SONIC BLAST OFF TO SUPER START AT SANDOWN Official release: Sonic Motor Racing Services April 8, 2016 Sonic Motor Racing Services have started 2016 in sensational fashion with round wins in both the GT3 Cup Challenge and Australian Formula Ford Series. Sonic pilots Leanne Tander, Max Vidau, Ryan Simpson and Hamish Hardeman all came...

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hires-0907It’s been a long, long wait since the opening round in Tasmania but the Mygale hot shots will be back in action around the streets of Townsville this weekend for the second round of the Australian Formula Ford Championship.

Round One victor and series leader Anton DePasqaule will be looking to extend his lead aboard the Sonic Motor Racing Services run Mygale SJ13a but will face stiff opposition, including from a number of his fellow Mygale drivers and teams.

DePasquale will be making his maiden trip to the tropical streets of Townsville where the concrete lined street circuit caused carnage in 2012, a number of incidents over the weekend shaping the Championship outcome.

Eventual 2012 Champion Jack LeBrocq steered clear of the incidents to take the round victory and leave the weekend with a healthy championship lead while his main championship challenger Garry Jacobson ended the weekend with no points after testing the safety systems on his Mygale – a legacy of another competitors car jumping out of gear and forcing Jacobson into a rollover – fortunately his Mygale held up incredibly well and he lined up for the next round of the championship a couple of weeks later.

DePasquale’s teammate Simon Hodge scored his maiden podium at Townsville last year and since moving to the Sonic Team in late 2012 has shown great speed. He will be a frontrunner this weekend and will be looking to take his maiden victory in the National series.

Minda Motorsport’s four car CAMS Rising Star Mygale squad should also figure prominently. Macauley Jones sits fifth in the title standings after the opening round but will be looking to move up the standings in Townsville click. His teammates Liam Sager, Jayden Wallis and Sam Breen will all be looking to take away a haul of points after being involved in some incidents during round one in an effort to get their Championship challenges back on track.

Jordan Lloyd leads the Rookie of the Year title and being on home soil the Queenslander will be looking to make a big impression. The Toowoomba driver showed good speed and sits sixth in the overall championship and could have been even higher but for a last race incident in Tasmania.

Talented Victorian teenager Thomas Randle will make his National series debut after just three race meetings in the Victorian series. Those three meetings have produced a pole position and two race wins so he shouldn’t be taken lightly. Randle has a decorated karting pedigree and with more experience will push for race wins as the championship progresses.

This weekend’s action features three races around the Reid Park circuit, one on Saturday and two on Sunday. Friday will feature two practice sessions while Qualifying will be held early Saturday morning.