Young talent James Golding topped the timesheets of Supercars Dunlop Series practice one at Mount Panorama this morning just as the chequered flag came out.
Golding challenged veteran Paul Dumbrell for the top spot, finishing with the quickest lap time of 2min08.2598.
Dumbrell held onto position one for the entirety of the session until Golding stole it in the final minute.
Dumbrell’s experience on the mountain shone through with clean and quick laps and he finished position two just 0.0047sec behind the GRM young gun.
Front runner Jack Le Brocq held pace in this morning’s practice taking out, steering Prodrive’s spare Falcon after damage to his own vehicle in the Sandown smash. Le Brocq sat 0.3sec behind Dumbrell.
Hazelwood and Jacobson battled at the finish of the race for position four. Hazelwood managed to pip Jacobson at the post in the final minute of practice.
Eggelston Motorsport’s Liam McAdam hit the wall at the Coopers Dipper causing a red flag with 22 minutes remaining in the session.
McAdam walked away from the smash with the medical team and his Holden Commodore was towed off-track.
Taz Douglas and his co-driver, Family Feud television host Grant Denyer, showed impressive speed in practice. The television personality sat behind the wheel of the #54 Holden Commodore for the beginning of practice. Douglas finished in P6 behind Dunlop Series championship leader Garry Jacobson.
Jake Kostecki came to a holt at Murray’s Corner with just seven minutes remaining in practice. A yellow caution flag was waved and Kostecki went back to the lane with a smoking ex-Triple Eight Holden Commodore.
Ryal Harris was back-on track in the Dunlop Series in this morning’s practice with Image Racing. Harris is performing double duties at this weekend’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, also racing in the V8 Utes Series.
Paul Morris Motorsport’s Jack Smith made his debut into the Dunlop Series – practice one was only the second time the 17-year-old has sat behind the wheel of a supercar. He finished 22nd.