"Burner Attacked By Gremlins"
In the Webster's dictionary, "courageous" means possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching. Team Brock driver Benn " Burner" Wilson's performance at Winton Raceway was exactly that.
Heading into the weekend looking for a podium result was the intention for the Gold Coast driver, but unfortunately didn't go to plan.
The first practice session took place under wet conditions and was looking positive being the fastest out on the track. His fastest lap was 1.52.65.
The second session was on a drying track, which was a learning curve for the young driver and finished the session fourth fastest. His fastest lap was significantly quicker than the first session posting a 1.43.59.
The third practice session was where the problems for the Holden V8Brute started. After pulling out of the pits, the engine completely shut down as he made a right hand turn but would restart after making a left hand turn. Realising that they had a 'gremlin' on their hands, the mechanics went over the car but couldn't locate the problem and sent Wilson out to get a few laps to try and iron out the problem. The problem wasn't sorted with Wilson finishing at a career worst, 29th. The Team Brock mechanics worked tirelessly on the car till 10pm to discover the main engine relay with loose connections.
Race One was the true test for the Holden driver where he drew grid 30 in the infamous 'chook lotto'. With a dry track in front of him and a fearless drive, Wilson made his way through the field to finish the race in 12th position with minor panel damage.
Race Two was a memorable race that Wilson would rather forget. He started the race in 14th position on a dry track. With a promising start, he charged his way through the field to move up to 5th position before coming together with a fellow Brute driver. After the altercation he finished the race in 8th position.
Race Three, the final race for the weekend was where the points mattered, but proved to be an uneventful race. Starting in 8th position on a wet track, Wilson was able to finish the race in 6th position with his fastest lap being 1.48.38.
Wilson finished the weekend 6th outright and is currently sitting in 4th position on the series standings.
The next round is at Eastern Creek Raceway on the 18th July.