McLean on top in Super2 Practice 1 at Perth

Matt McLean

Eggleston Motorsport’s Matt McLean has gone fastest in Practice 1 for Round 2 of the Dunlop Super2 Series at Wanneroo Raceway.

In a session which looked like finishing with a Triple Eight Race Engineering one-two, a Triple Eight-built car did indeed end up on top after 40 minutes of track activity, but it was neither of those entered by the Banyo team itself.

Instead, honours went to McLean courtesy of a late 0:56.1471s, giving him a 0.0070s margin over Cameron Hill and 0.2593s on Declan Fraser.

Hill (#111 VF Commodore) had been quickest at the end of the first flyers with a 0:56.4756s, and that was still the case when he set new fastest first and second sectors, three laps later.

A subsequent track limits breach ruined that lap and next to move the benchmark would instead be his Triple Eight team-mate Fraser (#777 VF Commodore), who went 0:56.4064s at the end of his first run.

Hill hit back with a 0:56.3167s at the start of his second run, and that was still the fastest lap of the session when a red flag was called in the 18th minute, with timing suggesting an issue for Jay Hanson (#49 Image Racing VF Commodore) at the final corner.

Action resumed after a pause of around seven minutes, but it took until the final two minutes for a change at the top of the timing screen, which was Hill improving his own personal best to a 0:56.1541s.

However, he was usurped almost immediately when McLean wheeled his #54 VF Commodore to that 0:56.1471s, before putting his cue in the rack next time around, just prior to the chequered flag.

Behind Hill and Fraser, who remained on the aforementioned time, was Grove Racing’s Matt Payne ended up fourth with a lap of 0:56.4667s in the #10 Nissan Altima, then MW Motorsport’s Angelo Mouzouris in the #6 Nissan Altima on a 0:56.4984s.

Sixth through ninth were Aaron Seton (#30 Matt Stone Racing VF Commodore), Tyler Everingham (#27 MWM Nissan Altima), Thomas Maxwell (#3 MWM Nissan Altima), and Tickford Racing’s series leader Zak Best, who ended up 0.4905s off the pace in the #78 FGX Falcon.

Cameron Crick (#38 VF Commodore) completed the top 10 while Eggleston team-mate Kai Allen (#26 VE Commodore) was quickest in the Super3 class with a 0:57.0465s which put him 13th overall.

Brad Vaughan (#5 Anderson Motorsport FG Falcon) was second in Super3 and 14th overall at 0.0229s adrift, while Hanson did get back onto the race track and ended up 18th, with no advance on the time he set before the red flag.

Practice 2 at the Bunnings Trade Perth SuperNight, another 40-minute session, starts this afternoon at 15:20 local time/17:20 AEST.

Results: Practice 1

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Cls Fastest lap Split
1 54 Eggleston Motorsport Matthew McLean Holden Commodore VF S2 0:56.1471
2 111 Triple Eight Race Engineering Cameron Hill Holden Commodore VF S2 0:56.1541 0:00.0070
3 777 Triple Eight Race Engineering Declan Fraser Holden Commodore VF S2 0:56.4064 0:00.2593
4 10 Grove Racing Matthew Payne Nissan Altima S2 0:56.4667 0:00.3196
5 6 MWM Angelo Mouzouris Nissan Altima S2 0:56.4984 0:00.3513
6 30 Sherrin Rentals Aaron Seton Holden Commodore VF S2 0:56.5114 0:00.3643
7 27 Blue Ribbon Legal / MWM Tyler Everingham Nissan Altima S2 0:56.5675 0:00.4204
8 3 MWM Thomas Maxwell Nissan Altima S2 0:56.6158 0:00.4687
9 78 Best Leisure Industries Zak Best Ford Falcon FG/X S2 0:56.6376 0:00.4905
10 38 Eggleston Motorsport Cameron Crick Holden Commodore VF S2 0:56.7229 0:00.5758
11 999 Erebus Academy / Image Racing Jaylyn Robotham Holden Commodore VF S2 0:56.8033 0:00.6562
12 18 Cavalier Homes Matthew Chahda Ford Falcon FG/X S2 0:56.8943 0:00.7472
13 26 Eggleston Motorsport Kai Allen Holden Commodore VE CH 0:57.0465 0:00.8994
14 5 Anderson Motorsport Brad Vaughan Ford Falcon FG CH 0:57.0694 0:00.9223
15 11 Brema Group Racing Zane Morse Holden Commodore VF S2 0:57.1115 0:00.9644
16 77 MR HDT Race Cars Blake Fardell Holden Commodore VE2 CH 0:57.1478 0:01.0007
17 58 EFS 4×4 Accessories Ryal Harris Holden Commodore VF S2 0:57.2315 0:01.0844
18 49 AWC / Image Racing Jay Hanson Holden Commodore VF S2 0:57.3599 0:01.2128
19 8 Steeline Racing Elly Morrow Holden Commodore VF S2 0:57.5200 0:01.3729
20 67 Flash Bush Motorsports Nash Morris Ford Falcon FG/X S2 0:57.9722 0:01.8251
21 76 AC Electrical & Air Conditioni Garry Hills Holden Commodore VE2 SC3 0:58.1221 0:01.9750
22 35 Unit Racing Jason Gomersall Ford Falcon FG SC3 0:58.5941 0:02.4470
23 7 Mocomm Motorsport Comms Jim Pollicina Holden Commodore VE SC3 0:59.1679 0:03.0208
24 4 Crusher Parts International Tony Auddino Ford Falcon BF SC3 0:59.5399 0:03.3928
25 39 Vectra Corp Chris Smerdon Ford Falcon FG SC3 0:59.7470 0:03.5999
26 2 Page Bros Jayco Steven Page Holden Commodore VE2 SC3 1:01.1638 0:05.0167
27 96 Collins Racing Gary Collins Holden Commodore VE2 SC3 1:01.7258 0:05.5787

Classes: S2 Super2, CH Super3 Championship, SC3 Super3 Cup, HC Super3 Heritage Class

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