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SONIC BLAST OFF TO SUPER START AT SANDOWN

SONIC BLAST OFF TO SUPER START AT SANDOW…

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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934954 656866807675605 579858080 nWith a maiden race victory under his belt yesterday, Albury youngster Macauley Jones has carried his good form over to Sunday at the Sucrogen Townsville 400 to sweep the second round of the 2013 Australian Formula Ford Championship in style.

After a nail-biting race one victory on Saturday, Jones was in imperious form today and converted his front-row start to a comfortable race two victory – before doing the same in race three to sweep the round. 

It is the maiden overall victory for the son of V8 Supercars team owner Brad, and the first of the year for the CAMS Rising Star / Minda Motorsport Mygale squad. 

Jones’ perfect score of 60 points elevated him to second in the championship, now just six points behind round one winner and points leader, Sonic Motor Racing Services Mygale driver Anton De Pasquale. 

17-year-old Adelaide racer Luke Marquis (Sonic Motor Racing Mygale) placed second overall with finishes of second, fourth and second across the three races. 

Championship leader De Pasquale finished equal on points with his Sonic Motor Racing Services team-mate but scored third overall, maintaining his points advantage though at a heavily reduced margin. The Sonic driver was the main beneficiary of the Power / Marquis duel in race two, leaping up three spots to snare second overall. 

Liam Sager just missed out on a round podium finish – a non-finish in race two costing the Mygale pilot. 

The 18-year-old from Moranbah in Queensland was shadowing teammate Jones in race two this morning before a broken driveshaft two laps from home ruled him out of the race.

In an inspired charge, he worked his way forward from 12th position to a hard-fought fourth in the final 12-lap race to salvage good points from the weekend. 

Toowoomba Mygale driver Jordan Lloyd was fifth overall, driving for the single-car BF Racing outfit. Despite racing without the support of teammates, Lloyd’s consistency resulted in a strong overall result and an improved championship position in a strong weekend. 

A starring debut performance from Victorian rookie Thomas Randle was a feature of the weekend, the VolvParts Mygale driver finishing an astounding third in race two on Sunday morning, and sixth overall for the weekend. 

After two of seven rounds, Anton De Pasquale (100 points) leads the Australian Formula Ford Championship by just six points over Macauley Jones (94). Sam Power (78), Ash Quiddington (61) and Liam Sager (57) complete the top five. 

Luke Marquis, Jordan Lloyd and Simon Hodge are all within three points of Sager in sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. 

Matt Campbell and Thomas Randle complete the top ten in the standings ahead of the next round at the Coates Hire Ipswich 300 on July 27-28.