Ipswich Supercars: McLaughlin ends Friday on top
Scott McLaughlin made it a Friday practice clean sweep by topping the second session at Queensland Raceway.
The DJR Team Penske driver set the early pace, going quickest with a 1m09.327s on his opening run.
On the eight-minute mark Anton De Pasquale lowered the benchmark to 1m09.280s, the Erebus young gun then improving on his next lap with a 1m09.194s.
However De Pasquale's stint on top was brief, McLaughlin hitting back almost immediately with a 1m09.076s.
As the session ticked into its final 10 minutes McLaughlin emerged for another run, dipping into the eights for the first time with a 1m08.988s.
Moments later Will Davison went even quicker, grabbing top spot with a 1m08.942s.
But McLaughlin wasn't done there, a final run putting him back on top with a 1m08.827s.
"Overall it's feeling really nice," said McLaughlin.
"Obviously there's parc ferme tomorrow after quali, so you've got to think about that for the race. We worked on having a fast car but hopefully looking after its rear tyres."
It was a Tickford two-three behind McLaughlin, with Davison holding on to second and Chaz Mostert jumping up to third on his final run.
Todd Hazelwood finished up a fine fourth fastest for the single-car Matt Stone Racing squad, which made him the best of the Triple Eight Holdens in the field.
|1||17||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Mustang GT||1'08.8276|
|2||23||Will Davison||Ford Mustang GT||1'08.9422||0.1146||0.1146|
|3||55||Chaz Mostert||Ford Mustang GT||1'09.0438||0.2162||0.1016|
|4||35||Todd Hazelwood||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.1566||0.3290||0.1128|
|5||97||Shane van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.1628||0.3352||0.0062|
|6||99||Anton De Pasquale||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.1945||0.3669||0.0317|
|7||12||Fabian Coulthard||Ford Mustang GT||1'09.2174||0.3898||0.0229|
|8||88||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.2783||0.4507||0.0609|
|9||9||David Reynolds||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.3075||0.4799||0.0292|
|10||5||Lee Holdsworth||Ford Mustang GT||1'09.3130||0.4854||0.0055|
|11||6||Cameron Waters||Ford Mustang GT||1'09.3203||0.4927||0.0073|
|12||7||Andre Heimgartner||Nissan Altima||1'09.3501||0.5225||0.0298|
|13||3||Garry Jacobson||Nissan Altima||1'09.4745||0.6469||0.1244|
|14||18||Mark Winterbottom||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.5257||0.6981||0.0512|
|15||2||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.5295||0.7019||0.0038|
|16||78||Simona de Silvestro||Nissan Altima||1'09.5577||0.7301||0.0282|
|17||8||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.5621||0.7345||0.0044|
|18||15||Rick Kelly||Nissan Altima||1'09.6487||0.8211||0.0866|
|19||22||James Courtney||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.6911||0.8635||0.0424|
|20||14||Tim Slade||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.7389||0.9113||0.0478|
|21||34||James Golding||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.7525||0.9249||0.0136|
|22||21||Macauley Jones||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.8520||1.0244||0.0995|
|23||19||Jack Le Brocq||Holden Commodore ZB||1'09.8947||1.0671||0.0427|
|24||33||Michael Caruso||Holden Commodore ZB||1'10.0264||1.1988||0.1317|
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