Double duties deliver a treble of Series Podiums for Sieders Racing
MEDIA RELEASE: The Sieders Racing Team has enjoyed a successful expansion into a second racing category at Winton Motor Raceway, collecting two spots on the inaugural Toyota 86 Racing Series podium, and taking another in the Australian V8 Ute Racing Series.
Based in Yarramundi, the family-run operation were responsible for six entries across both support categories, finishing second and third outright in the Toyota 86’s and second outright in the V8 Utes, with new lap records in both, and a total of 14 Top Fives across the six races.
“That’s as close as you can get to a perfect weekend taking on a completely new championship, whilst trying to win another,” said Team Owner, Luke Sieders, “to not only be up the front of each of the races, but set lap records in each of them and be on both podiums is a pretty special result.”
“The boys in the workshop did a fantastic effort in building two new cars and prepping all six entries to the highest standard allowing our drivers to do the job on the track, I’m very proud of all of the team.”
Newcomer to the team, Tim Brook, lead the way for Sieders Racing in the debut running of the Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series, with the Narellan (NSW) local qualifying on the front row, finishing second in each of the three races.
Dave Sieders secured third outright for the weekend with a pair of third placings and a fourth.
“Everyone at Sieders Racing has put in a huge amount of effort to allow us this great result, and I couldn’t be more grateful to be part of such an awesome team,” said Brook, “the support from everyone over the weekend has been nothing short of amazing and it’s really starting to hit home what we achieved.”
In the Australian V8 Ute Racing Series, the current Series Leader from Western Sydney, Dave Sieders, managed his double driver duties to extended his streak of top five race results to 12 from 12 this season.
“I’ve been saying that I wanted a new challenge for a while, and jumping between the light and nimble [Toyota] 86 and the big and heavy V8 Ute was certainly enjoyable,” said Sieders, “It’s often said that you win Championships on the days when you’re not winning races, so we’ve focussed on being at the front, and if we can’t win, make sure we’re as close as possible.”
With a pair of Top Five race results, Hunter Valley resident Jeremy Gray ended the weekend one point out of the top five for the round, and sits just 13 points behind teammate Craig Dontas in the championship, with the pair placed fifth and sixth respectively.
Luke Spalding also showed continued improvements throughout the weekend, recording a pair of top 10 finishes, and was given a taste of the front row after being inverted to pole position for the start of the reverse grid race two.
“I’m extremely happy with our results over the entire team this weekend, both on the track and in the workshop, and it’s a great reward for all of the hours put in by the boys to get us here,” said Luke Sieders.