AUS: Futureracers Oran Park summary

Futureracers Oran Park 'Scene and Herd' *Futureracers created a great deal of interest at Oran Park for the opening Preview Round. There are a number of PROCAR teams considering running Futureracers as a 'satellite' team to their...

Futureracers Oran Park 'Scene and Herd'

*Futureracers created a great deal of interest at Oran Park for the opening Preview Round. There are a number of PROCAR teams considering running Futureracers as a 'satellite' team to their operation.

*All competitors enjoyed a private de-briefing from Peter Brock after each session, who could be seen on the pit wall taking a keen interest in each of the competitors and discussed activities with each at the Futureracers Feast on Saturday night.

*Futureracers Feast will become a regular feature of each Futureracers race meeting. On Saturday night, all Futureracers competitors and their families joined Futureracers Staff and Management for a BBQ. Also present were the PROCAR Executive, lead by Executive Chairman, Ross Palmer, CEO Michael Browning, Driving Standards Observer, Kevin Bartlett, Peter Brock and the Team Brock Race Crew.

*Chris Butler was the first to drive the Team Brock Futureracer. The former New Zealand Touring Car Champion took the car to a second placing, despite having an engine misfire. The black beauty will be used by Team Brock throughout the season for guest drivers at each round, made up of Sports Stars, Celebrities and young up and coming race drivers.

*Bad luck for Warrick Spooner, who broke a camshaft during race two on Sunday morning, putting the Melbournite out of Race Three. He is expected back in action for the next round at Sandown.

*David Ratcliff enjoyed a fantastic weekend, commenting that the car was incredibly well balanced in comparison to some of the many race cars he has driven over the years, and was a lot of fun to drive to boot. There are whispers that Ratcliff will make an official protest over the fact that there isn't a console in the Futureracer for him to keep his ever-present pipe!

*It's a small world after all...two of Futureracers Young Guns, Phillip King and Matt Kingsley haven't seen each other for some ten years, having raced against each other in the Rookies kart category when they were ten!

*Speaking of Kingsley, his battles with David Ratcliff across the weekend were something special. The young Gold Coaster wasn't afraid to stick it underneath the wily veteran and was rewarded with a third placing.

*The award for first spin went, ironically, to Futureracers Team Driver, Wayne Green. Green spun on the warmup lap, much to the amusement of the race crew! Prior to the meeting even beginning, Green lost it while running the cars in on Thursday afternoon on the Oran Park Kart Circuit, clouting a drain and tearing one corner off the car.

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Series Road racing
Drivers Peter Brock , David Ratcliff