Round 3 of the Qld Prodsports Solar and Energy Championship hits the spectacular Morgan Park circuit in our last outing before the mid season break.
The field is smaller than expected, due to some high profile incidents at the recent Qld Raceways event. Both the Prefontaine and Ansell cars sustained heavy damage into the wall at turn 6 and now being re-purposed as artificial reefs for diving purposes.
They says it’s lonely at the top, and that takes on a very literal meaning this weekend as Wayne Hennig is the sole entrant for the Solar and Energy Finance Invited class. Hennig rarely puts a wheel wrong, turns out cracking times and has bulletproof Porsche reliability.
Hennig’s strong finishing record explains why no fewer than 6 Porsche of varying specification will be lining up in the Dolce Bella Confectionery 2B competition. Antonio Basile will have his first outing in his new 997 series 911, facing off against Lachlan Harburg, Joe Barbagallo and Chris Ching all piloting the GT3 Cup cars.
The air-cooled Porsche purists will be frothing over the IROC Spec 911 pairings of Terry Knight and Nick Marentis. The highly valuable vintage machinery is a big hit with the fans, and fellow racers alike.
On the opposite end of the reliability spectrum are the British marques, Ginetta and TVR. Jeff Hume was last seen burning sage and employing the services of mechanic and part time Shaman, Rob Hackwood in a last ditch effort to banish the fuel and electrical gremlins from the #45 car. Todd O’Brien is steadily finding more pace from his G50 while Timothy Pritchard will be representing the TVR brand in is 3000M. Tim Janke is squeezing every last ounce of pace from his lightweight mx-5 ghetto racer and is never to be be written off from a spot on the podium.
The Horse Power Solutions 2F category is once again expected to be the most entertaining of the weekend as bitter rivals and paint -swappers “Slammin” Shane Plohl and Tony “Rick” Ross face off. Brimming with enthusiasm from his mx-5 Challenge win, Angelo Servodio has newfound pace and confidence and will be taking the fight to Richard Barram, Richard Walker, Chris Battista and Julian Greenwood.
The book makers have predicted Hennig, Hume and Plohl to take home the silverware in what will be another cracking Qld Prodsports display.
Good luck to all competitors and thanks to our sponsors Solar and Energy Finance, Dolce Bella Confectionery and Horse Power Solutions.