Performances for Macdonald Racing
Some recent good
results for Macdonald Racing has given the team somewhat of a
confidence boost after a horrible start to the season plagued by
misfortune & mechanical failure.
Nathan recently won
a Blue-Ribbon event in Rockhampton on the 18th February, the
Beef Capital Showdown at The Showgrounds. After qualifying
in position 3 for the final, Nathan moved into 2nd place and
made an outside pass for the lead with a few laps remaining to
move past Michael Budgen and go on to win the event pocketing
$2000 in the process. Nathan was able to stop Aidan
Raymont's almost unbeaten run as he came home in 2nd place with
Michael Budgen 3rd. For what was actually Nathan's second
only feature race finish for the season, it was a great result
for the team which made the long trip home a lot easier.
The weekend just
gone (03/03/12) saw the penultimate round of the Quantum Racing
Industries South West All Star Series at Kingaroy Speedway.
Nathan brought home two heat wins and a 5th in his heats to
qualify out of position 3 for the feature race. While
Shane was also competing driving the Ashley Barron owned EL
Falcon, as he attempts to seal a top 3 finish in the series.
Shane qualified out of position 20 for the final.
Nathan got off to a
good start and stuck to the low line moving alongside Brett
Baxter & Aidan Raymont. But Raymont & Baxter got the drive
up high with Nathan settling into 3rd place. After running
higher on the cushion Nathan was chasing the leaders when only a
few laps in he suffered a driveline failure, later discovering a
snapped CV shaft to be the blame. Shane was moving forward
also until he retired with an overheating engine. A
disappointing end to a promising result.
Shane still sits in
3rd place in the series behind Aidan Raymont & Shane Langton
with one round remaining. The final round will be at
Charlton Raceway this weekend where Shane will be again driving
for Ashley Barron, and Nathan is hoping to be able to compete if
his work arrangements work out.
A busy few weeks
ahead for the team as we prepare for the Australian Title at
Mildura over Easter. A totally new design for Nathan's
Toowoomba Steering & Suspension Commodore will take place as
well as re-sheeting Shane transporter. Nathan is still
unsure if he will be able to compete at the Victorian Open, the
weekend after the Australian Title due to time & funding.
If there are any
interested parties looking to join the team for the rest of the
season in any way, please get in contact with Nathan or Shane
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