Rebuilt Russell Ford back on track for Ipswich

Drew Russell Falcon pieced back together after Townsville shunt

Drew Russell Falcon pieced back together after Townsville shunt

Novocastrian Motorsport has completed a massive rebuild of Drew Russell’s heavily damaged Falcon ahead of Round 4 of the Dunlop Series at Queensland Raceway this weekend.

Russell’s Falcon suffered extensive damage after a tangle with Rodney Jane between turns 2 and 3 at Townsville’s Reid Park circuit earlier this month.

Both Drew and his younger brother Aaren chipped in to help with the  repair job.

The team estimates that it has spent an estimated 180 hours on the repair.

“Knowing how much work and how many dollars were needed to get the car ready in time, we were quietly confident that our crew would keep with our tradition of never giving in,” said Drew Russell.

“And we’ve worked crazy hours to source parts, fix panels, and put the whole puzzle back together so that I can go racing again.

“There is no way to thank (enough) our crew, our suppliers, our Go Karts Go staff, sponsors and all of the supporters who quite literally put their money where their mouths are.”

The rebuilt Falcon will be given its first shakedown during the opening 40-minute practice run on Friday morning at the 3.12km circuit.

Dale Wood leads fellow Falcon driver Ash Walsh by 56 points in the seven-round series points.

Drew Russell is 10th in the standings, two places behind Aaren.

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