Crimsafe Endurance Countdown, Episode 3, Kelly Racing

Jack Daniel's Racing's Todd Kelly

Jack Daniel’s Racing’s Todd Kelly

The third episode of the 2012 Crimsafe Endurance Countdown looks at Kelly Racing four car team and its chances ahead of the Sandown and Bathurst endurance races.

The Victorian-based team won’t forget 2012, for good and bad. In February, the team confirmed it would become the factory Nissan Motorsport team in 2013, and yesterday, it unveiled the engine package it will slide into its new cars.

On-track, though, results have been hard to come by.

Former champion Rick Kelly has been a consistent top 10 finisher in the V8 Supercars Championship since he started full-time in the class, but this year, he sits an uncompetitive 16th.

Three of Kelly Racing’s four drivers have won at Mount Panorama. Can the team turn it around for the two driver races?

The 2012 Crimsafe Endurance Countdown will run for 12 consecutive days, looking at each V8 Supercars organisation and their chances of victory in the two-driver V8 races – in particular, the famous Bathurst 1000.

There are also two special episodes, dissecting the return of endurance racing to Sandown, and this October’s 50th year celebrations at Mount Panorama.

This year’s Crimsafe Endurance Countdown is hosted by Tim Hodges (Fox Sports producer and radio presenter), GRM endurance driver Jack Perkins and two-times Bathurst 1000 winner John Bowe, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews by’s journalists Grant Rowley and Stefan Batholomaeus.

Australian motorsport legend Dick Johnson also chips in, presenting Speedcafe’s Crimsafe Ratings, giving each V8 organisation a score out of 10, rating their chances of winning Bathurst.

What rating will the Speedcafe team give Kelly Racing?

You will be able to use these ratings to go into the draw to win a new-specification 18 inch control wheel, signed by TeamVodafone’s Craig Lowndes.

All you will have to do is collect the 10 ratings presented by Johnson, send them to and you could win the wheel! Stay tuned for more details.

See below for Episode 3 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – Kelly Racing

See below for Episode 2 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – Dick Johnson Racing

See below for Episode 1 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – Garry Rogers Motorsport

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