Confidence high at CDR As the World Series Sprintcar Championship heads to the Avalon Raceway this Saturday night both Craft Disbury Racing Drivers are full of confidence knowing that they have shown good speed in the opening ...
Confidence high at CDR
As the World Series Sprintcar Championship heads to the Avalon Raceway this Saturday night both Craft Disbury Racing Drivers are full of confidence knowing that they have shown good speed in the opening two rounds.
American Sensation, Jason Johnson was a serious contender for the victory in last weekend's round at Adelaide starting from third in the A-Main event and holding down second for the majority of the race. It was only a faulty power steering pump and a clump of clay that knock two Eagle plug leads adrift leaving him with six cylinders for the last 10 laps that cost him a shot at the victory.
"The car felt real good and I felt that we had something for Brooke but in the end we were happy just to gets some points towards the Championship, said Johnson following last week's event.
"It was rather ironic that only during the day we had made some larger plug lead guards somehow they still managed to get knocked off."
While Johnson has never seen the Avalon circuit before his fellow Aussiefast Transport/STP driver, Brad Heywood has visited the tight Victorian bull ring on several occasions and has stood on top of the podium on more than one occasions there.
The former World Series Sprintcar Champion describes the Avalon circuit like this "It is a tough track to get your set up right very early in the night. Avalon is a very tight track and difficult to pass on. It is one where lapped cars always play a big part in the finishing order of the leaders. I debuted a brand new car here back in 1991 and was on the pace from the outset setting quick time, winning both heats, finished second in the dash and won the feature."
Throughout the opening two rounds of this year's Championship Heywood has been in a position to challenge for a top 3 finish before a spin and an accident ended his charge.
"The guys have done a great job to get the car better throughout the opening couple of rounds. It seems that every time I go out on the track the car continually gets better," says Heywood.
The fourth round of World Series Sprintcars will be live on www.sprintcarworld.com.au from 6:00pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time with live audio and results.
On Sunday at 10:00am the opening round of World Series Sprintcars from Brisbane will be shown on Channel 9 across Australia where both Craft Disbury Racing drivers were in the thick of the action.