Pedders Racing’s Queensland Round 3 wrap
*from the view of Team Principle and ‘A’ driver, Grant Phillips*
Well the first day on the road to Queensland was a big one, starting the latest race adventure with a 16 hour drive in the Pitman Trucks transporter with Mike at the helm, and the Pedders No Bull support crew in tow. With a parts refresh completed thanks to Euro Truck Spares, the truck was running well, the team secretly hoping it would be a good sign leading into a good weekend. First pit stop for Round 3 was the Jolly Swagman at Goondiwindi, the team’s yearly haunt for the pilgrimage to Queensland Raceway, and once again owner and host Leslie, was up late to greet the tiring crew with a chat and drinks at the bar before settling in for the evening.
Thursday morning, bump in day and now just a short drive lay ahead, the three hours on route to the circuit remaining, the minutes ticking by and seeing Pedders Racing arrive on track in the early afternoon, kicking straight in to the unload of the #86 Toyota and on to completing the now well-known Pedders hub set-up to give the Toyota 86 its garage for the weekend, right at the heart of pit lane. All hands on deck, and in no time the No Bull Chicks Claire and Alicia, driver Grant, mechanic Chris, transporter driver Mike, and chefs Vanessa and Steph, had the Pedders garage looking like the place to be for the weekend ahead.
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