Maiden Pole for George Miedecke at The Bend
George Miedecke has scored his maiden TA2 Muscle Car Series pole position after a last-lap effort in a nail biting Qualifying session at The Bend Motorsport Park.
As the sun set late in the day, Miedecke’s time of 1:55.4059 in the Lubrimaxx/Miedecke Motorsport Ford Mustang was enough to earn the PWR Pole Award and $500 cash by only 0.0651 seconds ahead of series leader Aaron Seton to lock-out a Mustang front row.
Gulf Western Oil Racing’s Nathan Herne qualified third in his Dodge Challenger and earned his best Qualifying effort so far for the ex-Formula Ford racer, with defending champion Ashley Jarvis in fourth.
Andrew Miedecke and Kubota Racing’s Hugh McAlister landed on the third row, with debutant Michael Coulter, Russell Wright, Simon Tabinor and Murray Kent rounded out the top ten.
The TA2 Muscle Car Series hits the track for Race 1 and 2 at The Bend Motorsport Park on Saturday, with Sunday’s Race 3 and 4 live streamed on the TA2 Racing social media channels and with the Australian Motor Racing Series.
George Miedecke, #35 Ford Mustang, Lubrimaxx/Miedecke Motorsport
“There’s a lot of personal satisfaction with this effort today.”
“The whole Miedecke Motorsport team has been working hard on our Qualifying setup to close in on the massive gap we’ve had to Aaron Seton so far this year.
“Usually these Hoosier tyres only have one good lap in them in Qualifying trim, but we were all a bit at sea after our first run, but the second run was much better and we got a lap in right at the end of the session to put it on pole.
“This track is so fast, and with these cars because they’ve got so much attitude, they’re sliding and jumping and throwing flames, it’s a great track to drive and i’m working really hard at the wheel to get a lap time out of it.”