MCNALLY IMPRESSES BUT RACE ENDS IN DISSAPOINTMENT Rhys McNally was impressive today in the two-driver Legends race in the V8 Utes at Adelaide's street circuit today before it ended with a heavily damaged car after Tim Shaw took the reins for the...
MCNALLY IMPRESSES BUT RACE ENDS IN DISSAPOINTMENT
Rhys McNally was impressive today in the two-driver Legends race in the V8 Utes at Adelaide's street circuit today before it ended with a heavily damaged car after Tim Shaw took the reins for the second part of the race.
Rhys, who started 15th was on a roll in the first part of the race, having the confidence to pass under brakes and make some strong positive moves forward.
He was inside the top ten at one stage in what has been an impressive start to his V8 Utes season.
After handing the car over to Tim Shaw mid-race the solid performance continued with Tim putting some solid laps together and continuing the push forward.
Unfortunately it all ended on lap 8 of 11 when Tim clipped the inside of turn 3 which sent him straight into the concrete wall on the outside of the track.
The car was heavily damaged and will need to be replace.
"It was disappointing for all of us," Rhys said.
"Tim was really upset about what happened, I think he just pushed a little bit too hard."
Rhys found his feet well in a category that is so different to the Formula Ford he is used to racing.
"It has been a big learning curve this weekend, I have got a real feel for the way these cars have to be thrown around and how hard the guys push early on in the racing.
"Formula Ford is all about being smooth and clean, V8 Utes is all about pushing hard and rubbing door handles."
As for the damage to the car, Rhys will work with the team sponsors in an attempt to get back on the track with a new car as soon as possible.
"We were really starting to get somewhere on the track and we will now work on getting back there soon."
-source: west coast racing