09 JUL 2017
Sun and challenges in Townsville
The Watpac Townsville 400 proved to be a Challenging yet enlightening round for all with thrills and spills throughout the weekend. Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport took to the street circuit with new driver Aaren Russell behind the wheel.
After an extended period out of the Supercar game, Aaren Russell was a late signing to pilot the #3 LDM Commodore at Townsville.
Along for the ride was Plus Fitness, a long time supporter of Russell's racing career.
"It was defiantly a shock to the system, yesterday was pretty tough but I physically feel better after getting out of the car", said Russell.
"It was good to get back behind the wheel, and be able to make the changes and see whether we progress or go backwards.
"Unfortunately, the weekend just didn't pan out the way we wanted too."
The youngest Driver in the field Alex Rullo was looking forward to returning to the streets of Townsville, Having competed at the circuit in the Super2 series in 2016.
Rullo who gained a lot of media attention from his Queensland fan base spoke about what he loves about coming to Townsville.
"The fans and the area. There's so much to do around here and there's some great weather too.
"The round attracts a variety of fans from areas around here and Australia, the championship has a great Queensland fan base."
Following on from Darwin Triple Crown only a few weeks ago, Rullo was content with the weekend, with two 200km races an improvement to his tyre wear management was evident.
"I managed the tyres a lot better throughout the races and tried different techniques to keep posting competitive times whilst taking care of the tyres.
"Overall the car was great on the entry to the corner but I struggled mid-corner for grip.
"We lost a little bit of time in the pit stop but other than that is was a relatively mistake free race.
The next round kicks off on the 27th July at Queensland Raceway.