ASTRC: Round two Mallala preview

Preview - Australian Super Truck Racing Championship Rd 2 - Mallala Raceway - April 19-21 Trucker goes green. Australian Super Truck Racing Championship driver Rod Middleton is environmentally aware and working hard to put an end to ...

Preview - Australian Super Truck Racing Championship Rd 2 - Mallala Raceway - April 19-21

Trucker goes green.

Australian Super Truck Racing Championship driver Rod Middleton is environmentally aware and working hard to put an end to the truck-inherent diesel smoke. Middleton reduced the smoke emissions of his CAT Freightliner by a staggering 50 per cent at Oran Park in the series opening round by using BIO FUEL.

BIO FUEL Australia provides one of the cleanest, fully Australian made fuels available. BIO FUEL consists of fully natural resources and completely renewable crops, such as sugar cane and canola, blended with Ethanol, to produce it's environmentally friendly range of fuels. BIO FUELs can be purchased exclusively from the ten APS fuel sites throughout country New South Wales and Victoria, including Holbrook and Albury, directly on the Hume Highway between Sydney and Melbourne.

Meanwhile CAT team mate Ian "Inky" Tulloch is a tearaway leader in the championship, having cleaned up at Oran Park and has set off his title defence in the right direction. His opposition have had to rethink their strategies if they want to have a say in the championship stakes.

Tulloch's nearest rival at the opening round was Luke Sieders in the Herd Bars MAN. Sieders led the Freightliner on a couple of occasions but could not keep it that way for the duration of the races. At Mallala he hopes to rectify that.

Making a return after a year off will be former champion and Australian National Truck Racing Association Champion Rob Russell. In a one-off appearance he will pilot the SRZ Kenworth and is keep to get among the front runners for he has qualified on pole position at the South Australian circuit two years ago.

Following a season of lows for multi-champion Rodney Crick, season 2002 started off in the same manner. Even the use of a Cummins engine in his still-developing Shell Rimula Volvo could not turn the tide on unreliability. Now in a desperate gamble to find reliability and the speed to take the fight up to Tulloch, Crick will race Rod Neven's White Aero, a truck that has been the fastest qualifier at Mallala for the past two years.

Australian Super Truck Racing Championship
Friday April 19: 2 x Practice
Saturday April 20: 1 x Practice, 1 x Qualifying
Sunday April 21: 1 x Warm Up, 4 x Races

Free paddock passes with all pre-purchased tickets through BASS or the Sporting Car Club of SA.

Prices - $10 Friday, $15 Saturday, $25 Sunday. Grandstand - Free Friday and Saturday, $10 Sunday.

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