SPECTRUMS SET SANDOWN STANDARD
Sandown has continued to be a happy hunting ground for the made-in-Melbourne Spectrum Formula Ford chassis. Last weekend's 2nd round of the CAMS Victorian Formula Ford Championship saw Spectrum drivers dominating the important statistics.
In Formula Ford 1600, Luke Ellery turned on a driving display. After missing Friday practice due to work commitments, Luke qualified on pole position and set the fastest lap on his way to victory in each of the three races. In race two he lead home Mark Samson and Nicki Templer for a Spectrum trifecta. In the 3rd and final race, he lowered John Martin's lap record, set aboard an identical Spectrum in 2005. The results for the round saw Luke take the win from Mark Samson, with Nicki Templer just missing the podium in 4th place.
The Formula Ford category was likewise a Spectrum affair. Jesse Fenech qualified in pole position, but the spoils were distributed amongst the Spectrum drivers. Jess had the fastest lap in race one, with Caleb Rayner and Matthew Brabham setting the benchmark time in races two and three. Unlike the FF1600 category, no-one eclipsed the lap record, which is still held by Chaz Mostert and his Spectrum 011b. The weekend saw Minda Motorsport's Garry Jacobson break through to win race three and the round from Caleb Rayner in 3rd and Garry's team mate Matthew Brabham in 4th.