Hamil­ton hot on track

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‘‘It was also re­ally en­joy­able, be­cause I got to make some strong friend­ships with fel­low driv­ers and raced at a higher in­ten­sity than last sea­son, thanks to the devel­op­ment of my car.

‘‘I reckon it was prob­a­bly a solid four sec­onds quicker than what it was last year.’’

Hamil­ton was un­sure if he would race the Aus­tralian Pul­sar Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion again, as he was con­sid­er­ing step­ping up to a na­tional level of com­pe­ti­tion if fea­si­ble.

‘‘If I wanted to con­tinue Pul­sar rac­ing, the car would prob­a­bly need a com­plete over­haul be­cause it has done quite a bit of work this year,’’ he said.

‘‘If I don’t con­tinue with it, I have got of­fers to race in another cat­e­gory at a na­tional level, which is a big step up.’’

Hamil­ton has been

❝I have had of­fers to drive with other teams through con­nec­tions I have but with na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, it’s a big com­mit­ment fi­nan­cially so I will have to weigh all of that up be­fore mak­ing a de­ci­sion.❞

of­fered to race in the Pro­duc­tion Cars Aus­tralia cat­e­gory, which al­lows com­peti­tors to en­ter a road le­gal car just like the Pul­sar As­so­ci­a­tion.

But be­ing a na­tional level, it would give Hamil­ton the chance to get his foot in the door with some big name teams.

‘‘If you com­pete well there it can nearly set you up for big­ger events,’’ he said.

‘‘I have had of­fers to drive with other teams through con­nec­tions I have but with na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, it’s a big com­mit­ment fi­nan­cially so I will have to weigh all of that up be­fore mak­ing a de­ci­sion.’’

Hamil­ton thanked his spon­sors Fu­ture Fit­ness 24/7, North Vic En­gines, Co­bram Hire, In­tune Au­to­mo­tive, Bet­ter Home Liv­ing Co­bram and Ar­tavilla’s Em­po­rium for sup­port through­out the sea­son.

Rac­ing: Ben Hamil­ton (green car) fin­ished his sea­son in the Aus­tralian Pul­sar Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion on a high at Win­ton Mo­tor Race­way.

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