Declan Fraser (#777 Anderson Motorsport FG Falcon).
The next round of Super2 and Super3, for now, is at Sandown on September 19-20.
Results: Race 2
|1||16||Skye Sands / MWM||Thomas Randle||Nissan Altima||DS2||18||28:33.3999|
|2||31||Jayco / MWM||Jayden Ojeda||Nissan Altima||DS2||18||28:37.8553|
|3||38||Eggleston Motorsport||Brodie Kostecki||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||18||28:41.8763|
|4||999||Erebus Motorsport||William Brown||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||18||28:42.2741|
|5||10||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Angelo Mouzouris||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||18||28:49.6443|
|6||54||Eggleston Motorsport||Jack Perkins||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||18||28:52.6614|
|7||78||Best Leisure Industries / MWM||Zak Best||Nissan Altima||DS2||18||28:56.7553|
|8||5||Boost Mobile Racing||Broc Feeney||Ford Falcon FG/X||DS2||18||28:57.2389|
|9||28||AusiPack Packaging||Jaylyn Robotham||Ford Falcon FG||S3||18||29:02.7708|
|10||49||Joss Group||Jordan Boys||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||18||29:04.0383|
|11||777||Anderson Motorsport||Declan Fraser||Ford Falcon FG||S3||18||29:06.8764|
|12||18||Cavalier Homes||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG/X||DS2||18||29:08.8222|
|13||7||Anderson Motorsport||Tyler Everingham||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||18||29:10.3100|
|14||11||Brema Group Racing||Zane Morse||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||18||29:10.9025|
|15||14||Natural Gas and Water / BJR||Josh Fife||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||18||29:14.0952|
|16||69||Dial Before You Gig/Mac Motors||Jon McCorkindale||Ford Falcon FG||S3||18||29:18.1384|
|17||8||BJR/Boss Air Suspension||Madeline Stewart||Holden Commodore VE2||S3||18||29:39.4010|
|18||3||Morcomm Motorsport Comms||Jim Pollicina||Holden Commodore VE||S3||18||29:42.3227|
|19||75||B Strong Electrical||Brendan Strong||Holden Commodore VE||S3||18||29:51.1689|
|20||35||Matt Stone Racing||James Gomersall||Ford Falcon FG||S3||18||29:51.3647|
|21||219||Masterton Motorsports||James Masterton||Holden Commodore VE||S3||17||29:12.7831|
|NC||66||Image Racing||Jack Sipp||Ford Falcon FG||S3||3||5:23.9788|
Series points: Super2
Series points: Super3