The Legend Cars title contest has heated up, after some new names joined the winner’s list in the previous round. Lachlan Mansell previews this weekend’s action.
After the first 12 races of the season, everyone in the AMRS paddock was wondering who was going to finish second in the Legend Cars Australia series, such was the dominance of James Burge.
But a DNF in the weekend’s third race at Morgan Park halted Burge’s seemingly unstoppable momentum, and allowed some other players to join the championship contest.
In terms of speed, Ben Jagger has been Burge’s closest match so far this season but has chalked up more than his fair share of DNFs, so it’s actually Brendan Hourigan who holds second in the standings heading to Wakefield Park this weekend.
The other speedy performer has been Zane Morse – the Canberra driver suffered brake problems at Winton and Mallala, but put in a fine performance on a greasy track to take out the Sunday morning race at Morgan Park in fine style. Morse is equipped with a brand-new car this weekend, and will be looking to contend for outright victory.
Racing newcomer Stephen Chilby started the year well and was third in the standings after Mallala, but a nightmare weekend with mechanical problems at Morgan Park saw him relegated to 11th in the points – he will be looking to bounce back this weekend.
The likes of Josh Hourigan, Bryan Neal, Rick Christy and Mick Hebditch should also be competitive this weekend, while former Superkart racer Dalton Rowell also joins the grid.
A total of 24 cars will be on track this weekend in the series’ largest circuit racing field so far – a demonstration of Legend Cars’ continued growth.
Points after Round 3
- James Burge – 582
- Brendon Hourigan – 567
- Ben Jagger – 546
- Zane Morse – 480
- Josh Hourigan – 475