Categories: General Date: Sep 20, 2019 Title: FEENEY GRABS CRITICAL POLE IN SANDOWN QUALIFYINGBROC FEENEY has scored a critical pole position for the season-deciding round of the Kumho Tyre Super 3 Series – though it came after the end of the session.
The Exit Timeshare Now / Paul Morris Motorsport Ford Falcon driver sat second when a red flag fell with three minutes remaining in qualifying – however the driver that caused the red flag turned out to be the only driver actually faster than the flying Queensland-based teenager.
Josh Fife had just punched out the fastest lap of the session however speared off the road at turn one and bunkered himself in the sand trap.
As a result, the young Canberran lost his fastest lap of the session – elevating Feeney back to the top spot.
“It’s been a great weekend so far, being fastest in the first two practices,” Feeney said.
“Qualifying fastest was great. Josh got us on the last lap, but he ended up in the gravel trap and lost it. It’s a great three points – super excited to be starting on pole for the championship.
Feeney said his approach to the weekend wouldn’t change, regardless of championship calculations.
“We come here to get pole and win races and this weekend is no different. This weekend we’re fighting for a championship but we’re here to go win some races.”
Today marked Feeney’s second pole of the season and extended his title lead from 11 to 14 points ahead of the two races tomorrow.
Title rival Hamish Ribarits will line up second for race one, with Zak Best and Jayden Ojeda making up the second row.
Fife will start fifth – reverting to his second-fastest lap of the session putting him on the third row.
“I made a slight mistake into turn one and locked the rears and went into the gravel trap,” Fife explained.
“It’s a shame, I’m really happy about my speed being fastest. We’re about a tenth up the road but it would have been nice to start on the front row.”
Less than half-a-second covered the top five with only 0.2 seconds splitting the top three.
Outside of the four title contenders and Fife’s flying Brad Jones Racing Commodore, Nic Carroll qualified sixth, just pipping Jon McCorkindale for a spot on the third row.
Joel Heinrich, Matt McLean, and Jason Gomersall completed the top-10; the latter qualifying on pole in the Kumho Cup for the first time.
Steven Page and Brad Neill were next, with Dean Lillie outqualifying team boss Jim Pollicina in 13th and 14th.
Madeline Stewart, Tony Auddino and Jason Foley completed the field in qualifying.
The first race of the weekend commences at 12:05pm tomorrow (Saturday, 21 September) and will be streamed live via the Kumho Super3 Series Facebook Page and website.
RESULTS - QUALIFYING
|1||Broc Feeney (Qld)||Ford Falcon FG||1:09.7339|
|2||Hamish Ribarits (Vic)||Ford Falcon FG||1:09.8891||0:00.1552|
|3||Zak Best (Vic)||Ford Falcon FG||1:09.9186||0:00.1847|
|4||Jayden Ojeda (NSW)||Ford Falcon FG||1:10.0901||0:00.3562|
|5||Josh Fife (ACT)||Commodore VE II||1:10.1355||0:00.4016|
|6||Nic Carroll (Vic)||Ford Falcon FG||1:10.7162||0:00.9823|
|7||Jon McCorkindale (NSW)||Ford Falcon FG||1:10.8412||0:01.1073|
|8||Joel Heinrich (SA)||Ford Falcon FG||1:11.3488||0:01.6149|
|9||Matt McLean (Vic)||Ford Falcon FG||1:11.6529||0:01.9190|
|10||Jason Gomersall (Qld)||Ford Falcon FG||1:11.9184||0:02.1845|
|11||Steven Page (Vic)||Commodore VE II||1:12.0150||0:02.2811|
|12||Bradley Neill (Qld)||Ford Falcon FG||1:12.0357||0:02.3018|
|13||Dean Lillie (Vic)||Commodore VE||1:12.0444||0:02.3105|
|14||Jim Pollicina (NSW)||Commodore VE||1:12.5489||0:02.8150|
|15||Madeline Stewart (NZ)||Commodore VE II||1:12.8448||0:03.1109|
|16||Tony Auddino (Vic)||Ford Falcon BF||1:13.2862||0:03.5523|
|17||Jason Foley (ACT)||Ford Falcon BF||1:14.1475||0:04.4136|