Craig's saloon rescue mission

IT was a first-class rescue mission for saloon car racer Craig Campbell and his team at the Sandown in Victoria at round nine of the Shannon's National Championships over the weekend.

Things were looking positive for the Gympie racer after his first races on Friday, having placed fourth in qualifying, but Campbell's weekend of racing went downhill quickly after the gearbox in his Holden Commodore failed during a Friday afternoon practice run.

His team, including locals Snow and Shayne Hine and Kim Kempster, replaced the gearbox with a spare and while the replacement was a standard, it still managed to help Campbell to a fifth-place start for Saturday's main race.

He finished the race in seventh position but Campbell said Sunday's attempt was hindered by the state of the replacement gearbox.

Campbell finished the final round of the championships in 12th place and said, considering the issues encountered, the final result wasn't too bad.

"Sandown was a nice fast track, the way I like it."

He will now look to pursuing the 2013 Championships which should be in March.

"We'll be strong next season, we'll give it a good nudge," Campbell said.

Gympie Times

Topics:  craig campbell, shannon's national championships



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