Consistency key to Wilson’s super sedan success
HE doesn’t have a home track, he lacks experience and travels more than anyone else in Australian Super Sedan racing.
Patience and persistence, however, make up for everything when it comes to the a mazing r i s e - a nd-r i s e o f Townsville’s Trent Wilson.
The 27-year-old mechanic transformed himself from a c h e q u e r e d f l a g - h u n g r y rookie into one of the most consistent drivers in the highly competitive National Series, recently wrapping up second place behind the decorated Darren Kane.
Wilson said the difference between a 12th place finish last year and runner-up in his second campaign was a matter of brains before bravado.
‘‘ I was just a lot smarter,’’ he said.
‘‘ Last year I drove a little too hard and tore up too much gear. This time I knew what I was in for, I didn’t try win every single race, just accumulating points was good enough for me.’’ the award for the Crew Chief of the Year in the series.
And it’s only the beginning for the team with the national series leading into a number of state title races. At the weekend Trent preformed strongly in the Victorian championships, making it to the showpiece event.