Garry Jacobson has scored a fighting fourth position in the opening race of the Dunlop Super2 Series final round at the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 this afternoon.
After being among the front runners in practice yesterday, the MEGA Fuels driver didn’t get the best from fresh rubber in qualifying, placing his MW Motorsport Nissan Altima in seventh place in his run against the clock.
The notoriously tight Newcastle city circuit made life difficult for Jacobson to advance his way forward.
After making several spots, he was involved in a spirited battle with fellow PIRTEK Enduro Cup co-driver, Will Brown, however couldn’t get past the Queenslander.
Tomorrow, Jacobson will enter his final event of the season, which also doubles as his 100th Dunlop Super2 Series start.
At 129 points off the Championship lead and sitting in third on the ladder, he is still in mathematical contention for the Title, however has to rely on results for his closest combatants going his way.
The MW Motorsport team has honoured Jacobson with his century by running the #100 on the MEGA Fuels Nissan this weekend.
QUOTEBOARD – GARRY JACOBSON:
“Qualifying in seventh wasn’t where the car was in my mind, I was trying to get a lap time in without hitting the fence.
“I noticed a lot of people struggling under brakes and then that’s how I was able to get up a few spots.
“I was behind Will and although we had a bit more pace, couldn’t get past him,
“I think that tomorrow we can go in and make some changes hopefully make some ground during qualifying and push forward from there.
“Having our 100th race in the MEGA Fuels Nissan tomorrow is a great effort and I really hope that we can bring it home in a strong position for the team at MEGA Fuels that have been outstanding to me over the last couple of years and the Matt White Motorsport and Nissan team who have been absolutely brilliant throughout 2018.”
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