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Best beats border closure ahead of Super2 return

By Meg Saultry

A MAD DASH - but well within the speed limits - has Benalla driver Zak Best safely across the Victoria-New South Wales border ahead of his Super2 return this weekend.

Receiving a sudden phone call last Monday afternoon, Best was advised to make his way up to the Sydney event early lest a border closure lock him out.

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“After work at Best Leisure Industries, I packed my bags, had dinner and headed across to NSW before the border closure,” Best said.

“Thankfully I was able to stay with some friends in Albury before getting picked up by the MW Motorsport boys the following day.”

By Friday, Best was back in his Nissan for the first time in five months, cutting laps at Sydney MotorSport Park in preparation for round two of the Super2 series this weekend.

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“I haven’t been in the car since February at Adelaide,” Best said.

“It was so great to drive again and it wasn’t long before I was back up to speed.”

In its first race since COVID-19 shutdown, the Super2 series is the undercard for round three of the Supercars Championship.

Best will race in a combined Super2/Super3 format, though individual race winners will be named for each series.

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Following qualifiers, Best’s first race starts on Saturday from 5.05 pm, while race two kicks off from 1.45 pm on Sunday.

Fans can watch this weekend’s action on Fox Sports and Kayo with highlights to be shown on Channel Ten.

Follow @zakbestracing on Instagram and Facebook for updates across the weekend.

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