Win­ton win a dream

Euroa Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - BYGRACE EVANS [email protected] ne­me­dia.com.au

SPEEDS of up to 260km per hour would frighten most peo­ple, but for lo­cal Glen Postleth­waite it’s some­thing he’s worked his whole life to be able to do.

The car fa­natic and driver took home the win­ning tro­phy for Round 6 of the Aus­tralian Mo­tor Rac­ing Se­ries at Win­ton Mo­tor Race­way, in the group 4 tour­ing car class.

Fall­ing just short of tak­ing out the whole se­ries by 0.09 sec­onds, Mr Postleth­waite said it was great to be recog­nised on his last race of the sea­son and take out the top spot.

“I just love be­ing be­hind the wheel and have been around cars since I was so young, so I’ve al­ways had a pas­sion for it,” Mr Postleth­waite said.

“I al­ways wanted to race when I was younger and just couldn’t re­ally af­ford it, so was wrapped to start when I was 16.”

Not only did the 23 year old con­quer the track last week­end but he also built his race car from the ground up, which use to be a stan­dard road car.

Us­ing the same 5.7 litre V8 through­out his jour­ney, Mr Postleth­waite has spent plenty of his time and money on the ve­hi­cle, but he says he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“It’s all af­ter hours work and on the week­ends but it’s all worth it when you get out there,” he said.

“I put ev­ery piece of the car to­gether so I know the whole thing and it helps when I’m out there rac­ing.

“We will run it again next year and hope­fully we can take out the whole se­ries.”

Tak­ing out sev­eral wins at a state level, this is the first time he has been recog­nised for a na­tional level win.

Say­ing there is “noth­ing else like it” it al­ways a mas­sive adren­a­line rush when Mr Postleth­waite is out on the track.

“I was pretty neck and neck on the day and it’s awe­some to have a close bat­tle with some­one,” he said.

Ad­mit­ting the feel­ing be­hind the wheel makes it all worth it, with a 500 horse power mo­tor and a tro­phy to take with you at the end of it all.

Mr Postleth­waite also com­mended the ef­forts of RBA fi­nan­cial group, Pozzies Me­chan­i­cal Re­pairs and friends and fam­ily for all their sup­port.

DREAM BIG: Glen Postleth­waite and the award win­ning ve­hi­cle that got him over the line.

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