June 18, 2013
Hidden Valley Results Mixed for V8 Supercars
After Rick Kelly scored the best-ever result for Nissan in the manufacturer’s return season yesterday (fifth place), the team continued to display encouraging form, however, more record-breaking results were not collected.
Norton 360 Nissan Altima driver Michael Caruso finished in 11th place in the second race – the best result of the team’s four drivers in the two races.
Jack Daniel’s Racing’s Todd Kelly qualified strongly (12th and 13th, respectively), but could not convert his fast one lap pace into a top 10 result. A 12th place finish in the first race was the best the former Bathurst 1000 winner could muster.
Rick Kelly salvaged a 12th place in the final race after two uncharacteristic poor qualifying performances.
Worse, though, for Norton 360’s James Moffat, who was involved in a multi-car incident on the opening lap of the second race. The crash, which Moffat labeled as the biggest of his V8 Supercars career, saw him collect his first ‘DNF’ for the 2013 V8 Supercars Championship.
The next event on the V8 Supercars Championship calendar will be held in North Queensland for the Sucrogen Townsville 400 in three weeks time.