The Taco of Cash

F1 Racing - - INSIDER -

The Queens­land For­mula Ford folk have come up with a novel way of en­tic­ing driv­ers from the south­ern states to their round of the na­tional For­mula Ford se­ries.

The Queens­lan­ders have put up $1500 to be awarded to any so-called ‘Mex­i­can’ driver from the south­ern re­gions who is able to win all three 1600 Kent class races when Queens­land Race­way hosts round three of the Aus­tralian For­mula Ford Se­ries on July 30-31.

To make the cash prize even more at­trac­tive to the vis­it­ing ‘Mex­i­can’ driv­ers, it will be awarded in­side a corn chip, in the form a Taco: the Taco of Cash…

For the pur­poses of the Taco of Cash award, the term ‘Mex­i­can’ ap­plies to any driver lo­cated south of an imag­i­nary line run­ning from Grafton, NSW, across the coun­try to Carnarvon, WA.

In throw­ing out the chal­lenge to their col­leagues to the south, the parochial north­ern­ers de­liv­ered this trash-talk­ing mes­sage in their of­fi­cial cam­paign flyer:

“If you think you are good enough, and we all know that you ALL think that you are good enough. We say, come and prove it! And to also prove that we are good sports, if you are what we call a ‘Mex­i­can’, and it turns out that you are good enough to win all three Kent races, we will be­grudg­ingly ac­cept that you are in fact faster than us, or luck­ier than us, or took a short cut, and even more be­grudg­ingly will then award you with the much cov­eted, ‘TACO OF CASH’.”

More se­ri­ously, the lo­cal Queens­land For­mula Ford As­so­ci­a­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tive James Cor­bett said: “We love our For­mula Ford rac­ing up here and this year we have re­ally boosted our num­bers and cre­ated a great friendly at­mos­phere among the driv­ers. We look for­ward to hav­ing our south­ern friends join us and to help en­tice them we have thrown out this chal­lenge so they can come and ex­pe­ri­ence some of our North­ern hos­pi­tal­ity.”

De­spite the dou­ble blow of the in­tro­duc­tion of For­mula 4 and the loss of CAMS Aus­tralian cham­pi­onship sta­tus two years ago, For­mula Ford con­tin­ues to thrive, with Syd­ney Mo­tor­sport Park’s round two of the na­tional se­ries at­tract­ing more than 20 en­trants from the com­bined Du­ratec and Kent en­gine classes.

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