Victorian star set for return to Formula Ford

Jesse Fenech will make his second Formula Ford start at Sandown this weekend

Jesse Fenech will make his second Formula Ford start at Sandown this weekend

Victorian Duratec Formula Ford Series Champion Jesse Fenech will make a return to the Australian Formula Ford Championship this weekend at Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway.

The 17-year-old, who has made just one other national Formula Ford race start (Winton this year), will drive his Kool Trailers-backed Spectrum against the best of Australia’s young racing talent in the final round of the national title.

“I have worked hard over the last six months to improve my lap times and on paper I am up there with the top runners,” he said.

“With a strong year under my belt I am confident that the usual front runners in the national series may have another car joining their pack.”

Fenech has worked closely with former Australian F3 champ Tim Macrow, who has acted as his data engineer and driver coach.

Fenech has his sights set on competing in all rounds of the national championship next year and will use this weekend’s event to gain further experience at the top level.

“In 2011 my aim is to race in all rounds of the national championship,” he said.

“I will be finalising my plans for next year in the near future but in the meantime I have been working hard to secure valuable sponsors to ensure I can put myself in the best position to progress my career both now and into the future.”

Other new entries for this weekend’s final round of the Australian Formula Ford Championship include Josh Hunter, who will drive a fourth Sonic Motor Racing Services Mygale. Also, V8 Supercars driver Garth Tander’s team TanderSport will make its national FFord debut with West Aussie Pete Major driving the new Stealth S3D.

See below for full entry list for this weekend’s final round …

2 Sonic Motor Racing Services Geoff Uhrhane QLD Mygale SJ10a
5 Master Electricians/simPRO Racing Andre Borell QLD Mygale SJ10a
6 Evans Motorsport Group Trent Harrison VIC Mygale SJ10a
7 Pick n Payless Josh Hunter VIC Mygale SJ10a
8 Brad Jones Racing Tom Williamson NSW Mygale SJ09a
11 Linde Material Handling Cameron Waters VIC Mygale SJ06a
13 Steeline/ltw Buildex/Sonic Nick Foster QLD Mygale SJ10a
15 Factory Enterprises/DIY Pool Fencing Chaz Mostert QLD Spectrum 012
22 Davbridge Constructions/Synergy Shae Davies QLD Spectrum 011c
30 Road Transport Services Tom Goess SA Mygale SJ09a
32 Spine Society/St. Andrew’s Hospital Jon Mills QLD Mygale SJ09a
33 McDonalds Chelsea Heights Jesse Fenech VIC Spectrum 011d
45 SES Linear/Borland Racing Developments Ashley Walsh QLD Spectrum 012
49 CAMS Rising Stars/Minda Motorsport Jack LeBrocq VIC Spectrum 011c
71 Rondo/Plastamasta/AMF Nathan Morcom NSW Spectrum 012
76 SES Linear/Borland Racing Developments Ben Jurczak QLD Spectrum 012
77 King’s Fibreglass/Activity Playgrounds Caleb Rayner VIC Spectrum 011b
83 CAMS Rising Stars/Minda Motorsport Matthew Brabham QLD Spectrum 011d
91 Pro Race Products/TanderSport Pete Major WA Stealth S3D
94 Evans Motorsport Group Matthew Hart ACT Mygale SJ011a

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