02 Mar 2019
Scott McLaughlin is the man to beat at the Superloop Adelaide 500 with the reigning Supercars champion again topping the timesheets in the final practice session before the shootout for Saturday's opening 250km race.
But CoolDrive Racing will be in a race against the clock to repair the #21 Commodore of Macauley Jones, after the first-year driver's brakes failed on the run into the turn 9 hairpin.
While Jones was uninjured in the collision, the team will need to rework the back end of the car, which hit the nearby tyre barrier in a high speed crash.
At the top of the timesheets, McLaughlin's Shell V-Power Mustang was one-tenth quicker than chief rival Shane Van Gisbergen and two-tenths quicker than Tim Slade (Freightliner Racing) who placed third.
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Penrite Racing showed a good turn of pace in the session with both Anton de Pasquale and Dave Reynolds finishing inside the top six, while Scott Pye was fifth, having also been on the pace this weekend.
Aside from McLaughlin, Bottle-O Racing's Lee Holdsworth was the only other Ford to place inside the top 10 (seventh), having showed good speed all weekend, making his missing out on the top 10 shootout all the more disappointing.
The Nissans of Simona de Silvestro and Andre Heimgartner rounded out the top 10 in a spike of form having languished down the bottom half of the time sheets this weekend.
The Top 10 Shootout will take place at 2:05 pm ahead of Race 1 at 4:50 pm
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