After a tough fight in the first round on Philip Island, the National Sports Sedan series will return to the Winton Raceway this weekend with a famous name to join the network.
Mason Kelly, son of Bathurst 1000 winner Toddy Kelly, joins the 24-car strong sports sedan in the second round of the season, which will act as a support for Supercars Winton SuperSprint.
In his debut, the 17-year-old junior racer will be driving a MARC car owned by Stuart Justis, as he, like his father, is looking to make a career in motorsport.
“Mason is a little unknown, he was late. He is in a very good car that is suitable for this route, it will be perfect for him, ”Robinson said. Auto Action.
“I’ve really enjoyed racing in the Hyundai Excel series over the last few years, and I couldn’t believe Stewart’s offer to drive his Mazda Marc to Winton this weekend.
Kelly took one test in the car to Winton and explained how different she was from everything he had been involved in before.
“Stewart spent a few sessions for me on Philip Island last weekend in the car, and it’s much faster than Excel, but it’s a nice ride, so I’m really looking forward to it.” Said Mason Kelly.
Kelly tops the list of nine new competitors for the Winton Round, which will host competitors from each state.
The increase in demand is due to the opportunity to compete in front of a national audience, as all the actions of the sports sedan will be broadcast on Foxtel.
Robinson is confident that his category will give good results.
“We supported Supercars back in 2015 at Winton and look forward to heading there again. Lighting our Foxtel races is a big advantage for all competitors.
“The whole area is reserved for accommodation – it’s a very well-supported event, and when fans see the sports sedans, I’m sure they’ll be thrilled.
“We want to put on a good show for the public – 24 cars around this track will be very impressive, a lot of noise!”
Audi A4 steering Jordan Caruso is in 2nd round as the leader in points, just five points behind veteran Steve Tamasi.
While the two will be hard to beat this time, Robinson believes the tougher track at Winton will lead to a fight for the others.
“Current leader Jordan Caruso is on fire and ready to go, as are his other leaders, Steve Thomas and Shane Woodman,” Robinson said.
“These three, as well as others like Shane Bradford and Daniel Crompton, will end up.
“I think that the shorter route will change the order a bit, level the playing field.
“A third of the field wasn’t in Winton before, so they worked hard on the simulators.”
The Winton SuperSprint will take place May 21-22 in Victoria.
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