Father joins son in Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series field

Chad Chapman will join his son Reece as part of the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series this weekend at Symmons Plains.

Making a return to racing the category for the first time since2015, Chapman normally acts as mechanic for Reece’s Team CoolDrive/Motorsport25 entry, but will fill in for Troy Jones this weekend.

“I’m very excited, it’s pretty cool,” said Chad.

“It’s a mad series, mad category to be involved in and the cars are just insane to drive.

“There have been quite a few changes in the car since I last raced, the new ones are a little bit easier to drive in a way, but they’re still a handful.

“High aero kit, which means more mechanical grip and are stuck to the ground a bit more, so it’s a matter of having our head down to make a fast race car this weekend.

“That’s pretty cool, that’s special. It’s pretty cool to see him up front and do what he does best. For me it will be a matter of hustling the Aussie Racing Car to try and keep up with him on track, which probably won’t happen, but I’ll give it a crack.”

Reece sits equal second in the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series standings alongside Team CoolDrive stablemate Josh Anderson, with both trailing Osborn’s Transport driver Joel Heinrich by seven-points heading to Tasmania.

The younger Chapman is excited to compete against his dad for the first time since karting.

“It means a lot,” said Reece.

“I haven’t raced with him since go karts when I was 15, so it’s been a long time coming and instead of spinning spanners for me this weekend he can go out and have a bit of fun.”

The Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series action begins tomorrow with opening practice at 12:10pm AEST.

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