Bright set to start
- By Kassie Gadeke
- Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Supercars veteran Jason Bright will line up on the grid today at Pukekohe after a big night of work from his Brad Jones Racing crew.
The team worked until 1am to fix the Team BOC Holden Commodore, which hit the pit lane entry wall hard in race one yesterday at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint, after contact with Super Black Racing’s Chris Pither.
Team boss Brad Jones was proud of his crew’s efforts after the big night of work.
“They’ve done a fantastic job, really good,” he told supercars.com.
"The car looked pretty bad yesterday, so do have it all done for 1am is a good job.”
The team was able to repair the car at the circuit – despite limited spare parts for the flyaway round – and will look to improve its form today, with both Bright and Tim Slade having frustrating days yesterday.
“We didn’t have to replace too much bar work, but there was a lot of work to be done,” Jones said.
“Fortunately we had just about everything we needed to do it ourselves, which makes a big difference, when you’ve got it all sitting there … we did have to cut the back off the car and weld some bits and pieces in, but we brought a lot of that with us so it all worked out pretty good.”
Last event DJR Team Penske was able to repair Fabian Coulthard’s Falcon overnight with the help of PACE Innovations after a major shunt at the Gold Coast, and last year at Pukekohe Red Bull Racing Australia turned around Craig Lowndes’s Commodore after a huge hit on the front straight with the help of a local repair place.