Feeney quickest again in Townsville Super2 practice

Broc Feeney

Broc Feeney remains the pace-setter after the second and final practice session for Round 2 of the Dunlop Super2 Series at the NTI Townsville 500.

The Triple Eight Race Engineering driver was fastest for much of the 40-minute hit-out, snatching back first position with a 1:14.6281s after the chequered flag.

MW Motorsport Nissan Altima entries filled second and third, Josh Fife setting a personal best 1:14.8400s in Car #28 and Jayden Ojeda a 1:15.0621s.

Feeney (#888 VF Commodore) was a long way quicker than the rest through the opening runs, when he went 1:15.6144s, 1:15.1725s, and 1:15.3635s before pitting.

The best of those was already faster than he had gone in Practice 1, while next-best to that point in Practice 2 was team-mate Angelo Mouzouris (#6 VF Commodore) at 0.8472s adrift, with Aaron Seton (#30 Matt Stone Racing VF Commodore) 0.0051s further back.

Ojeda had a fairly eventful beginning to the session, torching a right-front tyre before coming to a stop between Turns 10 and 11 after around a dozen minutes.

He was able to re-fire Car #31 and drive back to the pits, but not before triggering what would only be a brief red flag.

When proceedings got back underway, Image Racing’s Jordan Boys (#49 VF Commodore) moved to second with a 1:15.6386s, before Matt McLean (#54 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore) took up third on a 1:15.9298s.

Matt Chahda (#18 Matt Chahda Motorsport FGX Falcon) edged the latter with a 1:15.8451s in the 25th minute, then Boys improved marginally to a 1:15.6219s.

That was usurped by Seton’s 1:15.2288s and Tim Blanchard’s 1:15.3763s in the 34th minute, and the latter went faster again two laps later with a 1:15.3183s in the #88 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore.

By then, the rest were going for their qualifying simulations, leading to a flurry of personal best lap times.

Fife jumped nine spots to third when he laid down a 1:15.2895s inside the final three minutes, then Ojeda climbed 10 positions to second in setting a 1:15.1739s.

The former moved to the top when he set his fastest lap in the final minute before the chequered flag, at which point the latter went to a 1:15.0648s.

Ojeda improved yet again on his last lap, but not enough to dislodge Fife, before Feeney bettered both of them.

Seton ended up fourth, from Blanchard, Tyler Everingham (#27 MWM Nissan Altima), series leader Zak Best (#78 Tickford Racing FGX Falcon), Mouzouris, Zane Morse (#11 Zane Morse VF Commodore), and Declan Fraser (#777 MWM Nissan Altima).

Boys finished 11th-fastest, while Nash Morris (#67 Flash Bush Motorsport FG Falcon) topped the Super3 class in 16th outright on a 1:17.0520s, one position and 0.2095s ahead of Michael Anderson (#5 Anderson Motorsport FG Falcon).

Jaylyn Robotham missed the session after crashing the #999 Image VF Commodore when rain was falling early in Practice 1, but is hopeful of reappearing on-track before the weekend is out.

Practice 2 was runny in sunny conditions, although there was a report of patchy, light rain midway through proceedings.

Qualifying for Race 1 of the weekend, in which the field will be split along class lines, is set to start tomorrow at 10:35 local time/AEST.

Results: Practice 2

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Cls Fastest lap Split
1 888 Triple Eight Race Engineering Broc Feeney Holden Commodore VF S2 1:14.6281
2 28 Natural Gas and Water / MWM Josh Fife Nissan Altima S2 1:14.8400 0:00.2119
3 31 Jayco / MWM Jayden Ojeda Nissan Altima S2 1:15.0621 0:00.4340
4 30 Matt Stone Racing Aaron Seton Holden Commodore VF S2 1:15.2288 0:00.6007
5 88 Eggleston Motorsport Tim Blanchard Holden Commodore VF S2 1:15.3183 0:00.6902
6 27 Blue Ribbon Legal / MWM Tyler Everingham Nissan Altima S2 1:15.3262 0:00.6981
7 78 Best Leisure Industries Zak Best Ford Falcon FG/X S2 1:15.4065 0:00.7784
8 6 Triple Eight Race Engineering Angelo Mouzouris Holden Commodore VF S2 1:15.4596 0:00.8315
9 11 Brema Group Racing Zane Morse Holden Commodore VF S2 1:15.4751 0:00.8470
10 777 Red Hot Couriers / MWM Declan Fraser Nissan Altima S2 1:15.4808 0:00.8527
11 49 Joss Group / Image Racing Jordan Boys Holden Commodore VF S2 1:15.6219 0:00.9938
12 18 Adventure Kings Matthew Chahda Ford Falcon FG/X S2 1:15.6933 0:01.0652
13 54 Eggleston Motorsport Matthew McLean Holden Commodore VF S2 1:15.9298 0:01.3017
14 69 Dial Before You Dig Jon McCorkindale Holden Commodore VF S2 1:16.4942 0:01.8661
15 38 Eggleston Motorsport Jack Sipp Holden Commodore VF S2 1:16.6628 0:02.0347
16 67 Flash Bush Motorsport Nash Morris Ford Falcon FG CH 1:17.0520 0:02.4239
17 5 Anderson Motorsport Michael Anderson Ford Falcon FG SC3 1:17.2615 0:02.6334
18 77 Mr HDT Race Cars Blake Fardell Holden Commodore VE CH 1:17.5260 0:03.8979
19 35 Unit Racing Jason Gomersall Ford Falcon FG SC3 1:17.9034 0:03.2753
20 39 Vectra Group Chris Smerdon Ford Falcon FG SC3 1:18.3650 0:03.7369
21 61 Image Racing Reef McCarthy Ford Falcon FG CH 1:18.6402 0:04.0121
22 75 Linc Scaffolding Brendan Strong Holden Commodore VE SC3 1:19.5842 0:04.9561
23 2 Page Bros Jayco Steven Page Holden Commodore VE2 SC3 1:20.1382 0:05.5101
24 24 North West Recycling David Murphy Ford Falcon FG SC3 1:20.5942 0:05.9661
25 96 Collins Racing Gary Collins Holden Commodore VE2 SC3 1:23.3489 0:08.7208

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