Eastern Creek: CVW Manta Racing preview

Cramp set to revel at the Horsepower Haven of Eastern Creek. HORSEPOWER -- it's what makes the motor racing world go around, and it's the source of the very common "who has more" debate that appears at racetracks around the world each and every...

Cramp set to revel at the Horsepower Haven of Eastern Creek.

HORSEPOWER -- it's what makes the motor racing world go around, and it's the source of the very common "who has more" debate that appears at racetracks around the world each and every weekend.

And that debate is no more prevalent than in the Donut King Australian Performance Car championship, where tight and twisty tracks hurt the big, heavy and high horsepower Holden's and Ford's that make up a significant portion of the field.

However, this weekend's third round of the championship will be held at Sydney's Eastern Creek Raceway -- a track with flowing corners and a long straight perfectly designed for those high powered cars - and that's why CVW Manta Racing driver Steve Cramp is looking forward to this weekend's racing.

After an unexpectedly difficult start to the 2005 racing series, this weekend's round at the 3.9 km Sydney track cant come soon enough for Cramp, who's HSV VY GTS Commodore should revel in the wide open spaces and high speed layout the track provides to competitors.

Cramp currently lies 9th in the championship standings, after a competitive run at the tight and twisty Wakefield Park circuit two weeks ago propelled the CVW Engineering sponsored HSV inside the Top 10 of the championship.

The Adelaide based driver said that he was looking forward to finally taking his new car to a real Horsepower circuit.

"We've been looking forward to this round since the start of the year," he enthused. "From here on in, the tracks should be pretty good for us -- places like Phillip Island, Hidden Valley and of course Eastern Creek this weekend should be well suited for our car."

And unlike the Wakefield round, this weekend will be more than just a points gathering exercise for the CVW team.

"We managed to get inside the top ten in the championship at Wakefield Park, which considering the conditions and the dramas we had in the final race, wasn't a bad thing," Cramp said. "However, this weekend we need to go out and get some strong results, and hopefully get somewhere near the podium."

Cramp believes that the package the team has is at its best to succeed at the circuit, located West of Sydney.

"The package we have this year is just about at its best. We have an excellent engine in that we completely rebuilt before Wakefield Park, and the car is definitely quicker than what we had last season." He said.

Cramp will get plenty of chances to show what the CVW Engineering HSV Commodore can do at Eastern Creek this weekend, with the Donut King Australian Performance Car Championship taking to the track for three races, each 10 laps in duration.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Steve Cramp , Phillip Island