Dumbrell wins crash-marred Super2 Race 2
- By Courtney Callow
- Dunlop Super2 Series
Race 2 of the Dunlop Super2 Series at Symmons Plains became a two-lap sprint after an early crash triggered a lengthy red flag.
Paul Dumbrell claimed the win by holding off Todd Hazelwood, Jack Le Brocq, Shae Davies and Will Brown in a brief sprint to the chequered flag.
Youngster Macauley Jones earlier limped away from a four-car crash on the opening lap while there were a number of other near misses as drivers did their best to avoid collisions as the rain continued to fall in northern Tasmania.
Jones was spun broadside on the exit of turn three after squeezing Jake Kostecki against the left-side fence in the tricky conditions.
Jack Smith then slammed into his BJR team-mate, while Bryce Fullwood and Mason Barbera also joined the accident.
The incident caused a red flag, with the field using the opportunity to change to wet tyres while in pitlane before the restart.
Team owner Brad Jones said the incident is disappointing but is hopeful the team will get the cars back on track for this afternoon's race three.
“I’m not sure exactly what happened, but he (Macauley) had someone on the inside and obviously, there’s been contact and around he’s gone,” said Jones.
“It’s really disappointing, but there’s one dry line and any time you’re on the wet you’re going to be in a bit of trouble.
“It seems a bit unnecessary on lap one of a wet/dry race, but hopefully we can patch them up and get back out again this weekend.”
Anton De Pasquale emerged unscathed from a 360 degree spin at the same part of the circuit after the restart but escaped damage and finished eighth.
Andrew Jones was however spun by Garry Jacobson at the following corner, earning the latter a 15 second post-race penalty that dumped the Prodrive Ford from ninth to 17th.
The Dunlop Super2 field will line up for Race 3 this afternoon at 3:30pm in the finishing order from Race 2.
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