Top ten for Todd Kelly at Albert Park

The result was Todd Kelly third consecutive 11th place finish from as many races.

The Jack Daniel's Racing pair of Todd and Rick Kelly managed to escape the carnage on the streets of Albert Park today in support of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, with the Nissan Altima drivers finishing tenth and 11th respectively.

Todd Kelly and David Russell
Todd Kelly and David Russell

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Todd was especially lucky to make his way through the melee with only damaged front bodywork, which fortunately didn't affect the car's handling.

Rick meanwhile survived two wild double file starts, with bent steering suffered at the very first corner hindering his progress in the 12 lap encounter.

The result was his third consecutive 11th place finish from as many races. The fourth and final race for the weekend is scheduled for 12 laps, commencing from 11:20am tomorrow.

TODD KELLY - #7 Jack Daniel's Racing Nissan Altima: (Race 3- 10th): "With the carnage out there, it was more than a scrape through, it was more of a barge through with the incident over the back with Chaz Mostert and Dale Wood," said Todd Kelly.

"I nailed someone pretty hard there.

"I'm not sure who it was, and I thought I might have done a lot of damage to the steering, but luckily it was only bodywork and I was able to press on for the rest of the race.

"It was a fairly decent mission trying to avoid the carnage there, so it's good to end up where we did.

"The car wasn't too bad, we'll do a little bit of fine tuning for tomorrow and we'll see where we can get to."

RICK KELLY - #15 Jack Daniel's Racing Nissan Altima (Race 3- 11th): "That race was really interesting to be honest with all of the stuff that went on," said Rick Kelly.

"We got an ok start but got hit from behind at turn one, which drove us into the tyres, and I think it was (Jamie) Whincup.

"It bent our steering pretty bad, the steering wheel was a fair way left hand down, and we just had to get by like that.

"The next restart again was very interesting, because someone pitted, so the whole field was actually out of formation, and because of the rules there was nothing we could do.

"We lost out on both starts and still finished, so we're pretty happy with that, we're just a little bit disappointed with the damage we've got.

"We'll polish it up and go again tomorrow."

Jack Daniel's Racing

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