Crick Makes Gains in Townsville
Contesting the Townsville 400 last weekend on the Townsville Street Circuit, which doubled as the second Toyota 86 Racing Series round, Cameron Crick experienced an overall pleasing run.
While he didn’t quite have the start he was hoping for, placing 15th in Saturday’s qualifying session, Crick managed to bounce back in race one after making some changes to his # 7 Clintons Toyota backed machine, making his way into the top 10 on the opening lap, before unfortunately losing horsepower, due to the car overheating while sitting behind another competitor.
Once again making several alterations to his car prior to race two on Sunday, Crick was confident that he would be able to remain competitive; however, a red flag after just two corners, following a large crash between multiple drivers, immediately halted the race. Lucky to avoid the crash for the most part, Crick emerged from the race largely unscathed, with only minor damage to his left front guard.
Having continued to work on his car setup throughout the weekend, Crick was pleased with his pace during race three, managing to pass a number of cars to work his way into ninth place, where he remained until the completion of the race, which was shortened due to another large incident.
“The team and I continued to work on the car throughout the weekend, making a lot of gains as a result, and I’m very pleased to have come away as a top-10 finisher,” commented Crick, whose team’s setup changes ultimately paid off, having also been within the top-five fastest cars in the third and final race of the weekend.
“While I didn’t have the best of runs in the opening round of the series at Phillip Island, last weekend’s round in Townsville was certainly a step in the right direction.
“I’m looking forward to racing at home for the next round in August and I’m feeling confident that I’ll be able to continue to turn things around and crack into the top five.”
For his next appearance, Crick will be contesting the Sydney SuperSprint, which acts as the third Toyota 86 Racing Series round, on home soil at Sydney Motorsport Park in NSW on August 18-20.
Crick would like to thank his 2017 sponsors:
My Property Consultants
Rapid 1st Aid Training & Supplies
A+T Puckle Electrical
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