November 7, 2017
Southern Highlands racing team, race car hire and driver development outfit, RaceAway Track Time will compete in the final round of the Australian Production Car Series at Wakefield Park, 18-19 November.
Racing rookies Gavan Reynolds and Chris Manning will be joined by NSW Pulsar Series front-runner Josh Heath in one of RaceAway Track Time’s N15 Nissan Pulsars, which will compete in Class E.
For Reynolds and Manning, the event is an opportunity to gain valuable track miles as they prepare for a step up to the Toyota 86 Racing Series next year.
RaceAway Track Time owner Phil Alexander said the long distance running will also be good for practising endurance techniques.
“Because there are two 300km races, there will be pit stops and refuelling,” Alexander said.
“It’s a great opportunity for Gavan and Chris to practice being in the car for long stints, and then going through the process of driver changes.
“Also, because the Australian Production Car Series runs a multi-class format, they will also gain experience with traffic, especially learning how to be overtaken by faster cars.
“Josh is part of our team and he’s one of the front-running contenders in the Pulsar Series, and is also a very accomplished endurance driver, so it made sense to bring him along as a third driver; he will be a good benchmark for the other two.”
The Australian Production Car Series round comes at a busy time for the RaceAway Track Time squad, which is also running two cars in the Marulan Cheap Car Challenge a week prior, and a fleet of entries in the final round of the NSW Pulsar Series – also an endurance event – at Wakefield Park on the first weekend in December.
The Colo Vale-based team is also building cars for the brand-new Mazda RX8 Cup one-make series, while Alexander is kept busy during the week providing driver development and CAMS/AASA licence assessment services.