Brown’s 6th a Highlight in Adelaide 👏
Will Brown has finished P22 & P6 at the 2022 Supercars Championship Finale, the Adelaide 500.
Race 33 - P22
Off the start from P16 Brown got squeezed before the opening complex but managed to make up 3 spots before the end of the opening lap and was among the first to take his first compulsory pit stop for fuel and tyres on lap 8.
Brown was double stacked in the Pit Stops under Red Flag which meant waiting in line and dropping 11 spots by the time he rejoined.
Thinking quick on their feet, the crew called Brown into pit lane another two times before racing went green, using as much fuel as possible and ensuring they now had enough fuel on board to make it home.
The race restarted but Brown only made it a few corners before the next yellow flag, when Todd Hazelwood went off at Turn 5 after a touch from Cam Waters, and ricocheted off the barrier and into Brown as he went by.
The #9 made it back to the pits for lengthy repairs and Brown re-joined the race with enough time to reach the minimum laps required to be deemed a finisher in P22.
Race 34 - P6
In Sunday’s Race, Brown held onto his P7 starting position but an early coolsuit failure spelt trouble as the car #9 cabin rose to 55 degrees.
As the first Safety Car was deployed on lap 18, the crew prepared to fix Brown’s cool suit in addition to regular pit stop proceedings and fortunately, the issue was quickly resolved and Will rejoined the field without losing any time.
Brown took his final stop on lap 43, moments before the Safety Car was called and rejoined in P6.
The remainder of the race was pretty straight forward for Brown who held onto P6 from the final yellow flag until the checkered flag.
Brown finished up his season in a respectable 14th overall and with Erebus Motorsport, now looks forward to Gen3, with the 2023 season commencing at Newcastle, March 4-6.