CARSRUS SUPPORTS LOCAL STARS
Queensland based online auto parts retailer CarsRus has thrown its support behind the Borland Racing Developments Formula Ford team, ensuring Ash Walsh and Ben Jurczak will take the grid at the GC600 event in two weeks time. Prior to the 11th hour deal, it was unlikely that the factory Spectrum pair would make the Surfers Paradise meeting. Whilst the team operates out of
Melbourne, Ash hails from Ipswich and Ben from Forest Lakes; it would have been cruel irony if the lads had missed a round that was running less than an hour from their respective homes.
“The home grown element of the deal was not lost on us,” said CarsRus director, Phil Astley. “Not only is there a strong connection with Ash and Ben being Queenslanders, but the fact that Borland Racing Developments design and build the Spectrum Formula Ford in Australia is also significant. It is a credit to Mike Borland that his Spectrum chassis has been the most successful in Australia over the past seven years and his team has been pivotal in developing talented young drivers like these two. We’re delighted to support the team and look forward to working with them to grow the brand awareness and business of both organisations,” he added.
The news came as quite a relief to the drivers. “We knew the season was going to be touch and go from the outset,” said Ben. “It’s been tough with the break in the season and not knowing whether or not we were going to be at the Gold Coast. It’s fantastic that CarsRus has joined SES Linear Bearings and King’s Fibreglass and we’ll be giving it everything to deliver the results for them!”
Ash added, “It was terrific to get the call about CarsRus. Like BRD, CarsRus is an innovative Australian business, operating in a very competitive environment. There are a lot of parallels between the two companies, so I think it’s a perfect marketing partnership. Just go to www.carsrus.com.au to place your car parts order; and be sure to let them know Ash and Ben sent you!”
The team will test at Winton Motor Raceway in preparation for the round. Formula Fords hit the Gold Coast street circuit at 9.05 am on Friday 22 October for a single 20 minute practice session, ahead of qualifying and three races over the weekend.
CarsRus is a specialist discount mail order car parts supplier located on the Sunshine Coast in Qld. CarsRus – Provide quality parts at unbeatable prices and will organise delivery anywhere in Australia!