A huge gathering of Spectrums will flock to Winton Motor Raceway for this weekend’s third round of the Australian Formula Ford Series.

A total of 17 of the Australian-built chassis will participate in the event, which is running as a support category to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

Representing Spectrum in the outright Duratec class will be Paul Zsidy, Aaron Cameron, Harrison Jones, Jayden Ojeda, Jett Bennett, Nic Carroll, Jackson Burton, Cody Donald, Ben D’Alia, Ben Reichstein, Adrian Lazzaro, Liam McLellan and Conor Nicholson.

There are also four Spectrums entered in the Kent Class, to be piloted by James Corbett, Simon Hodges, Alec Limmer and Tim Hamilton.

Spectrum designer and constructor Mike Borland is thrilled to have so many Spectrums at the highest-profile Formula Ford meeting of the year.

“We pride ourselves on customer service, so to have more than half the cars in the field is a great result,” Borland said.

“In addition to the cars we’re running, an increasing number of customer teams are also choosing the Spectrum products, and appreciating the technical support they can access from us.”

Heading to Winton, the best-placed Spectrum driver in the points is Jayden Ojeda, who is second in the standings ahead of fellow Borland Racing driver Liam McLellan.

“We’ve tested at Winton since the last round, and made some improvements,” McLellan said.

“It will be a very competitive event – everyone will be keen to show their abilities on the big stage, in front of all the Supercar teams.”

Also inside the top 10 in the series standings is Ben Reichstein, who scored his maiden Formula Ford podium result in the Victorian State Championship round at Phillip Island a fortnight ago.

“It’s been a lot of hard work to reach this point, but thanks to the excellent support and driver coaching from Mike and the team, it’s all starting to come together,” Reichstein said.

“To get a podium finish at Phillip Island was excellent but Winton is a completely different sort of track; fortunately it’s our test circuit so it’s one where I’ve done plenty of laps.

Nic Carroll will be looking to build on a competitive outing in the previous round of the series – described by Borland as his best performance to date – while Cody Donald makes his first appearance in the national series as a Borland driver.

Ben D’Alia and Conor Nicholson will be looking for continued improvements in their debut Formula Ford season, and Paul Zsidy is concentrating on continuing to hone his driving ability.

All this weekend’s Formula Ford sessions will be shown live on Fox Sports 506 as part of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship coverage.