22ND FEBRUARY: ADELAIDE 500

MAKING HIS MARK: PLUS FITNESS RACING

TRACK TIMES 

QUALIFYING – PART ONE

TIME: 11:55-12:20

CONDITIONS: Sunny, mild

QUALIFIED: 23rd – 1m21.2542

FASTEST: Shane van Gisbergen – 1m19.4462

 

TOP TEN SHOOTOUT

TIME: 12:30-13:00

CONDITIONS: Sunny, warm

POLE POSITION: Jamie Whincup – 1m19.4793

QUALIFYING RECAP: Todd and the team spent Friday evening working through changes to the Plus Fitness Commodore but the car was still not tuned to perfection – always difficult on such a tough street track. Unfortunately for Todd a mistake on his hot lap at the end of the session cost him any chance of moving through to the top ten shootout.

 

RACE 1 / 78 LAPS

TIME: 16:20

CONDITIONS: Sunny, warm

FINISHED: 13th

WINNER: Jamie Whincup

RECAP: Todd and the team were set a tough assignment after starting from 23rd on the grid but after a good start – avoiding the traditional back of the field rough and tumble – Todd moved progressively through the field with speed and consistency. His final stint was particularly impressive as he matched the pace of the leaders for lap after lap. Todd finished the race in an impressive 13th place – making up 10 places from his grid position.

 

THE WORD FROM TODD

‘I’m really happy with our recovery efforts and I’d like to thank the crew here at Brad Jones Racing. I think for our first race it’s a pretty good start – especially considering how far back we started. The mistake in qualifying was costly so tomorrow we’ve got to put it all together. Obviously we’ve got a pretty fast race car so we’ve got plenty to look at tonight and hopefully we can come out tomorrow even stronger.’

 

COMING UP  

SUNDAY 23RD FEBRUARY

11:50-12:00 ACDT – Qualifying – Part 1 – Race 2

12:05-12:15 ACDT – Qualifying – Part 2 – Race 2

12:25-12:55 ACDT – Top Ten Shootout – Race 2

15:20-17:18 ACDT – Race 2 / 78 Laps