Winners and Losers: 2018 Adelaide 500 (Super2)

Winners and Losers: 2018 Adelaide 500 (Super2)
March 6, 2018 | 7:57 am | Author: Steven Wright

Last night we gave our shortlist of the Supercars runners, now its time to evaluate the Dunlop Super2 Series competitors from the season opening Adelaide 500.

Here is our shortlist of winners and losers from the Super2 Series.


Well, kinda expected the Super2 round winner Paul Dumbrell to appear on this list following his two victories and a second placing in the three races. Dumbrell had faultless drive accross the weekend and fully deserves to be in this list and shows the young guns needs to step up another level if they want to get into the main game.

Garry Jacobson performance in Adelaide was just as strong as series leader Dumbrell. Expect to challenge the two-time winner for the rest of the season. Two seconds, and a win is something to watch for rest of 2018. 

One driver who wouldn’t expect to be strong in Super2 is Kurt Kostecki. Kostecki who had a pre-season testing crash with a TCM car in his ex-SVG 2017 Holden. His performance will be something to watch in future rounds if his Adelaide performance isn’t a fluke. Kostecki is a potential Lowndes replacement if he retires at the end of 2019.

Can’t forget to add Dom Storey to this list. He was impressive throughout the weekend. He built his confidence from qualifying around 20th to race himself to an eighth place finish at the end of Race 3 on his Super2 debut.


Running an ex-DJR Team Penske FG/X Falcon in the Super2 Series automatically makes his as a pre-season title favourite, that what Bryce Fullwood has. Then he came into Adelaide full of confidence, then to qualify outside the top 10 and no top 10 results is a disappointing start to what expected to be so much more. Needs to improve in Tasmania. 

Teenager Alex Rullo has a long road ahead of him, being a few tenths off teammate Jacobson shows he is yet to extract the full potential from the Nissan Altima. This shows that he needs more time in Super2 before making an enduro campaign this year.

Turn eight crashes for Adam Marjoram and Thomas Randle was not a good way to start their seasons, but Marjoram did have his crash later in the weekend giving him more mileage in his ex-Walkinshaw-built but Erebus Holden than Randle’s Tickford Ford.

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