Solid sixth for Rush and DFR team at Riverview. 19 October 2002-- Combining with Australia's most famous name, Garry Rush gave the Disbury Family Racing team a solid start to the 2002/03 season in the T&R Murray Bridge Sprintcar Cup at ...
Solid sixth for Rush and DFR team at Riverview.
19 October 2002-- Combining with Australia's most famous name, Garry Rush gave the Disbury Family Racing team a solid start to the 2002/03 season in the T&R Murray Bridge Sprintcar Cup at Riverview Speedway tonight.
The"son of a gun" Garry Rush is the son of 10-times Australian Champion, Garry Rush Senior slotted in well with the slick working Disbury Family Racing crew.
After two top 3 finishes in the heat races Rush started from the sixth position in the inaugural running of the cup.
"I got baulked a bit at the start which cost me early in the race," said Rush.
The 34-year-old settled into seventh position looking for a way to move forward. At mid race he found a way past into sixth and set about chasing down a top 5 finish.
Over the closing laps the car got stronger as he closed in on the top 5 runners to finish in sixth position at the completion of the 20-laps.
"In the second heat there was a small power steering leakage which gradually got worse throughout the feature race, but that's excuse I needed to get a better start," commented the 34-year-old.
"The car was good and just got better as the race went on, I think the car would have been even better in another 10-laps but I'm not sure I could have gone another 10 laps.
"It was great to get back in a car again, I was a little rusty considering I haven't raced for over 9 months. I can't say enough good things about the DFR team and the Riverview track curators put on a great surface to race on."
Team owner, Darren Disbury was equally happy with the result from this evening.
"The team's number one aim tonight was to have a consistent run and keep out of trouble and we done both. It would have been good to finish in the top 5 but sixth with a straight car was good," commented Disbury.
"Garry was good to work with and the team worked superbly again, I can't say enough about the team spirit entering the tough season ahead. I am looking forward to working with Garry again soon and I know he will continue to brush of that rust."
T&R Murray Bridge Sprintcar Cup Finishers
1. Darryl Downing
2. Trevor Green
3. Phil March
4. Mark Reuter
5. Luke Dillon
6. Garry Rush
7. Darryl Wright
8. Owen Pitt
9. Jeff Judd
10. David Doherty