Boost Mobile Racing powered by Erebus has stamped their dominance on the Supercars Eseries, collecting another win in the virtual Bathurst endure last night.
Pro Jarrad Filsell opened qualifying and got the car as good as 6th, though it was his teammate Brodie Kostecki who did the heavy lifting in the 22-lapper.
Off the start he got away well and moved up to 4th before the run to Griffins Bend.
The #99 Holden was on the move – Brodie made a second pass up the inside of the grate and then another down the inside at the elbow to take 2nd by the end of the opening lap.
Reuben Goodall was next in his sights, and it was the start of lap 3 where Brodie took the lead and started to build his 3-second margin.
The pit stop window opened on lap 9 for those who wanted to hand it over, though Brodie held onto the wheel and onto his lead all the way to the end of lap 13 when he stopped for fuel, tyres and a driver change.
Jarrad took control of the Boost Mobile Commodore for the run home and joined the field just ahead of Jordan Boys.
The Safety Car was deployed on lap 15 to bunch the field back up, and Jarrad got a great restart when racing went back to green flag conditions with 5 laps to go.
Jarrad was out of there and put the hammer straight down to capitalise on the work Brodie had done earlier.
He laid down the fastest lap of the race – a 2:03.5 – on lap 18 before taking the checkered flag first at the end of lap 22.
Brodie continues to lead the All Stars championship, while Jarrad has edged his way closer in the Pro Series, now just 5 points off the lead going into the last round.
The Eseries wraps up next Wednesday at Oran Park.
Brodie Kostecki said: “It was a really good night at Erebus. Firstly, it was great to see our members and have them all together after three years; and they also got to watch me on the sim. It was great to get that win and I think we are now pretty close to clinching the championship. I was nervous about this one, not doing it at home and at the workshop, but thanks to Sim Rigs for giving me a sim to use tonight. I got a great start and the car was fast. It’s great to extend my championship lead and also help Jarrad’s championship as we head into the final round.”
Jarrad Filsell concluded: “I was feeling confident in myself and partnering up with Brodie adds another string to my bow but I messed up qualifying unfortunately, I wasn’t too happy with myself. I had to redeem myself in the race. After qualifying, I wasn’t feeling as confident heading into the race but luckily Brodie was able to make a few moves early and once he got the lead, he didn’t look back which was great. There was a bit of misfortune for some drivers tonight so it’s definitely going to have spiced up the championship heading into the last round. I’m feeling great heading into Oran Park, it’s a great track. Qualifying is going to be vitally important as it’s really hard to pass. There’s no tow there either which is great so it should definitely be an exciting race.”