Feeney blazes to second straight Super2 pole
Sunday 11th July, 2021 - 10:07am
Broc Feeney has claimed a second straight Dunlop Super2 Series pole position in Qualifying for Race 2 of Round 2 at Townsville.
The Triple Eight Race Engineering driver is now unbeaten in the five sessions held so far at the Reid Park Street Circuit this weekend having finished the latest hit-out four tenths clear of the field.
Having reclaimed the series lead with his Race 1 win, he will be joined on the front row by pre-Townsville series leader Zak Best, while Jayden Ojeda ended up third on the grid.
Feeney (#888 VF Commodore) belted out a 1:14.0830s on his first flyer, a tenth up on his pole time from the morning prior, despite reportedly starting on his Practice 2 tyres.
Once again, MW Motorsport’s drivers took a slightly different approach, Ojeda working up to a 1:14.3610s on his second complete lap and a 1:14.1530s next time around.
That left the #31 Nissan Altima second on the timing screen and it remained there until Best drove the #78 Tickford Racing FGX Falcon to a 1:14.1307s on his second run.
Ojeda was, by then, back in the pits and not to return, but Feeney was pushing again.
His first lap of the run was not brilliant but his second was a 1:13.7210s which consolidated the 18-year-old’s hold on top spot.
“Man, it felt so good out there,” said Feeney.
“I made a muckery of my first lap, tuned it up a little bit for the second lap and I was so happy with that. I nailed the first sector and I knew if I put the rest of the lap together, it would be pretty good.
“I was so pumped when I came across the line and saw that time, so it’s a credit to this team. I’ve got a fast car and we have got to do it again this afternoon.”
Tim Blanchard was a late mover to fourth with a 1:14.3781s in the #88 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore, with Row 3 to be an all-MW Motorsport affair of Tyler Everingham (#27 Nissan Altima) inside of Josh Fife (#28 Nissan Altima).
Rounding out the top 10 were Matt Chahda (#18 Matt Chahda Motorsport FGX Falcon), Jordan Boys (#49 Image Racing VF Commodore), Aaron Seton (#30 Matt Stone Racing VF Commodore), and Angelo Mouzouris (#6 Triple Eight VF Commodore).
The latter was second to team-mate Feeney initially with a 1:14.8258s on his first flyer but went no quicker thereafter.
In the Super3 segment of qualifying, Nash Morris secured a career-first pole position in any category of racing.
The son of Paul set the two fastest laps in the #67 Flash Bush Motorsport FG Falcon, a 1:16.2923s and then a 1:15.9788s right at the start of the session, while Michael Anderson (#5 Anderson Motorsport FG Falcon) ended up second in class on a 1:16.3734s.
They are set to start 15th and 17th outright when the second and final, 21-lap race of the weekend gets underway this afternoon at 13:25 local time/AEST.
Results: Qualifying for Race 2
|1||888||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Broc Feeney||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:13.7210|
|2||78||Best Leisure Industries||Zak Best||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||1:14.1307||0:00.4097|
|3||31||Jayco / MWM||Jayden Ojeda||Nissan Altima||S2||1:14.1530||0:00.4320|
|4||88||Eggleston Motorsport||Tim Blanchard||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:14.3781||0:00.6571|
|5||27||Blue Ribbon Legal / MWM||Tyler Everingham||Nissan Altima||S2||1:14.4395||0:00.7185|
|6||28||Natural Gas and Water / MWM||Josh Fife||Nissan Altima||S2||1:14.6095||0:00.8885|
|7||18||Adventure Kings||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||1:14.6347||0:00.9137|
|8||49||Joss Group / Image Racing||Jordan Boys||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:14.6364||0:00.9154|
|9||30||Matt Stone Racing||Aaron Seton||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:14.8053||0:01.0843|
|10||6||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Angelo Mouzouris||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:14.8258||0:01.1048|
|11||777||Red Hot Couriers / MWM||Declan Fraser||Nissan Altima||S2||1:14.8407||0:01.1197|
|12||54||Eggleston Motorsport||Matthew McLean||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:14.8910||0:01.1700|
|13||11||Brema Group Racing||Zane Morse||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:14.9386||0:01.2176|
|14||69||Dial Before You Dig||Jon McCorkindale||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:15.3817||0:01.6607|
|15||67||Flash Bush Motorsport||Nash Morris||Ford Falcon FG||CH||1:15.9788||0:02.2578|
|16||38||Eggleston Motorsport||Jack Sipp||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:16.0584||0:02.3374|
|17||5||Anderson Motorsport||Michael Anderson||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||1:16.3734||0:02.6524|
|18||35||Unit Racing||Jason Gomersall||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||1:17.0619||0:03.3409|
|19||77||Mr HDT Race Cars||Blake Fardell||Holden Commodore VE||CH||1:17.1257||0:03.4047|
|20||61||Image Racing||Reef McCarthy||Ford Falcon FG||CH||1:17.1851||0:03.4641|
|21||75||Linc Scaffolding||Brendan Strong||Holden Commodore VE||SC3||1:17.5319||0:03.8109|
|22||39||Vectra Group||Chris Smerdon||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||1:18.6438||0:04.9228|
|23||2||Page Bros Jayco||Steven Page||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||1:19.1421||0:05.4211|
|24||24||North West Recycling||David Murphy||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||1:19.8293||0:06.1083|
|25||96||Collins Racing||Gary Collins||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||1:21.2253||0:07.5043|