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.