Ellery’s Baptism of Fire
Dalton Ellery had only competed in a few local meetings in Queensland and a test day at Queensland Raceway before his Ford Mustang was shipped to Tasmania to compete in the lucrative ARG Trans Am Series.
The team at Bruce Lynton Service prepared the car for the unique layout at Symmons Plains for the young Gold Coaster.
Practice commenced but not without its issues. A faulty part in the gearbox created havoc for the service crew and limited track time on Friday. The team worked late into the night readying the car for qualifying early Saturday morning.
With only two laps to learn the track Ellery rewarded the team with a solid time.
Race one resulted in a 9th place finish and Dalton had got his head around the picturesque venue. Race Two netted another 9th place in the very competitive field.
Race Three and Ellery turned up the wick and utilised his tyres to finish in a very respectful 4th place that exceeded everyone’s expectations.
“It was a weekend of ups and down that netted a solid result by the end of the last race” Ellery stated. “I was really happy we finished each race and the speed came” he also went on to say.
Team principle Beric Lynton said “After overcoming a few issues Dalton drove well and brought the car home without any damage and a top 5 position in the last race. His speed and consistency throughout the weekend was good and we left Tasmania to focus on the next round at Philip Island in Victoria’s south east.”
The next event will be held at the Philip Island Grand Prix Circuit over 18th to 20th March.
For more information about Bruce Lynton Service and how they can maintain your vehicles please visit www.brucelyntonbmservice.com.au