Better luck next time, Billy

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It is too easy to open this yarn with a pun… but I’ll do it anyway.

There is no use crying over spilled milk, Billy Hynes.

Billy Hynes loves the air up there.

The big man out of Mario Andretti’s home town of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, may have blown his big chance in the Fleurieu Milk Company milk truck starting from the front row of today’s Clipsal 500 Stadium Super Trucks race to finish second last, but he’s still happy to be here in Adelaide.

“I’ve been here the past three years and it is great,” Hynes said.

“The race crowds here really know their racing. We take these trucks all over the world and the people in this city, they have the most knowledge of the racing for sure.

“The fans love it and they have the most knowledge.”

Hynes finished last season a credible fifth on points and was keen to open his racing account in style at Clipsal 500.

Billy Hynes takes a pre-race hit of Fleurieu Milk Company Iced Coffee as former Crows stars Kym Koster and Clay Sampson, with son Jaxon, provide the types of race tips which took him from front of the grid to the back of the field.

It may have been the pre-race tips from former Crows stars and Fleurieu Milk Company staff Kym Koster and Clay Sampson that led to the less than perfect result.

What’s clear, though, is it is not the fault of the milk.

“I’ve been on a diet to shed some weight for the racing season and this Iced Coffee with less fat and less sugar is great. I’ve lost 20 pounds.”

The crew at Fleurieu Milk Company now stand hopeful Billy Hynes can channel the talents of Will Ferrell’s Talladega Nights creation, Ricky Bobby, for a breakthrough win in Adelaide in their livery.

It’s got to work better than going with Ron Burgundy who found milk to be a bad idea!

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Bryan Littlely is a former South Australian-based motoring editor and motorsport enthusiast. In addition to being a very proud South Australian, he is a gun at garage sales and keen hobbyist writer. He, possibly thankfully, is not paid for his editorial contributions to Glam Adelaide.

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