COATES HIRE IPSWICH SUPERSPRINT 2018 - BRIAN BOYD PREVIEW
- PAYCE Head Office, Sydney NSW.
CAMS PAYCE Formula 4 – Junior Racers set to Impress at Ipswich – Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd said many of the Formula 4 drivers are fresh from an annual CAMS Academy camp on the Gold Coast.
"The youngsters will have an opportunity to display their considerable talents in front of a big crowd this weekend," Brian said.
"The camp was a great opportunity to learn more about the non-driving skills that go to making a successful racing driver, including physical training, mental preparation and social interaction."
CAMS PAYCE Formula 4 – Supercars Team Managers will take note – Brian Boyd
Brian said the Supercars team managers will also take note of any budding stars as they progress through this category after most have enjoyed successful karting careers.
"More than half of the teams are Queensland-based, so the track will be quite familiar to them," Brian said.
"The current leader of the series after two rounds is Cameron Shields from Team BRM. Cameron holds a slender lead over Ryan Suhle, with Ryan's teammate, Jayden Ojeda close behind in third place.
"Ojeda was the standout performer at the last round at Phillip Island, recording fastest qualifying time then taking all three races. Shields was the round winner at Symmons Plains."
Brian Boyd said last year's winner at this round and eventual series champion for the year, Nick Rowe, will not be amongst the 11 sarters on the weekend, although second and third in the round, Shields and Suhle, will be keen to notch up another podium.
The CAMS PAYCE Formula 4 cars are on track early Friday morning for a 20 minute practice session before returning for a 20 minute session in the afternoon.
Saturday is qualifying in the morning for the first of three races over the weekend. The first race of 13 laps is around midday and then the drivers return on Sunday for a busy day of racing, with two races over 13 laps each.
Go Team PAYCE!