LEWIS SALVAGES AT SIMPSON Ian 'The Fly' Lewis rescued a night that could have ended disastrously for the Eureka Garages and Sheds series leader after starting from the back of the A-Main via the B-Main. After leading the series by over 100 ...
LEWIS SALVAGES AT SIMPSON
Ian 'The Fly' Lewis rescued a night that could have ended disastrously for the Eureka Garages and Sheds series leader after starting from the back of the A-Main via the B-Main.
After leading the series by over 100 points, Simpson Speedway started off rather well for 'The Fly' and the Camden Neon Signs Racing team with a second place finish in their first heat.
Unfortunately the second heat provided the stumbling block for the Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing car with Lewis entering the turns a bit too hard and spinning the car on the difficult dry surface.
To add trouble to the equation, the car sustained damage after a collision with another car who started further behind, which damaged the front end.
"I just went in too hard and lost control of the car. You can only hope that everyone behind can see that you have spun so they can avoid hitting you, unlucky for us they didn't so we had to repair the front end damage," said Lewis.
The dreaded DNF left 'The Fly' to contest the B-Main from the outside front row where he skipped to a comfortable victory in the 12 laps, setting the fastest lap almost a second quicker then any of the other B-Main competitors.
After transferring from the B-Main, Lewis would start from thirteenth in the A-Main, with a lot of work ahead for the experienced driver to do on an already difficult track to pass on. To make matters worse, the A-Main was shortened to 20 laps, therefore not leaving 'The Fly' a lot of time to move up the field and not lose too much of his series points lead.
Lewis ended up finishing in sixth position on a very black circuit with lots of rubber laid down and made the most of his opportunities to move up the field through traffic.
"Turns three and four were about the only places I could pass cars on as the track was quite black and was a challenge for many of the guys out there. Sixth isn't too bad, considering where we started but it means we have to get the next few rounds right if we are to stay on top of this points ladder."
'The Fly' now leads the SRA Eureka Garages and Sheds series by a slender 43 points over John Vogels as the Camden Neon Signs Racing team prepares to attack Avalon Raceway this coming Saturday.
Camden Neon Signs Racing is sponsored by Adtrans Truck Centre, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing, Elf Race Fuels Australia, Cascade, Panna Cranes, The Metric Men and Transport Equipment Hire.