Seton fastest, huge scare for Fife in Super2 Practice
Saturday 17th July, 2021 - 11:29am
Aaron Seton set the pace in a Dunlop Super2 Series Practice session at Townsville which finished early due to a fast spin for a wing-less Josh Fife.
Red flags flew with just over five minutes of the scheduled 40 remaining after the #28 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima threw its rear wing plane off on Boundary Street (main straight).
Unsurprisingly, Fife swapped ends when he attempted to negotiate the Turn 1 kink, but he managed to stay away from the walls as he clamped on the brakes.
With the session not restarting, the #30 Matt Stone Racing VF Commodore of Seton was left at the top of the timing screen thanks to a 1:15.4875s, almost two tenths up on Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Broc Feeney.
The latter had kicked things off with a 1:16.4589s in the #888 VF Commodore, and followed it up with a 1:16.1609s and a 1:15.9907s before bringing his first run to an end.
Once Jordan Boys (#49 Image Racing VF Commodore) had set a representative lap time, he was second-fastest on a 1:16.1743s, before being usurped by Seton on a 1:16.0182s in the 11th minute.
Fife and Feeney traded fastest laps early on their second runs, the former going to a 1:15.9698s before the latter clocked a 1:15.7681s.
Fife hit back with a 1:15.7655s but the series leader once again quickly wrested top spot back, with a 1:15.6804s.
Despite the thin margin between #888 and #28, Seton split them on his third run with a 1:15.7516s, and stayed second with a 1:15.7187s on his following lap.
The third-generation driver overhauled Feeney next time onto the race track with a 1:15.4875s, just before the red flag which brought a premature end to the session.
Feeney, who dominated Round 2 in Townsville last weekend, was therefore second-best for the first time in seven sessions at the Reid Park Street Circuit, ahead off Fife, Boys, and Tyler Everingham (#27 MWM Nissan Altima).
Jack Perkins (#88 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore) ended up sixth, ahead of Jayden Ojeda (#31 MWM Nissan Altima), Angelo Mouzouris (#6 Triple Eight VF Commodore), Matt Chahda (#18 Matt Chahda Motorsport FGX Falcon), and Zak Best (#78 Tickford Racing FGX Falcon).
Nash Morris (#67 Flash Bush Motorsport FG Falcon) was fastest in the Super3 class in 17th outright, behind all the Super2 runners, on a 1:17.4235s.
For reference, the fastest practice lap last weekend was Feeney’s 1:14.6281s.
Qualifying for Race 1 of Round 3 starts this afternoon at 13:05 local time/AEST.
|1||30||Matt Stone Racing||Aaron Seton||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:15.4875|
|2||888||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Broc Feeney||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:15.6804||0:00.1929|
|3||28||Natural Gas and Water / MWM||Josh Fife||Nissan Altima||S2||1:15.7655||0:00.2780|
|4||49||Image Racing / Joss Group||Jordan Boys||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:15.9520||0:00.4645|
|5||27||Blue Ribbon Legal / MWM||Tyler Everingham||Nissan Altima||S2||1:15.9625||0:00.4750|
|6||88||Eggleston Motorsport||Jack Perkins||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:15.9792||0:00.4917|
|7||31||Jayco / MWM||Jayden Ojeda||Nissan Altima||S2||1:16.0464||0:00.5589|
|8||6||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Angelo Mouzouris||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:16.1201||0:00.6326|
|9||18||Adventure Kings||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||1:16.1490||0:00.6615|
|10||78||Best Leisure Industries||Zak Best||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||1:16.2715||0:00.7840|
|11||777||Red Hot Couriers / MWM||Declan Fraser||Nissan Altima||S2||1:16.3539||0:00.8664|
|12||54||Eggleston Motorsport||Matthew McLean||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:16.6005||0:01.1130|
|13||11||Brema Group Racing||Zane Morse||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:16.6078||0:01.1203|
|14||999||Rare Spares / Image Racing||Jaylyn Robotham||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:16.7001||0:01.2126|
|15||69||Dial Before You Dig||Jon McCorkindale||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:16.8111||0:01.3236|
|16||38||Eggleston Motorsport||Jack Sipp||Holden Commodore VF||S2||1:17.2052||0:01.7177|
|17||67||Flash Bush Motorsport||Nash Morris||Ford Falcon FG||CH||1:17.4235||0:01.9360|
|18||77||Mr HDT Race Cars||Blake Fardell||Holden Commodore VE||CH||1:17.8850||0:02.3975|
|19||5||Anderson Motorsport||Michael Anderson||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||1:18.2180||0:02.7305|
|20||35||Unit Racing||Jason Gomersall||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||1:18.3287||0:02.8412|
|21||75||Linc Scsffolding||Brendan Strong||Holden Commodore VE||SC3||1:18.4807||0:02.9932|
|22||61||Image Racing||Reef McCarthy||Ford Falcon FG||CH||1:18.5772||0:03.0897|
|23||39||Vectra Group||Chris Smerdon||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||1:19.0589||0:03.5714|
|24||96||Collins Racing||Gary Collins||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||1:23.6098||0:08.1223|