GARRY’S PHILLIP ISLAND SUPERCARS SUPPORTS WRAP – SATURDAY
JACK LE Brocq atoned for being passed late in yesterday’s race by winning the second and third outings of Phillip Island’s Dunlop Super 2 series third round.
The Matt White Motorsport Nissan Altima driver withstood the challenge of race one winner Garry Jacobson (PRA Ford Falcon FG/X) before taking a clear-cut victory over Paul Dumbrell (Eggleston Motorsport Holden Commodore VF) and Todd Hazelwood (Matt Stone Racing VF). Jacobson’s bid for the lead ended with a dramatic tyre blowout at turn one.
Finishing fourth after a great early battle with Hazelwood was Shae Davies (MWM Altima) in front of Anton de Pasquale (Paul Morris Motorsports FG/X), Will Brown (Eggleston VF) and Richard Muscat in the Garry Rogers Motorsport PAYCE VF.
Hazelwood would receive a post-race five-second penalty for contact on Davies during their battle and was relegated to fifth.
In race three this afternoon, Le Brocq led all the way. Dumbrell clung to second ahead of Hazelwood until a touch at MG corner spun the former around and allowed de Pasquale to grab second.
The latter held on to second ahead of Hazelwood who would have 15 seconds added to his race time. Davies was elevated to third ahead of Dumbrell, Muscat and Brown. Hazelwood was seventh and Jacobson finished eighth, having started rear of grid.
In the Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Car Series Tyler Greenbury nailed it for his first win, driving an Eggleston Motorsport Holden Commodore VE. Third early, he followed Geoff Emery (ex-Craig Lowndes VE) by pole sitter and initial race leader Michael Anderson (ex-PRA Ford Falcon FG) and then eventually passed Emery for the win.
Fourth spot was keenly contested and eventually saw Jon McCorkindale (ex-Stone Brothers Racing Falcon AU) come out on top over Jack Smith (Brad Jones Racing VE), Josh Smith (Image Racing FG) and Jim Pollicina (ex-Tasman Motorsport VE).
Earlier Kennedy gambled on switching to slick tyres on a drying track after a safety car, and eclipsed Garry Hills (ex Walkinshaw Racing VE) who was also on slicks, for pole position.
Three-time V8 Ute Racing Series title winner Ryal Harris (Ford Falcon) converted pole position to an all-the-way win in race one today. He headed home Mason Barbara (FG) and Kim Jane (Holden Commodore VE) after that pair had exchanged places a couple of times. Next was category debutant Blake Sciberras (FG) who won his battle over New Zealander Peter Ward (VE).
Aaron Seton crossed the line first in the season opener for the Toyota 86 Racing Series, less than a car length ahead of Jimmy Vernon. But Seton would be the recipient of a 30-second penalty for contact on then race leader Cameron Hill early into lap seven of the eight-lap race.
Hill had been the fastest qualifier and led to that point. Because of the contact, he had a left rear puncture. Second went to Trent Grubel with guest driver Warren Luff next ahead of Damon Strongman and Jason Bargwanna.
Date posted: April 22, 2017