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Sydney Motorsport Park – 18/19 July 2020

Jul 23, 2020

Sydney Motorsport Park – 18/19 July 2020

Courtney shows whats up with 4th at the Truck Assist Sydney Supersprint

On Saturday night It all started out quietly for James (No. 44 Boost Mobile Ford Mustang) Having qualified 17th and opting to run his hard tyres extremely long in the first stint and taking two tyres in his compulsory stop in effort to maximise his Sunday. Courtney finished 19th in Race 10, but is confident in his car and that a positive Sunday could be on the cards.

Practice 1: 1m30.18s, 16th
Practice 2: 1m29.84s, 17th
Race 10 Quali: 1m30.02s, 17th
Race 10 Finish: 19th

“Tonight was our sacrifice race, we were just maximum tyre conservation, ran the first stint right to the end of the window, and even after the stop we took it easy to look after the tyres. The race result wasn’t too great, but we have a good tyre bank for tomorrow, and the car is much better than where we were tonight. I kind of wish more guys used up their tyres tonight, but if we make the right calls tomorrow we should be able to have a good couple of races.”

In Race 11 on Sunday, James Courtney (No. 44 Boost Mobile Ford Mustang) came within 0.02s of the podium, using both of his soft tyre sets in Race 11 to claim fourth place, his best finish of the 2020 season to date and shows really he starting to fell at home in the Boost Mobile Tickford Mustang.

Race 11 Quali: 1m29.94s, 15th
Race 12 Quali: 1m29.70s, 18th
Race 11 Finish: 4th
Race 12 Finish: 16th

“The first race was awesome today, just got pipped at the line which was frustrating, but it was good racing. It was fun, we pitted quite early and pushed on. I lost the rears a little bit at the end. The last race was pretty crazy, I think I got into it with someone at the start and lost a heap of positions, but it’s fine. The tyre strategy mixed up the racing quite a bit, we’ll have the engineers go back and look at it and figure out which is the best way to go about it strategically, but it’s been a successful weekend for our team. Lee was second, Jack won, I should have gotten a third but came fourth, and Cam was solid all weekend. Hopefully we turned on a good show for the fans.”

DUNLOP SUPER2 SERIES
Broc Feeney (No. 5 Boost Mobile Ford Falcon FG X) continued to impress on Sunday at Sydney Motorsport Park, qualifying on the front row for the second consecutive day in the Dunlop Super2 Series. However Feeney’s race got off on the wrong foot, the 17-year old stalling his Falcon as the lights went out. After dropping to 22nd, Feeney rallied back over the 18-lap race and came across the line eighth, and retains sixth in the drivers’ championship.

The Dunlop Super2 Series is next scheduled to race at Sandown Raceway with the Supercars Championship, September 19-20.

No. 5 Boost Mobile Ford Falcon FG X
Broc Feeney
Race 5 Quali: 1m31.65s, 2nd
Race 5 Finish: 8th

“Our qualifying pace was really good on Saturday but we struggled a bit in the race, so we tuned it up for a bit of both and we rolled out really strong in qualifying – I think if I put a really solid lap together I could have edged out Tommy (Randle), but he did an awesome job, and to get on the front row again shows our pace this weekend. Obviously I was focusing on the start quite a lot because I had a poor start in last night’s race, so I may have overthought it today and just overheated the clutch. I was very, very fortunate not to get cleaned up, but it was a good comeback after that to get to eighth. This weekend probably shows that we have a lot of pace, we just need to put it all together, going forward we’ll try to keep up that quali pace and try and get a couple podiums and maybe even a win.”