Kelly Racing has taken a different approach to life on the road.
VIEW: HOW MOVING DAY PANNED OUT FOR KELLY RACING
” Its a long period of time to be stuck at Eastern Creek so we believed we would get the team out to our station,” team manager Todd Kelly told Supercars.com.
The destination? The Kelly households farm station north of Mildura, on the NSW side of the border.
” I believe its a lot much better and a lot cheaper than being stuck in a motel for the next number of weeks.”
” It was cutting it pretty great. The top priority was simply getting whatever together and over the border, which has actually created a little bit of work now however a minimum of we have actually got a lot of time to get it done now.
” When we got the call yesterday, all of the engines were in fact out of the cars and trucks in the engine shop getting serviced and whatever. The cars were entirely in bits, so it was a pretty good panic to attempt to get all of that back in the truck.
While other Victorian-based Supercars teams headed northeast last night to make their method towards NSW towns like Albury or Goulburn, Kelly Racing set out on an endeavor northwest.
” This is really where we have done all of our driver training school, on our station here, throughout the years,” added 2005 Bathurst winner Kelly.
” Weve got our pitstop equipment here that we can set up, so were doing pitstop practice and dealing with the vehicles and doing a bit of team training sessions with Andre and Rick [Kelly], which will be good.
It came just in the nick of time before the NSW/Victoria borders closure at midnight the other day, allowing the Ford squad to participate in the upcoming Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint.
” Weve got a residential or commercial property there which weve had for a lot of years.
” Everyone had to call their other halves and families and make decisions pretty quick.
” Andre [Heimgartner] has actually thrown half of our gym at work in the coach last night, so we have got all of our weights and all of our devices here.
The Kelly household residential or commercial property is not unknown to a few of the team, as it ends up.
” Weve got a couple of sheds up here just with tractors and things like that, so were going to pull all of the tractors out and unload the automobiles into the sheds and keep working on them here.
The entire Kelly Racing team that attended last months round at Sydney Motorsport Park devoted to the indefinite getaway, guaranteeing theyll have a strong workforce for the next championship round on July 18-19.
” We just got over the border at 11:30 last night, so it was a late night.
” It was quite hard on all of the staff to make that call, however every individual that we had at Eastern Creek for the last round was on the coach at 5pm last night.
” Thats certainly the program for the next number of weeks, to construct as a whole group.
” We didnt miss out on anyone so thats a massive thing for the team to do that for our sport and team.”
” It wasnt much notice. We got everybody in the conference room and whoever wasnt at work, we got them on the phone and stated, we require to leave in a number of hours and we may not be back for a month or more,” said Kelly.
” And ideally Ill get a little bit of time to do a little fishing and things like that along the method!”
Kelly Racing strategy to show up at Sydney Motorsport Park on Thursday next week, ahead of the three-race round that weekend.
, which will be great.