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EARLY SPEED GOES WANTING AT THE BEND FOR HEIMGARTNER

  • August 26, 2018

What started out as a speedy weekend at Tailem Bend turned into a weekend to forget for Andre Heimgartner who now turns his attention towards the PIRTEK Enduro Cup where he was a real surprise package in 2017. Across Friday’s two practice sessions at the OTR SuperSprint at The Bend at the weekend, the 23-year-old was 10th fastest in the #7 Plus Fitness Racing Nissan Motorsport Altima despite stray sand brought onto the track by another competitor impeding what would have been his fastest lap. Tweaks were made ahead of qualifying for Saturday, however day two of the event would see the Melbourne-based...

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Push Talent Management set for Triple Trouble this weekend

  • August 16, 2018

Victorian-based driver management company, Push Talent Management will see three of their six drivers’ compete in this weekend’s Cryo Cycle Excel Enduro Cup at Phillip Island, battling it out against a 52-car field. In an endurance set up round, the format will see two qualifying sessions, followed by two sprint races of 5-laps each, which will determine the starting position for Sunday’s 40-lap race. Number #29 entry will see 15-year old Jaylyn Robotham, who is currently competing in the Toyota 86 Series, partner up with Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge driver, Chelsea Angelo. No stranger...

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TAILEM BEND BECKONS FOR HEIMGARTNER

  • August 5, 2018

After a difficult weekend at the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 300, Andre Heimgartner has his sights set on the Virgin Australia Supercars’ debut at Tailem Bend later this month. The 22-year-old Kiwi says it is a case of ‘onwards and upwards’ to the OTR SuperSprint – which will be held at the new Adelaide facility across August 25 and 26 – for him and his #7 Plus Fitness Nissan Motorsport Altima. “Sydney did not go to plan, we had electrical issues practice on Friday night which hampered our preparations for the race. We qualified 17th on Saturday and had early damage in the race...

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