Podium finish at the Bridge In his first drive since in Australia since taking out a World of Outlaws feature Brooke Tatnell tonight battled against the odds to score a podium finish in the Aussiefast Sprintcar Cup for Craft Disbury Racing at ...
Podium finish at the Bridge
In his first drive since in Australia since taking out a World of Outlaws feature Brooke Tatnell tonight battled against the odds to score a podium finish in the Aussiefast Sprintcar Cup for Craft Disbury Racing at Murray Bridge.
Tatnell, the winningest driver in World Series Sprintcars, who only returned to Australia last Tuesday before flying to Adelaide this morning and re-uniting with the Disbury team to drive the Aussiefast Transport/STP car joining Brad "Hollywood" Heywood to form the two car team.
"Hollywood" led his opening heat race before collecting the turn two wall and damaging a driveshaft and forcing him to watch the remainder of the event from the infield. "I simply got loose out of turn two and that was all she wrote, yet again the concrete wall won," spoke Heywood between heat races.
In the very next event Brooke led the way and was never challenged to take the victory, he also claimed a second place finish in his other heat despite complaining of a mysterious engine problem. "The engine just wont run, it just labours," was the way Brooke described the problem.
Brooke was second highest pointscorer and after the inversion he started on the second row of dash number 2 while "Hollywood" would start from the 8th row. With the motor problem still occurring Brooke battled to cross the line third while "Hollywood" claimed sixth to start sixth and twelfth respectively in the 20-lap A-Main event.
The crew worked tirelessly to rectify the motor drama for Brooke changing almost everything possible before the A-main but to no real success. After an early incident that eliminated the leader, Brooke settled into a rhythm holding down a comfortable third while "Hollywood" was moving up the order to be running just outside the top 6.
Over the closing laps Brooke closed in on second place but was unable to mount a challenge and was forced to settle for third. "Hollywood" was one of the big movers of the event charging to sixth spot.
"The guys done everything they could to get me further up but there seems to be some drama with the engine, I'm sure they will get it sorted out during the week before the Jason gets out here next week," said Brooke on the podium. "It's been great working with them again and I also look forward to coming back to Murray Bridge when World Series comes to town."
The next time that the Aussiefast Transport/STP Eagles will be in action shall be at the Australian Sprintcar Masters next Saturday night.