Hidden Valley: WOW Racing Saturday report

WILSON SHOWS DETERMINATION IN RACE ONE Once again Darwin has turned on perfect weather for the 6th Round of the V8 Supercar Series, being conducted at Hidden Valley Raceway. Friday's two hour practice session allowed Max Wilson driving WOW...

WILSON SHOWS DETERMINATION IN RACE ONE

Once again Darwin has turned on perfect weather for the 6th Round of the V8 Supercar Series, being conducted at Hidden Valley Raceway.

Friday's two hour practice session allowed Max Wilson driving WOW Racing's Car #45 to have time to sort the set up of the car in readiness for the three race event this weekend.

"The car felt good but I know it can obviously be made better," said Wilson at the end of the practice session. Wilson finished the practice session with the 23rd fastest time.

In Qualifying, held on Saturday Wilson went out to set a blinding pace in his first lap.

"The car felt good right from the beginning of the qualifying session," commented Wilson after the session. Times during qualifying were very fast and when the top 50% of the field went out it showed what excitement race fans were in for.

Wilson's time was good enough to place him 21st on the grid for the start of race 1.

The start of Race 1 was not a pretty one. Carnage at the first corner caused grief to several teams. Luckily car #45 came through unscathed. Wilson managed to gain four places at this early stage of the race.

Careful driving saw him avoid further incidents on lap three, leaving other competitors either out of the race completely or so far back in the field they were in no position to have any chance of being competitive.

By lap 16 of the 17-lap race, Wilson had worked his way through into 12th spot only to have the car develop a engine misfire on the last lap, resulting in the car dropping four places to finish in 16th position.

"I was disappointed, I really thought I could bring the car home in the top ten, however it appeared a cooling hose had worked loose and was spraying the engine with coolant and causing it to misfire".

"The team will have the car ready for me tomorrow and I'm sure I can improve on today's result in the remaining two 48 lap races tomorrow" - Wilson concluded.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Max Wilson