Boys eyes 2021 title after Bathurst breakthrough

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 28/02/2021
  • By James Pavey

Jordan Boys has put a deadline on himself to claim this year's Dunlop Series crown in the wake of his maiden round win.

Boys, who finished third on Saturday, held off a fast-finishing Tyler Everingham to claim his third Super2 victory at Mount Panorama.

With Race 1 winner Broc Feeney finishing third, it was enough to see Boys claim a maiden round win on a countback.

It was the 23-year-old's first win since the 2019 Newcastle finale, but his first overall weekend victory.

It came after he crashed his Image Racing entry in Practice 1 on Friday.

"It feels good. I've had a few race wins before, but always missed out on the round win," he said.

"It's so cool to get one across the line.

"That race was pretty tough… it was back-dooring pretty hard at the end.

"It was a cool race, it was good to be able to hold onto one.

"Really happy, I'm stoked for the team. Terry [Wyhoon] and everyone puts in so much work to get me here, let alone win races.

"To put it in the fence like I did on Friday like I did was pretty disheartening.

"It's cool to get a result like this at the end of the weekend."

Boys made a bruising main game debut at Mount Panorama last October, crashing Todd Hazelwood's Brad Jones Racing entry out of the Bathurst 1000.

With an eye on a main game seat in 2022, and buoyed by 2019 Super2 champion Bryce Fullwood's promotion to Walkinshaw Andretti United, Boys knows he has to make 2021 his year.

"I've got to do it this year, to try and make sure I can get into the main series," he said.

"At this point, I'm sort of a pretty good co-driver I feel, but I'm definitely not at the level I need to be to get a main game drive.

"I need to prove I can get those results, and consistently be fast enough to be doing what Bryce did a couple of years ago, and step up and do an amazing job in the main series.

"That’s what I’m looking to do this year; keep learning, get faster, and show everyone I’m ready."

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