Jason Miller and Aaron Tebb have charged from the rear of the field to sixth outright in Race 2, Round 2 of the Australian Production Car Series at Queensland Raceway today, bouncing back strongly after the devastating brake failure that took their Stokes Skis Australia Mitsubishi Evo IX out of Race 1.
Tebb started the race, and charged into the top 10 within the opening four laps. He stayed aboard the car for a long opening stint, climbing to fifth before handing the car over to Miller on lap 51.
Miller resumed in ninth, working his way up to sixth by the finish.
“After yesterday’s dramas, it was awesome to fight back so strongly today,” Miller said.
“Our fuel range today was better than we expected it to be, and we were able to complete the race on only one pit stop.
“Aaron did a sensational job at the start – he made up a lot of positions early in the race, which meant we didn’t lose unnecessary time stuck in traffic, and handed the car over to me in a really strong position.
“After the last Safety Car restart I was right behind Andrew Fisher in the BMW 1M, and I thought we might have had a chance of overtaking him and finishing in the top five, because I could see his tyres were very worn
“Unfortunately, our gearbox started to go in the last few laps and I had to nurse it to the finish line, but after yesterday we were stoked with the result – it was a big relief after last night’s disappointment, and I felt we got the absolute best result that was on the cards today.”
The next event for the Stokes Skis Australia team will be the next Australian Production Car Series round at Winton Raceway, 1-2 September.