The Fly Sets Up Two Warrnambool Feature Starts Ian Lewis was able to make the A-Main on consecutive nights at Warrnambool's Premier Speedway after two consistent runs at the fast Victorian track. Saturday's round began with 'The Fly'...
The Fly Sets Up Two Warrnambool Feature Starts
Ian Lewis was able to make the A-Main on consecutive nights at Warrnambool's Premier Speedway after two consistent runs at the fast Victorian track.
Saturday's round began with 'The Fly' putting the Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing car in twelfth position in the time trial session with an 11.267 second lap.
The Ian Lewis Racing team assembled a fresh Maxwill engine into the car before the round began and it held strong through the two heat races with 'The Fly' able to drive through the field and record two solid fourth placed finishes.
Lewis due to his heat race performances lined up out of fifth place in the A Dash, which he maintained over the course of the six laps to start out of ninth in the thirty-five lap A-Main.
Many series contenders started behind Lewis and despite his best efforts to stay with the competition ahead the Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing car finished in thirteenth position.
"The new Maxwill engine we put in the car after Avalon was brilliant and it once again produced the times needed to be in the A-Main," stated Lewis.
Round 11 followed on Sunday night with the track not as fast as it were the previous night and with only some cars being able to make the high line work.
Once again proving that yesterday's time trial result was no fluke, Lewis qualified the car in ninth with an 11.501 second lap, which positioned the car to start from eighth and seventh in the two heat races.
The Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing car was unable to move forward in the first heat and remained in eighth while the second heat was much better as Lewis pushed the car into fifth.
'The Fly' was set to start out of third position for the fifteen-lap B-Main race where he remained for the majority of the race until Lewis made the most of a late opportunity to make a pass on Luke Dillon to steal second position at the finish.
Lewis started out of position fourteen and despite a full restart at the beginning of the race, the A-Main ran the entire thirty-five laps with no caution periods, which left 'The Fly' no opportunity to work his way forward when the field would have bunched back up again.
With the low groove being the place where the majority of people ran, passing was difficult on a slick track and Lewis finished the race in thirteenth.
"Of course we would have liked to have ran further up the field but the race ran flag to flag, so a lot of variables were taken out of the picture. Still we cannot say enough about the new engine we put in the car and that covers the whole season as it has worked the way we expected at each race."
Ian Lewis Racing heads up to Queensland for Round 12 of World Series Sprintcars at Brisbane International Speedway on January 5.
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.