At the Clipsal 500 Western Sydney Motorsport proved they were again a team to be reckoned with for the 2016 Aussie Racing Car series.
“We had a great weekend and I’m really pleased to see all cars in the top half of the field after just the first round. Craig Woods had a great weekend keeping toe to toe with last years Champ Brendon Pingel, Woods won Race One for the weekend and had two second places as well. Blake (Sciberras) had a tough weekend but came out 10th overall for the weekend, he’ll be higher up at the next round I believe. And Grant (Thompson) had his best weekend of racing ever, he and I were fighting over positions in race three where he came second to my fourth place” said Craig Thompson after the Clipsal event.
After the first round Woods (Sinclair Ford Mustang) is 2nd overall, Sciberras (Millennium Building Group Mustang) is 10th, Grant Thompson (Samway Constructions Mustang) sits in 13th place from Craig’s (Hertz Mustang) 16th standing. The Clipsal ARC field had 37 entries and was the largest class at the Clipsal event, it’s also the largest field of ARC cars for a few years.
In the other Cups’ Grant is 3rd outright in the Masters Cup 1 point ahead of Craig, Craig was also a joint winner in the new Teams Championship with team-mate Chris Stevenson in the “Hertz” Team. “I’m liking the new team’s champs, it has a $7000 prize with the winners take all and we won the first battle” said Craig.
The hard work that Western Sydney Motorsport have put in over the off season has seen the team gain the momentum to drive them into the next round at Phillip Island, all four drivers have competed at Phillip Island so the team are expecting some great results.
Round Two of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship is at Phillip Island April 11-15.