COLLEGE SPECTRUM LEADS COMBE CHARGE
The Wiltshire College racing team has taken a commanding lead in the Castle Combe Racing Club FF1600 Championship at the half way point. Last weekend, driver Ben Norton extended his lead aboard the Australian designed and built Spectrum 011, taking 1st and 3rd in the two races. This takes the tally for the College team to four wins and a 3rd place from five starts this season!
After five of the nine rounds, Ben enjoys a 20 point lead in the outright Championship and a 22 point lead in the ‘A’ class. With 30 outright and 15 ‘A’ class points on offer for each of the remaining races, there is still plenty of work for Ben and the College team to do before the season is out.
Michael Borland, designer and manufacturer of the Spectrum chassis, has been keenly following the team’s progress from his Melbourne base. “It’s fantastic to see Ben and the College team doing so well this year,” said Borland. He added, “Haydn Earl (Wiltshire College Motorsport Director) gave me a tour of the College’s facility at the Combe Circuit on one of my recent UK visits and it really is something. The students and the local community are very fortunate to have such a well run and well appointed facility.”
“There is no better way for the students to learn about motor racing than for them to actually prepare and run a racing car. Ben’s background as a driving instructor, along with his obvious talent as a racing car driver, make him the ideal person to have in the car, as he can assist in the student’s learning and development,” said Haydn. “I’m very proud of what the team has achieved this year and look forward to adding some more silverware to our trophy cabinet!”
Ben Norton is obviously pleased with his season to date and is equally pleased to be able to enjoy his racing, whilst contributing to the College’s educational goals. Ben said, “The Spectrum is just a delight to drive. The students do a great job in preparing the car and giving me the opportunity to win races. I would like to thank them for their efforts, as motor racing truly is a team sport and I couldn’t do this without their support.”
The next round of the CCRC FF1600 Championship is on Saturday 18 July. We wish Ben and the Wiltshire College Motorsport Team the best of luck in continuing their winning ways!
For further information on Spectrum Formula Ford racing cars or the Wiltshire College, please do not hesitate to contact Paul Zsidy at Borland Racing Developments Pty Ltd.
Borland Racing Developments Pty Ltd
39 Industrial Drive
Braeside, Victoria, 3195
p. +61 3 9580 5236
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