Will Claims Maiden Supercars Pole Position! ⏱
Will Brown has claimed his maiden pole position at the Sydney SuperSprint and moved into 8th in the Championship Standings.
After qualifying on pole for the first time in his career, Will got away well to defy Jamie Whincup through Turn 1 and take the lead as they headed for Turn 2.
Will led Whincup all the way until pulling from the lead on lap 6 to take his compulsory pit stop to take on soft tyres.
However, a wheel nut issue on the front right led to a 28-second stop and saw the #9 Shaw and Partners Commodore drop down the order.
Will fought hard to round out the top ten though battling those with fresher tyres, he eventually finished 11th.
On Sunday, Starting on a semi-dry track, the entire field started on a dry tyre though it was a mixed bag as to what compound they were on.
Will got away well from 10th off the line and used his soft tyre very well to move up to P7 by Lap 3.
He moved up another two spots by lap 3, meanwhile behind him Brodie didn’t get away so well.
Will took his compulsory stop, swapping to hard tyres on lap 17, meanwhile Brodie followed two laps later.
They were one of the fastest crews in pit lane and when the field was cleansed Will sat 6th and Brodie 20th.
It was ultimately where they finished the race at the end of 32 laps.
With rain threatening all day, it eventually came as the cars lined up on the grid for the final race of the weekend.
Starting from inside the top ten, Will again got a blistering start and was fastest off the line to immediately claim eight spots and slot into 9th from P17.
It triggered the first of two Safety Cars and when the race restarted through thick Will got away superbly.
Will moved up another 5 spots to 4th and with tremendous pace, was told to keep it up. The #9 driver pit at the end of lap 17 for two rear tyres only with a perfect stop gained 4-seconds to Will Davison. The pair re-joined the field amid a battle-pack with Tim Slade and Chaz Mostert.
With his tyres yet to turn on, Will was gearing up to get by them all to take though a poorly timed Safety Car stopped him. The second yellow flag was drawn when Jake Kostecki hit the wall at Turn 2 on lap 19 and saw a flurry of pit stops.
The Shaw and Partners Commodore was demoted to 6th behind the Safety Car due to the timing of the stops and with the rain worsening under yellow, the race was eventually red flagged after 24 laps.
Unable to get the race going again that is where Will finished, still a massive 11-spots ahead of where he started.
Will’s results have elevated him to 8th in the Championship.