Fourth place fin­ish for lo­cal rac­ing driver

The Cobram Courier - - SPORT - By Patrick Tansey

Lo­cal racer Ben Hamil­ton en­joyed an­other suc­cess­ful week­end on the track in round five of the Aus­tralian Pul­sar Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion at Tailem Bend, South Aus­tralia.

Hamil­ton man­aged re­sults of fifth, fifth, fifth and third in his four races across the two-day event, fin­ish­ing fourth over­all.

Hamil­ton was ex­tremely pleased to make the trip to South Aus­tralia and come away with a big re­sult at a track he had never raced at be­fore.

‘‘Since it’s a brand new cir­cuit, ev­ery­one had to learn it and as the race week­end pro­gressed, the car got a lot faster,’’ he said.

‘‘I felt I had the car speed to fin­ish higher but a cou­ple of mis­takes from my­self cost me. I only just missed out on the podium but I was still very happy with the re­sult.’’

His con­sis­tent week­end of rac­ing meant he was a chance of fin­ish­ing in the top three of the cham­pi­onship stand­ings, his ma­jor goal en­ter­ing this year.

‘‘Cur­rently I’m third in the cham­pi­onship go­ing into the fi­nal round at Win­ton Mo­tor Race­way on Novem­ber 17-18,’’ Hamil­ton said.

‘‘It’s go­ing to be a very tight bat­tle for third in the se­ries, so hope­fully I can come out on top.’’

Hamil­ton thanked his spon­sors Fu­ture Fit­ness 24/7, North Vic En­gines, Co­bram Hire, In­tune Au­to­mo­tive, Betta Home Liv­ing Co­bram and Ar­tavilla’s Em­po­rium for their on­go­ing sup­port.

Off and rac­ing: Ben Hamil­ton be­hind the wheel of his Nis­san Pul­sar.

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