Busy season looms for Van Ginneken

Busy Season Looms for Van Ginneken

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Focusing predominantly on his 410 Sprintcar duties during his upcoming 2018-19 season, along with selected outings in two other classes, Tim Van Ginneken’s season will be nothing short of eventful as he prepares to contest most of the Victorian calendar.

Piloting the Vic # 44 Lowes Auto Repairs / Anderson Bobcat Hire supported Triple X, which is powered by a Maxwill Racing Engines 410ci engine and is co-owned by his stepdad Trevor Anderson, Van Ginneken, from Warrnambool in the south west of Victoria, will not only be participating in selected Eureka Garages & Sheds Series rounds, but also numerous blue-ribbon events.

Hoping to utilise his home track advantage during the Grand Annual Classic, the Victorian Title and the annual Max’s Race, all of which will take place at his home track Premier Speedway, the 32-year-old racer’s campaign will also see him contest selected 360 Sprintcar race meetings, including the Victorian Title at Simpson Speedway.

With additional events a possibility depending on budget, Van Ginneken and his team hope to travel interstate throughout the season to participate in the Western Australian Title, the Ross Wright Memorial in South Australia and the Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship in Western Australia, along with selected Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW rounds at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

After starting the season in August by contesting the Chariots of Thunder Series at Darwin’s Northline Speedway in the Northern Territory, Van Ginneken this season has made a few big changes from previous seasons but the objective out on the track remains the same.

“My team and I have mapped out quite a busy season and I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and trying to challenge at the pointy end of the field,” commented the two-time Western Australian Champion and last season’s Northern Territory Champion.

“After running for a few car owners in recent seasons, I’ve decided to go back to running my own team, and I have teamed up with my stepdad Trevor, for this season and we are very excited about the season ahead.”

Not only will the team be juggling their time between 410 and 360 Sprintcars, they will also be making numerous appearances in Formula 500s aboard the Yamaha R6 powered Hyper car owned by Darwin’s Damon and Laura Smith, planning to compete in each of the six Speedweek Series rounds, the Victorian Title and two Victorian Stampede Series rounds.

Getting his season underway on the Saturday night of November 3, Van Ginneken will make his 2018-19 season debut at Premier Speedway for the third Eureka Garages & Series round.

Van Ginneken would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: Lowes Auto Repairs, Rafferty’s Tavern, Anderson Bobcat Service, Boyle’s Livestock Transport Mepunga, Matko Hire, SWG, GJE Transport, BLG Transport, Novara Homes, KQ Autos, McQuinn Electrical, VG Build, Lethal Race Wings, South West Conveyancing, Tyre Factory Warrnambool, East Warrnambool Garden Club, and Indy Race Parts.

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