Caltex Havoline Racing's Russell Ingall has said that he will 'do what he has to do' in an effort to help his Stone Brothers Racing team-mate Marcos Ambrose clinch the 2003 V8 Supercar Championship title at Eastern Creek this weekend.

Ingall sits fourth in the championship heading into the VIP Petfoods Main Event and cannot improve or damage his championship position whatever he does in the two races. However, Ambrose, who drives an SBR-prepared Pirtek-backed Falcon, leads the championship by 24 points from Greg Murphy after the championship tally is adjusted to drop each driver's worst round of the season, but can still be caught by the Kmart Holden driver, who has enjoyed a stellar end to the season.

Ingall has a couple of round wins under his belt this year, and finished third to Ambrose when the V8s ran at Eastern Creek earlier in the year, but despite still being the tough, aggressive racer that has thrilled fans for years, Ingall insists that he will attempt to cap his first season as a Ford driver by playing a role in the Blue Oval Brigade winning its first national touring car title since 1997.

"I don't think anyone wants to see the championship decided by a third party, especially Marcos and Murphy," the man they call 'The Enforcer' said, "While saying that, however, you will have to be a pretty brave man to try and pass me if I am in second place and Marcos is leading!

"I am going to Eastern Creek at the weekend to win the round as that will have a positive effect on Marcos' championship hopes because I will be taking points off other drivers. Everyone at SBR has worked so hard this season to win this title and I will do what I have to do to help us achieve that goal."

Stone Brothers Racing will be looking to round off its best season to date, having already secured the supporting Konica V8 Supercar Series with rookie Mark Winterbottom.



Loading Comments...