Hill: Super2 title leader Fraser's to lose

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 29/11/2022
  • By James Pavey

The 2022 Super2 title is leader Declan Fraser’s to lose, says Triple Eight teammate Cameron Hill.

Fraser leads Tickford Racing’s Zak Best by 75 points heading into the season-ending VALO Adelaidd 500.

Grove Racing’s Matt Payne is 132 points back in third at 132, with Hill fourth at 165 points back.

MW Motorsport’s Tyler Everingham is 171 points back, making Adelaide a five-driver title showdown.

Fraser is in the box seat, but with 300 points remaining, Hill knows anything can happen.

"Everyone is racing for the title,” Hill said.

“You can be sure that there are going to be drivers putting it all on the line.

"There are some with not much to lose and others with a lot more at risk.

Fraser leads the series with one round left

"Declan’s in a position where it’s his to lose and that definitely changes your mentality.”

Triple Eight is in a strong position to depart Super2 with a title in the bank.

The team will exit the development series to focus on Gen3 and its 2023 Supercars campaign.

Given he already has a 2023 drive locked in, Hill says the pressure is off his side of the garage.

Fraser is a rightful leader — he hasn’t finished worse than eighth in any of the nine races in 2022.

The Queenslander stormed into the series lead when he won in Townsville.

Best and Payne have also won races, but have been stung by DNFs.

Matt Stone Racing-bound Hill has scored podiums in Perth and Townsville, and has kept himself in the fight.

While he needs some results to go his way, Hill knows he needs to win in order to put the pressure on his rivals.

“I think it would be a nice way to finish the year if we could win the title,” he said.

“We need a lot of things to go our way.

"I need to have my best weekend of the year and try to get some race wins.

“My rivals need to have a less than ideal weekend and then we’re on.

“All we can do is put our best foot forward as you never know what may happen.

“As far as Super2 drivers in the field, I’ve been to Adelaide more than most.

"I feel that bodes well for me and it is a place where anything can happen.”

Cars will hit the track in Adelaide on Thursday.

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