Round 2 of the Cash Converters Supercars ESeries was held last night, as Team 18 scored a top-five finish in both the All Stars and the Pro ESeries races.
In the All Stars ESeries, DEWALT Racing’s Scott Pye scored a personal-best finish at Pocono Raceway in fifth.
Starting eighth, Pye found his way up into the lead pack early, and hung with the leading group for the majority of the race. Pye was in sixth when the competition caution was called on Lap 12, as he battled with the leading group including Mostert, Waters, Kostecki and Ruggier for the final ten laps.
Pye’s co-driver for the upcoming Bathurst 1000, James Golding, finished closely behind in seventh.
In the Pro ESeries, IRWIN Racing’s Cooper Webster also scored a fifth-place finish at the Long Beach street circuit. Starting sixth, Webster made a spot off the start and moved into fifth by Turn 1.
Webster pitted early going for an undercut strategy, but emerged back in fifth position where he remained for the remainder of the race.
Pye continued his popular twitch stream during the second round of the ESeries, featuring weekly giveaways for subscribers to his twitch channel. Prizes this week included a DEWALT Racing merchandise pack.
The Cash Converters Supercars ESeries continues next Wednesday September 8, with Round 3 of the Pro ESeries to be held on the streets at Road America, while the All Stars will switch to the new NASCAR next-gen cars to race at the Daytona International Speedway.
Qualifying will commence live from 7:00pm AEST on the Team 18 Facebook page, as well as the Supercars Facebook and YouTube pages, before the live broadcast begins at 7:30pm on Fox Sports 506, 7Plus and Kayo.
RESULTS AND QUOTES
Scott Pye, ESeries driver – #20 DEWALT Racing Holden Commodore
Qualifying: 8th, Race 1: 5th
“It was a great race, very aggressive but a clean race all round to come home in fifth, so overall I’m pretty happy with the night,” said Pye.
“I worked this week with a couple of other All Star racers in Justin Ruggier and Jayden Ojeda, it was good fun to practice some tows with each other and in qualifying we put it all together in the top ten.
“I was happy to hang in the fight for the lead in the race, I think our pace was really strong in the race and the racing itself was mega fun, super close and we had a clean race with the front pack.
“It was great fun again on the twitch stream, loving being back on Twitch mixing with the fans while we aren’t racing. We had a great chat going and we have got some great giveaways each week.
Cooper Webster, ESeries driver – #18 IRWIN Racing Holden Commodore
Qualifying: 6th, Race 1: 5th
“Really happy to finish in fifth in Round 2 at Long Beach,” said Webster.
“Qualifying was a really important part of the night because it put us further up the grid for the start and it’s so challenging to pass on street circuits like Long Beach, so that helped a lot for our result.
“The start of the race was really good. I got one car off the line and then I pitted early to try and undercut a few other cars ahead, but I made a mistake on my out lap so I didn’t maximise the new tyre as best as I could have.
“When I came out of the pits I was right next to third and fourth position but they got me into the fountain area (Turn 2), so the rest of the race I was just trying to hold on to the older tyres compared to the other drivers around me that pitted later and we came home with a good top five finish.”