WA F1000 state championship Round 2 – Wrap up25 Jun 2018 | News |
Round two of the WA F1000 state championship was held on Sunday the 17th of June. With nearly a three month break after round one, and plenty of testing during the break, everyone was really pumped to get their race faces on for round two.
Joining our season racers, there were a few new faces on the grid. Michael Epple made his return to open wheel racing after a few years away from racing and nine years away from open wheel racing. We had a very talented young open wheel ace, Tayla Dicker, join us for her first run in a wings and slicks category after a few years in Formula Ford. Managing only a wet test session prior to the event it was a big ask to go straight out into a dry qualifying session.
After a few wet days in the lead up, Qualifying saw the team roll out onto a dry and sunny track. Aaron Love showed his increasing form coupling his national Formula 4 program with an Arise F1000 program taking 2nd place by only hundredths, with one of our coaches, and manager, Jordan Oon in 3rd and our head coach BD Soutar-Dawson in 4th. The next pack was hotly contested, on Debut Michael Epple used his new tyres to good advantage taking 5th in front of 2018 rookie Henry Lake, Adam Lisle and Tayla Dicker, with Mike Folwell closely behind.