Broc Feeney has been the fastest in the collision-filled race 2 qualifier in the fifth round of the Dunlop Super2 Series at Mount Panorama.
Strictly speaking, 25 drivers drove the lap time, but only seven of them were representative because of the two red flags.
Assuming these results are the starting order for Saturday afternoon’s 16-infant, alongside the series leader and his # 888 Triple Eight Race Engineering VF Commodore in line 1 is Image Racing’s Jordan Boys (# 49 VF Commodore).
Eggleston Motorsport’s Matt McLean (# 54 VF Commodore) would line up inside line 2 alongside Jaylyn Robotham (# 999 VF Commodore) in the second picture.
Candidate Zak Best (# 78 Tickford Racing FGX Falcon) was sixth fastest in race 2 qualifiers, but Jayden Ojeda (# 31 Nissan Altima) was only 20. He was fastest for the second sector when the second red flag was called.
Unfortunately, the MW Motorsport driver was not given the opportunity to complete the lap properly because the training was announced due to the correction of obstacles.
This made a mixed order with Super3 rival Garry Collins (No. 96 Collins VE Commodore), not only number one in the class but also officially eighth, albeit at lap time of 8: 57.1347s.
The collision got a red flag within two minutes after Tyler Everingham and Matt Payne apparently collided out of the round.
The field continued to warm its tires as Everingham stopped on the side of Mountain Straight and his # 27 Nissan Altima sports damage in his left rear corner.
Although the cameras did not record the incident, MW Motorsport boss Matthew White claimed the competitor had drifted into Everingham, and Grove Racing’s Payne was later revealed as a second party.
White said, “Tyler is perfectly fine. He was just trying to get moving, and the car drifted inside him as he accelerated straight up; a tough weekend for us.
“It doesn’t look like he’s going back out of this session,” he added.
“The back hangs, so it becomes arms, it can also be an axle.”
Payne (No. 10 Nissan Altima) said: “I really don’t know [what happened].
“I was just weaving down straight, warming up the tires and then checking my mirror before I went over the hill.
“I thought those guys were behind me, and then I made one stop just to warm up the brakes, and then I started weaving again, and next I know I’ve been hit.
“I don’t really know what happened, but we’re moving on. The car feels good, so I guess it’s just a bit of a crazy incident.
During the stand, it was reported that the matter was progressing to a post-competition investigation.
Shortly before the drivers were released from the depot lane again, another red flag came.
It seemed to be triggered when Super2 rival Jon McCorkindale (Mac Motorsport) spun the # 69 VF Commodore, which came out of The Dipper and hit the left front corner of the concrete wall as it rotated.
People like Nash Morris (# 67 Flash Bush Motorsport FG Falcon) only managed to squeeze past the broken green Holden, but further down the track Matt Stone Racing’s Aaron Seton smashed the wall as he left The Chase a moment later.
Repetitions suggest the reds were just about to open as Seton crossed the curb and spun under the bridge, causing a heavy blow to the # 30 VF Commodore in front.
Dad and MSR crew member Glenn Seton report, “Yeah, he’s fine.
“When he comes from The Chase, he has a bike in the dirt and it has just turned him towards the fence.
“Just a mistake; it’s disappointing, but we’ll be back.”
The session was resumed initially at 15.40 local time, 30 minutes after it began, but the restart never came.
Triple Eight’s Angelo Mouzouris didn’t attend the session after falling in the # 6 VF Commodore race 1 qualifier this morning, but she is believed to have a good chance to compete in the first race of the weekend tomorrow.
That 16-year-old rider is scheduled to start tomorrow at 3:30 p.m., local time / AEDT, and Feeney will start from Napa.
Results: Qualification 2
|Pos||with one||Team / sponsor||Driver||Car||Cls||Fastest lap||Share|
|1||888||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Broc Feeney||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2: 07.2491|
|2||49||Joss Group / Image Racing||Jordan’s boys||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2: 07.3490||0: 00.0999|
|3||54||Eggleston Motorsport||Matthew McLean||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2: 07.3857||0: 00.1366|
|4||999||Rare spare parts / Image Racing||Jaylyn Robotham||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2: 07.7112||0: 00.4621|
|5||18||Falcon spare parts and repairs||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG / X||S2||2: 08.0181||0: 00.7690|
|6||78||The best leisure areas||Zak paras||Ford Falcon FG / X||S2||2: 08.1716||0: 00.9225|
|7||88||Eggleston Motorsport||Tim Blanchard||Holden Commodore VF||S2||2: 08.7098||0: 01.4607|
|8||96||Collins Racing||Gary Collins||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||8: 57.1347||6: 49.8856|
|9||7||Mocomm Motorsport Comms||Jim Pollicina||Holden Commodore VE||SC3||9: 05.9503||6: 58.7012|
|10||24||Northwest Recycling||David Murphy||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||9: 13.0216||7: 05.7725|
|11||25||Weldcraft Motorsport||Paul Boschert||Holden Commodore VE||SC3||9: 13.2484||7: 05.9993|
|12||77||Mr. HDT racing cars||Blake Fardell||Holden Commodore VE||CH||9: 14.5596||7: 07.3105|
|13||17||Resurrection Panel N Paint||Jason Foley||Ford Falcon BF||SC3||9: 16.2221||7: 08.9730|
|14||219||Masterton Motorsport||James Masterton||Holden Commodore VE||SC3||9: 24.3076||7: 17.0585|
|15||5||Anderson Motorsport||Michael Anderson||Ford Falcon FG||SC3||9: 28.1467||7: 20.8976|
|16||30||Sherr rents||Aaron Seton||Holden Commodore VF||S2||9: 37.0118||7: 29.7627|
|17||67||Flash Bush Motorsport||Nash Morris||Ford Falcon FG||CH||9: 37.3560||7: 30.1069|
|18||8||Brad Jones Racing||Elly Morrow||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||9: 40.5912||7: 33.3421|
|19||2||Bros Jayco page||Steven Page||Holden Commodore VE2||SC3||9: 41.8079||7: 34.5588|
|20||31||Jayco / MWM||Jayden Ojeda||Nissan altima||S2||9: 43.2517||7: 36.0026|
|21||61||Image Racing||Reef McCarthy||Ford Falcon FG||CH||9: 44.8405||7: 37.5914|
|22||38||Eggleston Motorsport||Josh Fife||Holden Commodore VF||S2||9: 45.8228||7: 38.5737|
|23||11||Brema Group Racing||Zane Morse||Holden Commodore VF||S2||9: 47.9516||7: 40.7025|
|24||10||Grove Motorsport||Matthew Payne||Nissan altima||S2||9: 48.6125||7: 41.3634|
|25||69||Call before digging||Jon McCorkindale||Holden Commodore VF||S2||*: **. ****||8: 10.9045|
|27||Blue Ribbon Legal / MWM||Tyler Everingham||Nissan altima||S2|