Best ful­fils life­long dream test­ing su­per­car

Benalla Ensign - - Sport - By Di­dier Sto­bart

Be­nalla FCJ stu­dent Zak Best, 16, has ful­filled a life­long dream by test­ing an ex-Stone Broth­ers V8 FG Fal­con su­per­car.

Zak com­pleted four ses­sions of about 40 laps in hot and try­ing con­di­tions at Win­ton Mo­tor Race­way, which was his first time driv­ing a V8 car.

The FG Fal­con can sen­sa­tion­ally hit speeds of more than 200 km/h, which didn’t de­ter the ex­cited high school stu­dent.

‘‘I was pretty pleased with how the test went, each ses­sion I got quicker and more com­fort­able with the car,’’ he said.

‘‘It was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, thanks to Terry Wy­hoon and the Im­age Rac­ing team for the op­por­tu­nity.’’

Zak started rac­ing cars in 2016 when he was 14 and has pre­vi­ously com­peted in the Aussie Rac­ing Car Se­ries where he was run­ner up Rookie of the Year.

He also com­peted at the 2017 CAMS Jayco Aus­tralian Cams Formula 4 Cham­pi­onship.

‘‘I’m hop­ing to com­pete in the Khumo Tyre V8 Tour­ing Car Se­ries,’’ Zak said.

The Khumo Tyre se­ries is five rounds of rac­ing start­ing at Phillip Is­land and end­ing at the new Tailem Bend track in South Aus­tralia.

Zack is gear­ing up for a huge 2018 and is of­fer­ing part­ner­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties to be in­volved with his team.

‘‘We are work­ing hard now to try and pull to­gether a bud­get for 2018 and would wel­come any­one who would like to come in­volved as a part­ner,’’ Zak said.

If you are in­ter­ested in spon­sor­ship or part­ner­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties, email be­strac­ing@big­ or phone 0428 428 578.

All revved up: Zak Best about to set off for a lap in the FG Fal­con.

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