Leanne Tander returns to FFord field

Leanne Tander will be back in Formula Ford this weekend pic: Leanne Tander Facebook

Leanne Tander will join a 28-car field for the penultimate round of this year’s Australian Formula Ford series at Phillip Island this weekend.

The 2016 series winner will compete in the seven-car FF1600 class in her TanderSport Stealth, as she did in another one-off drive 12 months ago at the Island.

On that occasion, Tander won the class in Race 1 before her weekend came to an end with an engine failure in Race 2.

Hunter McElrea now drives the Mygale which she took to the title two years ago, and theoretically could emulate Tander this weekend.

The Sonic Motor Racing driver leads the standings by 38 points from team-mate Hamish Ribarits, while Zac Soutar is another 49 points back in third.

McElrea returns to Australia fresh off setting the fastest time in USF2000 in the annual Chris Griffis Memorial Test at Indianapolis last weekend.

The round will be held in conjunction with the finale of the Victorian Formula Ford Series.

That competition is led by Nathan Herne, who is fourth in the national standings.

Track activity commences with an open practice day this Friday before qualifying and the first of three races on Saturday.

Entry list: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Num Driver Team/Sponsor
Formula Ford (Duratec)
2 Hunter McElrea Sonic Motor Racing Services
3 Courtney Prince Sonic Motor Racing Services
4 Angelo Mouzouris Sonic Motor Racing Services
5 Hamish Ribarits Sonic Motor Racing Services
6 Paul Zsidy Borland Racing Developments
8 James Dean Junior Racing Development
10 Zac Soutar
12 Bart Horsten Fastlane Racing
14 Lachlan Mineeff CHE Racing Team
16 Thomas Smith G Force Mygale
29 Nathan Herne BF Racing
36 Cody Burcher Borland Racing Developments
47 Thomas Sargent CHE Racing Team
57 Jackson Burton Borland Racing Developments
60 Cody Donald
66 Benjamin D’Alia Borland Racing Developments
68 Blaine Grills Borland Racing Developments
73 Cameron Shields BF Racing
88 Harrison Goodman BF Racing
97 Liam McLellan Synergy Motorsport
98 Conor Nicholson
Formula Ford 1600
1 Brendan Jones Borland Racing Developments
17 Peter Fitzgerald
26 George Thornton
41 Andrew Barron
42 Leanne Tander TanderSport
70 Phil Marrinon
99 John Connelly

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