Vernon had a perfect start to race one moving from twelfth to sixth by turn 1.
Lap 2 he gained another two spots with some demon moves under brakes.
A clash between Bright and Heimgartner left Jimmy with nowhere to go, getting collected on the way past.
This shot Vernon into a wild spin and into the gravel trap backwards. Vernon was unable to continue and resulted in a DNF.
“Im gutted” stated a fuming Vernon. “We had speed and were making clean passes in the opening laps to leapfrog a bunch of cars”. “Those two got together and I got spat out of 3rd spot. We had a fantastic car today and im devastated for my guy’s and the team” claimed Vernon.
Vernon certainly put on a show and if his faultless start is anything to go by, we are set for a fantastic racing tomorrow.