'Burner' at Full Avenge for Wakefield As actor-cum- politician Arnold Schwarzengger would say 'I'll be back' is the same catch phrase that Team Brock driver Benn 'Burner' Wilson will be using at Wakefield Park for Round 6 this weekend (6,7,8 ...
'Burner' at Full Avenge for Wakefield
As actor-cum- politician Arnold Schwarzengger would say 'I'll be back' is the same catch phrase that Team Brock driver Benn 'Burner' Wilson will be using at Wakefield Park for Round 6 this weekend (6,7,8 August).
After suffering a horrendous accident at Eastern Creek raceway last month with an estimated $20,000 worth of damage and neck injuries, Wilson was confident that he wouldn't be racing again this season. But luck has prevailed, and Wilson will be back in the #22 Holden BRute.
"I'm feeling very fortunate to able to race at Wakefield. After the last round at Eastern Creek - I didn't think I would get to race again this year. It has been a dream of mine to drive for Team Brock this season, but I must admit I thought that it was over after Eastern Creek," said Wilson.
"I pulled all the muscles in my neck after hitting the wall at, but the pain has finally subsided".
"I couldn't believe the state of the car after the accident. It was very hard for me to even look at it".
"I'm absolutely screaming to get out there and make amends for the last round."
Some would have thought that the Holden BRute was heading towards the scrap-heap but after endless hours of work and determination by the Team Brock mechanics to get Wilson back out on the track before the end of the season, the original car has undergone an 'extensive' makeover.
" The Team Brock crew has been flat out repairing the car. The BRute has basically been stripped, straightened and fully reassembled," Wilson said.
" I can't say enough about the dedication of James Brock and the crew. I really must thank James and the entire Team Brock crew for their continued support. I owe these guys big time."
Being a newcomer to the Goulburn track hasn't deterred the Gold Coast speedster in trying to claw his way back up the championship ladder. Prior to Eastern Creek, Wilson was sitting in a comfortable fourth position, but after not being able to gain any points at Eastern Creek, Wilson is currently in eighth position.
" My championship aspirations have taken a hefty blow, with not a single point scored at that last round," Wilson said.
" If I can have a solid run for the rest of the year, I may be able to get back to my goal of an overall top three in the series." Wilson has been furiously studying track footage of the 2.2km clockwise track and is confident that it will pay dividends this weekend.
" I really love the tight and twisty parts of the track, and the fact that the track is on a hill - I think I'll go well there." Wilson said. Apart from the V8BRutes racing, there will also be the all-popular 'Ute Muster' that will take place on Sunday.
Tickets for Round 6 at Wakefield Raceway, Goulburn are -- Friday, free; Saturday, adults $20, children under 15 free; "Dad, Mum & the Kids" $50; Weekend, adult $40, "Dad, Mum & the Kids $60".