Jul 27, 2016
I'ANSON LOOKING TO CONTINUE RACE WINS IN QUEENSLAND
Championship leader and 2014 season runner-up Roger I’Anson is looking to continue the Australian Sports Racer Series success he has tasted so far this year at this weekend’s third round of the 2016 season at Queensland Raceway.
By clean-sweeping Round 2 at Winton Motor Raceway last month, the mining engineer originally from South Australia has won five consecutive races in a row, making for an exceptionally promising season after his 2015 outings were dogged by dramas.
“This season is going really well – the car is quick and I am driving well considering I get no practice in-between the rounds due to currently living on Groote Eylandt,” I’Anson said.
“Ken [Roger’s dad] and I have our heads around the chassis set-up so we can usually get the car balanced very quickly, which helps with our race pace.
“Last year certainly wasn’t great, but we have now found out what the main problem was and it is now behind us.
“It is good to now have time to focus on set-up and ‘dialling myself in’ rather than trouble shooting. As a result the car is quicker than it has ever been and we are getting great tyre life due to the set-up changes we can focus on.
“We actually did two rounds on the tyres that we used at Winton, which is testament to the tyres as much as it is to the set-up.”
When it comes to the championship chase, I’Anson is focusing on taking each round as it comes.
“It would be nice to get the title, but we are just focusing on each round and enjoying it whilst we are there,” said I’Anson.
“If we can be as quick as we possibly can be at each round by getting the set-up correct, then the title will play out in the background and whoever has the best team/driver combination will win.
“In the meantime, I am just focusing on race wins and enjoying them whilst we are up the front.”
When it comes to his fellow competitors, there are a couple in particular I’Anson has his eye on this weekend.
“I think the hometown boy Jason Makris (from the Gold Coast) will be tough to catch this weekend,” I’Anson continued.
“Also if Mark Laucke [defending champion] can sort out his issues, he will also be tough to beat as he goes well on the high speed tracks.”
The third round of the Australian Sports Racer Series will be held across Friday 29 to Sunday 31 of July.
Three sessions of practice will be held on Friday 29 July at 10.10am, 1.05pm and 3.35pm, before qualifying (8.50am) and race one (11.30am) on Saturday 30 July. Sunday the 31st of July will host two further races at 8.30am and 11.30am.
For more information, please visit www.sportsracer.com.au