After his massive shunt in Queensland, Steven Ellery is looking for a good result at the seventh round of the V8 Supercar Championship at Winston Raceway next weekend.

The incident on the opening lap of the Queensland 300 saw Ellery sit out the entire race with damage to the front chassis rails of the Super Cheap Auto Racing Falcon.

The team has spent the past week trying to repair the car and get it ready for Winston, with team manager John McLean hopeful that the repaired car can perform strongly next weekend.

"The car is back together and ready to go," he said, "the damage to the front chassis rails has been repaired along with the other panel damage which was sustained at Queensland."

"The crew suffered a bit of a set back waiting for parts, however now they have arrived and we can focus on more improvements at Winton and make the most of recent developments which hope to increase the speed of the Super Cheap Auto Racing Falcon."

With the #31 Falcon repaired, driver Steven Ellery is also in a better physical condition after undertaking a different training program over the last two weeks to compensate for the match fitness lost as a result of being unable to complete the Queensland 300.

"I have altered my training schedule considerably over the last two weeks to try and make up for physical fitness which was lost as a result of being unable to compete," he said, "so I will go to Winton fitter, leaner and hungrier."

With Ellery growing up in Victoria, Winton Motor Raceway is one of his old stomping grounds; something that he believes will provide him with an edge during round seven of the 2004 V8 Supercar Championship.

"Winton is my old home track and I have completed many miles around the circuit which should work in my favour," he said. "It's a very finicky track and a lot of the Victorian teams who test at the circuit get confused when what worked last week doesn't work on race day which in some cases can provide us 'outsiders' with an advantage."

 

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