Bendix ULT4WD’s Dave Casey enjoyed a strong weekend last time out at Winton as he completed of top 10 finishes, though it wasn’t without drama.
Driving the Bendix ULT4WD Isuzu D-Max in Round 3 of the Haltech V8 SuperUte Series at Winton, Casey needed to familiarise himself with the circuit as he continued to learn the rigours the category provides.
The pair of practice sessions on Friday left Casey in 10th and 11th ahead of qualifying later in the afternoon. A 1m 39.31s in qualifying placed him 11th for the opening race, which started early the next morning kicking off the program of events.
It was an action packed opening race for the Haltech V8 SuperUtes at Winton as Casey avoided the various incidents encountered by competitors in front to cross the line seventh.
For Race 2, the top seven positions from the opening encounter were inverted to form the grid placing Casey on pole position.
In what was a tough battle, Casey was tapped as he battled for the podium places and recovered to ninth in the end.
Following a big night from the Bendix ULT4WD crew, Casey was out again during the morning to battle in Race 3 and the team were rewarded with eighth.
The final event of the weekend provided further improvement for Casey as set-up tweaks certainly gave benefits as he climbed back to seventh, to be sixth overall for the round.
Casey now sits sixth heading to the next round of the Haltech V8 SuperUte Series at The Bend Motorsport Park on July 30-31.