Crick’s challenging start to the year

Crick’s Challenging Start to the YearTo say Cameron Crick was disappointed with how his 2017 Toyota 86 Racing Series campaign started over the weekend at Phillip Island Raceway in Victoria would be quite an understatement. However, he was quick to focus on the positives more so than the negatives.

The # 7 Clintons Toyota backed Toyota 86 driver started the weekend in strong fashion with encouraging practice sessions and then qualifying 10th on the grid for the opening race. With a purple sector on one qualifying lap that saw him later held up in traffic, that qualifying result could’ve been a lot better. Unfortunately, from there, the weekend developed into a challenging one.

After being punted off the circuit in the opening race while running inside the top 10 and consequently dropping back to last, he managed to claw his way back to finish in 24th.

Sunday’s remaining two races saw Crick attempt to salvage a result from the weekend but it resulted in two frustrating outcomes. In the morning’s second race, he was running in 16th only to be given a drive-through penalty for contact with another competitor and ending up finishing 30th. The third and final race was pretty much over before it had begun, when he was involved in an accident that wasn’t his fault on the second lap and was forced out with damage.

Despite the weekend certainly not going to plan, Crick was able to take a lot of confidence away from it.

“The best thing about the whole weekend was our solid speed, and although we didn’t get the desired results, we were on the pace from the beginning of the weekend through to the end and there’s still improvement left,” Crick commented.

“Full credit must go out to the entire Sieders Racing Team for all of their support and encouragement throughout the weekend, and although it was a frustrating one, they always remained positive.”

Crick is now focused on the second round of the Toyota 86 Racing Series that is going to be held on July 7, 8 and 9 on the streets of Townsville in North Queensland.

“Before the next round, we’ll be doing a few repairs to the car and also some testing,” enthused Crick.

“The goal for this round is to turn our good speed into results, and although we’re on the back foot in regards to the series point standings, it’s only extra motivation for us to fight our way back.”

Crick would like to thank his major sponsor, Clintons Toyota, for their valued support throughout the 2017 Toyota 86 Racing Series, along with his other series sponsors: Plus Fitness, O’Neill Civil Pty Ltd, A+T Puckle Electrical, HDSA Group, Stockwell International, EWP Plant Hire, All Access Haulage, Adtrans Hino, Pro Axle Australia, ELK Security, SportsArt, Pitman Trucks, Direct Steel Traders, Muscat Trailers, Fuchs Lubricants, Creative Signworx, and Designed By Kaity.

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