Kyle Gurton and Tim Brook lead the way at the Mountain
Young gun Kyle Gurton and title contender Tim Brook split the practice sessions for this weekend’s third round of Turtle Wax Trans Am at Bathurst.
Gurton led the opening session of the weekend in the Micale Cabinets/Nuveau Group Dream Racing Australia run Ford Mustang as he set a 2m 12.361s lap time, leading the similar All American Driveline example of Ben Grice by 0.398s.
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Title contenders Tim Brook and Nathan Herne followed with just 0.201s splitting the pair in their Mustangs.
Rounding out the top five was the Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang driven by Nash Morris ahead of Owen Kelly’s similar Garry Rogers Motorsport run entry, while the TPS Group/Breeze Holiday Parks-sponsored Chevrolet Camaro of Brett Holdsworth broke the pony streak.
Rounding out the top 10 were Dial Before You Dig’s Jon McCorkindale, rookie Cody Burcher in his new livery and Dalton Ellery all in Mustangs.
In second practice, Brook set the fastest time with a 2m 12.920s to be 0.129s ahead of Gurton as Herne followed in third from Grice and Holdsworth.
Burcher improved to be sixth ahead of McCorkindale, Morris, Kelly and Grice’s teammate Nic Carroll in the Hogan Prestige Cars Dodge Challenger.
The next time Turtle Wax Trans Am Series will hit the track is for qualifying later this afternoon at 3:40pm AEST.
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