MEDIA RELEASE - For immediate Release - July 13th, 2011








Photo: New sponsor Global Welding Supplies on the side of Team Tom's Falcon at the weekend.

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Photo: Tweedie was in the thick of the action on the tricky Townsville street circuit at the weekend.

Image: Dirk Klynsmith - Click to download hi-res for media use



TOM TWEEDIE has moved into the top eleven of the increasingly competitive Fujitsu V8 Supercar series after a competitive weekend at the Sucrogen Townsville 400 at the weekend now consisting of 35 drivers. 

With new Queensland major sponsor Global Welding Supplies on the side of his MW Motorsport Falcon for this weekend, Tweedie had a consistent weekend with top-ten pace throughout the event to climb the points ladder to end it on the cusp of breaking into the top ten in eleventh place.

The Townsville Fujitsu field was the strongest in several seasons with V8 ‘main-game’ drivers including Cam McConville, Paul Morris and Andrew Jones joining the field.

After qualifying a close but dissapointing 20th, Tweedie made a storming start to race one and was 13th at the end of lap one, before working his way through to 11th at the flag in arguably his best race of the season.

In race two he started from the same position and was involved in the thick of the action in a five-car dice for position with Cregan, Drew Russell and Scott McLaughlin. On lap nine Tweedie was nudged hard from behind as they entered turn seven dropping him five places down the order and costing the Team Tom car a potential top ten finish – eventually finishing 16th.

Starting the third race from 14th on agregate points from the two previous races and after setup adjustments to the car proved to be a challenge for Tweedie, not delivering the anticipated gain in performance that when coupled with an older set of tyres resulted in a 17th place finish. 

“After race one I was starting to believe a top ten finish was going to happen in Townsville,” Tweedie said.

“Unfortunately it wasn’t to be no matter how hard I tried and my thanks go to the team for always trying to find a better setup all weekend but I think perhaps we went the wrong way in the third race – but we had to try something as we had used up our best tyres."

“Ultimately we are 11th in the championship in my first V8 year and to be in that position and vying for the 'rookie of the year award' is very pleasing and we’re always making good progress which is most important."

“I suggest we’re going to get better and better as the year goes on in the remaining four rounds – including Bathurst – where this car has always performed well with it's very strong motor."

Tweedie had several new supporters on the side of the #23 MW motorsport Falcon at the weekend indicating growing support for the Sydney drivers’ first year in V8 Supercars.

“Our major sponsor for the weekend was a North Queensland company Global Welding Supplies and we were also joined  by Penrite Oils and my new personal fitness trainer Peter at Racefit from Sydney, all of whom I sincerely thank” together with the team at MW Motorsport"  Tom said.

The next round of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar series will be contested at Ipswich’s Queensland Raceway on August 19-21should suit Tom's car and hopefully he will be well supported for this very conspicious Queensland event which is a prelude to Bathurst in October.

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