Triple Eight lockout for Super2 Race 1
Saturday 27th February, 2021 - 9:04am
Angelo Mouzouris has pipped Broc Feeney to pole position for the Dunlop Super2 Series’ first race at Mount Panorama in a Triple Eight Race Engineering lockout.
The 20-minute hit-out became a fight among four for the prime starting position for the season-opener, with Mouzouris, Feeney, and Image Racing’s Jordan Boys battling for the most part, and MW Motorsport’s Tyler Everingham throwing himself into the mix late on.
Mouzouris rolled out a 2:06.1995s in the last two minutes before the chequered flag and while Feeney went fastest to the first sector on a third straight flying lap, he had already asked too much from his tyres and had to settle for second on the 2:06.2404s which he had already banked.
Everingham claimed third with a 2:06.2797s in the #27 Altima and Boys wound up fourth on a 2:06.3978s in his #49 VF Commodore.
The session got underway on a track which was still drying from earlier weather, particularly across the top, but that did not stop Jayden Ojeda (#31 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima) and Feeney (#888 VF Commodore) from all but matching the best practice pace straight out of the blocks with a 2:08.1485s and 2:08.1525s respectively.
By the time the first runs were done, Feeney was quickest with a 2:07.2378s on his second flyer, 0.2150s up on Eggleston Motorsport’s Matt McLean (#54 VF Commodore), with Everingham third at 0.3590s in arrears of Car #888.
Feeney appeared to not get the best from his first flyer when he returned to the race track for the green tyre running, but still went to a 2:06.5453s.
He was beaten by Boys’ 2:06.5025s shortly after, before Mouzouris set the 2:07.1995s.
Feeney improved again on his following flyer, but still fell 0.0409s short of his team-mate.
He could not go any faster at all on his third straight push lap, despite going quickest to the first sector, while Everingham jumped from 10th to third with the chequered flag out.
Said Mouzouris, “I didn’t think this was going to happen today.
“I’m speechless. It’s awesome. That’s a great way to start the year, a pole for Triple Eight and a pole for me.
“We had a real battle yesterday in practice with no brakes, so I wasn’t sure how this session was going to play out. It’s a great reward for the team.”
Behind Boys, each of McLean, Ojeda, and Josh Fife (#28 MWM Nissan Altima) were in the ‘sixes’ in fifth through seventh, respectively.
Rounding out the top 10 were Zak Best (#78 Tickford Racing FGX Falcon), who glanced the wall exiting The Cutting early on, from Aaron Seton (#30 Matt Stone Racing VF Commodore) and Matt Chahda (#18 Matt Chahda Motorsport FGX Falcon).
Erebus Academy’s Jaylyn Robotham (#999 Image VF Commodore) was 11th, with the best in the Super3 class being Jon McCorkindale (#69 Mac Motorsport FG Falcon) in 14th outright on a 2:09.3630s.
Race 1 of Round 1, a 12-lapper, is due to start at 13:40 local time/AEDT.
Results: Qualifying for Race 1
|1||10||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Angelo Mouzouris||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2:06.1995|
|2||888||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Broc Feeney||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2:06.2404||0:00.0409|
|3||27||Lowes Petoleum / MWM||Tyler Everingham||Nissan Altima||S2||2:06.2797||0:00.0802|
|4||49||Image Racing / Joss Group||Jordan Boys||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2:06.3978||0:00.1983|
|5||54||Eggleston Motorsport||Matthew McLean||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2:06.6585||0:00.4590|
|6||31||Jayco / MWM||Jayden Ojeda||Nissan Altima||S2||2:06.6599||0:00.4604|
|7||28||Natural Gas and Water / MWM||Josh Fife||Nissan Altima||S2||2:06.9986||0:00.7991|
|8||78||Best Leisure Industries||Zak Best||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||2:07.0555||0:00.8560|
|9||30||Matt Stone Racing||Aaron Seton||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2:07.1818||0:00.9823|
|10||18||Cavalier Homes||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||2:07.4698||0:01.2703|
|11||999||Image Racing / Rare Spares||Jaylyn Robotham||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2:07.4801||0:01.2806|
|12||777||Oz Property / MWM||Declan Fraser||Nissan Altima||S2||2:08.3015||0:02.1020|
|13||11||Brema Group Racing||Zane Morse||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2:08.3568||0:02.1573|
|14||69||Dial Before You Dig||Jon McCorkindale||Ford Falcon FG||CH||2:09.3630||0:03.1635|
|15||77||Mr HDT Race Cars||Blake Fardell||Holden Commodore VE||CH||2:10.4769||0:04.2774|
|16||61||Image Racing||Reef McCarthy||Ford Falcon FG||CH||2:10.8917||0:04.6922|
|17||22||Herron Todd White Valuers||Bradley Neill||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2:11.3273||0:05.1278|
|18||38||Eggleston Motorsport||Jack Sipp||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2:11.5056||0:05.3061|
|19||67||Flash Bush Motorsport||Nash Morris||Ford Falcon FG||CH||2:12.3342||0:06.1347|
|20||75||Linc Scsffolding||Brendan Strong||Holden Commodore VE||SC3||2:12.4074||0:06.2079|
|21||5||Anderson Motorsport||Michael Anderson||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||2:13.4527||0:07.2532|
|22||17||Resurrection Panel N Paint||Jason Foley||Ford Falcon BF||SC3||2:13.5281||0:07.3286|
|23||35||Unit Racing||Jason Gomersall||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||2:14.6182||0:08.4187|
|24||7||Mocomm Motorsport Comms||Jim Pollicina||Holden Commodore VE||SC3||2:15.5130||0:09.3135|
|25||4||Crusher Parts International||Tony Auddino||Ford Falcon BF||SC3||2:15.9631||0:09.7636|
|26||23||R.H.M||Ray Hislop||Ford Falcon BA||SC3||2:16.0278||0:09.8283|
|27||2||Page Bros Jayco||Steven Page||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||2:18.7901||0:12.5906|