30TH AUGUST: NTI TOWNSVILLE SUPERSPRINT

RACING HARD & LEARNING LOTS

SATURDAY TRACK TIMES

RACE 19 / 39 LAPS

TIME: 15:40

CONDITIONS: Sunny, mild, windy

FINISHED: 16th

WINNER: Jamie Whincup

 

SUNDAY TRACK TIMES

RACE 20 / 39 LAPS

TIME: 13:05

CONDITIONS: Mild, overcast, windy

FINISHED: 23rd

WINNER: Jamie Whincup

 

RACE 21 / 39 LAPS

TIME: 15:40

CONDITIONS: Mild, overcast, windy

FINISHED: 22nd

WINNER: Scott McLaughlin

 

RECAP

For the third straight weekend Supercars were back in action – this time from beautiful, but windy, Townsville in Far North Queensland. Jack in the SCT Motor Sports Commodore luckily avoided a first race lap one multi-car accident and after starting 21st made up 5 spots for a p16 finish on Saturday. A solid start to the weekend.

Two races on Sunday – Jack qualifying 22nd and 23rd. A bit of biff and barge at the start of race 20 but Jack was up to the challenge and stayed out of too much trouble before pitting at half distance for fresh rubber. From there Jack was involved in a tough fight with Pither and Goddard, at one point briefly touching panels with Goddard on the main straight. Tough but enjoyable racing – car #4 finishing in p23.

In the final race of the weekend Jack started out of 23rd and it was a very vigorous opening phase with the SCT MotorSports Commodore involved in a big three-way fight with Pither and teammate Macauley Jones. Car #4 pitted on lap 17 and drove a relatively quiet final stint to the flag to finish in 22nd.

 

THE WORD FROM JACK

“Today was tricky in a lot of ways. Our quali position really didn’t help as qualifying played a massive role in the racing today. I don’t think there was a lot of split in the lap times of the field but we couldn’t really do much with our pit strategy as I didn’t have the best first stint. I had a rough start but that’s something I’m still working on and continue to make small progress which is the main thing.

We had a good final stint and I feel we really salvaged what we had. Plenty to work on during the week but I’m looking forward to being back here next weekend so we can put into action all the things we learnt across this race weekend.”

 

COMING UP

Townsville SuperSprint

Reid Park Street Circuit

5th- 6th September