Practice Makes Perfect for V8 Supercar Steerer
Round Four of the Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series began with two practice sessions at Hidden Valley Raceway today with a surprise entry from former V8 Supercar driver Simon Wills.
Late in the first practice session Nandi “Mr Damage” Kiss was forced to withdraw his Holden VE due to radiator issues. Sydneysider Kiss later retired from the round after suffering from an already existing back injury. Thankfully Kiwi and regular mechanic to Charlie “Handlebars” Kovacs, Simon Wills was on hand to step into the role and behind the wheel for the rest of the weekend. New Zealander Colin Corkery took out the first practice with a time of 1:22.98 seconds and was the only driver to go under the 1:23 mark for the day. Jesus.All about Life, Ford BF Falcon XR8 Driver, Andrew Fisher, will head into the fourth round on a high after finishing second in the first practice session and first in the second on new Yokohama Advan A048 tyres. There was only .8 of a second between the top 13 in the combined practice times today. Special mention goes to “Captain” Rob Jarvis who finished 13th fastest after sorting engine issues which plagued him at the last round. Local favourite Layton Crambrook finished third in the first session and eighth in the second with high hopes for tomorrow’s events. The third and final practice will take place at 9:25am tomorrow morning followed by Qualifying at 10:55am and Race One at 1:20pm. The top sixteen reverse grid Race Two taking place on Sunday will be aired live within the V8 Supercar telecast on the Seven Network from 2:40pm to 3:10pm July 6.