BRISCA world champ Wain­man Jr weighs up build­ing brand new Tar­mac car from shale de­sign

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BRISCA F1 World cham­pion Frankie Wain­man Jr is plan­ning to build a new Tar­mac car ready for the new stock car sea­son, which be­gins on shale at Belle Vue on March 19.

Wain­man Jr used his cur­rent Tar­mac car dur­ing the Live Ac­tion show at the Au­tosport In­ter­na­tional Show last week, with his World Cham­pi­onship-win­ning shale car on dis­play in the Oval Rac­ing hall.

The new car could be based on the highly suc­cess­ful shale de­sign, a car that gave him more shale fi­nal vic­to­ries than any other driver, in­clud­ing vic­tory in the World Fi­nal at Coven­try last Septem­ber. Wain­man will de­fend that ti­tle at Ip­swich this sea­son, which is run on Tar­mac.

“I’m still a bit un­de­cided,” Wain­man Jr said. “If I’m go­ing to build this new one I will have to get straight on it when I get back from New Zealand [where Wain­man is rac­ing in the Team GB squad on Feb 4/5]. If I wait too long it won’t be ready in time for the new sea­son.”

Even if the new car is ready, with the World Fi­nal be­ing run at Ip­swich, Wain­man may opt to race his cur­rent Tar­mac car at Fox­hall Heath in­stead.

“My Tar­mac car isn’t nec­es­sar­ily the fastest – and Ip­swich is one of our quick­est tracks, but we only race there once or twice a sea­son, and at this year’s World Fi­nal we won’t be able to run any prac­tice laps.

“Set-up will be based on our last race there. The track tends to be a bit slippy, as the speed­way track shale can some­times blow on to it. That will make it a level play­ing field.”

Wain­man was a star of ASI Live shows

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