SUPERCARS STARS FOR WINTON PRODUCTION CARS
The Australian Production Cars Series will feature a couple familiar names when they take to the track at Winton Raceway for Round Two next weekend as part of the Shannons Nationals
Holding true to their Bathurst 6 Hour promise, Chaz Mostert and Super2 series driver Nathan Morcom will team up again for the second round of the Australian Production Car Series.
After finishing second at Mt Panorama, the duo will be looking to go one better in their Ford Focus RS.
“Bathurst was a pretty interesting event for us, we debuted a new car and had to iron out some bugs – it was pretty cool to get a second place there and to be leading towards the last couple of laps,” Mostert said.
“We are definitely out for some redemption and are looking forward to Winton – the boys have been working hard with the RS to find some extra speed and iron out some issues.”
“I really enjoy racing the production cars, it lets you get back to the basics a bit, and I am looking forward to running beside Nathan again – it is always good fun!”
Morcom, won’t be the only Eggleston Motorsport Super2 driver on the grid at Winton with teammate Will Brown joining Rod Salmon for the round as well.
2016 Formula 4 and Toyota 86 Series Champion, Brown, replaces Salmon’s regular co-driver Nathan Antunes, who has a prior commitment for the weekend.
“Will Brown is an up and coming superstar – he is the F4 and Toyota86 Champion and is currently driving in the Dunlop Super2 Series,” Salmon explained.
“Earlier this year I drove to a class victory with him in the Bathurst 12 Hour in the MARC car – he really impressed me with his speed and maturity, as well as the fact that he is just a great young man. I think he has a real future in our sport and I am pleased to be able to give him the opportunity to show what he has in the APC.”
Salmon’s new Mercedes Benz A45 AMG, is still awaiting parts from new Germany after the Bathurst 6 Hour, so he will revert back to his Mitsubishi Evo 10 for the Winton round.
“The new car is just brilliant and I really enjoyed racing it at Bathurst, but unfortunately with around half an hour to go the 4WD system gave way and we were left with only two-wheel drive,” explained Salmon.
“This leaves us waiting for parts to come all the way from Germany and there just isn’t enough time to have the car ready in time for Winton next week.”
“So, this means we will be bringing the old faithful Mitsubishi Evo 10 to battle for round two – this thing has done so many laps it will practically drive itself!” laughed Salmon.
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Date posted: June 2, 2017