Con­sis­tency key to Wil­son’s su­per sedan suc­cess

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport - by Andrew Aloia andrew. aloia@ townsville­bul­letin. com. au

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.

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