Jun 8, 2016
SPORTS RACER WINTON RECORDS LIKELY TO FALL THIS WEEKEND
When the Australian Sports Racer Series opened its 2016 season at Sandown Raceway recently, it broke records with its largest ever grid.
At this weekend’s round two at Winton Motor Raceway (June 10-12), more records are expected to tumble – with the recently resurfaced track likely to allow record lap times.
The category features a wide array of racers competing for outright championship honours as well as Radical, Division Two (SR2) and F1000 titles.
Competitor and Sports Racer Manufacturer Aaron Steer of West Race Cars Australia will debut a brand new car this weekend, and said he expected the action to get very interesting.
“The new surface will allow the Sports Racers to brake later,” said Steer.
“This could prove difficult for some drivers to adjust to, which will allow some of the more experienced drivers a possible advantage.
“With later braking, spectators will possibly witness increased undertaking under brakes also.
“It is difficult to judge what the lap time differences will be, but other categories that have raced on the new surface have all experienced quicker lap times than experienced previously for their classes. So I wouldn’t be surprised if the times do tumble.
“One thing I do know for certain is that we will not have any tyre wear issues – the Sports Racers are very light and easy on the equipment!”
Fourteen racers will compete with the Australian Sports Racer Series this weekend at Winton Motor Raceway, with a free live stream capturing all the action on Sunday, and free spectator entry for the entire event courtesy of the venue
The action will kick-off on Friday with free practice sessions (10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm) before Saturday hosts qualifying at 10.20am and race one at 12.45pm. Sunday will then host two further races at 10.00am and 1.10pm.