Officials rule on Race 1-ending Super2 incident

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 18/07/2021
  • By James Pavey

The dramatic Turn 3 pile-up which triggered an early end to yesterday’s Dunlop Super2 Series race in Townsville has been deemed a racing incident.

The race was called five laps short of its 21-lap duration following an incident between Zak Best and Tyler Everingham, which saw the bunched pack behind implicated.

Best was turned by Everingham at Turn 3, leaving the closely-bunched runners behind with nowhere to go.

Notably, the cars Eggleston Motorsport duo Matt McLean and Jack Perkins suffered major damage, with a fire breaking out in Perkins’s engine bay.

Declan Fraser was also caught up, and returned to the lane with heavy left-side damage.

The race was declared and backdated two laps, handing a maiden victory to Jayden Ojeda. It was later corrected, with Broc Feeney confirmed as the winner.

Stewards reviewed all available in-car footage, including from Everingham and McLean’s cars.

It was determined that "no one driver was wholly or predominately to blame”.

"The DRD and DSA conducted an investigation into an incident between Cars 78 and 27 resulting in contact between numerous cars,” the statement reads.

"Following a review of all available broadcast footage, including the in-car judicial camera from Cars 54 & 27, the DRD in consultation with the DSA determined no one driver was wholly or predominately to blame.

"There were no penalties imposed.”

Feeney was recorded as the winner ahead of Ojeda and Best, with Everingham, Matt Chahda, Matt McLean, Josh Fife, Zane Morse, Jaylyn Robotham and Fraser rounding out the top 10. Perkins was classified 11th.

ARMOR ALL Qualifying for Race 2 will commence at 11:15am AEST on Sunday, with the 21-lap race to start at 2:20pm.

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