Kelly crew pulls off another big repair effort

Dunlop Series
19 May
Mason Kelly will be back on track in Perth following an accident in Saturday’s race
  • Mason Kelly Ford repaired after midnight effort

  • Kelly Mustang damaged in Perth Dunlop Series opener

  • #22 Ford sent into wall after Callum Walker/Jett Johnson clash

Mason Kelly will be back on track in Perth following an accident in Saturday’s race, with Kelly Racing completing late-night repairs.

For the second time in as many rounds, the #22 Mustang required repairs, with the second-generation driver caught up in a late-race tangle in Race 1, which was won by points leader Kai Allen.

A collision between Jett Johnson and Callum Walker at Turn 1 saw the latter spun into the path of Kelly, who was clipped into the concrete wall.

The damage forced Kelly Racing mechanics, including Kelly and father Todd, into repairs approaching midnight.

Kelly and Walker collide after Johnson contact

Fortunately, the car didn’t sustain significant rail damage, with the team banding together to complete repairs ahead of Sunday’s action at CARCO.com.au Raceway.


"It wasn’t too bad, it was about midnight that we finished up,” Mason told media on Sunday morning.

"The guys did a really great job to put it back together and have it ready for qualifying this morning.

"Yesterday started off really well. I just made a stupid mistake and ended up the back with those guys and unfortunately got tangled up.

"Ultimately it was my mistake, I shouldn’t have been back there.”

Kelly’s season began with an accident at the season-opening round in Bathurst, with the team turning around big repair effort to get the #22 back out.

Johnson was penalised over Saturday’s incident, being handed a drive-through penalty over the Walker contact.

The Dunlop Series returns to the track on Sunday morning at 11:05am AWST/1:05pm AEST for Boost Mobile Qualifying for Race 2.

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