FAST WEEKEND FOR PERKINS ENDED BY CONTACT Dodo Racing Team driver Jack Perkins has had a weekend of fast pace ended with contact in the final race of the Norton 360 Sandown Challenge in Melbourne today. Perkins again outlined his pace aboard...
FAST WEEKEND FOR PERKINS ENDED BY CONTACT
Dodo Racing Team driver Jack Perkins has had a weekend of fast pace ended with contact in the final race of the Norton 360 Sandown Challenge in Melbourne today.
Perkins again outlined his pace aboard the #11 Dodo Holden Commodore, qualifying in 14th earlier today, his second-best starting position for the season.
A stall on the startline dropped Perkins to the back of the pack, but a combination of some good car speed, slick pit stops and a smart strategy had Perkins on a charge and back on his way into the top half of the field.
But on lap 41, contact with Jason Bright damaged the front suspension and steering arm on Perkins' Dodo Commodore, ending his race in disappointing fashion.
Garth Tander won today's race ahead of Will Davison and Jamie Whincup.
The next event in the 2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series will be at Queensland Raceway in Ipswich on 21-23 August 2009.
WHAT JACK HAD TO SAY ...
Jack Perkins - #11 Dodo Holden Commodore:
"We had a great Dodo Commodore this weekend and that's a good sign for the races to come," said Perkins.
"I was really disappointed to stall on the line at the start after qualifying in the top 15.
"The Dodo team had a stand-out weekend this weekend. The crew had me on a great strategy and did some really good pit stops. We jumped a fair few cars and looked to be salvaging something and getting back up the order.
"Unfortunately I had a coming together with Bright and it bent the front steering and suspension. It ended our day and I'm really disappointed to have to retire because we had a great car and the Dodo Racing Team deserved better this weekend."