Boost Mobile Racing powered by Erebus’ Brodie Kostecki has enjoyed another perfect night, bagging another win in the Supercars Eseries at Phillip Island last night.
Meanwhile teammate Jarrad Filsell had another solid night on the sim, with a good points haul in 5th.
Lining up from 6th on the grid after not getting the most out of his lap in qualifying, Jarrad launched off the start line.
He got a great start was quick down into Honda Corner, putting pressure on Andrew Gilliam before getting down the inside on the next lap.
It didn’t quite stick and the #99 driver moved back to P4 before the leaders pit on lap 8. Jarrad pit the next lap, but with a slow stop he recovered well to re-join in 6th.
On fresher rubber, he moved past Dayne Warren on lap 11 to take 5th before his final run to the checkered flag.
With Gilliam back ahead of the Boost Mobile Commodore and no pressure from behind, Jarrade made a late dive on the #6 entry into the final corner though unable to get it done, he gathered it up and crossed the finish line in 5th.
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Brodie led the whole race distance from pole position, getting away well with the perfect start. There was big contact behind him though he had nothing to do with it and was long gone from the mid-pack.
The Boost Mobile backed driver was cool, calm and collected as he circulated the Grand Prix circuit, saving his tyres and ultimately backing up the field.
Brodie waited until his last opportunity to pit for his compulsory stop and four fresh tyres, just ahead of the Safety Car window.
The Safety Car was deployed on lap 11 and set up a four-lap dash to the flag.
Goodall and Justin Ruggier swapped spots behind Brodie, though he didn’t blink and maintained his lead all the way to the end of the 15-lap thriller.
Brodie Kostecki said: “It was really good clean racing with Reuben Goodall tonight which was a lot of fun. It was also good to extend the Championship lead and bounce back after a disappointing result on the ovals last week. Next week we head into another enduro so I’m excited to be pairing up with Jarrad again. We are definitely one of the strongest pairings and going to Bathurst as well will be cool, particularly at our members night in front of them as our audience. They’ll be able to get behind us and cheer us on and hopefully we can come home with another win and get Jarrad’s championship back on track.”
Jarrad Filsell added: “With qualifying you really need to time the runs but we probably misjudged it and didn’t get the best lap to set us up for the race. Ultimately I am a little disappointed with the race tonight, i thought we could have moved forward and been on the podium but different strategies didn’t really work in our favour. Nonetheless a top five is still a decent result and I am looking forward to getting back to Bathurst with Brodie next week and having a good race.”
The Supercars Eseries resumes next Wednesday with another enduro, this time at Bathurst.