Harry Gray Racing took on the second round of NSW Production Touring Car Series over the weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park. Gray was heading to the second round of the championship looking for back to back round wins after taking the opening round win at Wakefield Park and looking to extend his championship lead.
Gray was on a fine timeline for the second round after having a hand injury and surgery on Tuesday before the race meeting. Gray didn’t know until Saturday morning that he was going to make the track. “It was a race against the clock, to say the least” noted Gray. “We had surgery on Tuesday and it was looking very likely we weren’t going to make the grid but Saturday morning I got the all clear which was great news. After taking out the opening round I was really looking to have another strong weekend to keep my championship on track”.
Saturday morning came around with qualifying and race 1 taking place. Gray went out on the circuit with a field of over twenty drivers and managed to land himself inside the top three in third position on the inside of the second row. With race 1 underway later in the day Gray was looking to keep a clean car and continue to improve. Gray jumped away cleanly and had some tough battles in the front group. Gray after a tough race was able to come home on the podium in second spot. Gray was happy with the day due to the circumstances of his weekend lead up. “ It was a great day, a tough day but a great day. To qualifying up the front in the top three and manage to come home on the podium in second spot”.
Sunday came around and Gray was looking to continue his strong results over the weekend and continue his championship quest. In both race two and three on Sunday Gray had some great battles and was able to come home with another two podium finishes in second spot in both races. Gray with these results was able to gather enough points to take his second consecutive round victory and extend his championship points lead. Gray after the circumstances coming into the weekend was over the moon with the result. “ We didn’t even know if we were racing when we woke up on Saturday morning so to come away with a top three qualifying and three podium finishes and another round win was a great result”.
Gray will look ahead now to two weeks time to one of his biggest weekends of the year with himself and Jimmy Vernon taking their spot in the Bathurst six hour getting covered on Fox Sports.