16 March 2024 | General

Boys Secures Maiden Pole in Whirlwind Symmons Plains Qualifying

Jordan Boys has secured his first pole position in the Trico Trans Am Series, while a host of title contenders were left down the order for race one at Symmons Plains Raceway.

The Racing Academy driver posted a 53.2948s time to take pole in his Ford Mustang by 0.1812s over the returning Nathan Herne in his privateer Dodge Challenger, with fellow privateer Elliot Barbour in third in his Pioneer DJ Chevrolet Camaro.

The field was split into two groups, based on yesterday’s combined practice times, with the bottom 10 venturing out first. With just eight minutes available, improvements were made right until the chequered flag with Elliott Cleary the fastest driver from group one. Tom Davies was second in the opening group, while Tom Hayman was third.

Pro-Am pole position was decided in group one, with local star Josh Webster taking out the honours over Chris Pappas and Joshua Thomas.

Group two was action packed, with Ben Grice spinning at turn six and finishing up out of position in 12th on the grid. Series leader James Moffat also went for a spin, at turn two, which ended his hopes of taking pole and leaves him in sixth.

Boys hit the top quickly, followed by Herne and Barbour. Cleary’s time held up well, earning him fourth on the grid ahead of Tim Slade in fifth.

The red flag brough a premature end to the session, with under a minute remaining, when Jackson Rice ground to a halt on the back straight.

Full results are available here.

Race one takes place at 11:30am AEDT, live on 7plus.

Jordan Boys
“We just went back to what we knew from Sandown, with the car setup,” said Boys.

“These guys know how to make the car work on a green tyre, they’re awesome at that. We really worked on a race car yesterday, and then put in a setup they know works for today for the new tyre.

“It was just a clean, I was really happy to get it, I was hoping to get a tow but sort of didn’t need it at the end and probably didn’t have the rear tyre left to do it anyway,” concluded Boys.