WSR Duo Keen to Keep the Momentum Going in the SMP 400
The 2014 V8 Supercars Championship continues this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park with another of the Super Sprint rounds.
The format of the 2 x 100km Saturday and 1 x 200km Sunday races has proved popular with fans but an added dimension will be in play this weekend. The reduction of the V8 Supercars track time to the weekend only leaves all practice, qualifying and Saturday racing in a jam packed schedule for the race teams.
Coming of a superb 4th place in the last round at Queensland Raceway, Scott Pye believes the momentum the team is displaying is coming along at the business end of the season and more good results are the aim. David Wall has also confirmed Pye’s thoughts as he too was knocking on the Top 10 in the final 200km race in Queensland.
The renamed Eastern Creek has good memories for the Dick Johnson Racing Team with a round win in the Jim Beam colours for Will Davison back in 2008. The venue has not been used every year since in the V8 Supercars Championship, but returns this weekend for the first time since 2012.
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Here are the Wilson Security Racing driver’s pre race thoughts:
David Wall - #17 Wilson Security Racing – FG Falcon
“There is really no such thing as a ‘home track advantage’ but it is nice to be here in Sydney. I have a lot of family and friends coming out on the weekend and get to sleep in my own bed!
“I really enjoy Sydney Motorsport Park and have put in a lot of laps here. The cars are evolving every round and the Wilson Security / PAYCE Falcons showed some strong race pace in the 200km race at QR. Qualifying will again be a huge focus for all three races and we need to find that bit more.
“We are learning more about the car and the set up every time we race and this is carrying on to each round. The field will be very competitive here and we are looking to be pushing for those Top 10 results.”
Scott Pye – #16 Wilson Security Racing – FG Falcon
“I fell we have really improved the car at the last few rounds and we can compete regularly in the Top 10. The result at QR (4th place in Sunday’s 200km race) was fantastic and we were a genuine Top 5 car throughout the race.
“We just have to keep working hard to ensure the momentum is there at each round. This weekends’ two day format gives the crew very little time between practice, qualifying and racing, so if we roll out of the truck with a good car we should be in great shape.
“Although we have not raced here since 2012, I don’t think it will have a huge bearing on the grid, and we will be pushing to be right up there.”