DUNLOP SUPER2 RACERS EXCEL AT SYMMONS PLAINS IN 2018
- Symmons Plains, Tasmania.
Chris Pither Delivers in Every Race – Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd noted the second round of the Dunlop Super2 series could not have got off to a better start for Chris Pither in the GRM #44 Commodore, posting fastest time in practice 1 and setting him up for what was a great weekend.
"Macauley also looked strong in practice 1 and finished 6th fastest while Mason was midfield in 15th," Brian said.
Mason Logs His Best Performance – Brian Boyd
"Mason also had his best performance of the round with a solid 11th place after starting 21st on the grid and avoiding a number of clashes with his rivals," Brian Boyd said.
"Race 2 was a start-to-finish lead for Chris, giving him his third Super2 win in the series and his first win for GRM. Even some light rain did not deter him and he took the chequered flag nearly six seconds ahead of the runner-up, Brodie Kostecki.
"Macauley had a great start and was up in second place by turn 1, only to have the spot taken away when he was blocked. He ran a strong race and looked set for a podium third place before he ran wide at turn 6 and had to settle for 4th. Mason made up four positions to finish 17th," completed Brian Boyd.
"Race 3 was a drag race to the first corner between pole-sitter, Chris and Paul Dumbrell, with Dumbrell getting the better run through the corner. Chris applied pressure throughout the race in an attempt to retrieve the lead, but finally had to settle for second.
"Macauley had his best result for the round, coming in 3rd, while Mason was caught up in an altercation that resulted in a bent steering arm on the #99 Commodore that sent him into the pits with his race run," Mr. Boyd recounted.
Chris Earns the Round Trophy with 3 Outstanding Drives – Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd said that with a win and two seconds, Chris could not have been happier to accept the round trophy and jump into second place in the championship.
"Macauley also jumped up a position on the leaderboard to sit in 4th position.
"On their performances in the two rounds to date, both Chris and Macauley are definite contenders for the championship title this year," Brian added.
The next round is at the Perth SuperSprint on 4-6 May, 2018
Go Team PAYCE!