Rain, hail or shine, this weekend’s round of the Australian Formula Ford Series is set to be hotly contested by an eager group of Formula Ford competitors.

With Winton being the home test track to many, calling out a favorite to win is hard but we do know that series leader, Leanne Tander, will not be taking a backward step as she races towards her first ever Formula Ford national title.

The man that will be doing his best to knock Leanne off the top spot will be Will Brown. Being one of Australia’s busiest racers, Will, who also competes in F4 and the new Toyota 86 series, is a top runner in all categories he competes in but has yet to overtake the experienced Tander.

Young gun, Jayden Ojeda who currently sits in third place, will be one to watch as he recovers from a tragic Round 3 where nothing went his way. His battles with Leanne all year have been a great spectacle. In the last round at Wakefield his form was back which he hopes to carry onto Winton this weekend.

“The racing in this year’s series has been nothing but exceptional. As we are a predominantly development category we love the fact that Leanne has made the commitment to the national series as her experience, both on and off the track, is setting a benchmark for other competitors to chase which is great for the category”, said series coordinator Phil Marrinon.

This round of the National Series is part of the AASA based Victorian Motor Racing Championships.

“When it comes to race meeting options that we can participate in to form our national series, there are surprisingly not as many options as most would think. Our approach was to embrace any opportunity we could for our national competitors and this event was offered and on behalf of the competitors we accepted. The competitors love racing at Winton, which is well suited to Formula Ford, and we always feel welcomed by the organisers.”

Winton will be the place to be this weekend with qualifying and a three race program to feature over the weekend providing a great opportunity for spectators to see the best of Formula Ford racing.

ENTRY LIST

No.          Team/Sponsor                                                    Driver                                    Chassis

3              Sonic Racing Services                                           Courtney Prince                      Mygale SJ011

6              Paul Zsidy/E-Steel                                                  Paul Zsidy                              Spectrum 012

8              Jordon Boys Motorsport                                         Jordan Boys                            Mygale

16            Dream Motorsport                                                  Cooper Murray                       MygaleFord

18            Simon Gibbons                                                       Lachlan Gibbons                    Mygale SJ07

20            Synergy Motor Sport/Ray White                             Ryan Suhle                            Spectrum

21            Jones Motorsport                                                    Harrison Jones                       Spectrum 014 D

31            P.Zsidy/VHT/Raceworks                                         Jayden Ojeda                         Spectrum 014 

42            Tander Sport/Sonic Motor Racing                           Leanne Tander                       Mygale SJ10A

48            Nicholas Carroll/Wilson Security                             Nicholad Carroll                   Spectrum 011 C

85            Caleb Rayner/Reichstein Motorsport                      Benjamin Reichstein               Spectrum 012 B

94            Hobbs Motorsport                                                   Jake Hobbs                            Spirit Formula Ford 1600 K08

95            Wilson Security/Parkinson Group/C.D Automotive Adrian Lazzaro                       Spectrum 011

99            Will Brown                                                              Will Brown                              Mygale SJ 12A

12            Andrew Kahl                                                           Andrew Kahl                           Spectrum 012