The main question on everyone’s mind is “Will the Challenger car be ready in time?”.
A huge collision with the concrete wall during our debut race at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, not only ended the weekend in the first race but also left the car with extensive damage. In case you missed this race; watch the video here.
The damage, caused by a loss of steering, extended to the chassis and engine on the Challenger / Schweppes car and had the team questioning whether to replace or repair the car for the ongoing season in the Dunlop Series.
“We rang around and couldn’t find a car that we wanted, and with the Car of the Future coming in [to the Dunlop Series] next year, it just wasn’t viable to buy another car,” Hobson told v8supercars.com.au a few weeks ago.
“It’s kind of been a matter of where we’re basically trying to get it back together in time. The car itself is going to be a massive, massive job getting back together, because every time we’ve gone to pull the car apart, we’ve just been finding more and more bent stuff.
“It’s just a matter of just winging it, really, and getting it back together as quick as we can.”
And they did; thanks to the team at Gary Rogers Motorsport who have done a great job of working the chassis back into its original form and to Brett and the RSport Race Engineering Team who spent all of last week working hard to reassemble the whole car. Watch the video here.
Keep your eyes on our Facebook page to see if the car gets a second chance of life at the Perth SuperSprint this weekend.
Circuit: Barbagallo Raceway, Perth
Top Speed: 252km/h
Average Speed: 157km/h
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