Jack Daniel's Racing Survive The Battle At Barbagallo
Jack Daniel's Racing Nissan Altima drivers Rick and Todd Kelly have come away from the 200km race at the Perth 400 with a solid haul of points.
Rick started the final encounter for the weekend from 16th place, and ran as high as tenth during the two pit stop race, before dropping back to finish in 14th position.
Meanwhile, elder brother Todd was hindered by a tyre change issue at the opening pit stop, which forced a reshuffle of strategy, resulting in a 16th place finish.
The V8 Supercars Championship continues on June 20-22, with the SKYCITY Triple Crown Darwin from Hidden Valley Raceway.
JACK DANIEL'S RACING QUOTEBOARD
RICK KELLY - #15 Jack Daniel's Racing Nissan Altima:
Qualifying Race 16- 16th
Race 16- 14th
"It's a frustrating old race no doubt," said Rick Kelly.
"It's tough to look after your tyres around here, we gave it our best shot here today, and we had a huge improvement from the car overnight.
"Unfortunately because we had a tough Friday, and a really tough Saturday, and it really put us behind the eight ball a little bit with setup and knowledge with the particular setup on track.
"We learned a bit in that race, but just not as much as the others.
"The Norton Hornets did a good job and made good progress, I would have loved to have seen the same for us.
"We need to put our head down and figure out how to make progress like that, it's good to have that knowledge within the team, just for us it's not quite where we want it."
TODD KELLY - #7 Jack Daniel's Racing Nissan Altima:
Qualifying Race 16- 18th
Race 16- 16th
"The car wasn't too bad there, it had the pace to be further up, but the race just didn't flow as smooth as we would have liked," said Todd Kelly.
"Moff and Caruso did a good job in the Norton cars, but a couple of little things went wrong in the first stop, the same right front tyre went back on the car, and around here with how hard it is on tyres it really killed me.
"That forced us to go quite a way out of sync with our pit stops at the end there, I had five to seven more laps on my tyres than the rest and we couldn't do anything with the car.
"We certainly had the potential to be a bit further up, but we just need to have a bit smoother race at the next one."
1. Chaz Mostert
2. Craig Lowndes
3. Mark Winterbottom
4. Jamie Whincup
5. Fabian Coulthard
6. Jason Bright
7. David Wall
8. James Moffat
9. David Reynolds
10. Michael Caruso
14. Rick Kelly
16. Todd Kelly
(Provisional after 16 of 38 races)
1. Mark Winterbottom - 1199 points
2. Craig Lowndes - 1098
3. Fabian Coulthard - 1059
4. Jamie Whincup - 986
5. James Courtney - 928
6. Shane Van Gisbergen - 861
7. Scott McLaughlin - 840
8. Chaz Mostert - 792
9. David Reynolds - 757
10. Jason Bright - 754
18. Rick Kelly - 618
24. Todd Kelly - 476
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2014 V8 SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Date, Event, Location
Feb 15, sydney.com V8 Supercars Test Day, Sydney Motorsport Park
Feb 27-Mar 2, Clipsal 500 Adelaide, Adelaide Street Circuit
Mar 13-16, 2014 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park
Mar 28-30, Tasmania 400, Symmons Plains Raceway
Apr 4-6 Winton 400, Winton Motor Raceway
April 25-27, ITM 500 Auckland, Pukekohe Park Raceway
May 16-18, Perth 400, Barbagallo Raceway
June 20-22, SKYCITY Triple Crown Darwin 400, Hidden Valley Raceway
July 4-6, Townsville 500, Reid Park
Aug 1-3, Coates Hire Ipswich 400, Queensland Raceway
Aug 22-24, Sydney Motorsport Park 400, Sydney Motorsport Park
Sept 12-14, Wilson Security Sandown 500, Sandown Raceway
Oct 9-12, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Mount Panorama
Oct 24-26, ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600, Surfers Paradise
Nov 14-16, Phillip Island 400, Phillip Island Circuit
Dec 5-7, Sydney 500, Sydney Olympic Park