Jack Le Brocq claimed a top four result in a Sydney SuperNight race which featured both Truck Assist Racing cars starting in the top 10.
After a strong qualifying for both Car #34 and Car #35, a fast-starting Cameron Hill vaulted into fourth-place from eighth on the grid ahead of Le Brocq, who held fifth.
Through the varying tyre life and pit stop strategies, Le Brocq emerged in the top five, while Hill looked set for a result around the top 10.
However, a late-race safety car bunched the pack back up again and when racing resumed Hill got beat up and hung out to dry a few times on the restart and was shuffled to 17th.
Le Brocq’s top five result, his fourth of the season, sees him stay firm in eighth in the championship, while Hill is second in the unofficial ‘rookie cup’.
Sunday’s track action features qualifying at 12:35pm ahead of a 140km race at 15:30.
“Awesome job by the Matt Stone Racing guys, they’ve been strong all day. We’ve had really good speed, especially that one-lap pace and we had really good race pace there as well. It’s a shame we sort of stopped that little bit before the safety car and we had a couple laps pushing on before it came out, I think that probably hurt us in the run to the flag at the end (with others stopping a few laps later). Overall the guys did an awesome job, we’re having a good time and the atmosphere here was unreal today, it’s probably the busiest SMP I’ve ever seen so kudos to everyone that came out.”
Cameron Hill – Driver of #35:
“The start of the race was really good, got off the line really well and managed to sneak around a few guys and get up to P4. Thought I had a pretty racey car and looked like I may have had pace on the guys in front but it was obvious then it was about managing the tyres and maybe I hurt them a little bit early. I got boxed around after that, dropped back to the edge of the top 10. We made our pit stop and that helped me find some clear air, get into a nice rhythm and from there I was just managing the race. I think we were looking good for around a P12 finish quite comfortably. That late safety car didn’t help us, it brought a lot of cars that we had a big margin on back up to us and I got beat up on the restart. I got bumped wide at the last corner and once they’re all up the inside it was very hard to close the door again.”