Penultimate round for Formula Vee
It’s an extremely busy time of the year for the Queensland Formula Vee series – like several categories competing at Queensland Raceway this weekend, just a fortnight separates their penultimate, and final rounds for 2018.
This weekend, Queensland Raceway will host the state series for the first (and only) time this year, in what begins the countdown to the 2019 National Challenge, which will be staged at the 3.12km venue, from September 13-15.
The series hasn’t visited the Queensland Raceways venues since April, when the opening round of the national series was staged in conjunction with the second round of the Queensland series, at the iconic Lakeside Park.
On that occasion, of the Queensland contingent, Curtis Porter was the best performer, pushing multiple New South Wales state champion, Dylan Thomas, all the way. Porter only won one race that weekend, but less than half-a-second separated first and second in all four races – Wade McLean claimed victory over Porter in the fourth.
Since then, the series has visited Morgan Park twice, and with just two rounds to go, it’s Paul Kellaway who enjoys a comfortable lead, at the top of the points table, 75 points clear of David Hedemann, with a further one-point advantage over Eddie McFaul.
The three title contenders spearhead an eleven-car field that will contest the four-race program this weekend, which is going to be a Triple Track Challenge.
Qualifying and the opening race of the weekend will be staged on the 1.93km sprint circuit, before the Saturday afternoon race will see competitors switch to the 2.14km Clubman layout, with the final two races to be run on the 3.12km National track on Sunday.
All four races will be 10 lap affairs.
The Queensland Formula Vee Championship will conclude, at Warwick’s Morgan Park, on November 17 and 18.