November 12, 2018
Congratulations to Maisie Place and Phil Alexander, who drove their Mazda MX5 to first place in Division D in the Wakefield 301 endurance race on Sunday, 11 November.
Phil started the race and completed a long first stint, elevating the Mazda MX5 into the top 10 before Maisie climbed behind the wheel, and brought the car home in a sensational eighth place outright. As well as being a brilliant result for Maisie in her first endurance race, it was also Phil’s second division win in a 300km event at Wakefield Park.
RaceAway’s Pulsar squad also enjoyed a stellar weekend in the pair of one-hour endurance races; Josh Heath won the first race and finished fourth in the second race to secure the runner-up spot in the championship.
The first race was particularly impressive for the RaceAway drivers; also finishing in the top 10 were Tim/Anthony Colombrita (fifth), Greg Dufficy (sixth) and Mark Crutcher (ecstatic with 10th), while Chris Manning and Wil Foot were 11th.
If Mark was happy to finish 10th in Race 1, he could barely stop celebrating after improving to eighth in Race 2 – it was by far his strongest weekend in the category.
The RaceAway Track Time Hyundai Excel also made its competition debut in the Series X3 NSW category, with the two Lachlans, Gibbons and Mansell, sharing the driving duties.
After starting from the back of the grid due to some teething issues with fuel surge in Saturday qualifying and sprint races, Gibbons drove a storming opening stint, making up more than 10 places before handing the car over to Mansell during an early Safety Car. Mansell drove a marathon 70-minute stint to finish up 14th at the chequered flag.