Three-way fight for practice pace at Wanneroo
A three-way tussle for Round 2 honours in the Dunlop Super3 Series is in store following another tight practice session at Wanneroo Raceway on Friday afternoon – the second for the day.
For the second time in two sessions, Eggleston Motorsport young-gun Kai Allen edged out Brad Vaughan’s Falcon, however Blake Fardell closed the margin to both pacesetters in the red-flag interrupted afternoon blast.
RESULTS: Practice 2
The Mr HDT Race Cars driver ended the day 0.6 seconds behind the two proven pacesetters as he looks to challenge the establishment in tomorrow’s first race.
The afternoon’s session was run in warmer, sunnier conditions, which helped lower the weekend’s benchmark to 56.42 seconds – six-tenths quicker than the first session.
Once again the leading times in Super3 compared favourably with the best in Dunlop Super2, showing the pace at the pointy-end of the grid.
Chris Smerdon trumped Garry Hills for bragging rights in Super3 Cup competition and fourth outright in practice two, the ex-Irwin Racing Falcon beating the local, and practice one pace setter, by just 0.09 seconds.
With Hills fifth, Jason Gomersall was sixth, Jim Pollicina seventh, Tony Auddino eighth, Steven Page ninth and Gary Collins tenth.
Attention now turns to qualifying tomorrow, which will set the grid for the third race of the 2022 Dunlop Super3 Series tomorrow evening.