Waters leading the way
DUNLOP Series leader Cameron Waters is on track to continue his 2015 domination in Townsville after finishing fastest in both practice sessions yesterday.
The Team Enzed Pra driver clocked 1: 14.489 sec in his second practice session at Reid Park yesterday afternoon, finishing well clear of second placegetter Paul Dumbrell ( Eggleston Motorsport), Chris Pither ( Ice Break Racing) and Ant Pedersen ( Eggleston Motorsport).
Waters ( pictured above) holds a 118- point lead on the series table after three rounds, winning seven of eight races.
The day was a bit harder for a handful of the competition’s rookies, including Dunlop young gun Renee Gracie.
The Fujitsu Racing newcomer sits 17th in the 30- car competition and is hopeful of getting near the top 10 in coming rounds, but some teething car problems need to be fixed come qualifying this morning.
“We didn’t do as well in that ( second practice) session and we had a few problems with the steering line being out and stuff like that, so we’ll fix a few things, get ready for tomorrow and see how we go,” Gracie said.
Gracie, 20, is one of the pinup drivers of this year’s V8 Supercars and she hopes to break into the top category in coming seasons.
She proved her ability as a competitor in last year’s Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, where she achieved five top- 10 race results and a 100 per cent race finishing record matched only by five- time series champion Craig Baird.
But there is no chance of Gracie getting ahead of herself.
“It’s been a really hard series because a lot of these guys have been here for so long, and there’s a few rookies in here who are really good as well,” she said.