Payne nabs Super2 pole in Perth
Saturday 30th April, 2022 - 4:59pm
Matt Payne has nabbed pole position for the opening race of Round 2 of the Dunlop Super2 Series with a red flag preventing any late improvements at Wanneroo Raceway.
Payne’s pole-setting time of a 55.5287s came from the first runs on old tyres in the #10 Nissan Altima, before most of the field bolted on fresh tyres.
However, Elly Morrow (#8 VF Commodore) became stuck in the gravel at Turn 6 and with one minute left on the clock race control declared the session, meaning no one could challenge Payne.
“It was pretty good out there, I think the track rubbered up a little bit from yesterday with the soft tyres from the Supercars going around,” Payne said.
“I hadn’t put new tyres on yesterday so I didn’t know what to expect but obviously came out with it and it was really good.”
Jaylyn Robotham (#999 VF Commodore) moved up to second in the closing stages to clinch a spot on the front row of the grid, with the #111 Triple Eight Race Engineering machine of Cameron Hill in third, having set a purple first sector moments before the session was stopped.
Points leader Zak Best (#78 FGX Falcon) could manage no better than 10th, while Ryal Harris (#58 VF Commodore) and Nash Morris (#67 FGX Falcon) were not able to get a clean lap in as a result of the red flag and are due to start Race 1 from 16th and 17th respectively.
Kai Allen (#26 VE Commodore) claimed the quickest time in the Super3 class in 15th overall with a 56.322s.
Blake Fardell improved late in the session to put his #77 VE Commodore to second in Super3 and 18th overall.
Brad Vaughan (#5 Anderson Motorsport FG Falcon) qualified third in Super3 but will start from pit lane as penalty for a testing breach.
Race 1 for Super2/Super3 begins at 17:20 local time (19:20 AEST).
Results: Qualifying, Super2/Super3
|1||10||Grove Racing||Matthew Payne||Nissan Altima||S2||0:55.5287|
|2||999||Erebus Academy / Image Racing||Jaylyn Robotham||Holden Commodore VF||S2||0:55.7281||0:00.1994|
|3||111||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Cameron Hill||Holden Commodore VF||S2||0:55.7375||0:00.2088|
|4||54||Eggleston Motorsport||Matthew McLean||Holden Commodore VF||S2||0:55.7631||0:00.2344|
|5||30||Sherrin Rentals||Aaron Seton||Holden Commodore VF||S2||0:55.8231||0:00.2944|
|6||6||MWM||Angelo Mouzouris||Nissan Altima||S2||0:55.8336||0:00.3049|
|7||27||Blue Ribbon Legal / MWM||Tyler Everingham||Nissan Altima||S2||0:55.8572||0:00.3285|
|8||777||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Declan Fraser||Holden Commodore VF||S2||0:55.8734||0:00.3477|
|9||3||MWM||Thomas Maxwell||Nissan Altima||S2||0:55.8929||0:00.3642|
|10||78||Best Leisure Industries||Zak Best||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||0:55.8994||0:00.3707|
|11||38||Eggleston Motorsport||Cameron Crick||Holden Commodore VF||S2||0:55.9018||0:00.3731|
|12||49||AWC / Image Racing||Jay Hanson||Holden Commodore VF||S2||0:55.9453||0:00.4166|
|13||18||Cavalier Homes||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||0:56.1686||0:00.6399|
|14||11||Brema Group Racing||Zane Morse||Holden Commodore VF||S2||0:56.2375||0:00.7088|
|15||26||Eggleston Motorsport||Kai Allen||Holden Commodore VE||CH||0:56.3229||0:00.7942|
|16||58||EFS 4×4 Accessories||Ryal Harris||Holden Commodore VF||S2||0:56.4794||0:00.9507|
|17||67||Flash Bush Motorsports||Nash Morris||Ford Falcon FG/X||S2||0:56.6290||0:01.1003|
|18||77||MR HDT Race Cars||Blake Fardell||Holden Commodore VE2||CH||0:56.6685||0:01.1398|
|19||5||Anderson Motorsport||Brad Vaughan*||Ford Falcon FG||CH||0:56.7184||0:01.1897|
|20||8||Steeline Racing||Elly Morrow||Holden Commodore VF||S2||0:57.0616||0:01.5329|
|21||76||AC Electrical & Air Conditioni||Garry Hills||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||0:57.8720||0:02.3433|
|22||7||Mocomm Motorsport Comms||Jim Pollicina||Holden Commodore VE||SC3||0:57.9215||0:02.3928|
|23||35||Unit Racing||Jason Gomersall||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||0:57.9661||0:02.4374|
|24||39||Vectra Corp||Chris Smerdon||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||0:59.0094||0:03.4807|
|25||4||Crusher Parts International||Tony Auddino||Ford Falcon BF||SC3||0:59.4250||0:03.8963|
|26||2||Page Bros Jayco||Steven Page||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||0:59.7152||0:04.1865|
*Note: Car #5 will start Race 1 from pit lane due to a penalty