carsales Racing will hit the reset button on Sunday after a tough day of racing during the first leg of the Townsville 400.
Todd Kelly’s afternoon was all but over within 400 metres of the start of today's race. The #7 carsales Racing entry was an innocent bystander in lap one carnage, and heavy damage to the front of the Nissan forced a number of pit stops for repairs. By lap 52, the team elected to retire Kelly as he was unable to complete the minimum number of laps required to be awarded championship points.
Todd Kelly - #7 carsales Racing
"The tone for the day was set after 400 metres. I got a good start, and at this place, it can get pretty congested at turn one. So I braked early enough to have some breathing space to the car in front. Then I absolutely got clobbered from behind and sustained a fair bit of damage. Then one of the Shell cars got turned around, and I had nowhere to go. I had to pit with quite a bit of damage, but the team managed to tape it up. After going back out, we kept cutting front right tyres and had to park it. We lost a lot of valuable points today. We didn’t even get to see what the car could do in the race, so I'm keen to run tomorrow and find out."