Oh 2017, we’ve had some good times, haven’t we?
We may only be at the halfway mark of the season, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good time to sit back, relax and reflect on where we’ve been.
This year has provided some fantastic moments so far and there are a lot to choose from, but here are five fab favourites…
- Phillip Island Podium
I’m not a betting man, but I bet you never thought you’d see us on the podium? Well, neither did we! It’s a track that throws up all the usual challenges and historically, isn’t one where we have been able to get the absolute most out of our Holden’s. But, we defied the odds, proved we had a solid package and naturally, washed it all down with podium champers!
- Saturday in Tassie
Speaking of showers, another favourite moment was at Tassie. The heavens opened up and boy, did it rain. It was collectively the team’s best qualifying effort so far this season, Dave 4th and Dale 8th. Unfortunately, in a rather bonkers race, we were only able to complete one lap before absolute chaos on the main straight. It was a shame we didn’t get to convert it into a result but as they say, just keep swimming…
- Dale redeems himself
Dave may have been playing his usual tricks on the podium, but Dale’s effort from 22nd to 8th did not go unnoticed. He whizzed around the Phillip Island circuit and gave an incredible drive, even more remarkably given he was forced to double stack twice. Good work, mate!
- Setting the pace
Just as we thought, Winton didn’t disappoint. Dave threw all the tricks and smashed out the fastest lap of the race to secure a fourth-place finish; an outstanding feat considering he started from a lowly 14th place.
- Top 10 Shootout
We’re lucky to say there have been a few of them this year, but if we had to pick one it would be Adelaide. The field was super tight and only 0.3-seconds separated Dave (10th) and pole position. It was the first tick on the list for the new chassis, and if we’re honest, there’s just something special about having the entire track to yourself for one lap.
The season is far from over and there are a lot more boxes to tick, so let’s keep the good times rolling!