Top Ten Finishes for Adrenalin Motor Racing After an up and down weekend for Novocastrian brothers Drew and Aaren Russell and the Adrenalin Motor Racing team have picked up another pair of top ten round results in the fourth round of the 2010 ...
Top Ten Finishes for Adrenalin Motor Racing
After an up and down weekend for Novocastrian brothers Drew and Aaren Russell and the Adrenalin Motor Racing team have picked up another pair of top ten round results in the fourth round of the 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series with Drew finishing the weekend in 7th overall and younger brother Aaren in 10th.
This round of the championship saw a bumper field turn out for the race around the streets of Townsville with a number of the main game team fielding there endurance co-drivers to gain valuable race miles before the endurance season begins in September.
This meant fighting for the top ten positions was going to be even harder than normal.
A difficult qualifying session saw the team qualify their Zemana AntiLogger backed V8 Supercars well back in the field with Drew in 17th and Aaren in 20th.
Thanks to a little bit of luck and some solid driving the pair worked their way up the field to both finish well in the top 15.
Both made excellent starts and both were able to avoid a first lap incident involving a number of the front running cars. Drew had made up 4 places before the incident and was up to 9th by the end of lap one. He was able to make up one extra position during the race to finish in 8th.
Likewise Aaren made up a significant number positions and was up to 13th at the end of the first lap, before finishing in 12th. Aaren's drive was even more impressive as he nursed a slipping clutch for the whole race.
Both drivers again showed they have the ability to drive cleanly and smoothly - both essential attributes when racing on a street circuit like this.
Sunday was not as good for the Adrenalin Motor Racing team.
Starting in 3rd as a result of the reverse top ten grid with Drew's race effectively over when he was hit in an over ambitious move from Luke Youlden. The incident dropped him to 19th. Drew was able to bring the car home in a frustrating 16th place.
Younger brother Aaren had a more consistent race, starting in 13th and finishing in tenth place.
For the third and final race of the round, Drew was starting in 9th and Aaren in 10th.
Aaren got the jump on his older brother in the start of the third race to be in 7th and 8th place at the end of lap one.
Drew took the place back from Aaren the following lap and ran well to be in 6th on the final lap.
His race did not end well after a last gasp move from Moffat behind him resulted in contact on the final corner. Fortunately, Drew was able to cross the line and kept his solid 6th place.
Aaren drove another clean and consistent race to come home in 13th.
Series rookie Aaren, who has made the massive step up from NSW Formula Ford last year into the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series continues to show he has what it takes to compete at this level. In all three races this weekend Aaren proved that consistency and clean driving pays off in this category and this is reflected in the championship where he is currently sitting in 7th place in the championship.
His brother Drew who has his share of bad luck this year, being caught up in other peoples accidents, but after some storming come back drivers still sits in 10th place outright in the championship.
-source: Adrenalin Motor Racing