Sieders running at record speed in V8 qualifying and opening race at Sydney.
MEDIA RELEASE: Dave “Sideways” Sieders has set new Australian V8 Ute Racing Series qualifying and race lap records with pole position and a race win on the streets of Homebush Olympic Park today, 3rd December 2016.
The 32 year old from Western Sydney put on a show in his MangoCredit Holden VE Commodore, and has now moved within two points of claiming the illusive Championship win in the V8 Utes, with two races to run tomorrow.
“We’ve absolutely done everything we can so far this weekend,” said Sieders, “the car has been awesome so far, and apart from a little driving errors in practice two and qualifying, it’s been almost flawless.”
“We’ve been working so hard for seven years to tick this box, and we’ve come so close too many times, but we’re determined to make this year our Championship year”.
Despite dropping the qualifying lap record mark by eight-tenths this morning, Sieders didn’t make the result easy on himself, firing down an escape road in the V8 Utes’ top ten session on his first flying lap, leaving just enough time to cross the line for a second lap and take his 19th career pole position.
“I like to add a bit of excitement by leaving my run to the last minute,” joked Sieders, “this is the last time we’ll get to race around here, and today we set a qualifying benchmark that can’t ever be taken away”.
In the opening race, Sieders was matched off the line by Harris, who rubbed panels all the way down to the first turn, but with the MangoCredit holding the lead, he was never challenged as he set a new race lap record of 1:44.2221 on his way to his 27th V8 Ute career race win.
“I wasn’t surprised with that run into turn one,” said Sieders, “Ryal likes to race hard and tried to get me offline, and I’m just glad he didn’t end up taking me, or both of us, out”.
Sieders will start from ninth position in tomorrow’s reverse grid race at 10.20am, with the final race of the year at 1.45pm.
“We may only need to finish one race tomorrow to win the Championship, but we are definitely coming out here to try and finish off with the best possible results for the last time on this local track.”