Borland Racing Developments Spectrum driver Liam McLellan heads to Phillip Island this weekend with the points lead in the Victorian Formula Ford Championship, but is more focused on strong results against his national rivals.
This weekend marks the final round of both the Victorian and Australian Formula Ford Series, meaning the Borland Racing squad is in for a busy weekend – McLellan will join his regular team-mates Jayden Ojeda, Ben Reichstein and Paul Zsidy in the Duratec Class, while Brendan Jones will compete in the Kent Class, having already wrapped up the Victorian title.
“The state title would be nice, and I’ve had a good battle with Cooper Murray throughout the season, but my main goal is to finish the year with some strong results against the national series runners,” McLellan said.
“We tested well at Phillip Island a few weeks ago and I’ve had some great results there in the state championship this year, so I’m confident of running towards the front of the national field.”
Meanwhile, Ojeda heads to the Island with a mathematical shot at the national title.
“The year started well for us in the Spectrum 015, and hopefully we can finish it well,” Ojeda said.
“At Phillip Island, all the cars tend to stay close together because of the importance of slipstreaming, and we’ve seen the Spectrums perform well in wheel-to-wheel combat with other cars.”
The weekend’s action commences with free practice tomorrow (Friday, 29 September) followed by Qualifying and Race 1 on Saturday, and Races 2 and 3 on Sunday.