Words: Acclaim Media
Garry Jacobson has taken second in his first Dunlop Super2 Series Supercars event aboard the MEGA Racing Nissan Altima on the streets of Adelaide when he ended today’s third race in an entertaining runner up spot.
After bogging down on the startline, Jacobson dropped to fourth at the first turn. He quickly elevated himself to third through the Adelaide 500 “staircase” turns then approaching turn eight, he guaranteed he’d be on the season long highlight reel.
Jacobson scraped the turn eight wall then was able to get the MEGA Nissan in position to climb to second at the turn nine hairpin.
With weekend long nemesis, Paul Dumbrell in front, the 25-year-old from Shepparton was able to chip away to within half a second of the Bathurst 1000 winner and was on the charge until the turn eight wall kiss would come back to bite.
The left front guard work started flailing on Jacobson’s Nissan and any opportunity he may have had to close the gap to Dumbrell was eliminated with the cost to aerodynamic efficiency.
Ultimately, he claimed a fighting second place, which gave him second for the round.
Now the first hitout with MW Motorsport in the MEGA Limited and Rabble.Club Nissan is under his belt, Jacobson feels a huge amount of confidence and can build on his result throughout the remainder of the season, particularly as the Series heads to a more traditional race circuit at Symmons Plains in Tasmania over the weekend of April 6-8.
Garry Jacobson is supported by MEGA Racing, Rabble.Club – along with Challenger Valves and Actuators, Exedy, McQuinn Electrical and MGA Insurance Brokers.
QUOTEBOARD – GARRY JACOBSON:
“It has been a great way to get the season underway with MEGA Racing and MW Motorsport, to steal a race off Paul at a circuit that I would consider to be one of his strongest, while we’re in a new package gives me a lot of confidence, especially heading to tracks that I think should suit the Nissan better.
“We’ve also got the race and qualifying lap records in the Dunlop Super2 Series, which is an awesome outcome, particularly as my knowledge with the team and car are still growing and I think we’ll continue that at other circuits which will be better suited to me.
“The start today wasn’t as good as I would have liked and then had to fend off as many people as I could, then made a spot after bouncing off the wall at turn eight, which was pretty wild! That probably cost us some car speed, but I’m happy all told.
“To come to MW Motorsport with MEGA Limited, Rabble and all our other sponsors is a completely fresh start. The results in 2017 weren’t where I wanted them to be and Matt White was always eager to show me what he could do to get me back up the top.”
DUNLOP SUPER 2 SERIES POINTS AFTER ROUND 1 of 7:
1 Paul Dumbrell 292
2 Garry Jacobson 284
3 Kurt Kostecki 252
4 William Brown 228
5 Macauley Jones 222
DUNLOP SUPER2 SERIES CALENDAR:
Adelaide 500 – March 1-4
Tasmanian Super Sprint – April 6-8
Perth Super Sprint – May 4-6
Townsville 400 – July 6-8
Sandown 500 – September 14-16
Bathurst 1000 – October 4-7
Newcastle 500 – November 23-25
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