March 8, 2018
It’s no secret we own a lot of Pulsars, but on the weekend we broke new ground by running cars in two different states!
The scheduled opening round of the NSW APRA Series at Wakefield Park on the last Sunday of February was rained out… it’s the first time we can remember a race meeting being completely cancelled because of the weather, but we have to admit it was a sensible decision from the officials – the first two practice sessions (for other categories) were stopped due to incidents, and with rivers running across the track and ankle-deep standing water in some corners, the conditions were simply too dangerous to race a motor-car.
Full credit to the MRA organisers and Wakefield Park though, because they rescheduled the race meeting to the following weekend, albeit for a non-championship event.
We’re glad they did though, because it gave our drivers some valuable track time. Josh Heath continued the momentum from where he left off at the end of last season, winning all three races while our new driver Tim Colombrita scored a seventh-place finish in his first-ever Pulsar race meeting – a great effort!
Meanwhile, Andy Lawler also had a consistent weekend, chalking up a trio of 13th-place race finishes.
While that was happening at Wakefield Park, we also leased two of our Pulsars for the opening round of the Victorian APRA Series at Sandown, as Chris Manning and Gavan Reynolds looked to gain some more valuable seat time.
Both drivers put in solid efforts, Manning finishing just off the podium in fourth overall, while Reynolds was seventh.
It was a busy weekend but there’s no rest for the wicked – this weekend we’re back in action for Round 1 of the Mazda RX8 Cup Series at the Winton AMRS meeting!