Two podiums scored by Jayden Ojeda were the highlight for MW Motorsport during the first leg of Super2’s Townsville doubleheader.
Ojeda finished second and third in the pair of races held in Reid Park to score the final step on the podium for the round. Ojeda finished on equal points with ex-Supercars driver and current team owner Tim Blanchard, however due to the latter finishing second in Race 2, he scored the runner up slot for the round.
A front-row start for Ojeda led the MW Motorsport attack as Tyler Everingham was eighth, rookie Declan Fraser 11th and Josh Fife 13th after an impressive performance the previous day in practice.
Ojeda maintained his position throughout the opening encounter, while Everingham made position to sixth, Fraser 10th and Fife failed to finish due to a collision.
Repaired for Race 2’s qualifying session, Fife trailed home team-mate Everingham in an improved performance, the pair in sixth with Fraser just missing the top 10.
Ojeda started third and remained in this position until the end, however the big mover was Fraser as he seventh behind MW Motorsport stablemate Everingham.
Fife dropped to 12th after contact as he was avoiding another incident that dropped him multiple positions.
Next weekend, all four MW Motorsport Nissan Altimas will race at Townsville again in support of the Supercars doubleheader at the venue.
It was a strong weekend in the Jayco #31, a second and a third in the races. I had a good battle with Tim Blanchard in the second race, ultimately he just got me a little bit in points and I ended up third for the round. It was a strong weekend for us to finish basically top three in every session is a good result, but we need to get a little bit more out of the car and a bit more out of me as well.
All round a pretty tough weekend for me, I never really quite got a grip on it. We tuned the car up and tried to get as close as we could, but unfortunately we just got the raw end of the stick here. We’ve got another weekend of this so we’ll try and improve it through the week, and push on with that.
I had a fantastic last race, qualified 11th and came back through the pack to P7. I made good progress throughout the weekend, obviously in practice we struggled a little bit down the back of the field so I’m happy with how it went.
Not the best weekend for us here at MW Motorsport. We started the weekend off well, but couldn’t piece it all together, so we’ll just make sure we focus on where we can improve this week and I’m looking forward to next weekend.