PODIUM RESULT MAKES INGALL HUNGRY FOR MORE AT WINTON After returning to the podium during the most recent round of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series, Supercheap Auto Racing's Russell Ingall is hungry for more of the same when the ...
PODIUM RESULT MAKES INGALL HUNGRY FOR MORE AT WINTON
After returning to the podium during the most recent round of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series, Supercheap Auto Racing's Russell Ingall is hungry for more of the same when the championship continues at Winton in Central Victoria this weekend.
Following three consecutive top five results, including a fine second placing at Queensland Raceway two weeks ago, Ingall enters this weekend's eighth round ninth in the championship standings.
The tight confines of the 3.0km Winton circuit is one that Ingall knows intimately given the thousands of laps he completed during his years while driving a Holden for the Melbourne-based Larry Perkins team.
It is also the venue where Ingall claimed pole position in 2001 and the circuit where he has twice claimed the overall round victory making him the most successful active full-time driver at Winton.
With the momentum of a good string of recent results behind him, Ingall is confident he can once again be a serious contender near the front of the field this weekend.
"I'm really looking forward to going back to Winton in a Holden, I've enjoyed a lot of success there while driving a Commodore so hopefully I can continue my good run of recent form into this weekend," said Ingall.
"Last year I had to start off the back of the grid but came through to finish eighth and sixth in the final two races so I'm confident of a good result.
"My podium at the last round in Queensland was a terrific achievement by everyone in the team but as a consequence we've started to aim higher. I'm now ninth in the championship standings and have got my sights set on finishing inside the top five at the end of the year."
Practice begins on Friday afternoon with qualifying and the opening 40-lap race to be held on Saturday. The round will culminate with a pair of 40-lap encounters on Sunday at 10:55am and 1:30pm respectively.
At the half way mark in the 14-round series Mark Winterbottom leads the chase for the championship ahead of Garth Tander and Jamie Whincup.