GREAT START: Wollongbar driver Trent Young is in the lead after an impressive win in the opening round of the Aussie Racing Car Series in Adelaide.
GREAT START: Wollongbar driver Trent Young is in the lead after an impressive win in the opening round of the Aussie Racing Car Series in Adelaide. Contributed

Wollongbar lad races to top start with win at 2014 opener

WOLLONGBAR driver Trent Young started 2014 in style, winning the opening round of the Aussie Racing Car Series in Adelaide.

Young, 34, finished the series seventh overall last season after mechanical trouble earlier in the year.

He had to overcome trouble with his brakes during all four races in Adelaide.

"I struggled all weekend with my brakes so it was a really big effort in the end," Young said.

"I'd have to brake earlier than the other guys and there was the risk of smashing into the concrete walls.

"It was pretty dangerous and I had plenty of work to do.

"I've never actually won at Adelaide so I'm really happy with the result."

Young is a regular in the series and finished as high as second in 2012.

He has a short turn

around with the next event set down for a three-day meet in the Tasmania 400 starting on March 28.

"We haven't got much time but we'll pull the car apart and get it fixed," Young said.

"Hopefully we can put last year behind us and be in with a real chance to win it this time."

Young will race at Perth in May. He has not competed in Western Australia before.

The series will also feature at the Bathurst 1000 and V8 Supercars on the Gold Coast in October.

"You really need to finish in the top five in each round to be a chance of winning it," Young said.

"It's so hard to fight back once you fall a bit behind. I've had the good start now I need to go on with it."

The season concludes with the Phillip Island 400 in Victoria in November.


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