Lachlan Mineeff has secured a top-five result in his rookie Australian Formula Ford Championship season, producing another consistent performance in the final round at Sydney Motorsport Park on the weekend.
The 15-year-old qualified seventh, and made steady progress in the three races with finishes of seventh, sixth and fifth to bank another valuable haul of points.
“We kept improving over the course of the weekend, and steadily moved forward,” Mineeff said.
“Our race pace was decent and I had some good battles, especially with Zac Soutar in the final where we had a close drag race to the finish line.”
The Southern Highlands racer ended up fifth in the final championship standings; he finished 18 of the 21 races inside the top 10, had a best race result of fourth (which he achieved on three occasions) and finished no lower than 11th in any race over the course of the season.
Mineeff said that consistency was definitely one of his strengths throughout the year.
“Because it was my first season, it was important for me to get as much track time as possible, so one of our main objectives was to avoid getting caught up in incidents.
“We finished every single race, and there were very few races where we had any contact with other cars, so that was an important box to tick.
“We gradually improved during the season and our championship progression demonstrates the gains we made – at the start of the year, we were hovering around the lower end of the top 10, but by the end of the year we made it into the top five.”
Mineeff paid credit to his team and supporters for the season result.
“Racing for the CHE Racing Team has been a great environment for me to learn and develop as a driver, so a big thank you must go to Cameron and Colin Hill, and Shaun Tidyman for their hard work throughout the year.
“We’ve also had a passionate group of sponsors who have contributed to our campaign this season, and their support has been greatly appreciated.”
Lachlan Mineeff and his team will be making more announcements shortly, regarding 2019 racing plans.
Round Results Summary
Race 1: 7th
Race 2: 6th
Race 3: 5th
Top 10 Points – After Round 7
- Hunter McElrea – 321
- Hamish Ribarits – 306
- Zac Soutar – 239
- Nathan Herne – 236
- Lachlan Mineeff – 172
- Angelo Mouzouris – 159
- Liam McLellan – 158
- Tom Sargent – 138
- Bart Horsten – 128
- Cody Donald – 116
Lachlan Mineeff is proudly sponsored by:
Southern Star Truck Centre
Acceleration Helmet Parts
Race Stars Simulators + Slot Cars Bowral
Zego Building Systems
Lou’s Smash Repairs
Pitman Truck Sales
Global Equipment Finance
Thermo King Rail
National Truck Wholesalers