Infants’ Friend V8 Supercar driver Ash Walsh has returned to one of his favourite tacks and delivered a strong message to the 26 car filed with fastest time in practice today at Barbagallo Raceway, Perth. The final order was again dominated by all the Dunlop Series fancied runners with Walsh heading Cam Waters, Garry Jacobson, Paul Dumbrell and Matt Stone Racing teammate Todd Hazelwood. Just 6/10ths of a second covered the first ten cars.
Walsh and his Infants’ Friend / MSR crew have worked hard on the set up of the ex Stone Bros Falcon and are now seeing very consistent performances at every track visited so far this year. The first 40 minute session finished with the two series leaders, Dumbrell and Walsh separated by just 4/100ths of a second. Ash turned the tables in the final practice run to ensure he recorded the fastest time of the day.
Perth’s Barbagallo Raceway has been a happy hunting ground for Walsh with his first front row Qualifying in 2012 and first round win in 2013. He is looking to repeat that this weekend and in turn bank good points in the Dunlop Series Championship hunt.
#87 – Ash Walsh – Infant’s Friend Falcon FG
“We made some changes between P1 and P2 to tune the car up for the green tyre. We missed the boat a bit on the first run but a few tweaks and the second run was much better. I think we know what direction we need to go for Qualifying.
“I have always liked this track. I just seem to click with it and when the car is good we do go well. The Infants’ Friend Falcon was great here last year and coming into this weekend the car has been quite good right from the start. I am looking forward to Qualifying now.”
Walsh heads into Round 3 in second place overall in the 2014 Dunlop Series Championship.
Ash Walsh is proudly supported by Infant’s Friend, AusBlue, G. J. Walsh & Co and Revolution Racegear, Green Legion, Magical Memorabilia and Media Glue.