IRWIN Endurance Countdown: Kelly Racing

The Pepsi Max Crew and Stratco Racing Commodores

The Pepsi Max Crew and Stratco Racing Commodores

The ninth episode of the IRWIN Tools Endurance Countdown looks at Kelly Racing’s Pepsi Max Crew and Stratco Racing entries.

Speedcafe.com’s Grant Rowley is joined by Supercheap Auto Racing endurance driver Jack Perkins, alongside V8 Supercars Championship commentator Chris Jewell to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each team leading into the L&H 500 Phillip Island and Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

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The Pepsi and Stratco Commodores are two of the four-car Kelly Racing entries – but they are anything but the ‘other’ Kelly cars.

David Reynolds, driving the #16 Stratco Commodore, has been one of the standout performers this year, scoring a string a top qualifying results, plus a recent top five finish at Queensland Raceway.

Reynolds will be partnered by Fujitsu Series driver Tim Blanchard – a Bathurst debutant.

The #11 car will be driven by regular Pepsi Max Crew driver and Bathurst legend Greg Murphy, teamed with Danish star Allan Simonsen. While podiums have not been forthcoming, Murphy’s consistency sees him placed 15th in the championship.

The two Kelly Racing cars are filled with youth and experience. Is this the right enduro mix?

See below for today’s edition of the IRWIN Tools Endurance Countdown.

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