'All or nothing' for Best in Adelaide finale

10 Nov 2022
Tickford driver just 75 points behind Declan Fraser
2 mins by James Pavey

With the Super2 title within reach, Zak Best will adopt an “all or nothing” approach in Adelaide.

Best, who has won three of five rounds this year, is 75 points behind leader Declan Fraser.

The Tickford Racing driver finished second behind another Triple Eight driver, Broc Feeney, in 2021.

Last year, Best entered the season finale 129 points down.

He’s even closer this year, with Tickford eyeing its first Super2 title since Garry Jacobson’s 2016 triumph.

Best has spent the last three rounds playing catch-up after he was taken out by a Super3 competitor in Perth.

He arrived in the West as the series leader, only to clash with Steven Page.

Disaster for Super2 Series leader

He dropped as low as seventh overall, with Matt Payne and Fraser both having turns as series leader.

Fraser holds the ascendancy, but Best — having played it safe and scored results since — is back in the fight.

Most recently, he benefited from a rain-affected weekend in Bathurst to shave 39 points off Fraser's lead.


"It’s been tough," Best said of his 2022 campaign.

"Went from leading the championship to seventh, and kept slowly climbing back up.

"Hopefully by the end of Adelaide we come out on top.

"[Bathurst] was playing it safe and all for the championship."

Tickford won consecutive titles in 2015 and 2016, Cam Waters and Garry Jacobson both doing the winning.

Both drivers later rose to the main game, an aspiration Benalla product Best holds dear.

While his chances of a 2023 drive are slim, Best still wants a Super2 crown to his name.

When asked if he’s going to leave nothing on the table, Best said: "Pretty much.

"But in a way, you’re still happy to finish second rather than throw the whole thing away.

"Last race, all or nothing."

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