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Four State Attack for Borland in Fourth Formula Ford Round

Four drivers originating from four different states will spearhead Borland Racing’s attack on Round 4 of the Australian Formula Ford Series at Queensland Raceway this weekend.

 

 

 

Of the four, the one driver who could consider himself a “local” is Paul Zsidy. While Zsidy has lived in Victoria for more than two decades, he grew up in the Queensland country town of Biloela, and still describes himself as a proud Queenslander.

“I support Queensland every year in State of Origin, and love heading back to the Sunshine State,” Zsidy said.

“I enjoy the Queensland Raceway circuit as well – it’s certainly a lot more challenging than it looks on paper. There are bumps at the turn-in points for some of the corners that can unsettle the car, and the first two corners demand a lot of commitment.”

Zsidy is pleased with the progress he has made this season, pointing towards a number of off-track activities as the reasons behind his improvement.

“Things like the fitness training and psychology sessions I’ve done off the track, have allowed me to improve my performance on it,” Zsidy said.

“I’m looking forward to continuing the improvement curve over the remaining rounds of the season.”

Representing NSW this weekend will be Jayden Ojeda, from the western Sydney suburb of Penrith. Ojeda is currently second in points after a strong start to the season, highlighted by a pair of race wins at Sandown.

Since the previous round at Winton, Ojeda has completed a test day with the team and also participated in a state round at Sydney Motorsport Park.

“I’m pretty keen to get back in the car, and confident we’ll have a good setup after the testing we’ve done on our Spectrum 015,” Ojeda said.

“Queensland Raceway is a track that always produces entertaining racing, because the opportunity for slipstreaming keeps all the cars close together and there are big braking zones which produce plenty of overtaking.

“This weekend there will be rolling starts, which will make it like the go-kart days!”

Travelling up from Melbourne is Liam McLellan, who is on a high after a clean sweep of the last Victorian Formula Ford round at Winton.

“The state round was a great way to bounce back after a tough run in the last national round,” McLellan said.

“I’ve really enjoyed my experience in Formula Ford this year, I’ve learned a lot, and I’m looking forward to learning another new track this weekend.”

And flying into Queensland from his Northern Territory base will be Ben Reichstein, another driver who has demonstrated strong improvements this season, highlighted by a front-row qualifying performance in the last round at Winton.

“The hard work is paying off – we’re able to be quicker at the start of race weekends now, where before it was taking a while to get up to speed,” Reichstein said.

“I raced at Queensland a couple of years ago and I’m looking forward to heading back there.”

The weekend will consist of three races, all of which will be live streamed on the Queensland Raceway channel.

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