27 February 2021 | General

McCorkindale takes first Super3 Bathurst pole

Jon McCorkindale has prevailed in a tight fight during the first qualifying session of the 2021 Dunlop Super3 Series campaign.

The Dial before you dig-backed Ford Falcon driver saved his best to last to punch out a 2m09.3630s on his last flying lap to grab his first series pole award.

Though his final margin was ultimately substantial, the session was something of an arm-wrestle between the Green Falcon, Blake Fardell’s Commodore and Image Racing’s impressive rookie, Reef McCarthy.

All three had a share of provisional pole throughout the 20-minute session, McCorkindale needing to save his best for last in an effort to grab the top spot.

Fardell (2m10.4769s) and McCarthy (2m10.8917s) will start second and third, respectively, while Nash Morris was fourth of the Super3 runners.

Brendan Strong edged out Michael Anderson for the Super3 Cup pole award with Jason Foley and Jason Gomersall next.

Race 1 of the 2021 Dunlop Super3 Series will start at 1:40pm AEDT, and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, Kayo Sports and Channel 7.

RESULTS – Dunlop Super3 Series Qualifying

Pos Car Competitor/Team Driver Vehicle CL test…Lap Gap
1 69 Dial Before You Dig Jon McCorkindale Ford Falcon FG CH 2:09.3630*
2 77 Mr HDT Race Cars Blake Fardell Holden Commodore CH 2:10.4769 0:01.1139
3 61 Image Racing Reef McCarthy Ford Falcon FG CH 2:10.8917 0:01.5287
4 67 Flash Bush Motorsport Nash Morris Ford Falcon FG CH 2:12.3342 0:02.9712
5 75 Linc Scsffolding Brendan Strong Holden Commodore SC3 2:12.4074 0:03.0444
6 5 Anderson Motorsport Michael Anderson Ford Falcon FG SC3 2:13.4527 0:04.0897
7 17 Resurrection Panel N Paint Jason Foley Ford Falcon BF SC3 2:13.5281 0:04.1651
8 35 Unit Racing Jason Gomersall Ford Falcon FG SC3 2:14.6182 0:05.2552
9 7 Mocomm Motorsport Comms Jim Pollicina Holden Commodore SC3 2:15.5130 0:06.1500
10 4 Crusher Parts International Tony Auddino Ford Falcon BF SC3 2:15.9631 0:06.6001
11 23 R.H.M Ray Hislop Ford Falcon BA SC3 2:16.0278 0:06.6648
12 2 Page Bros Jayco Steven Page Holden Commodore SC3 2:18.7901 0:09.4271