Chris Delfsma V8 Touring Cars Qualifying Race One – Mallala Motorsport Park, South Australia, May 13-15
The car was towed back to pitlane for hasty repairs so Delfsma could try for a qualifying lap time. It all looked good to get the Century 21 AU well into the top ten until the last corner where he was inexplicitly baulked by another car on its slowdown lap.
â€œI couldnt believe it he exclaimed. â€œOut of the sweeper I could see it in the last series of corners and I thought he would be well and truly gone by the time I got there but he wasnt!
In the points-only Time Attack one lap shootout the Century 21 Falcon was the first car out. Delfma battled a lack of grip through the first half of the lap before bringing the car through the remainder in a reasonably tidy fashion. He finished eighth overall.
He avoided much of the mayhem that went with the opening lap of race one where cars were banging off each other in their haste to find position. But was hit twice shortly after the second time spun the Century 21 Falcon around.
Once underway again he began chasing down the field before the fuel pressure problems that plagued the car at round one re-emerged.
â€œI would have been really upset with being hit for no apparent reason but the fuel issue meant we would not be competitive in the end anyway he reported. â€œHopefully we fix it overnight and give it a shake tomorrow.
CENTURY 21 RACE TEAM
Car Ford Falcon AU V8 Touring Car
Driver Chris Delfsma
Team Manager Garry Mennell (Ontrack Motorsport)
Data Lou Kapitsas
Logistical Support John “Stiggy” Zyzniewski (RaceSafty Group)
Technical support John Vergotis (JCV Automotive)
Technical Support Warren Davies/Andrew Simpson (Howard Motorsort)
Signage Mick Muir (Darkside Custom Tinting)
Media Support Scott Yortson (SS media)