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
|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|