Burcher and Sargent share wins at Wakefield



Synergy Motorsport's Cody Burcher has underlined his 2021 Australian Formula Ford title intentions over the weekend at Wakefield Park. The young Spectrum driver put an end to Tom Sargent's dominant winning streak with a last corner overtake during race 2 on Sunday morning. Sargent stormed to yet another pole position on Saturday morning and then took off the line in style, leading race 1 from start to finish. The New South Welshman once again looked destined for another weekend clean sweep, until the closing stages of race 2, when he was hunted down by Burcher who executed a last lap, last corner dive to put an end to the CHE-Sargent winning streak. In race 3, Sargent bounced back and once again took off the line perfectly to lead early, until the race was red flagged after a spectacular airborne crash involving Valentino Astuti and Jake Donaldson. Astuti and Donaldson tangled through "the fish hook" corner, resulting in a number of barrel rolls for the Sonic Mygale driven by Astuti. Both Astuti and Donaldson were unharmed in the incident, with Astuti climbing out of his inverted Formula Ford under his own power, just before the medical team arrived at the scene of the accident. Astuti's Mygale absorbed the impact well and protected driver, a true testament of the safety measures built within the French-manufactured Mygale chassis, and modern Formula Ford chassis in general. CHE Racing's Tom Sargent remains our championship leader, with a 14-points advantage on Cody Burcher. Rookie Noah Sands currently occupies the third position in our championship standings. You can re-watch all three races from round 2 of the 2021 Australian Formula Ford Championship on the Blend Line TV YouTube channel:

  • Race 1 - link

  • Race 2 - link

  • Race 3 - link

The next round of the 2021 Australian Formula Ford Championship will take us to Winton Motor Raceway on June 11-13.

In the meantime, if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact the FFA Administrator on 0422 840 300 or the 2021 AFFC Category Manager on 0413 699 299.



2021 Australian Formula Ford Championship calendar:


Round 1: 6-7 March at Sydney Motorsport Park (AMRS)*

Round 2: 21-23 May at Wakefield Park Raceway (NSW State)

Round 3: 11-13 June at Winton Motor Raceway (AMRS)

Round 4: 23-25 July at Sandown Raceway (Vic State)

Round 5: 6-8 August at Queensland Raceway (AMRS)*

Round 6: 24-26 September at Phillip Island GP Circuit (Vic State)

Round 7: 3-5 December at The Bend Motorsport Park (AMRS)*


*denotes rounds of the 2021 Australian FF1600 Championship

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