Australian Formula Ford heads north for Ipswich round
Round two of the 2019 Australian Formula Ford Championship and Australian FF1600 Championship kicks off this Friday at Queensland Raceway, as part of a 3-day event in conjunction with the Queensland Formula Ford Championship.
A combined grid of 18 cars will be in action over the weekend, with the highly rated National tour joining forces with the Queensland locals at the “Paperclip”.
CHE’s Tom Sargent will be making his debut at Queensland Raceway, arriving as the championship leader. Sargent’s current advantage could be tested by more experienced drivers Callum Hedge and Zac Soutar, who raced at the Ipswich circuit last year.
“I haven’t been to Queensland [before] and I won’t get any testing, so I’ll be straight in. CHE have done a little bit there, so hopefully we’ll have the car setup [nailed] and we can continue on [the positive start]”, said Sargent at the end of round one at Sydney Motorsport Park.
The FF1600 Championship is currently led by rookie Jarrod Costello, who showed great form at the opening round aboard his RF01 Van Diemen. Fellow Queenslander Tim Hamilton is hot on his heels, trailing Costello by just a single point in the Championship. The pair will be competing on home soil this weekend, against New South Welshman Scott Tidyman.
Our drivers will gain plenty of mileage around the simple, yet demanding, National Circuit this weekend. Qualifying and four races are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, after a practice day on Friday.
To keep up with results, images and videos from Ipswich, keep an eye on our social media accounts over the weekend:
Facebook – Formula Ford Australia
Instagram – @ffordaus
Weekend Schedule (times are approximate)
General practice – 8:30am – 4:00pm
Qualifying – 9:00am
Race 1 – 11:30am
Race 2 – 2:45pm
Race 3 – 9:30am
Race 4 – 1:15pm
Formula Ford class (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
#10 Zac Soutar
#23 Hank Perkins – BF Racing
#35 Jake Donaldson – Synergy Motorsport
#36 Cody Burcher – Synergy Motorsport
#41 Lachlan Mineeff – CHE Racing Team
#47 Thomas Sargent – CHE Racing Team
#60 Cody Donald
#88 Harrison Goodman – BF Racing
#97 Liam McLellan – Synergy Motorsport
#98 Conor Nicholson
FF1600 class (Kent)
#14 Greg Fahey
#45 Jarrod Costello – Team Cosbro Racing
#48 Scott Tidyman – SKT Motorsport
#87 Tim Hamilton