Courtney tears up Townsville tarmac for V8 Supercars podium
JC took advantage of a mid-race Safety Car to run a three-stop strategy as he turned up the North Queensland heat followed by the ultimate cool-down, champagne showers!
“It’s a sweet feeling tasting champagne for a third year straight at Townsville and even sweeter with heaps of fans getting right behind us!” Courtney said. “I took a really aggressive approach and raced hard over those final laps to reel in plenty of cars ahead.
“Pushing hard on the soft tyre felt awesome and while we still have work to do to dominate the top step of the podium, I’m stoked for the team that we walk away with second and decent championship points in the bag.” The Monster Energy sponsored Holden Racing Team bagged a pair of solid results with JC’s team-mate Garth Tander firing home the HRT Commodore in fourth.
Both JC and Tander also powered to strong top-10 success on Saturday with a sixth and seventh race result for the HRT pair. True to its tropical nature the Townsville street circuit produced the racing goods and the party along with it as over 100,000 fans packed the track and rocked it to some of Australia’s best hip-hop acts at the ‘Big Top’ tent inside the precinct.
With JC on a roll the next round takes the V8 Supercars to his home track in Queensland for the Ipswich Super Sprint, July 30-31.