Feeney quickest again in Townsville Super2 practice
Friday 9th July, 2021 - 2:34pm
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
|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|