AFTER REMAINING consistent throughout the series this year, Todd Hazelwood has moved to fifth in the Dunlop Development Series after finishing an impressive eighth in Race 1 for Round 4 of the championship at Townsville.
The 18-year-old stayed out of trouble and climbed his way through the field, and the teenager is looking to further his way through the field again in today’s Race 2.
“After a disappointing qualifying, we were aiming to move into the top ten and gain crucial championship points,” the South Australian said.
“It was a crazy race filled with safety cars, making it tough to stay out of trouble, but we did well to keep moving through the pack and gaining positions.
“Throughout the race I really struggled to get the car balanced, we spent all night looking through the data after Race 1.”
The Thomas Steel Fabrication driver will be on-track today at 1:15 (AEST), starting from position eight after today’s qualifying session.
“Really pleased with the changes we made for qualifying today, which really suited the track’s conditions,” Hazelwood continued.
“It’s always nice to beat my personal best in qualifying, hopefully in today’s race we can get a good start and move closer to the front.”
Hazelwood has moved from ninth to fifth in the championship currently on 600 points, whilst leading the rookie standings in the Dunlop Series.
Round 4 Dunlop Development Series Townsville 500 (all times AEST)
Qualifying 2: 9:25
Race 2: 13:15 (Race 2 live on Seven/7mate)