May 8, 2019
RaceAway Track Time has scored another podium finish in the long-standing Wakefield 300 endurance race on the weekend, talented international open-wheel racer Harry Hayek teaming up with Bob Walsh to finish third in Class D and 10th outright, aboard the team’s Mazda MX5.
Hayek qualified in 16th position, and completed a marathon, 77-lap opening stint in which he took the outright lead of the race for nine laps.
Hayek handed the MX5 over to Walsh at the five-minute compulsory pit stop; Walsh rejoined the race in 13th outright but moved into the top 10 at the finish.
Having competed in Australian Formula 4, British Formula 3 and Kumho Super3 Series, Hayek has a wealth of experience in fast race cars and high-profile categories, but said he thoroughly enjoyed the Wakefield 300 weekend.
“A big thank you to Phil, Karen and the RaceAway team for preparing the car – it was fast and reliable all weekend, and I had a lot of fun,” Hayek said.
“I had some good battles with the other Class D cars early in the race, and the MX5 was very good over the long distance – it looked after its tyres well, and my times became faster as the fuel load burned down.”
One of the cars Hayek battled with was the Class D Mazda RX8, piloted by another RaceAway-supported driver Maisie Place, who was joined by Adam Burgess. Burgess, a former two-time winner of the event, was among the Class D front-runners for much of the opening stint, and Place was also running well before the car unfortunately retired with a niggling differential problem.