The Perkins and Bargwanna families will be represented on the grid as part of a 26-car field for this weekend’s first round of Australian Formula Ford at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Hank Perkins, son of Terry and nephew of Larry, both of whom won the TAA Formula Ford Driver To Europe Series in the 1970s, will make his debut in the national series with BF Racing.
He will be joined in the leading Duratec class by Ben Bargwanna (Bargwanna Motorsport), son of Jason, who has added a handful of national rounds to his planned full Victorian Formula Ford campaign.
Other Duratec debutants include karter Jay Hanson (Sonic Motor Racing Services) and Josh Glinn (Anglo Motorsport) from the FF1600 ranks.
Hunter McElrea used his victory in last year’s series to tread a path to USF2000, in which he sits second in the standings after twin podiums in his maiden race weekend, while runner-up Hamish Ribarits has stepped up to the Kumho Tyre Super3 Series.
That leaves Zac Soutar (Team Soutar Motorsport) as the highest placed driver from last year’s standings in the field, while the other top 10 finishers from season 2018 who are entered this weekend are Lachlan Mineeff (CHE Racing Team), Angelo Mouzouris (Sonic), Liam McLellan (Borland Racing Developments), Thomas Sargent (CHE), and Cody Donald.
Qualifying and Race 1 take place on Saturday before two more races on Sunday.
Entry list: Round 1, Sydney Motorsport Park
|Formula Ford (Duratec)|
|2||Angelo Mouzouris||Sonic Motor Racing Services|
|3||Courtney Prince||Sonic Motor Racing Services|
|4||Jay Hanson||Sonic Motor Racing Services|
|5||Callum Hedge||Sonic Motor Racing Services|
|6||Paul Zsidy||Borland Racing Developments|
|10||Zac Soutar||Team Soutar Motorsport|
|14||Lachlan Mineeff||CHE Racing Team|
|17||Lachlan Ward||Anglo Motorsport|
|23||Hank Perkins||BF Racing|
|35||Jake Donaldson||Jake Donaldson Racing|
|36||Cody Burcher||Westend Mazda|
|40||Daniel Holihan||Anglo Motorsport|
|47||Thomas Sargent||CHE Racing Team|
|53||Ben Bargwanna||Bargwanna Motorsport|
|88||Harrison Goodman||BF Racing|
|97||Liam McLellan||Borland Racing Developments|
|98||Conor Nicholson||Nicholson Motorsport|
|32||Mitch Gatenby||Anglo Motorsport|
|48||Scott Tidyman||SKT Motorsport|
|51||Shane Nichols||Motorsport Connections|
|80||Jason Liddell||Donate Life|
|94||Joshua Glinn||JGR/Castle Hill Toyota|
|147||Jarrod Costello||Team Cosbro Racing|
Schedule (Local time)
|Saturday April 6|
|Sunday April 7|