WSS: Ian Lewis Racing Brisbane round one summary

Tough Season Opener For Lewis Ian Lewis Racing began their sprintcar season with a tough eleventh placed B-Main result at the World Series Sprintcars opener at Brisbane International Speedway on Saturday night. Traveling to Brisbane with no...

Tough Season Opener For Lewis

Ian Lewis Racing began their sprintcar season with a tough eleventh placed B-Main result at the World Series Sprintcars opener at Brisbane International Speedway on Saturday night.

Traveling to Brisbane with no pre season races under the team's belt was not the ideal way to start a season, particularly when the Queensland round boasted many high profile locals.

Time trials saw 'The Fly' land the Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing in seventeenth position which was just under eight tenths from Robbie Farr's quick time.

"The car ran fine with no problems throughout the evening however we were unable to figure out a setup and missed out on key changes. In this sport it doesn't take much to be off the pace and we proved how competitive it is out there," explained 'The Fly'.

Lewis was forced to start out of fifth and sixth in his two heat races where he ultimately recorded sixth and fifth respectively. In the end these results were not high enough as Lewis found himself lining up eighth in the dreaded B-Main.

"The main positive from the night was that our brand new Maxwill engine was fantastic and due to the tight Brisbane layout it was not put to full use."

Needing a top six result to gain a transfer position into the A-Main, round one ended on a low point when 'The Fly' brought the Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing home in eleventh place after an on track altercation resulted in bent tubing to the front of the car.

Lewis currently sits on 298 points in twenty-third position in the point standings however fortunately it is early days as the team focuses on climbing back up.

"From what we have heard Charlton Raceway is a lot like our home track Avalon Raceway back in Victoria, so we will be expecting a solid result to put our season back on track."

The team will travel to Toowoomba's Charlton Raceway for round two of World Series Sprintcars on November 20.

Ian Lewis Racing is sponsored by Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans Truck Centre, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing, Cascade, The Metric Men and Transport Equipment Hire.

-www.ianlewisracing.com

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