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WHILE Daniel Ric­cia­rdo was driv­ing his Red Bull Re­nault on the Spiel­berg cir­cuit in the Aus­trian Grand Prix, his dad was also at the wheel of a racing car: a su­perb lit­tle For­mula Ju­nior Brab­ham BT6 at Barba­gallo Race­way.

Dan came in third in Aus­tria, and dad Joe ran sixth in the For­mula Clas­sics – pretty im­pres­sive con­sid­er­ing that at 1100cc, his car had the small­est en­gine in the field of 15.

The state cham­pi­onship meet­ing had some good racing in other classes, the Hyundai Ex­cels par­tic­u­larly en­ter­tain­ing with their cut-and-thrust ac­tion.

Joshua Wood, Car­los Am­bro­sio and Brock Mc­Gre­gor filled the top three places in races 1 and 2, with Am­bro­sio win­ning the third heat from Dean Hill and Ryan McNess.

The spec­tac­u­lar F1000s had the same top three in the first two heats: Sam Dicker from Alex Bar­boutis and Adam Lisle, but Rob Ap­p­le­yard was third in the fi­nal race. All drive Stohr cars.

Greg Barr dom­i­nated the His­torics in his To­rana XU-1, win­ning all three races, while Ge­off Duck­worth won the Un­der 2-litre class in his Honda.

Pic­ture: Travis Barnes

Joe Ric­cia­rdo – F1 star Daniel's dad – at the wheel of his Brab­ham BT6 at Barba­gallo Race­way.

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