Qualified: 9th – 1:10.8804s
Provisional Pole Position: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1:10.1937s
Top Ten Shootout
Shootout Result (Starting Position): 10th (Kerb Hop)
Pole Position: David Reynolds – 1:10.7148s
Race 27 – 300km/102 Laps
Finished: Race Declared – No Points / No Winner
It was a positive start to the final day of the Gold Coast 600 for Freightliner Racing with Tim making it into his first top ten shootout appearance of 2018; qualifying in 9th. The big Gold Coast kerbs caught a few drivers out today during qualifying and again during the shootout, with three drivers triggering the sensor.
Scott McLaughlin, Jamie Whincup and Tim were the three to strike in the shootout, so they were set to start 8th, 9th and 10th respectively.
Ash Walsh was on board for the start of the race, and all eyes were on the skies as a storm was set to hit the Gold Coast during the 102 lap race. On lap 30 the heavens opened and chaos ensued as Paul Dumbrell slid into a tyre barrier which saw many cars bank up behind him, including Ash. Ash was able to get out of the carnage but was now back in 21st position. On lap 37 the race was suspended due to the heavy rain, and resumed under safety car a half hour later.
After a few laps following the safety car, the race was suspended again on lap 43 due to the treacherous conditions and eventually red flagged as it was simply too dangerous to continue. Since we didn’t reach the half way mark of the race, no winner was declared and no points were awarded for the race.
The penultimate round of the Supercars Championship
ITM Auckland SuperSprint
2 – 4 November 2018
Pukekohe, New Zealand
CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS (As of Race 26)
1 – Scott McLaughlin - 3368
2 – Shane Van Gisbergen - 3354
3 – Jamie Whincup - 2935
4 – Craig Lowndes - 2925
5 – David Reynolds - 2687
11 – Tim Slade – 2012
Published: 21 October 2018.