Brad Jones Racing Supercar ace, Tim Slade, faces a different type of racing challenge this weekend, when he joins forces with TCR Australia star, Chelsea Angelo, for the final event of the 2019 Track Attack Australia Excel Cup season – the EFS 4×4 Accessories 200 – at Queensland Raceway.
Slade and Angelo will be racing one of four Brett Parrish Racing Organisation prepared Excels in Sunday’s race, with Slade the drawcard in the eight-driver squad.
Endurance racing is well and truly at the fore of Slade’s racing program at the moment – the two-time Supercar race winner contested the Gold Coast 600 last weekend, and after this meeting at Queensland Raceway, he’ll head to Sandown, for the final leg of the Pirtek Enduro Cup.
This weekend, Slade will be a team-mate to the recently crowned TCR Australia and Super3 Series champions, Will Brown and Broc Feeney respectively.
Both Brown and Feeney featured prominently the last time the Excel Cup fraternity went racing at Queensland Raceway, when the BPRO squad fielded FIVE cars for the first enduro of the season – the EFS 4×4 Accessories 170, on September 15.
On that occasion, the squad achieved a podium lockout, headed by Feeney and Declan Fraser, on a night where all five cars finished inside the top eight.
This weekend, seven of the ten drivers that featured in that dominant display, are back in action, to see if history repeats.
The squad is headed by four-time Track Attack Australia Excel Cup champion, Brett Parrish, who’ll be joined – once again – by Toyota 86 Racing series regular Jaylyn Robotham, who, just last weekend, scored two race wins in the TA2 Asia Series finale, at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand.
Will Brown will co-drive with Darren Whittington – an Excel Cup regular, and race winner – who will finish runner-up to Scott Green in the 2019 championship, which concludes on Saturday, ahead of the non-championship 200km race on Sunday.
The final entry is that of Broc Feeney and Declan Fraser, who are looking to do the double, after winning the 170km race in September.
Feeney has more race wins than any other driver in the 2019 Track Attack Australia Excel Cup, and will be looking to end his incredible season on a high this weekend.
The 17-year old won the Super3 Series last month, then contested the Gold Coast round of the Australian GT Championship last weekend, and now heads to the 3.12km Paperclip circuit hopeful of securing third position in the 2019 Excel Cup points race – not bad for someone who missed the opening two rounds of the season.
Unofficial practice takes place on Friday, before Round 8 of the Track Attack Australia Excel Cup on Saturday, and the EFS 4×4 Accessories 200 on Sunday.