COROWA-based Williams Race Tech hits Sandown this weekend after a couple of months off, preparing an eight-ute assault on the Victorian track for round 5 of the V8 Ute Racing Series.
Team owner Wayne Williams has been delighted in how the season has gone for his entries.
“This year, preparing the biggest field in V8 Ute history was a daunting task at first, but the team has gelled in a way that far exceeded my own expectations,” he said.
“During this time we have added our own wrapping, printing and graphics business in Custom Dazigns owned and operated by Darren Williams, and last year’s driver Matt Chahda has joined the team full-time as a mechanic, so he not only brings hands-on experience to the team, but his skills as a driver as well.
“It’s for this reason why we have been able to have the smoothest lead-up to every round in our history.”
During the break, all utes have been fitted with new XForce Headers and Exhaust Systems for this weekend’s round, as well as new clutches and suspension upgrades.
Kim Jane, still chasing points after a write-off in Adelaide, finds himself well inside the top 10 and hoping to continue his fast-finishing results from Darwin and Townsville.
Last time at Sandown Jane finished the round in third position.
Gary Baxter sits fifth and is also looking to climb the championship ladder but after a roll over at Darwin in the No. 41 ute piloted by John Wood, the team has built a brand new ute for driver Michael Almond.
Ben Dowley is back in a ute after two years in Aussie Racing Cars, while Phonsy Mullen, who has been chalking up miles in Jet Boat Racing, is looking forward to racing at his home track.
Adam Marjoram, veteran Tony Longhurst and Todd Zani round out the “local” driver line-up.