It's a far cry from the rigours of their usual trade competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup, but Gold Coast based VIP Petfood team drivers James Cressey and Klark Quinn are keen to perform during this Sunday's Ross Llewellyn Motors Holden Celebrity...
It's a far cry from the rigours of their usual trade competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup, but Gold Coast based VIP Petfood team drivers James Cressey and Klark Quinn are keen to perform during this Sunday's Ross Llewellyn Motors Holden Celebrity Challenge at Ipswich's Willowbank Raceway.
The duo will be billed on the main Tin Top Titles racing program that features Top Doorslammer and Travelaire Tours Pro Stock on April 24/25.
Despite a regular schedule of circuit racing, both are looking forward to a change when competing over the quarter mile.
"Our work vehicle is a V8 so I shouldn't have any problems driving the Holden V8 one tonners, I'm just a bit worried about how James is going to go alongside me," joked Quinn.
"This will be my first racing experience in a V8 which I'm really looking forward to," added a cautious Cressey
"I'm really pumped up for the drive and I just hope Klark can handle the bridesmaid tag this time 'round."
The Porsche Carrera Cup is the fastest one-make motor racing championship in the World and is going from strength to strength, since enjoying its first full season as the major support category of the Australia V8 Supercar Championship Series.
Quinn and Cressey are two of the rising stars of the Porsche Carrera Cup motor racing category.
Both are placed in the top ten after two of nine rounds in the Australian Championship this year.
Although just 20 years of age, Cressey has a fine pedigree in motorsport having become the youngest Formula Ford Champion in the World at 14, when he secured the New Zealand Class 2 title.
While Quinn only competed in four Carrera Cup rounds in 2003 he made a substantial impression, including a fourth placing for the rounds at the Bob Jane T-Marts 1000 and Lexmark Indy 300.
The Tin Top Titles will
The Ipswich City Council is fully committed to motorsport in the region and is an active member of the Carnival of Horsepower promotion that seeks to encourage the general public to attend three major events on the Ipswich sporting calendar.
The Willowbank Raceway Winternationals will be held on June 11-13, the Ipswich Turf Club will host the Ipswich Cup on June 19 while V8 Supercars are featured during the 6th round of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship series at Queensland Raceway on July 2-4.
Tin Top Titles April 24/25, 2004 -- Featuring Top Doorslammer and Travelaire Tours Pro Stock
Other racing includes: iTEL Community Telco Supercharged Outlaws, Lifestyle Carpets and Vinyl SuperComp, Morgan and Wacker Competition Bike, Quarter Motive Modified, Ultimate Financial Group Super Sedan, Ian Boettcher Race Parts Super Street, Whale's Motorcycle World Modified Bike, Queensland Diesel Spares Junior Dragster, Morgan and Wacker Screamin' Eagle Harley-Davidson
General Admission $24
Pit Admission $32
Students General (must show id) $13
Students Pit (must show id) $20
General Admission $30
Pit Admission $38
Students General (must show id) $16
Students Pit (must show id) $24
Children 13 and under are free
Adult 2 day pit pass - $68
Student 2 day pit pass - $56
Saturday qualifying from 1pm-9pm
Sunday racing from 1.00pm