Weir exceeding expectations
To say that Tim Weir was pleased with his recent performance during what is considered the largest Modified Sedan event in the country – the Kings Royal – would be quite the understatement.
Having contested just three race meetings aboard the David Clarkson-owned car since the beginning of this season, Weir has shown promising signs, picking up a third-place finish in his latest outing at Gympie’s Mothar Mountain Speedway, along with recording the second fastest lap time of the night. However, it was his recent Kings Royal performance that really stood out.
Heading into the Kings Royal event at Kingaroy Speedway amid 80-odd rivals, Weir knew that just to qualify for the feature race would be a remarkable feat and was under no illusions that being able to achieve that feat would be an easy task aboard the Qld # 58 Clarko’s Performance supported XE Ford Falcon.
It wasn’t until Weir collected a heat-race win earlier in the weekend that they began to look at feature-race qualification as a possibility, which progressed into a certainty when Weir managed to cross the finish line second in the B main, earning himself a transfer spot into the feature race.
While the feature race didn’t end quite as Weir had hoped, having started out of position 20 only to have his right-rear tyre come adrift from the car just 12 laps into the 50-lap distance, Weir, along with Clarkson, were thrilled to have been amongst the feature-race action at all.
“The team and I would have loved to have finished the feature race, but the Kings Royal is such a massive event and we were rapt just to qualify,” enthused leading National 4s racer and current Queensland Nationals 4s Champion, who was running double duties at Mothar Mountain Speedway recently, winning the National 4s feature race and racking up the 59th feature-race win of his career.
“We are very happy with the way the car’s been going throughout the past three race meetings, so we’re hoping to continue to improve the car and pick up some more results during the rest of the season.”
In addition to his National 4s commitments, which includes defending his Queensland Title at Bundaberg’s Carina Speedway on March 23, Weir will be participating in as many Modified Sedan race meetings as possible, including the Queensland Title at Mothar Mountain Speedway on April 20 and 21 and the National Title at Kingaroy Speedway from April 25 to 27.
Weir and the team are proudly supported by the following 2018-19 season sponsors: Clarko’s Performance, Tony Metal and Speed, and Race Products. Special must go thanks go to Weir’s dad (David), Tony Anderson and his son Kye, Justin Weir and Jayden Clarkson.
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