Hard Night In The City 'The Fly' suffered a night of what could have been at Speedway City after showing plenty of pace in his heat races before the main wing collapsed forward to cause a retirement and difficult B-Main race. The final...
Hard Night In The City
'The Fly' suffered a night of what could have been at Speedway City after showing plenty of pace in his heat races before the main wing collapsed forward to cause a retirement and difficult B-Main race.
The final round of World Series Sprintcars began with Lewis putting the Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing car in seventeenth place in time trials with a 12.872 second lap.
The time saw 'The Fly' line up out of sixth and fifth position in his two heat races. The first heat began well with Lewis immediately making his way through the field to start battling Tony Moule for third place before the main wing collapsed as 'The Fly' entered into turn three. Lewis driving virtually blind kept the car off the wall and slowly made his way towards the infield however Luke Dillon made contact with the right rear and flipped over as a result.
"There wasn't much I could do, the majority of the field did manage to avoid me but Dillon must have had another car in front of him to not see me slowing down while making my way infield," explained Lewis.
After a replacement main wing courtesy of the Reidy Racing team 'The Fly' ventured on to take third place in his second heat after starting fifth. This saw Lewis line up out of tenth position in the B-Main.
With a B-Main line up which could have been mistaken for an A-Main grid with the likes of Max Dumesny, Robbie Farr and Shane Stewart all being forced to contest the last chance race, things were going to be tough for 'The Fly' who needed to break into the top six.
Lewis was quickly onto the attack and ran in seventh behind Dumesny for the majority of the race despite plenty of pressure from Mark Wells who ran right on 'The Fly's' tail.
The race completed with Lewis finishing the Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing car in eighth position after Dillon made a pass with two laps remaining.
"The wing collapsing was unfortunate as we had the pace to make the dash or at least the first couple of rows in the B-Main."
'The Fly' competed in all sixteen rounds of World Series Sprintcars to finish the series in fourteenth position.
Ian Lewis Racing now set their sights on the Kings Challenge at Borderline Raceway (January 28) and the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic (January 29 & 30) with a fresh Maxwill engine.
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.