Allen: Every point adds up in Super2

Dunlop Series
04 Mar
Kai Allen's quest for a second Super2 title has already been boosted by Bathurst 500 dramas for his title rivals
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Kai Allen won both races at Thrifty Bathurst 500

  • Allen already 300 points ahead of Cooper Murray, 123 ahead of Zach Bates

  • Murray and Bates collided in Bathurst 500 finale

Kai Allen knows every point adds up in the Dunlop Series, having started the 2024 season with a perfect 300 — a stark contrast to his primary title rivals.

The Eggleston Motorsport driver won both races at the Thrifty Bathurst 500 last month, kicking off his title defence in perfect style.

There are a maximum of 1800 points on offer in the 2024 Dunlop Series, and Allen is already 300 ahead of Cooper Murray, and 123 ahead of Zach Bates.

Murray crashed out of both races, with a collision with Bates in Race 2 seeing the latter handed a 30-second time penalty, dropping Bates to 19th.

Then, theres’s the likes of Race 2 runner-up Jobe Stewart, who was 17th in Race 1, leaving the Erebus Academy teen 108 points off the pace.

Race 1 suspended after pile-up at the Cutting

Allen knows all too well about how important it is to hit the scoreboard consistently, having recovered from being as low as seventh last season to winning the title at the final round.

When asked about being consistent, Allen said: "A hundred percent. That's the biggest thing in Super2.

"You know, I was seventh in the championship at one stage [last year] and I just clawed every point I could get and it all adds up.

“It doesn't matter about every little position, but if you can just gather points throughout the year, you'll be in a good spot towards the season.


“Hopefully we can keep pressing on and, see how we end up at Round 2 in Perth.”

Murray and Bates collide at The Cutting

Allen is 42 and 69 points ahead of his nearest rivals, Aaron Cameron and Brad Vaughan, heading to the next round in Perth.

It was in Perth last year where Allen suffered the biggest hits to his points tally, finishing 19th in Race 1 after a collision with Murray.

From there, Allen didn’t finish lower than fifth, while title rival Zak Best missed the top 10 twice in his final five starts after collisions at Sandown and Adelaide.

“You don't really know until the last race, anything can happen throughout the year,” Allen added.

“It's going to be tricky. There's still some fast guys there like Aaron and Brad next to me there, not too far behind me.”

The Dunlop Series season will continue at the Perth SuperSprint on May 17-19.

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