Jones boys on top in supports practice
Macauley Jones drives a Formula Ford for a team called the CAMS Rising Stars, and his uncle Kim drives a 32 year old Formula Atlantic car. Besides their last names, what did they have in common at Winton today? They both set the pace in their respective classes.
Macauley Jones, son of V8 team co-owner Brad, set the fastest time in the one and only Formula Ford practice session, edging out Mathew Hart.
Anton De Pasquale, Shae Davies, Jack Le Brocq, Sam Power, debutant Luke Marquis, with Rhett Nooan, Jayden Wallis and Simon Hodge rounded out the top 10.
While the Formula Ford Championship was decided in Jack Le Brocq’s favour at Bathurst last month, Jones still has much to play for as he is locked in a battle for rookie of the year honours with Power.
Power currently leads Jones by 14 points ahead of this weekend’s three races.
In Formula Atlantic practice, nine cars have entered with Kim Jones on top in his 1980 March 80A.
The co-owner of Brad Jones Racing was clear of Geoff Calvert (1981 Ralt RT4) ahead of Luke Doidge (1989 Cheetah MK9), Minda Motorsport’s Bruin Beasley (1980 March80A) and Andrew McCarthy (1983 Ralt RT4).
The Aussie Racing Cars has just one 20 minute practice session today, with Peter Carr setting the benchmark time. Kyle Clews, Travis Edwards, Trent Young and Darren Chamberlin rounded out the top five.
The Auto One V8 Utes Series rounded out the day’s practice, with Cameron McConville topping both practice sessions. McConville will double as the Driving Standards Observer for the V8 Supercars Championship this weekend.