VIDEO: Van Gisbergen, Webb tackle Sprintcar
Tekno Autosports drivers Shane van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb recently sampled a state-of-the-art Sprintcar at Archerfield Speedway.
The duo took to the wheel of Queensland champion Andrew Scheuerle’s brand new 900bhp beast in a media day organised through associate sponsor Lucas Oils.
Van Gisbergen, who grew up racing speedway and briefly tested an older Sprintcar in Perth earlier this year, admitted to being apprehensive early in Scheuerle’s new car.
“I was a bit intimidated initially,” said the Kiwi.
“It’s tight in the cockpit, the walls are close and Sprintcars have so much power, but I got more and more comfortable and the speed came with it,”
“When you sit in it, it doesn’t feel comfortable because you’re so upright and driving it like a bus, but when you get going the rush takes over. The power these cars have is just awesome.”
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GALLERY: Van Gisbergen and Webb in action