The high-octane excitement of open-wheel racing is soon to be heard through the airwaves of Bathurst’s ‘Live and Local’ radio station, 2MCE.
It was confirmed today, that the regional broadcaster will carry full coverage from the upcoming fourth round of the Australian Formula Ford Series from Queensland Raceway.
This will be the first time that 2MCE has carried coverage of Formula Ford, but the station is no stranger to Motorsport – annually covering the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour and SuperCheap Auto Bathurst 1000, and since 2016, providing delayed coverage of races in the NSW Production Touring Car Championship, which continues this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park.
2MCE Motorsport anchor, Zak Caban, will host the broadcast, which will provide FULL, COMMERCIAL FREE coverage of qualifying and all races from round 4 of the championship, at the 3.12km Ipswich circuit.
After supporting the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at Winton in May, the series heads north to support the fourth event in the 2017 Queensland Racing Drivers Championship (QRDC).
Max Vidau currently leads the series, who holds at 29-point lead over Jayden Ojeda and Cooper Murray.
Vidau has been victorious in four of the eight races so far, and will be out to continue his winning ways at Queensland Raceway.
This round doubles as Round 2 of the Kent 1600 series – a three round championship in 2017 – and it’s Mitchell Maddren who holds a 7-point lead over Kane Coleman and Tim Hamilton, after the Winton round.
Zak Caban will be joined by Mark Jones in the commentary box across the weekend, and 2MCE’s delayed broadcast will air on Tuesday, July 11, from 10pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
2MCE broadcasts into Bathurst on 92.3FM, Orange on 94.7FM, and if you’re outside those areas, you can stream the on-air broadcast HERE.
For fans wanting to see the action LIVE, you’re in luck, with all the action to be streamed LIVE via the Queensland Raceways livestream channel.
More coverage from QR will feature in the post-event highlights package, produced by Trackside Media, on the Chequered Flag Media YouTube channel in the weeks following the event.
After Queensland Raceway, the Australian Formula Ford Series will venture to Sydney Motorsport Park in September, and Phillip Island on the October long-weekend, to close out the 2017 season.