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TICKFORD RACING – eSERIES ROUND 6 REPORT
13 May, 2020
Tickford Racing’s four-car effort yielded encouraging results in Round 6 of the BP Supercars All-Stars eSeries, with all four cars recording at least two top 12 finishes across three races at Texas’ Circuit of the Americas on Wednesday night.

Cameron Waters’ (No. 6 Monster Energy Ford Mustnag) night got off to a rocky start when he was hit from behind in the first race of the night and ultimately finished 21st, but followed that up with finishes of second and fourth in Races 19 and 20. In the final race of the night Waters made contact with Car 17 (Scott McLaughlin) while the former was exiting pit lane, spinning Car 17. Waters was ordered to readdress position on the final lap, giving up his podium position. The final tally puts Waters to third in the eSeries standings, 83 points from the head of the field.

Will Davison (No. 23 Milwaukee Racing Ford Mustang) had the team’s most consistent showing on the night, escaping the carnage he has often found himself tangled in and taking finishes of ninth, eighth, and sixth in the three races. Those results move the 23Red Racing driver to seventh in the championship through six events.

Lee Holdsworth (No. 5 Truck Assist Racing Ford Mustang) followed up a strong Round 5 at Spa with another positive outing on Wednesday. Holdsworth partook in his first eSeries Top Ten Shootout for Race 18 and started and finished fifth in the opener, before passing 15 cars in the reverse grid Race 19 en route to finishing 12th, and replicated that result in Race 20. The night’s results promote Holdsworth to 11th in the championship.

Along with a career first Top Ten Shootout on Wednesday, Jack Le Brocq (No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang) recorded his most consistent event to date with three finishes in the top 11. Le Brocq remains 13th in the standings but has moved closer to the top 12 with tonight’s results.

The BP Supercars All-Stars eSeries will remain in the United States for Round 7 next week, with visits to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Coverage of qualifying for Round 7 can be found on Wednesday, May 20 from 6:00 p.m. AEST on Fox Sports, and from 7:00 on 10 Bold and Supercars’ digital channels.

DRIVERS’ VIEW
No. 5 Truck Assist Ford Mustang

Lee Holdsworth
Race 18: 5th | 5th
Race 19: 27th | 12th
Race 20: 13th | 12th

“I had a lot of fun tonight, enjoyed my couple minutes of fame in the Shootout and got a top five in the first race. Then we came through from 27th to 12th in the reverse grid race but copped a penalty which hurt my points for my starting position for the final race. I came 12th in the final race after dropping down the field at the start from contact, it wasn’t a bad way to end considering. All in all I’m making gains every week which is great.” 

No. 6 Monster Energy Ford Mustang
Cameron Waters
Race 18: 7th | 21st
Race 19: 12th | 2nd
Race 20: 4th | 4th

“I got taken out by Lando (Norris) in race one which was unfortunate, but had a good reverse grid race which gave me a good starting position for the last one. The last race was going well until Scotty (McLaughlin) tried to out brake me around the outside after my pit stop. I went deep but Scotty turned in, I felt like I got it stopped and he spun himself, but I ended up with a penalty from the stewards. I had to readdress the spot on the last lap which I don’t agree with, but it is what it is. Decent points tonight and we’ll move on to next week.”

No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang
Jack Le Brocq
Race 18: 10th | 10th
Race 19: 22nd | 11th
Race 20: 11th | 8th

“It was good, three good finishes, and good to get in the Top Ten Shootout. It was my first Shootout in virtual or real racing so that was all right, even though I sprayed the lap. But we got through, had good speed, I think, and just had a solid night, so I can’t complain.”

No. 23 Milwaukee Racing Ford Mustang
Will Davison
Race 18: 13th | 9th
Race 19: 23rd | 8th
Race 20: 7th | 6th

“Finally, I had three reasonably clean races tonight and managed three top 10s. I had a lot of fun and was on for fifth in the last race but I got a silly slow down penalty on the last lap. Scott (McLaughlin) slowed up while Cam was trying to readdress with him and we all bunched up. I was a bit annoyed to have to let Will Power past, but I had improved race speed this week and I had some fun.”

Tim Edwards, Team Principal
“That has to be all up our best round thus far. All four cars were in the top 12 the last two races, and if Cam hadn’t been punted off in Race 1 we would have done it in all three. Cam’s been up the front since the start but it shows how much Lee, Jack, and Will have improved in recent weeks, which is really encouraging. It’s a very good start to the second half of the eSeries and hopefully a sign of more good things to come.”

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP
1) Scott McLaughlin – 1419 points
2) Shane van Gisbergen – 1363
3) Cameron Waters – 1336
7) Will Davison – 937
11) Lee Holdsworth – 830
13) Jack Le Brocq – 814


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