Tim Brook hungry for victories after maiden triumph
TRADIEPAD Wall Racing’s Tim Brook is eager to add further victories in Turtle Wax National Trans Am after achieving his maiden win at Sydney Motorsport Park last time out.
It followed Brook’s first pole position in the category as he led the opening race from start-to-finish, but disaster struck in the second event as he was stuck in second gear dropping to 12th.
In the final event, he recovered to fourth to lead into Bathurst with enhanced confidence.
“It was a bit disappointing to get stuck in gear, which I think happened on lap three or fourth. We hung on for 12th, which was great all things considered,” Brook recalled.
“We tuned it up, everyone showed us what to do and the gearchange never felt so good.
“That’s a positive I suppose, we had to learn it the hard way.”
Just 13-points separate Brook from second-placed Edan Thornburrow in the points as the Turtle Wax National Trans Am Series enters its conclusion at Bathurst this week.
“That battle seems to keep on lingering,” Brook described.
“Whenever we have a normal race, we’re in front of him, then we’ve had three mechanical issues and that’s where he capitalised. At the end of the day, you collect points by finishing races and he’s doing a good job of that.
“We’ll have a crack.”
In what has been an impressive first season in Turtle Wax National Trans Am, Brook has been a constant improver throughout the season.
“We’re just learning as much as we can,” he said.
“It’ll be a good positive end to the year to be on the podium, but it’s all about gaining the information we need to win the thing next year.
“I think we’ve proved we’re starting to head in the right direction.”
Opening practice for the Turtle Wax Trans Am Series is scheduled for 11:20am AEDT Tuesday, November 30.