8 October 2022 | General

Record pole margin for Allen in Super3 Saturday session

Kai Allen continued his great form in Dunlop Super 3 when he again qualified on pole position, this time for the second race of round five at Mt Panorama.

The 17-year-old Eggleston Motorsport Holden Commodore VT driver has now posted the most consecutive poles in the category’s history.

His race two pole was also the largest ever pole-wining margin in Super3 / V8 Touring Cars history.

While he was not as fast as his effort in qualifying for race one, his 2 minutes 8.9921 second best was a mammoth 5.1 seconds faster than any of his rivals.

He was also eighth fastest overall in combined times with the newer Super 2 cars.

His nearest season competitor Brad Vaughan did not post a time. The Anderson Motorsport Ford Falcon FG had wall contact in the Esses on his first fast lap. It hit on the left rear quarter after what appeared to be an issue with the left front. Damage was significant enough to rule him out of the remainder of the session.

On his last lap and right at the end of the session, David Murphy in his Eggleston run Triple Eight/Vodafone FG, snuck into second spot. He slotted ahead of Ray Hislop in his retro liveried Winterbottom/Richards 2012 Falcon FG which was a throwback to the 1977 colours off Ford’s one-two.

Hislop was on a faster lap, but it ended with a spin at Murrays Corner.

Hislop was 0.005 seconds ahead of the Matt Stone Racing prepped FG piloted by Jason Gomersall.

Just behind came Jim Pollicina whose VT also sports a former T8/Vodafone livery. Next in the order was Tony Auddino in his older Falcon BF ahead of Steven Page (VT) and James Masterton (VT).

Ninth and tenth were the Commodores in the hands of Garry Hills and Paul Boschert while Jarred Danaher missed his best opportunity with a hefty lockup in the Chase on his best lap. Garry Collins (VT) and Vaughan rounded out the field.