NZ V8s rising star, Tim Edgell, is looking for a change of luck when he contests round two of the 2008/2009 BNT V8s championship at Pukekohe after a dramatic opening round at Taupo
The Aucklander showed strong pace in the Chesters Ford Falcon at Taupo, capping the weekend with a top 10 finish in the reverse grid final race.
But it was a weekend in which the Falcon got battered and bruised. In race one Edgell was caught up in a first lap melee.
Several cars tangled ahead of him and in the ensuing confusion he was hit from the side, and his car was pushed into another, damaging the Falcon’s bonnet.
The engine died and Edgell thought his race was over before realising that the impact had knocked the ignition kill switch into the off position.
He restarted and set the fourth fastest lap, giving him confidence for Sunday.
He began race two from near the back of the field and passed 11 cars in nine laps before he was tapped into spin and then hit by the next car to arrive.
The impact badly bent a chassis rail, but Edgell got the ill handling car to the finish. There was only time for makeshift repairs before the final race but he drove around the problems to finish 10th.
"The car was quite fast,” Edgell said. "At least we finished all three races in the points.”
As the action move to his home track, Pukekohe, he’s looking to turn the Falcon’s speed into a top place finish.