Reidy Fighting On
Since a heavy crash earlier in the season and consequently being forced to switch cars, Danny Reidy has struggled to recapture his early season form, but one thing is for sure, he is fighting on.
Despite a difficult run throughout the Speedweek over the Christmas-New Year period at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, Reidy is upbeat about coming to grips with the NQ # 5 Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs supported Maxim.
“After a crash earlier in the season, we were forced to switch to a new Maxim, and that has seen us struggle with it because it seems to be completely different from our previous Maxim,” explained Reidy.
“We are mainly struggling with it when it comes to being able to get consistent grip, and in the varied track conditions on any given night during Speedweek, it has been quite the struggle.”
Never one to back down from a challenge, Reidy, who despite the inconsistency had still managed to qualify for five of the six feature races during Speedweek, feels that the team is getting on top of things.
“It is all about trying different things all of the time when it comes to car setup, which is difficult when you’re competing against such tough competition,” enthused Reidy, who currently sits fifth in the Valvoline Raceway 410 Sprintcar Track Championship point standings.
“I’m confident that will get a handle on the new Maxim sooner rather than later, and we can then get back to running consistently at the pointy-end of the field.”
Over the six nights of Speedweek, Reidy’s best performance was on January 3, when he finished ninth after winning the B main.
On January 9 and 10, Reidy returned to Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway for the latest World Series Sprintcars round, which doubles as the Australian Open.
Reidy would like to thank Desert Palms Resort in Alice Springs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Inglis Race Engines, and Mako Sunglasses, for their 2014-15 season support.
To find out more about Reidy, check him out on Facebook by searching Danny Reidy Racing.