Evans Motorsport made a strong debut in the Ford Genuine Parts Australian Formula Ford Championship over the weekend. Evans pilot Trent Harrison, who is only competing in selected rounds of the championship, scored his best ever result with 4th overall.

Harrison, who was 2nd fastest in Fridays practice, scored a personal best result of 4th in race 1 and the young Victorian did it again in race 2 – with another brilliant drive to 4th place.

The result in race 2 was made even more remarkable as it was discovered that he had sustained a puncture to his right rear tyre, incurred after running over some debris left by an earlier accident.

With this tyre destroyed and competition rules stating that previously marked tyres are only to be used in replacement, Trent was forced to use an old set of tyres for the final race. Putting in a mature drive he brought the car home in 7th and despite using much older tyres he lapped the Sandown track within a tenth of a second of the eventual race winner.

‘’The team did a great job and for our first outing this result is commendable’’ said the ZX1-backed driver. ‘’To be honest we weren’t really expecting these sorts of results so early. However the team have a very good understanding of what the car wants, and once we tick a couple more boxes I know we will be challenging for wins’’.
Martin Short, piloting the number 7 Evans Motorsport machine had a character building weekend but showed some good improvements over the course of the meeting. Despite having not driven in 3 months Short was able to put in a calculated drive in race one to finish 8th and 13th overall for the weekend.

Team Owner, Joshua Evans was pleased with the outfits’ first national event. ‘’Overall I am happy with how things went, Trent and Martin both did extremely good jobs throughout the entire weekend. Had we had a little more straight-line speed the results could have been even better – it certainly bolds well for the future.’’
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