12 July 2021 | General

Super3 title race taking shape after tight Townsville

The Dunlop Super3 Series title race is beginning to shape following a tight weekend of competition on the streets of Townsville last weekend.

Michael Anderson now leads the series by 39 points after he and Nash Morris split the honours at the Reid Park circuit in North Queensland, the latter winning the round by virtue of winning the final race.

STANDINGS: Following Round 2

Morris was the biggest mover of the weekend, jumping four spots in the championship order thanks to a weekend that brought him not only his first race win, but first pole award as well.

The battle for third in the championship is even closer with Brendan Strong and Reef McCarthy locked on 489 points each,

Jason Gomersall has climbed to fifth in his Matt Stone Racing Falcon, while Round 1 winner Jon McCorkindale – who scored a top-10 Super2 series race result on Sunday – remains sixth but won’t score for the remainder of the year.

Blake Fardell sits seventh in the championship while Jim Pollicina, absent from the Townsville event due to the Sydney Covid-19 border closures – has slipped to eighth. Steven Page and David Murphy complete the top-10 – the latter impressing on his debut in the series at the weekend.

The battle for the Super3 Cup – for privateer runners – has Anderson leading Brendan Strong by 24 points following the first two rounds, Jason Gomersall moving to third following his weekend in North Queensland.

There will be little break for the Dunlop Super3 series field following the Townsville event with the series to regroup at the same venue next weekend for the third round of the championship.