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May 15, 2013

FRASER SECURES PHILLIP ISLAND DRIVE AFTER ROUND ONE VICTORY, BUT MORE SUPPORT NEEDED TO FINISH THE SEASON

Luke Fraser Racing is thrilled to announce that driver Luke Fraser will represent CLS Finance for the Phillip Island Enduro Round of the Australian Swift Racing Series across May 24 to 26.

The announcement comes after the 22 year old St Morris (Adelaide) resident took victory in the first round of the series, held at Mallala Motorsport Park in April, with an impressive ‘clean sweep’.

Based in Brisbane, CLS Finance are finance brokers who focus on self-managed super fund funding.  The company also assists with refinancing, debt consolidation, budget tracking and so on. 

“After round one we were looking like we were going to be ‘on the bench’ for round two and beyond due to a lack of funds,” said Fraser, who will steer the CLS Finance car for round two.

“That was really devastating for us, especially after we enjoyed such a fantastic start to the 2013 season at Mallala Motorsport Park with three wins from three races, so we are ecstatic to have signed with CLS Finance for Phillip Island’s round two.

“We still need to secure funding for the rest of the season, but this is a great start and I am really looking forward to representing a great company like CLS Finance.”

Fraser - awarded as the CAMS Future Star (SA/NT) following his first full season of racing in 2011 - got his 2013 Australian Suzuki Swift Racing Series campaign off to a perfect start at Mallala Motorsport Park across April 24-26, with three wins from three race starts.

“To win all three races at the opening round of the 2013 Australian Suzuki Swift Racing Series, including my first ever night race and with varying weather conditions and some fierce competition to boot – it was a really fantastic weekend and I think it shows that I can be very competitive this season if I can get the funding,” said Fraser.

“I won every race by significant gaps of more than 10 seconds and that was despite missing out on the first two practice sessions due to technical issues with the car.”

Fraser was born into a motorsport family, following in the footsteps of his grandfather who raced in the Tasman Series against the likes of Formula One great Jack Brabham; his father in Historics and his uncle in Formula 5000.

“I have grown up around motorsport and it really is my passion. Eventually I would love to race in the V8 Supercars series,” said Fraser.

“I started out in 2010 as soon as I was able to fund my own Formula Vee race car through my first full-time job, and ever since then I have been pouring my heart and soul into the sport and I think the results of that have really shown.

“In my first full-season I won the South Australian Formula Vee1200 championship as well as two rounds of the National Series, and in 2012 I graduated to Formula Ford winning the SA championship.

“Now, I find myself looking down the barrel of my first full completely ‘national-level’ season, and my performance to date shows I can be in a good position for most events, even in the scheme of the championship overall.”

Sponsors of racers such as Luke Fraser in the 2013 Australian Suzuki Swift Racing Series can enjoy a variety of sponsor benefits including exposure through a strong broadcast coverage package.

“So far I have enjoyed some great support, with SuperCharge Batteries and Ochre Digital as well as CLS Finance coming on board, but if I am to complete the full season I will need further support,” said Fraser.

“The Series enjoys a really good television and online broadcast package for each and every round, and by sponsoring a driver who is winning races such as myself, supporting partners can make sure they are front and centre for those viewers.

“For instance, when I won all three races at the opening round, I completed two television interviews and was mentioned frequently during the commentary.

“My sponsors also received exposure due to signage on the car and we are prepared to pay for in-car camera coverage through the broadcast package if the right sponsor comes on board, which would mean even more exposure.

“With an experienced Marketing Professional and Business Manager on board as well as a proven commitment to servicing sponsors through personal benefits like sponsor rides and promotion through websites and social media, Luke Fraser Racing is really ready to take it to the next level – we just need some help if we are going to do it!”

If Fraser is able to find the funding to compete in the full 2013 Australian Suzuki Swift Racing Series, he will take part in five further rounds, held in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. For more information on the Series, please visit http://www.swiftracing.com.au/. Those interested in sponsoring Luke Fraser Racing should contact Team Manager Louise Fraser for a detailed proposal on louise@lukefraserracing.com or 0418 834 741.