an impressive Australian Formula Ford Championship debut in very trying
conditions last weekend at a wet and wild Eastern Creek Raceway, trying
conditions last weekend at Eastern Creek, 18 year old Queenslander,
Victoria Whitely is set to get a taste of a V8 Supercar.
Fujitsu V8 Supercar operation Howard Racing will welcome Victoria to its
Gold Coast workshop this week, in preparation for her V8 Supercar test
in the coming month.
from Toowoomba, will spend some valuable time with Team Principal Mark
Howard as he shows her through the interior of the race car, where all
the hard work of winning races is done. She will have a formal seat and
race suit fitting, and then spend some time getting acquainted with the
various dash and wheel controls, and the team’s data log where every
meter the car travels is recorded and analyzed.
decision to offer this opportunity sits in line with his own belief that
young talent should be promoted and provided with the best possible
chance to shine. To kick off the 2007 season Howard welcomed two young
guns in Andrew Thompson and Adam Sharpe to the team.
TO THIRD AT CREEK
champion Rick Kelly’s unbroken run of round podium finishes this
season continued at Eastern Creek when he was elevated to third place
following the exclusion of rival Jamie Whincup by
stewards from the Race 3 results for illegal rear brake rotors.
classified fourth for the round after coming fifth in Race 3, Kelly
gained two extra points from the Race
3 fourth placing to earn his fifth podium on the trot.
Garth Tander also moved up a slot in Race 3, from sixth to fifth, to
bring an extra point and a little extra joy from a disappointing weekend
that went wrong in Race 2 when his clutch failed on the start line.
instead of leading Whincup by 30 points after the round, the revised
championship points score has second-place Tander (251 points) leading
both Whincup and Todd Kelly (205) by 46 points.
Rick Kelly is now on 276 points,
25 clear of Tander.
Rick Kelly ended up on 52 points for the round at Eastern Creek – the
same as brother Todd – Todd
was awarded second place behind round winner Mark Skaife
due to Race 3 finishing
remained in eighth place for the round, on 28 points.