Inaugural Lakeside 300 This weekend

This years Lakeside 300 is the inaugural event for Lakeside with the popular 300 series of events.  It will team up with the Willowbank 300 held earlier in the year to form the Queensland Endurance Championship.  Over 20 teams competed in the opening round and many have backed up to have a red hot crack at the first ever Queensland Endurance Championship. 

The unique division system allows drivers to compete against similar speed cars all the way down the entry list.  With two compulsory pit stop required for the division one cars it will  

Multiple 300 winner Nathan Jess will line up with young Canberra driver Ryan Reynolds and will no doubt be one of the favorites for the event.  Jess was the 2015 Willowbank 300 winner and was on target to go back to back when a refueling penalty dropped him off the podium.   Reynolds has been an outstanding driver in formula Vee over the past seasons and will complement the fast paced Jess in the Futurbusa. 

Ashley Jarvis took a stunning third place in Ben Crofts PRB, the two will line up again looking to repeat the effort at the Lakeside 300.  Jarvis coming off a 300km and 250km race last weekend is certainly in Enduro mode.  His Ford Falcon will be campaigned by brother Dione Jarvis.  

 

Matt Mobsy was a surprise winner of the 2016 Willowbank 300.  The BMW E30 driver took advantage of the changing weather and with team mate Glenn Trigger stormed to victory.  The Lakeside 300 will be better suited to the E30 pair and while the weather helped the Willowbank victory don't under estimate this smart thinking team who will be looking to take out the inaugural Queensland Endurance Championship. 

An outsider will be Syndey siders Ben and Jimmy Tran in their Honda.  The brothers are well renowned in Tine Attack circles for making Honda's go extremely fast.  last weekend the won the Honda Nationals and have a swag of Time Attack podiums.  The pair new to Lakeside will have some challenges to overcome but will be certainly worth keeping an eye on. 

Come Sunday afternoon we will crown the first ever Lakeside 300 winner and the Queensland Endurance Champion. 

 

The weekend will also feature Trans Ams.  Coming off the back of a rough round for many at the Lakeside Classic the weekend will surely provide more entertaining racing.  The TA2 will make their fullr acing debut and the Queensland Touring Cars and Queensland Sports and Racing all have a strong line up of cars for the weekend. 

Admission is $20 Saturday, $30 Sunday and $40 for a weekend pass.  Gates open at 7:00am each day with on track starting 9:00am