Scott Pye Grabs a Pair of Top 10 Finishes on Saturday
Wilson Security Racing has scored two great results today after back to back 42 lap races at Symmons Plains.
After a strong practice performance on Friday, Scott Pye and David Wall both believed the pace of the DJR Falcons was good enough to challenge the Top 10 group. Qualifying was not quite as planned with Wall just missing out for the first race in P11 and both cars a little further back for the second 42 lapper.
The race package however showed that the speed delivered on Friday was indeed there and Scott Pye wrapped up a fine day’s racing with a pair of Top 10 finishes. The racing was fierce and at one stage the two Wilson Security drivers were rubbing panels not only with each other but many other cars as well as they climbed up the order. Although looking a little worse for wear, Pye finished the first race in P10 with teammate Wall in the second DJR Falcon just two spots back in 12th.
A short break between races and the field was off again for the second 42 lap journey and once again the action was thick and fast. Pye was on the move from his 13th grid spot and was in the Top 10 after just 6 laps. Wall however was less fortunate. As the bunched field dived into the hairpin, the WSR / PAYCE Ford was tagged and spun around. Making it worse was he had to wait for the whole field to file by before he could resume. The race pace of the #17 Falcon was very good but the time lost put David down to 20th at the chequered flag.
Pye was embroiled in a big battle with Perkins, who had slipped by earlier in the race, re passing him and bringing the car home in a very strong 8th place.
The Tyrepower Tasmania 400 wraps up on Sunday with a 200km final race. David Wall sits in 15th place in the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship with Scott Pye on the move and up to 20th.
#16 – Scott Pye - Wilson Security Racing / DJR Falcon FG
“I made a few mistakes in Qualifying not putting the laps together, but we knew the car was fast from the minute we hit the track on Friday. It was tough racing out there today. There wasn’t much room given and you had to fight very hard for every position. We are really happy; the car is ‘fairly’ straight and we are in a good position for tomorrow. The car feels really strong over the race distance as some others look to be falling away a bit. The car is strong under braking particularly at the hairpin, and I feel very confident with it as well. The DJR boys have done a fantastic from the minute we arrived.”
#17 – David Wall – Wilson Security Racing / DJR Falcon FG
“The first race we went in a direction we were reasonably happy with and we probably should have been in the Top 10, but it ate the rear tyres a bit too quick. For the second race we changed the car and it was quite good. If we had not have been tagged into the hairpin and spun, I feel we would have been on for another good result. Lap time wise the car is very consistent over the race distance which is what we need for the longer race distance, so we will take what we learnt today and see if we can get on with the job tomorrow.”