CDR Boost Mobile Yamaha Supercross riders Troy Carroll and Daniel McCoy swapped two wheels for four when they experienced Queensland Raceway at the mercy of 'The Enforcer', Stone Brothers Racing 'hard man' Russell Ingall.

The Yamaha factory team riders received a special invitation from Ingall to attend the end of year ride day as his guests, and experienced the thrill of travelling around the Ipswich circuit at speeds of up to 270kph. All three racers share more than the support of Yamaha, with Ingall also being an avid dirt bike rider and Carroll and McCoy both passionate followers of the V8 Supercars.

"Most weekends, when I am not racing, you can find me in the hills of the Gold Coast with a couple of the boys from SBR trail riding on my WR450F - it's a great machine!" Ingall smiled.

The V8 fan favourite said he was thrilled to be showing the two riders the four-wheeled side of motorsport.

"It is fantastic to be able to give the V8 Supercar experience to people who can appreciate what we do," he said, "I hope today gives the boys some well-deserved exposure. It is great to see Troy and Daniel doing so well in motorsport, they are the number one Supercross team in the country and should be recognised for their achievements.

For 19-year old McCoy, the cousin of Australian Moto GP rider Garry McCoy, it was Christmas come early, having recently being contracted alongside Australian Supercross/Motocross champion Carroll and Cameron Taylor at the CDR Boost Mobile Yamaha team.

Carroll, a five-times national champion, is currently training the young prot?g? at his home in Toowoomba in the lead-up to opening round of the Australian Supercross Nationals in Sydney on the 17 January.

"It is fantastic to have Daniel join the team," Carroll admitted, "He is very keen and extremely eager to improve his skills and I am really pleased to be able to pass on some of my knowledge and experience.

"Today was an unbelievable experience for both of us, I am absolutely blown away by the speeds we reached and watching Russell manoeuvre the car around those tight corners was truly amazing."

When asked if he had any aspirations to switch sports, however, Carroll hastily denied any desire to change camps.

"I really admire the driving skills of Russell and the other drivers," he said, "Never say never, but for now I will leave the four-wheel stuff to them. I am much more comfortable and in control pushing the limits on two wheels!"

 

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