Australian Formula Ford secures bumper grid for round 2
A bumper 25-car grid will line up for the second round of the 2016 Australian Formula Ford Series at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.
Championship leader Leanne Tander (Sonic Mygale) will head into the second round of the series as the driver to beat, having taken two wins from the three races at Sandown last month.
But extending her points lead won’t be easy. Those looking to take over from Tander at the top of the table include Borland Racing Developments young gun Jayden Ojeda, who was also a race winner at Sandown, and sits just three points shy of Tander in what is shaping up to be an incredible title fight.
Tander may have some competition from within as well, with Sonic team-mate Max Vidau hitting form at last weekend’s Victorian Formula Ford Series round. Two wins helped Vidau to round honours at Sandown.
Jordan Boys was also a race winner at the state round at Sandown last weekend, and currently sits third in the AFFS points as well – albeit narrowly, with just three points separating him and sixth-placed Lachlan Gibbons, with Vidau and Adrian Lazzaro sandwiched in between.
Synergy Motorsport will head to their home race with a strong line-up, the NSW-based team set to have a hand in running five entries, including Lazzaro’s car. The other Synergy drivers are Chris Lazarevic, Andrew Kahl, Anthony Colombrita, Jett Bennett, and Ryan Pike.
In the Kent class, Jake Hobbs leads the way on points but will have to contend with an eight-strong field at Sydney Motorsport Park. And that field includes NSW state championship front-runners Simon Hodges, Dan Holihan, and Aaron Grech, all of which were missing from the opening National Series round at Sandown.
ENTRY LIST – SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK
No. Driver Team/Sponsor Chassis
2 Max Vidau Sonic Motor Racing Mygale
6 Paul Zsidy Borland Racing Developments Spectrum
8 Jordan Boys Jordan Boys Motorsport Mygale
12 Andrew Kahl Synergy Motorsport Spectrum
14 Peter Major Fastlane Racing Stealth
18 Lachlan Gibbons Lachlan Gibbons Motorsport Mygale
20 Anthony Colombrita Synergy Motorsport Spectrum
30 Jayden Ojeda Borland Racing Developments Spectrum
42 Leanne Tander Sonic Motor Racing Mygale
44 Jett Bennett Synergy Motorsport Spectrum
53 Mark Lowing Listec Race Cars Listec
77 Hunter McElrae Eximm/Torua Networks Mygale
85 Ben Reichstein Reichstein Motorsport Mygale
91 Homan Ho Fastlane Racing Stealth
95 Adrian Lazzaro Melbourne Satellites Spectrum
96 Ryan Pike Synergy Motorsport Spectrum
99 Will Brown Cars Galore Toowoomba Mygale
FORMULA FORD 1600
3 Aaron Grech Anglo Australian Motorsport Spirit
7 Chris Lazarevic Synergy Motorsport Spectrum
31 Simon Hodges Anglo Australian Motorsport Spectrum
35 Jake Donaldson Jake Donaldson Racing Listec
41 Daniel Holihan Anglo Australian Motorsport Mygale
80 Jason Liddell Donate Life Swift
86 Shane Baumer Cadohaven Drainage Van Diemen
94 Jake Hobbs Hobbs Motorsport Spirit