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TICKFORD RACING – eSERIES ROUND 5 REPORT
6 May, 2020
Round 5 of the BP Supercars All-Stars eSeries was among the most entertaining to date, and featured a variety of strong results for Tickford Racing’s five-car effort at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps.

The team’s highlight came in Race 16 when Broc Feeney (No. 93 Boost Mobile Ford Mustang) led Will Davison (No. 23 Milwaukee Racing Ford Mustang) across the line for a Tickford 1-2. Feeney, who races for the team in the Dunlop Super2 Series and partook in a wild card entry, becomes the youngest Supercars All-Star eSeries race winner at just 17 years old, and is the first wild card entry to take a race win.

Cameron Waters (No. 6 Monster Energy Ford Mustang) continued his strong eSeries form on Wednesday with finishes of second, eighth, and fourth across the night’s three races. Although he provisionally drops to third in the championship, Waters has clawed more than 50 points out of the lead, and sits just 27 points shy of the top as the eSeries hits the halfway mark.

With finishes of eighth, 11th, and eighth on the night, Lee Holdsworth (No. 5 Truck Assist Ford Mustang) had his most consistent eSeries event to date, and climbed to 12th in the championship ladder. Jack Le Brocq (No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang) also had a respectable evening, scoring finishes of ninth, 17th, and 11th across the evening, advancing to 13th in the championship.

Entering the second half of the 10-week campaign, the BP Supercars All-Stars eSeries continues next week with a return to the United States, with races scheduled at Sebring International Raceway and Circuit of the Americas. Coverage begins Wednesday, May 13 with qualifying from 6:00 p.m. AEST on Fox Sports, Kayo, and Sky Sports. Additional live coverage on 10 Play and Supercars’ digital channels begins at 7:00.

DRIVERS’ VIEW
No. 5 Truck Assist Ford Mustang

Lee Holdsworth
Race 15: 15th | 8th
Race 16: 21st | 11th
Race 17: 13th | 8th

“I actually enjoyed Spa the most of any event so far. I’ve been getting better each week, I just had a really consistent run tonight. I’ll give Dream Simulation a bit of a plug, it was wicked to be in there and also to have Tom (Randle) spot me. I had a really enjoyable night, and the aggressive approach is definitely the way to go. I stayed out of trouble and got some good points, had some good battles, and I’m looking forward to next week.” 

No. 6 Monster Energy Ford Mustang
Cameron Waters
Race 15: 5th | 2nd
Race 16: 29th | 8th
Race 17: 3rd | 4th

“Had another good round this week, scored some solid finishes and a good bag of points. I tried to slip underneath and steal the win in the first race but came up just short at the end. Overall had some mega battles and I think I was top 3 for the round which is cool. Had a net gain in the championship and it’s real close at the front, we’ll try to keep it up next week.”

No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang
Jack Le Brocq
Race 15: 13th | 11th
Race 16: 18th | 17th
Race 17: 17th | 9th

“A better night for us. I finished strong with P9 in the feature race which was positive. Unfortunately we were the unlucky car right behind the young fella who forgot first gear in the second race but we didn’t get fenced quite as much as of late and had some good fun, looking forward to next week.”

No. 23 Milwaukee Racing Ford Mustang
Will Davison
Race 15: 8th | 23rd
Race 16: 7th | 2nd
Race 17: 7th | 16th

“Another tough night unfortunately. It all started positive with a run in the Shootout but I made too many mistakes. I got a black flag in the first race, which put me at the front in the reverse grid race, Broc and I had a great battle and I came up P2 which was good. I started up front for the last race and was feeling pretty good about it, but got cannonballed on Lap 1 by (Garry) Jacobson and ended up stuck down the order the rest of the race.”

No. 93 Boost Mobile Ford Mustang
Broc Feeney
Race 15: 14th | 29th
Race 16:  2nd | 1st
Race 17: 10th | 6th

“Where do I start? Qualifying wasn’t the best, I ended up 14th which I wasn’t too happy with as I wanted to make the Shootout. As I joined Race 1 iRacing crashed on me so I had to restart it which meant I went a lap down and finished second last. Started P2 for the second race and had a great battle with Frosty (Mark Winterbottom) before getting to the lead and pulling away. After the stops Will and I had an amazing battle, I was feeling the nerves for sure but we ended up bringing it home for a Tickford 1-2 which I was so pumped about! The last race I started 10th next to Lando (Norris) which was awesome, got a good start and moved up to sixth and was able to try and hang on with the best in Australian motorsport, Scotty (McLaughlin), Cam, and the others up front. I was really happy with the third race as well to run with those guys and to finish P6! Big thanks to everyone who let me have a go and hopefully we get to have another go again!”

Tim Edwards, Team Principal
“Not only was it a great night for our guys, it was a great night of racing all around. For better or worse we seem to use the reverse grid to our advantage most weeks, good on Broc to keep his cool and hang on for the win and a 1-2 with Wilbur right behind. Cam had a very strong night again, and Lee and Jack had good showings as well. Hard to believe we’re only halfway through this, so hopefully there are more nights like this ahead for our guys.”

Ends.

eSERIES DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP (UNOFFICIAL)
1) Scott McLaughlin – 1154 points
2) Shane van Gisbergen – 1153
3) Cameron Waters – 1127
9) Will Davison – 751
12) Lee Holdsworth – 697
11) Jack Le Brocq – 666