Tickford facing overnight repair after 56g crash

06 Oct
Declan Fraser crashed heavily at Reid Park early in Bathurst qualifying
  • Fraser suffered big crash at Reid Park early in Bathurst qualifying

  • Super2 champion's crash registered at 56g

  • Tickford attempting repairs, Erebus also fixing crashed Brown car

Tickford Racing is facing a long night of repairs after its Declan Fraser/Tyler Everingham Mustang was damaged in a 56g accident in Bathurst qualifying.

Fraser crashed the #56 TRADIE Beer Mustang at Reid Park in ARMOR ALL Qualifying for the Repco Bathurst 1000, with the car set to start 28th and last on Sunday.

The accident triggered a second red flag, with the session initially suspended after a crash at Griffins Bend for Will Brown.

Heavy qualifying hit for Fraser at Reid Park

The #56 Tickford Mustang hit the wall with the its left side, with Fraser bringing the damaged Ford to a halt on approach to Sulman Park.

Fraser escaped any serious injury, but posted to social media that he was “extremely sore”.

"Thanks everyone for the messages,” the 2022 Super2 champion wrote.

"I’m extremely sore but the team are doing a great job and have already hooked into getting Mia fixed for tomorrow. We’ll be back.”

The Fraser car isn’t the only car being repaired at Mount Panorama, with Erebus Motorsport undergoing a fix to the front of Brown’s #9 Coca-Cola after his crash.

The incident has put the #56 crew on the back foot, given Everingham is set for a co-drivers only session at 10:00am AEDT on Saturday morning.

Brown crashes early in Bathurst qualifying

Practice 6 will follow at 1:00pm, before the ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootout at 5:05pm.

Tickford has one car in the one-lap dash, with Cam Waters (#6 Monster Energy Mustang) qualifying fourth ahead of Broc Feeney (#88 Red Bull Ampol Camaro). Brodie Kostecki (#99 Coca-Cola Camaro) claimed provisional pole ahead of James Golding (#31 Nulon Camaro).

There are six Ford Mustangs in the Shootout, with Anton De Pasquale (#11 Shell V-Power Mustang) qualifying third.

David Reynolds (#26 Penrite Racing) was sixth ahead of teammate Matt Payne (#19 Penrite Mustang), with Chaz Mostert (#25 Mobil 1 Optus Mustang) and Will Davison (#17 Shell V-Power Mustang) rounding out the top 10.

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