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Tim Slade and the Freightliner Racing team are doing a Sunshine State double header in the month of July.  We will visit Townsville’s Reid Park circuit for Round 8 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship this weekend, then head to Queensland Raceway in Ipswich later this month.

 

Tim has been one of the consistent performers of the year with 8 top ten finishes. Tim currently sits in 11th in the championship, only 7 points behind 10th placed James Courtney, and a further 5 points behind 9th placed Chaz Mostert. One weekend can easily shake up the results!

 

All sessions will be LIVE on FOX Sports and Channel Ten across the weekend. Check your local guides for times.

 

TRACK TIMES

Friday 6th July

11:25 – 12:05 – Practice One

15:00 – 15:40 – Practice Two

Saturday 7th July

11:55 – 12:15 – Qualifying

14:10 – 14:35 – Drivers Parade

16:05 – 17:45 – Race 17 – 200kms / 70 Laps

Sunday 8th July

11:30 – 11:50 – Qualifying

13:55 – 14:20 – Top Ten Shootout

16:05 – 17:45 – Race 18 – 200kms / 70 Laps

 

FAST FACTS

- Track Length – 2.86km // Direction – Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 260km/h // Average Speed – 145km/h

- Fastest Point – Approach to Turn 2 // Slowest Point – Mid corner of turns 11 & 13

- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m11.9908s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, 2017, Ford Falcon FG X

- Race Lap Record – 1m12.9311s, Nick Percat, Brad Jones Racing, 2017, Holden Commodore VF

 

- There have been 19 races at Townsville, none of them had a 100% finishing rate!

- Racing has been close at Townsville, with no race won by a margin of 10 seconds or more. All winning margins have been under 10 seconds, with 18 of the 19 being less than 5 seconds!

- Tim made his full-time Supercars debut in 2009, so he has raced in every Townsville event.

- Twelve different drivers have claimed the 19 available pole positions in Townsville from 2009 through to 2017.

- Only three times – 2009, 2014 and 2016 – has a Safety Car appearance in every race in a Supercars weekend in Townsville.

- 7 is the number of Tim’s best qualifying and race result here in Townsville.

 

MEET TIM – AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

Thursday 5th July

17:45 - 18:15 – SuperWelcome @ The Strand

Friday 6th July

13:00 – 13:15 @ Merchandise Alley

Saturday 7th July

10:00 – 10:15 @ Merchandise Alley

13:15 – 13:45 @ Team Garages

Sunday 8th July

10:00 – 10:30 @ Team Garages

Published: 04 July 2018.

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