Nov 25, 2012
MacMaster back in saddle after major rollover
Sandown provided thrills and spills for the Hi-Tec Oils Australian Swift racing series with many of the drivers finding the high speed layout a different beast from the more technical layouts of Winton and Wakefield. Unfortunately Jamie MacMaster (Macline #9) felt the bite of turn 5 in Friday practice and rolled 4 times.
He was back in the saddle this morning thanks to the generosity of fellow competitors Scott and Mike Gore (Future Assist Finance #99) who made available to MacMaster their spare car.
Damian Ward (Hi-Tec Oils #11) topped todays practice and qualifying only just pipping Callan Sayers (Gilligans #5) who lead the qualifying session for most of the way. Allan Jarvis (Achilles #1) and Reece Murphy (MGM #62) who are vying for the series title fill the grid in P3 and P4 with Rob Jarvis (BVC Racing #17) heading Scott Gore and MacMaster.
The speed of the track makes tyre pressure paramount and the teams have all battled getting them right to facilitate suspension settings to make best use of turn 12 and maximise the entry into the long main straight.
Sundays will see all three races in the last round of the series with the title balanced on a knife edge and the turnaround of tyres and any repairs or adjustments set to be a crucial factor in the final outcome.