Jordyn Sinni has had a successful weekend at the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 at what was considered to be the 20-year-old’s home track, consistently sitting inside the top 15 for the duration of the weekend and earning himself a best placed finish of sixth on Sunday.
The Victorian-born racer managed to roll out for the two practice sessions on Friday and place his #54 CarCity entry in P10 for both sessions.
“I rolled out of the truck on Friday and managed to finish both practice 1 and practice 2 in tenth, which I was really pleased with,” said Sinni.
“There really wasn’t much in the field, but the car was feeling really good and it gave me plenty of confidence moving into Saturday.”
Saturday hosted a 15-min qualifying session, followed by a 40-min race. Qualifying would be challenging with drivers pushing hard for a fast lap and ultimately various red flags were called. Sinni managed to stay out of the chaos however, and qualified P14 ahead of the first race.
“I went into qualifying and got caught out by a couple of the red flags which meant we weren’t really able to get our best lap in, which kind of put us on the back foot for race 1,” said Sinni.
“We ended up qualifying P14, and so I knew I would have my work cut out for me come the race.
“Race 1, we only moved up one spot into P13. The field was really close and it was super hard to pass. There wasn’t much in it at all, but all things considered, I was still really pleased with our results.”
The excitement led into Sunday, with Sinni qualifying the CarCity Commodore inside the top ten ahead of the final race. Sinni did a stellar job as the lights went green and was quick to get off the line, doing well to pick up one position in the opening lap, settling into P7.
The 40-min race had spectators on the edge of their seats, with multiple Safety Cars called throughout the session as plenty of cars were spearing off-track.
“We made a few tweaks to the car overnight and were able to qualify 9th Sunday, which I was really happy with,” said Sinni.
“I was able to get a really good start in race 2 and moved forward into P7. It was a pretty chaotic race, with plenty of crashes and Safety Cars, but I was able to capitalise on those and keep levelheaded and stay clean, managing to bring it home in 6th, which I was super stoked with.
“The crew at Eggleston Motorsport did a great job all weekend and gave me an awesome car so a big thanks to the crew for all their hard work.
“Also, a big thanks to everyone who came out and supported me over the weekend and to all my supporters and sponsors.
“It was an awesome weekend and I’m looking forward to getting onto Bathurst in 16 days time!”
The Dunlop Super 2 Series next head to Mt Panorama for the Bathurst 1000 5-8th October, with the Dunlop Series taking to the track for practice 1, Thursday 5th October, 10am local time.
Friday 15th September
Practice 1 – 10th
Practice 2 – 10th
Saturday 16th September
Qualifying (Race 1) – 14th
Race 1 – 13th
Sunday 17th September
Qualifying (Race 2) – 9th
Race 2 – 6th