Feeney claims third straight Super2 pole
Saturday 17th July, 2021 - 1:41pm
Broc Feeney has taken a third Dunlop Super2 Series pole position in eight days, setting the fastest lap in Qualifying for Race 1 of Round 3 in Townsville.
The Triple Eight Race Engineering driver finished his 10-minute hit-out 0.1318s clear of Tickford Racing’s Zak Best, with MW Motorsport’s Jayden Ojeda third in a result which replicates the top three in the series standings.
Feeney (#888 VF Commodore) was quickest after the first flyers with a 1:15.0859s but matters would be decided once everyone bolted on greens for the final run.
Ojeda (#31 Nissan Altima) clocked a 1:14.5968s on his first representative lap before Feeney rolled out a 1:14.3894s in the penultimate minute of the session.
Best (#78 FGX Falcon) split them with a 1:14.5212s just before the chequered flag, which not only shuffled Ojeda to third but also Angelo Mouzouris (#6 VF Commodore) to fourth in the other Triple Eight entry.
“To be honest, my radio stopped in that one so I had no idea,” said Feeney.
“I thought the first lap was pretty good, I was pretty excited with the time and pushed on for the next two, but I had no idea what was going on, to be honest. I’m like, ‘Should they call me in or not?’
“When I saw this sign [pole] out the front of my garage, I’m so excited. Three in a row for this amazing team, cannot thank them enough, and man, I’m so excited to be back and go racing again this afternoon”
Jordan Boys (#49 Image Racing VF Commodore) ended up fifth, ahead of Practice pace-setter Aaron Seton (#30 Matt Stone Racing VF Commodore), Matt Chahda (#18 Matt Chahda Motorsport FGX Falcon), Tyler Everingham (#27 MWM Nissan Altima), Jack Perkins (#88 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore), and Declan Fraser (#777 MWM Nissan Altima).
Josh Fife (#28 MWM Nissan Altima) ended up 11th after being impeded by Eggleston’s Jack Sipp (#38 VF Commodore) when he went off-sequence for his final run, with the latter incurring a three-position grid penalty as a consequence.
In the Super3 class, Nash Morris (#67 Flash Bush Motorsport FG Falcon) doubled his career pole tally six days after his first with a 1:16.2531s which puts him 16th outright on the grid.
Super3 series leader Michael Anderson (#5 Anderson Motorsport FG Falcon) was third in class and 19th outright on a 1:16.8181s, although he is set to start 18th due to Sipp’s penalty.
Race 1 of Round 3, a 21-lapper, is due for a start this afternoon at 15:30 local time/AEST.
Results: Qualifying for Race 1
|1||888||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Broc Feeney||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:14.3894|
|2||78||Best Leisure Industries||Zak Best||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||1:14.5212||0:00.1318|
|3||31||Jayco / MWM||Jayden Ojeda||Nissan Altima||S2||1:14.5968||0:00.2074|
|4||6||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Angelo Mouzouris||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:14.8878||0:00.4984|
|5||49||Image Racing / Joss Group||Jordan Boys||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:14.9000||0:00.5106|
|6||30||Matt Stone Racing||Aaron Seton||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:14.9654||0:00.5760|
|7||18||Adventure Kings||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||1:15.1516||0:00.7622|
|8||27||Blue Ribbon Legal / MWM||Tyler Everingham||Nissan Altima||S2||1:15.2029||0:00.8135|
|9||88||Eggleston Motorsport||Jack Perkins||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:15.2166||0:00.8272|
|10||777||Red Hot Couriers / MWM||Declan Fraser||Nissan Altima||S2||1:15.3603||0:00.9709|
|11||28||Natural Gas and Water / MWM||Josh Fife||Nissan Altima||S2||1:15.3882||0:00.9988|
|12||54||Eggleston Motorsport||Matthew McLean||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:15.4174||0:01.0280|
|13||11||Brema Group Racing||Zane Morse||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:15.4501||0:01.0607|
|14||999||Rare Spares / Image Racing||Jaylyn Robotham||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:15.6377||0:01.2483|
|15||69||Dial Before You Dig||Jon McCorkindale||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:15.9338||0:01.5444|
|16||67||Flash Bush Motorsport||Nash Morris||Ford Falcon FG||CH||1:16.2531||0:01.8637|
|17||38||Eggleston Motorsport||Jack Sipp||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:16.4842||0:02.0948|
|18||77||Mr HDT Race Cars||Blake Fardell||Holden Commodore VE||CH||1:16.5496||0:02.1602|
|19||5||Anderson Motorsport||Michael Anderson||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||1:16.8181||0:02.4287|
|20||61||Image Racing||Reef McCarthy||Ford Falcon FG||CH||1:16.9798||0:02.5904|
|21||75||Linc Scsffolding||Brendan Strong||Holden Commodore VE||SC3||1:17.2719||0:02.8825|
|22||35||Unit Racing||Jason Gomersall||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||1:17.4526||0:03.0632|
|23||39||Vectra Group||Chris Smerdon||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||1:18.1191||0:03.7297|
|24||96||Collins Racing||Gary Collins||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||1:20.6910||0:06.3016|
Note: Car #38 3pos grid penalty