Everingham leads red-flagged Townsville Super2 practice

Tyler Everingham. Picture: Ross Gibb

Tyler Everingham led the opening Dunlop Super2 Series practice session at the NTI Townsville 500.

MW Motorsport’s Everingham set the first representative time, a 1:15.379s, on his second flying lap.

That effort would not be bettered for the remainder of Practice 1’s 40-minute duration.

Zak Best wound up second half a tenth off the pace, with Matt Chahda in third.

The red flag came out 13 minutes into the session, the reason for which was not abundantly clear with all cars returning to the pits.

It wasn’t long before the field filtered back onto the track with a little over 20 minutes remaining on the clock.

Even with more than half the session to run, there were no changes at the pointy end of the leaderboard through to the chequered flag.

Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Declan Fraser was on a flyer on his last lap until a slower third sector.

Tim Blanchard vaulting to eighth was the only other colour late on the timing screens.

Kai Allen was the quickest of the Super3 field in 14th outright, putting him ahead of four Super2 cars.

Practice 2 for the Dunlop Super2 Series begins at 12:05 local time/AEST.

Results: Practice 1

Pos # Competitor/Team Driver Car Laps Fastest Lap Gap
1 27 MWM Tyler Everingham Nissan Altima 17 1:15.3791*
2 78 Best Leisure Industries Zak Best Ford Falcon FG/X 20 1:15.4319 0.0528
3 18 Brad Cattlin and Sons Civil Matthew Chahda Ford Falcon FG/X 15 1:15.4964 0.1173
4 111 Triple Eight Race Engineering Cameron Hill Holden Commodore VF 20 1:15.5618 0.1827
5 777 Triple Eight Race Engineering Declan Fraser Holden Commodore VF 19 1:15.7121 0.3330
6 10 Grove Racing Matthew Payne Nissan Altima 19 1:15.8672 0.4881
7 30 Sherrin Rentals Aaron Seton Holden Commodore VF 17 1:15.9544 0.5753
8 54 Eggleston Motorsport Tim Blanchard Holden Commodore VF 19 1:16.0465 0.6674
9 11 Brema Group Racing Zane Morse Holden Commodore VF 14 1:16.1340 0.7549
10 999 Shred X / Image Racing Jaylyn Robotham Holden Commodore VF 22 1:16.1396 0.7605
11 3 MWM Thomas Maxwell Nissan Altima 20 1:16.3526 0.9735
12 38 Eggleston Motorsport Cameron Crick Holden Commodore VF 23 1:16.6251 1.2460
13 58 EFS 4×4 Accessories Ryal Harris Holden Commodore VF 22 1:16.6347 1.2556
14 6 MWM Angelo Mouzouris Nissan Altima 21 1:16.6482 1.2691
15 49 Image Racing / AWC Jay Hanson Holden Commodore VF 21 1:16.7320 1.3529
16 67 Flash Bush Motorsports Nash Morris Ford Falcon FG/X 19 1:16.8783 1.4992
17 8 Steeline Racing Elly Morrow Holden Commodore VF 24 1:18.2724 2.8933

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