Australian Series, Klark Quinn to debut at Sandown

The 'department of youth' in the 2003 Carrera Cup is set to become even younger in round six this weekend at Sandown International Motor Raceway in Melbourne, with Gold Coast youngster Klark Quinn to make his debut in the all-Porsche field. The...

The 'department of youth' in the 2003 Carrera Cup is set to become even younger in round six this weekend at Sandown International Motor Raceway in Melbourne, with Gold Coast youngster Klark Quinn to make his debut in the all-Porsche field.

The 21-year-old, who is the son of VIP Pet Foods driver and team owner Tony, has been racing in the Aussie Racing Cars division this season, but will make the step up to the Carrera Cup at Sandown and Bathurst.

Quinn will drive the #23 RT Motorsport Porsche GT3 Cup machine, the same car used by Mark Howard in the championship opener at Phillip Island and Tim Pritchard at Eastern Creek.

It will be sponsored by sound and vision system giant Pioneer, though has been prepared by the VIP Pet Foods team and will be run alongside the VIP cars of Quinn Snr and Marcus Marshall under the direction of team manager Donald Kingdon.

"The expectation is to go out with a clean car and come back with a clean car," said Quinn.

"Anything else is a bonus in terms of results. I don't know where to place myself yet. I certainly don't want to be another face in the crowd, or it is pointless me being there but it's all a bit soon and sudden to make any predictions. The first goal is to go out and look after the car and keep out of trouble. A top 10 finish would be awesome."

Although he hasn't raced in the Carrera Cup before, Quinn has raced his father's car in a state race meeting in Queensland in addition to his Aussie Racing Car program. He will concentrate solely on Carrera Cup at Sandown, leaving fellow Queenslander Luke Norris to campaign his Aussie Racing Cars Ford Falcon.

"The program is confirmed for Sandown and Bathurst so far. If I can keep the sponsors and everyone involved happy, then I'm aiming at being on the Carrera Cup grid at Indy and Eastern Creek for the last two rounds, so we'll see what develops."

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Series Porsche
Drivers Marcus Marshall , Klark Quinn , Mark Howard , Phillip Island