February 6, 2013 | General


“It was great to have Drew Russell take me for six laps initially and then some one-on-one coaching in the car that he has been campaigning for the last two seasons in the V8 Supercar Development Series says Day.

“The Russells are a family team like us so it was an eye-opener to watch them operate with their new FG Falcons. They are great guys that have been really good to us.

Day competed last year in the Australian Rally Championship and has former Targa Tasmania winner Steve Glenney acting as mentor.

“I will always have a true passion for rallying and last year was a great year for us contesting the ARC but I also really enjoy circuit racing and have always had a great interest in V8 Supercars.

“We decided as a team to expand my driving skills. Im the right age to try something different and the Kumho Series seems perfect for us.

“In the short term I would aim to finish very well in this series and look to running in the Development Series down the track.

Days ex-BJR Falcon was built in 2005 and run by Brad Jones from the latter part of that season through to his retirement from full-time driving in early 2007.

The last Falcon produced by the Albury-based team it finished fifth in the 2006 Sandown 500 in the hands of Jones and John Bowe.

Day will test at Mallala on February 15 with a new Stone Brothers Racing-built engine on-board and compete the next day in the South Australian Sports Sedan Championship as a warm up for the Kumho Series.

The 2013 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series will kick off at Sydney Motorsport Park in New South Wales on March 23-24.