The Fly Makes A Welcome Podium Return Ian Lewis was back where he belonged when he drove the Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing car to second place at Round 7 of the SRA Eureka Series at Victoria's Avalon ...
The Fly Makes A Welcome Podium Return
Ian Lewis was back where he belonged when he drove the Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing car to second place at Round 7 of the SRA Eureka Series at Victoria's Avalon Raceway on the weekend.
A break from the hectic schedule of World Series Sprintcars allowed Ian Lewis Racing to make the trek to their local speedway only just over an hour away from the team's headquarters at Tullamarine.
The first heat saw Lewis start sixth where he posted the fastest lap of the race on his way to an eventual second place finish behind WSS regular, Mike Van Bremen.
'The Fly' lined up out of fifth position in his second heat where he made up three positions to comfortably finish second behind Brad Sweet and in front of Van Bremen.
The two heat race results earned Lewis enough points to start the A-Main race from third position.
"The car was very good throughout the event and we definitely learnt a lot about this J&J which we intend on using in the remaining rounds," said Lewis.
'The Fly' wasted no opportunity at the start of the race as the green flag waved when he immediately attacked and took second place from Van Bremen in the first turn on lap one.
With Avalon running slick and dry it was perfect practice for the team who admit to having a tough time on those types of tracks this season.
Lewis ran through lapped traffic to maintain a lead over third placed Van Bremen however Travis Rilat ran in a league of his own to take the win with 'The Fly' finishing the Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing car in an impressive second.
"Slick tracks have been our undoing at times but we had it figured out at Avalon. If we can continue this form into the remaining rounds of World Series Sprintcars it will make a good finish for the team."
The team now heads to the final week of World Series Sprintcars competition with tonight's debut race at Echuca's Heartland Raceway.
Ian Lewis Racing is sponsored by Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans Truck Centre, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing, Cascade, The Metric Men, Radum and Transport Equipment Hire.