Ahead of the opening round of the Australian Formula Ford Series at Winton this weekend Lachlan Mineeff says his 2018 progression to national-level competition will be a valuable learning experience, and will bring out the best in his driving.
Following a strong campaign in the NSW Formula Ford Championship last year, in which he won the last race of the season, Mineeff will contest the full national series this year.
“The state championship was competitive, but the national series is on a completely different level,” Mineeff said.
“Winning the national Formula Ford title is a very prestigious accolade in Australian motorsport, because most of the people who have won the championship have gone on to race in categories like Supercars. This means the competition is extremely cut-throat.”
The Southern Highlands racer says he is surrounded by the right people to make a smooth transition.
“I’m very fortunate to have Cameron Hill as my driver coach; what he has achieved in motorsport has been outstanding, especially winning the 2015 Formula Ford title as a privateer.
“Cameron’s dad Colin is an accomplished engineer; he’s very good at maximising the performance of any race car, so I’m thankful to have him in my corner as well.”
This weekend’s opening round of the Australian Formula Ford Series will be held as part of the Australian Motor Racing Series (AMRS) opener at Winton Raceway. Qualifying and Race 1 will be held on Saturday, with Races 2 and 3 on Sunday to be live streamed via the AMRS Facebook page.
The Formula Ford national series will also venture to Queensland Raceway, Wakefield Park, Sandown, Phillip Island and Sydney Motorsport Park, and will support the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship race meeting at Tailem Bend.
Australian Formula Ford Series Round 1 – Schedule
Saturday, 10 March
10:50 – Qualifying (20 min)
14:55 – Race 1 (8 laps)
Sunday, 11 March
10:50 – Race 2 (10 laps)
15:25 – Race 3 (12 laps)
Australian Formula Ford Series – 2018 Calendar
Round 1 – Winton Raceway, 9-11 March 9-11
Round 2 – Queensland Raceway, 20-22 April
Round 3 – Wakefield Park, 25-27 May
Round 4 – Sandown, 20-22 July
Round 5 – Tailem Bend, 24-26 August
Round 6 – Phillip Island, 28-30 September
Round 7 – Sydney Motorsport Park, 26-28 October
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Southern Star Truck Centre
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