August 1, 2018
In a hectic couple of days for RaceAway Track Time, drivers were in action across both Queensland and New South Wales over the weekend.
Soaking up the sunshine at the Queensland Raceway Shannons Nationals round were James Keene and Dominc Martens, in the twin 300km endurance races for the Australian Production Car Series, while Brayden Slater was behind the wheel of his Excel for the Series X3 Queensland round.
Keene and Martens finished second overall in Class B1 for the production cars, and also managed a strong ninth outright in the Sunday race, aboard their VW Golf R.
Despite driving a car without the same level of development as the front-runners, Slater ran solidly in the mid-pack for the Excel Series, and managed to finish 16th in the weekend’s second race. We’re looking forward to having Brayden back in our Mazda RX8 for the RX8 Cup Series round at Wakefield Park in a few weeks.
Meanwhile, in freezing temperatures at Wakefield Park, it was an extremely busy weekend for the RaceAway crew, with no less than 11 drivers competing in Round 4 of the APRA Pulsar Racing Series, receiving a variety of services including driver development, car setup assistance or race car hire for the meeting.
Josh Heath continued his strong recent form, qualifying second and finishing second in Races 1 and 2, and third in Race 3.
Also performing well was Tim Colombrita, who charged into the top five in Race 3.
After recently purchasing a Pulsar to race in the series, Ian Ashcroft received some driver development and car setup feedback over the weekend, and he managed to set a 1:13.0 in the weekend’s final race – a sensational effort for his first race meeting.
Other drivers competing under the RaceAway banner were Greg Dufficy, Ian Joyce, Shane Fowler, Jack Hoysted, Marty Welsh, Scott Thompson, Chris Manning and Gavan Reynolds. Reynolds has been competing in the Toyota 86 Series, but after hiring one of our cars for a one-off Pulsar round earlier in the year, he enjoyed it so much he decided to buy his own, to race in the series more often! We’ll continue to help him with car setup for the coming rounds.