Borland Racing Developments Spectrum 015 driver Jayden Ojeda is all set for his home round of the Australian Formula Ford Series at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.
Ojeda is based in Penrith, just down the Great Western Highway from SMP, but is playing down any home-ground advantage.
“To be honest, I’ve done more laps at Phillip Island and Winton than I’ve done at Sydney Motorsport Park,” Ojeda said.
“However, it’s still good to be so close to home and I’m feeling positive about the weekend – it’s going to be important to score some good results to keep myself in contention for the title.”
Ojeda and his Borland team-mates Paul Zsidy and Liam McLellan tested at Phillip Island last week, and rated the day as productive despite wet weather conditions.
“You don’t often get to do wet-weather testing, so we gained some valuable knowledge on our wet setup,” Ojeda said.
“I haven’t done a lot of racing in the wet, so it was a prime opportunity to gain some experience,” Zsidy added.
“Apart from that, it was also a chance to reacquaint myself with the Formula Ford after driving the F2000 car with its extra aero.”
McLellan has not yet visited the Sydney Motorsport Park circuit, but has been using all Borland’s resources to ensure he is as prepared as possible.
“I’ve been looking at video footage of the track and going over data, and I’ll be looking to hit the ground running from first practice,” McLellan said.
Ben Reichstein completes the Borland Racing factory attack on this weekend’s round, but there are plenty of other Spectrums entered as well.
The NSW-based Synergy Motorsport team will run their Spectrum for Jackson Burton, while also providing technical support for Spectrum drivers Jake Donaldson and Adrian Lazzaro.
Queenslander Harri Jones will be back in action in his Spectrum after a strong run in the previous round at Queensland Raceway, while in the Kent Class, Spectrum driver Tim Hamilton enters the weekend with the FF1600 points lead.