Friday Test & Tune For Jack Daniel's Racing
The Jack Daniel's Racing Nissan Altimas of Rick and Todd Kelly have had a successful day of testing and tuning ahead of this weekend's Coates Hire Ipswich 400 at Queensland Raceway.
Although the final results sheet saw the pair finish 17th and 24th overall respectively for the day, both drivers reported positive progress with the setup changes to their cars.
Over the four car Nissan Motorsport squad, all cars tried contrasting setups, with data collected putting the team in a solid position ahead of the weekend.
Saturday's on track action features a pair of 10 minute long qualifying sessions ahead of twin 100km races.
JACK DANIEL'S RACING QUOTEBOARD
RICK KELLY - #15 Jack Daniel's Racing Nissan Altima:
Practice 1- 15th
Practice 2- 22nd
Practice 3- 17th
Overall Practice- 17th
"It's been a lot of fun today", said Rick Kelly.
"We started with a car that wasn't too bad, and we made some good, logical, changes to it.
"The car reacted to it pretty well, and we ended the day in a pretty solid position on a good set of tyres.
"It's not completely ideal, but I felt myself as the driver I didn't get the most out of the car.
"Every time I rolled into the corners, I felt I could have gone in a lot hotter.
"So for us it's great, but I felt that I just didn't milk the most out of it, from the car point of view it is really well balanced, and handling quite nicely.
"We've had a couple of tough rounds chasing the setup of the car around, but today has really started quite well for us, we made some good improvements, and it puts us in good position knowing what it's going to do."
TODD KELLY - #7 Jack Daniel's Racing Nissan Altima:
Practice 1- 20th
Practice 2- 25th
Practice 3- 24th
Overall Practice- 24th
"We got through quite a few changes in the sessions today, and we didn't really end up where we wanted to be", said Todd Kelly.
"So there is a little bit of work to do with the car, but the good thing is that all four cars in the Nissan Motorsport camp tried some different things over the day, and there are quite a few good things to come from the other cars.
"Now that we've got some time to go over it in depth, we can look the data and find the good points that we can then use on our car.
"I'm really looking forward to having a good run tomorrow."
1. Scott McLaughlin
2. Chaz Mostert
3. Nick Percat
4. Shane Van Gisbergen
5. Russell Ingall
6. Mark Winterbottom
7. Will Davison
8. Jamie Whincup
9. James Courtney
10. Fabian Coulthard
17. Rick Kelly
24. Todd Kelly
EVENT 8 COATES HIRE QUEENSLAND 400
Circuit: Queensland Raceway
Circuit Location: Willowbank, QLD
Circuit Length: 3.12km
Qualifying Format: Two 10 minute, one 20 minute qualifying session
Race Format: Two 33 lap races (100km), One 65 lap race (200km)
Times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC + 10 hours)
Saturday 2nd August 2014
11:25am 11:35am: Qualifying Race 23
11:45am 11:55am: Qualifying Race 24
2:25pm 3:15pm: Race 23 (33 laps)
4:30pm 5:20pm: Race 24 (33 laps)
Sunday 3rd August 2014
12:55pm 1:15pm: Qualifying Race 25
3:50pm 5:20pm: Race25 (65 laps)
AUS TELEVISION SCHEDULE SEVEN NETWORK/7mate
Saturday 2nd August 2014
Sydney: 12:30pm 1:00pm Race Day Xtra 7mate, 1:00pm 1:30pm V8 Xtra Seven, 1:30pm 5:30pm V8 Supercars Seven
Melbourne: 12:30pm 1:00pm Race Day Xtra 7mate, 1:00pm 1:30pm V8 Xtra 7mate, 1:30pm 5:30pm V8 Supercars 7mate
Brisbane: 12:30pm 1:00pm Race Day Xtra 7mate, 1:00pm 1:30pm V8 Xtra Seven, 1:30pm 5:30pm V8 Supercars Seven
Adelaide: 12:00pm 12:30pm Race Day Xtra 7mate, 1:00pm 5:00pm V8 Supercars 7mate
Perth: 10:30am 11:00am Race Day Xtra 7mate, 11:00am 11:30am V8 Xtra 7mate, 11:30am 3:30pm V8 Supercars 7mate
Sunday 3rd August 2014
Sydney: 1:30pm 5:30pm V8 Supercars Seven
Melbourne: 1:30pm 5:30pm V8 Supercars 7mate
Brisbane: 1:30pm 5:30pm V8 Supercars Seven
Adelaide: 1:00pm 5:00pm V8 Supercars 7mate
Perth: 11:30am 3:30pm V8 Supercars 7mate
CHAMPIONSHIP POINTSCORE(Provisional after 22 of 38 races)
1. Mark Winterbottom- 1634 points
2. Jamie Whincup- 1538
3. Fabian Coulthard-1361
4. Shane Van Gisbergen-1355
5. James Courtney- 1354
6. Craig Lowndes- 1352
7. Scott McLaughlin- 1211
8. Garth Tander- 1135
9. David Reynolds- 1099
10. Chaz Mostert- 1098
17. Rick Kelly- 854
24. Todd Kelly- 576
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Todd Kelly on Twitter: @toddkellyracing
Todd Kelly on Facebook: Facebook.com/toddkellyracing
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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