The Fly Debuts a J&J Rocket Ian Lewis Racing put their brand new J&J chassis to the test at Wagga International Raceway where 'The Fly' stormed towards the front of the A-Main field to break into the top five after winning the B-Main. A dry...
The Fly Debuts a J&J Rocket
Ian Lewis Racing put their brand new J&J chassis to the test at Wagga International Raceway where 'The Fly' stormed towards the front of the A-Main field to break into the top five after winning the B-Main.
A dry Wagga track saw Lewis once again luck out by landing a late qualifying position for time trials. With rubber already beginning to be laid on the track 'The Fly' drove the absolute wheels off his Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing car to take thirteenth.
In both heat races Lewis clawed his way forward to take second place behind Danny Reidy in the first heat race after starting on the second row and claimed fourth in his second heat after coming from sixth.
After two stellar drives in his heats Lewis unfortunately was equal on points with Terry Bracken however Bracken was 0.040 seconds faster in time trials which forced 'The Fly' to start in his third consecutive B-Main.
Putting the bad luck results of late behind him Lewis bolted off into the distance after starting on pole position. By the end of the fifteen-lap race, Lewis was in no danger of being caught and took the win by a quarter of a lap over Jason Johnson.
"The car was simply fantastic all night. Donovan Meaney and Jeff Jackson put the J&J together on Monday last week and to their credit and the rest of the hardworking team at Ian Lewis Racing the car was quick and responded to the changes we made," explained Lewis.
The thirty-lap A-Main race has been a long time coming for Ian Lewis Racing however a brand new J&J starting in the A-Main on debut was fantastic news for the team.
Lewis drove a smart and aggressive race to avoid the many incidents that occurred throughout the feature race to break into the top five after starting as far back as thirteenth. Lewis put the Maxwill powered Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing car through its paces to challenge Australian Sprintcar Title winner Robbie Farr for fourth position on the final lap. Unfortunately as 'The Fly' dived underneath Farr in turn one he made contact, which bent the front axle and dropped a few positions down to eighth as he battled to complete the race.
"We've finally broken into the top fifteen on the World Series Sprintcars point standings and tonight's result and where we were actually running before the contact with Farr can only suggest where we belong for the remainder of this season."
Despite an almost fairy tale finish for Ian Lewis Racing in round four, the team now eagerly awaits a hometown race at Avalon Raceway, which brought upon a third placed finish last season. Round five of World Series Sprintcars will be held on December 11.
Ian Lewis Racing is sponsored by Komatsu Used Equipment, Adtrans Truck Centre, Camden Neon Signs, J&J Auto Racing, Cascade, The Metric Men, Radum and Transport Equipment Hire.