Saturday in Perth continued it’s theme of blue skies and temps in the high 20s and Practice 2 greeted the crew first up, followed by a 3-part Qualifying that is always tricky to get just right.

With the whole field separated by hundredths of a second, both Brodie and Jack bowed out during Q2 unable to put a lap together to push them into the third and final Top 10 stage.

Brodie would start Race 9 out of P14 with a 54.8677 lap while Jack would be a couple of rows back in P16 with a 54.9304.

Race 9 got underway shortly before 4pm… just not how the #9 crew hoped. A procedural error on the grid resulted in a starter motor issue meaning Jack was unable to start the car for the formation lap. The BIC branded Camaro was towed into the rear of the paddock, but the crew managed to restart the car just shy of the race going green, and Jack rejoined at the back of the field from the pit lane.

Brodie got a clean start off the line, only to be pushed wide onto the grass on the opening lap, forcing him to rejoin the field in 24th just in front of Jack.

Brodie had overtaken Love to move into 21st with Jack following him into 22nd.

JLB went for a longish first stint to pit on lap 32, rejoining in 20th but struggled to hold off the two BJR Camaros of Jones and Evans who were on four fresh tyres, dropping him back to 22nd once more.

Brodie continued to fight on, staying out for almost the entirety of the race to run as high as 4th when he had to complete his compulsory stop with 2 laps to go.

He rejoined in 22nd, where he would finish, while Jack brought home car 9 in 20th.

Not the opening race we were after here in Perth but the crew will go away and refocus tonight and we’ll come back ready to fight tomorrow.