New chassis for David Wall after New Zealand carnage
Wilson Security Racing / DJR announced today that they had begun building up a complete new chassis for the next round of the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship in Perth in just over two weeks time.
The decision came after David Wall was involved in a high speed accident at Pukekohe Raceway on ANZAC Day eliminating him for the rest of the weekends’ racing. With the cars and equipment having to be air freighted back to Australia, DJR Senior Manager Ryan Story confirmed that the new car would be brought on line immediately.
“David’s car sustained very heavy damage in the accident. There are major issues with the front and rear of the #17 DJR Falcon, with the front end in very bad shape. There is also damage to the firewall. With the tight turnaround to get the cars on their way to Perth, we are going to introduce a new one.” Story said.
“We have a spare, third chassis, built by Pace Innovations at the same time as the two we have been racing since last year. Paul Ceprnich and the team there have done a great job with it. FPR have also been a great help with getting parts sent up for the build” Story added.
The team has been achieving consistently good results with both Wall and teammate Scott Pye regular visitors to the Top 10. The loss of points for Wall tumbled him down the Championship order, but the Wilson Security team is determined to continue the form at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth.
Although a tight turn around, Story was confident of the team’s ability to have the car ready for the Nullarbor crossing. “From New Zealand to Perth is a calendar nightmare when you sustain damage like we have, but the boys are into it already and we will see how it progresses over the coming days. We will be ready!” a confident Story added.
Check out the #17 DJR build on the Dick Johnson Racing website and Facebook page.