Western Sydney Motorsport entered four cars for the Phillip Island round. The weekend began for us slowly as we experimented with a few different options around the #64 Car of Craig Woods. He was unfortunate to break a camshaft in Qualifying which resulted in the now familiar WSM engine change!
We managed to make some significant gains over the course of the 4 races with our two main cars in focus being #64 Craig Woods and #68 Blake Sciberras. Both Craig #72 and Grant Thompson #78 made some considerable gains in track position over the weekend but some untimely mechanical breakdowns affected both of them in race 4 resulting in DNFS for both cars.
This disappointment was tempered by the absolute flying finish to the weekend in race 4 by both Woodsy and Blake (skiddy) Sciberras. Both of these boys have very similar styles of driving the car and after a number of rounds playing around with the formula we were just thrilled to see them racing so hard and fast at the pointy end of the weekend with Blake finishing 4th after starting in 11th and Woodsy probably putting in his best ever drive in an ARC car coming from 12th to finish on the podium for 3rd. Punching his way through the field he pounced on 3 cars into honda at turn 4 and drove away.
What people outside of the WSM team don’t realise is that in the final two laps of race 4 Woodsy was battling a heavily labouring engine and a front left brake caliper issue. We are very proud of both of them representing us and its very rewarding when we get the cars set up right which enables them to showcase what they can do.
We now go into the homebush round full of confidence and on a real high with the belief that we have finally unlocked the speed that Woodsy and the team has been desperately searching for since our NZ round win in round One.