Osborn’s Transport driver Joel Heinrich has continued his hot form in the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series by setting the benchmark in practice at Queensland Raceway for Round 2.
Heinrich set a 1m 20.163s lap to lead MTA NSW/Valvoline’s Kody Garland by 0.519s in warm conditions, with reigning series winner Josh Anderson completing the top three in his CoolDrive Racing Ford Mustang.
Following on from a tough round in Newcastle, Cody Brewczynski was fourth for the Shell Rimula Topgun Racing Team ahead of debutant Lachlan Bloxsom in the Team Navy Chevrolet Camaro.
Reece Chapman in the CoolDrive Racing Motorsport 25 Mustang was sixth ahead lead Rookie Cup contender Rylan Gray, who impressed in Newcastle, Anthony DiMauro, Kyle Ensbey and series returnee James Ward driving the ASAP Marketing Ford Mustang.
Behind Gray in the Rookie Cup standings was Brandon Maddern in his Riskie Racing/Harvey’s Towing Camaro to 12th, with Nathan Williams rounding out the top three in 15th.
On his return Ward led Gold Cup from Matt Gooding of PCA/MGR Racing in 13th as the Variety Motorsport entry of Brendon Tucker was right behind.
In Masters Cup, Grant Thompson for Thrifty Western Sydney Motorsport was the quickest in 19th ahead of rookie Michael Bartsch for Bartsch Earthworks in 25th and Elev8 Motorsports driver Antonio Basile just a position behind. Leader in the class, Kent Quinn encountered a teething problem in his new Norganic Proteins-backed Mustang.
The next session of the weekend is qualifying coming up at 4:40pm AEST today.