Geering brothers to double up
The 2018-19 season is gearing up to be twice as nice and twice as busy for the Geering Motorsport team, with 410 Sprintcar racer Matt Geering soon to be joined on track by his younger brother Luke once he turns 16 later this year.
Looking after one Sprintcar is no small job, so running two Sprintcars is certainly going to require a huge effort from both Geering brothers and their team as they prepare for Luke’s debut and what they hope will be a good start to his Sprintcar career.
About to commence his third full season in 410 Sprintcars, Matt has been gaining confidence with each race meeting he’s contested, as evident in his ever-increasing consistency, which last season saw him consistently qualify for feature races aboard his NS # 6 Cool Drive Auto Parts backed Maxim, particularly over the hectic Christmas-New Year period.
Throughout the upcoming season, Matt plans to focus on improving his performance in qualifying throughout the season, as well as hopefully achieving his fair share of top 10 feature-race results.
“What I need to work on is performing better in time trials and remaining consistent throughout the entire race meeting to give myself the best chance of strong feature-race results,” explained the 20-year-old racer, who scored his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature-race podium result late last season via a second-place finish at Gunnedah Speedway.
“I’m really looking forward to Luke joining the class later this season and being able to race with him on a regular basis. It’s definitely going to be a huge amount of work for the whole team, but we’re up for the challenge through the support of our wonderful sponsors.”
With six successful seasons of Speedway Karting under his belt, Luke has always wanted to follow in his brother’s footsteps and compete in open-wheel racing and now that he’s on the cusp of turning 16, his dream is soon to become a reality.
“I can’t wait to get out on track for the first time in Sprintcars this season,” enthused the multiple Australian and NSW Speedway Kart Title holder.
“I’ve been around speedway for my whole life and particularly Sprintcars for the past couple of seasons while Matt has raced, so I’ve picked up a fair bit of knowledge and I’m hoping that is going to help when I get behind the wheel myself.”
Planning to contest as much racing as possible, the pilot of the NS # 97 Cool Drive Auto Parts supported J&J is set to make his Sprintcar debut in the second Development race meeting at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway on November 17, just under a week after his birthday.
For Matt, his season will get underway on the Saturday night of September 29 at Valvoline Raceway with the opening Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round, which will be run in conjunction with the Lord Mayor’s Gold Cup.
The Geering brothers would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: Cool Drive Auto Parts, C & A Mobile Sound and Communications, Strike Hands Free Motor Genius, Youtrac Australia, Hunter Race Engines, Outlaw Industries, GME, Pressure Products Australia, Antitheft Car Alarms, Mongoose, Axis, Voltech, Redline, Blackvue, Danny’s Electrical & Electronics, Pass Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Point to Point Distributions, and Dean’s Tyres, Brakes & Mechanical.