BLIND DETERMINATION GETS MCFARLAND TO GP!
Thanks to the support of Bayswater company The Blind Factory, Andrew McFarland will be on the grid in a Spectrum 011c for the opening round of the 2010 Genuine Ford Parts Australian Formula Ford Championship. Andrew and his father Peter have worked tirelessly to secure a sponsor to see them start their campaign this season. “I really have to thank Dad and BRD for the hours they have poured into this,” said Andrew. “And of course, a huge thank you to Brett Thomas (The Blind Factory owner) for coming on board for the opening round. I’ll be giving it my all to repay their faith in me!” Andrew commented.
Andrew will line up in the Spectrum 011c which was used by Luke Ellery in 2009 and will run with the support of the Spectrum factory team, Borland Racing Developments. “We’ve been working toward this for a while now. I get on really well with the guys at BRD and can’t wait to get into the racing season. I’ve found the Spectrum to be a more comfortable package all round when compared with the last chassis I used. The Spectrum hasn’t left me with bruises all over the place!” Andrew said.
BRD team manager Paul Zsidy welcomed Andrew to the factory squad. “We’re obviously delighted to have Andrew working with us this year,” said Zsidy. “He has an excellent record from karting and racing Formula Vee, so we are confident he will adapt well to Formula Ford given the right equipment and environment in which to develop,” he added. On the sponsorship from The Blind Factory, Zsidy said “Brett (Thomas) is to be congratulated for recognising the marketing opportunity that exists in supporting a talented young driver. I sincerely hope he finds the GP exercise worthwhile and extends support to Andrew for more racing this year!”