RICK KELLY WINS SUNDAY POLE POSITION AT WINTON Jack Daniel's Racing driver Rick Kelly has scored the first pole position for he and brother Todd's Kelly Racing operation for the 12th race of the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series at Winton...
RICK KELLY WINS SUNDAY POLE POSITION AT WINTON
Jack Daniel's Racing driver Rick Kelly has scored the first pole position for he and brother Todd's Kelly Racing operation for the 12th race of the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series at Winton Motor Raceway today.
Kelly put his #15 Jack Daniel's Racing on the top of the timesheets halfway through this morning's 20 minute qualifying session, bettering his time with a new qualifying lap record to cement his first pole position since 2007.
RICK KELLY - #15 Jack Daniel's Racing Holden Commodore:
"It's our first pole position for Kelly Racing and it's pretty exciting for us," said Rick Kelly.
"I did a lap on the first set of tyres and made a mistake and it cost us a couple of tenths but we were still P1 at that point.
"I was disappointed with myself and still very angry from yesterday's result.
"We used that to get a good result today. I didn't expect pole but we will take it.
"We are very grateful for getting this and excited.
"On Friday our Jack Daniel's Commodore was very good. We made a couple of changes in the wrong direction for Saturday and it snow balled I guess and we had a very bad race. It was the worst race we've had all year by far.
"We needed to turn that around so it's exciting that we've been able to do that as a team.
"Generally once you start a weekend off badly you tend to stay there, so it's good to be able to turn that around but 67 laps around here is a long race so we will see how we go."
RICK KELLY POLE STATISTICS:
FIFTH Career Pole Position for Rick Kelly
FIRST Pole Position for Rick Kelly at Winton Motor Raceway
FIRST Pole Position for Kelly Racing (team established March 2009)
Rick Kelly's last Pole Position came at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in the final event of the 2007 season.
Today's lap by Rick is a new V8 Supercar qualifying record for Winton Motor Raceway.
-source: Jack Daniel's Racing