Most teams use a transporter to get their vehicles to the track, but Team Brute Strength is heading in a different direction. Both of the BRutes will be driven from the Gold Coast workshop on Wednesday morning, expecting to get into Winton...
Most teams use a transporter to get their vehicles to the track, but Team Brute Strength is heading in a different direction. Both of the BRutes will be driven from the Gold Coast workshop on Wednesday morning, expecting to get into Winton Thursday lunchtime. The trip is expected to take some seventeen hours with the cars coming down the Pacific Highway to Sydney and thence on to Winton. As the cars have had limited testing opportunities, Team Manager, Warren O'Grady, decided to use this trip as a "Shakedown Run", ensuring the cars are 100% when they reach Victoria.
"Car #25 has encountered some niggling breakdowns in the past rounds, which have frustrated the Team no end. With us driving them down the coast, we can get a feel for both cars, and correct any problems, if needed", O'Grady said. "We will have a mobile workshop on the road with us, but I am confident that we won't need it".
Drivers Gavin 'Harves' Harvey and Matt 'Mongrel' O'Grady, are looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead at Winton. "I have raced plenty of times at Winton, and I'm planning on racing as hard as possible", Harvey said. "As we have had a month's break, I can't wait to get behind the wheel and chase some points".
Making his debut to V8 BRute racing at Winton, Matt is ready to take on the opposition. "I can't wait to get the Team Brute Strength Ute out on the track and get some race miles behind me", Matt said. "I've seen plenty of BRute racing, and I'm ready for whatever is thrown my way. Car #18 is brand new, thanks to a new body rebuild over the past two and a half weeks".
Both drivers and cars will be ready to take to the track at Winton from the 19th September.
* Please note that the autograph session with Gavin and Matt on Sunday has been changed from 12pm till 1pm.