A switch to Eggleston Motorsport’s Triple Eight Commodore this round is paying off for Taz Douglas, who clocked the fastest time in Dunlop Series practice at Phillip Island.
The 2014 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 runner-up sat at the top of the timesheets for the majority of the 40-minute session, setting his 1min35.3511sec on his second lap.
Douglas led teammate Paul Dumbrell, who ran off track early but recovered to dial in just 0.2852sec behind the #54.
Brad Jones Racing’s Andrew Jones tucked into third in his Alliance Truck Parts Holden Commodore.
The third driver in the Eggleston stable, Liam McAdam, was shown the black flag early, his window hanging off the car.
Kurt Kostecki, in a Triple Eight Car of the Future, was unable to register a lap. His brother Jake experienced the same transmission oil cooler issue in the session.
Clipsal 500 Dunlop Series race winner Garry Jacobson steered the Ford Falcon FG X crashed at the Adelaide circuit by Chris Pither in the main game and ended the run 10th.
Prodrive young gun Jack Le Brocq caught traffic on one of his fast laps but was able to jump into fourth behind the two Eggleston cars, with Garry Rogers Motorsport’s up-and-comer James Golding completing the top five.
Two drivers in the category are preparing to jump into the V8 Supercars Championship cars today as additional drivers in practice – Macauley Jones placed 15th in Dunlop Series practice and Dean Fiore 13th.