Chelsea AngeloThe Evans Motorsport Group has finished off the 2012 Victorian Formula Ford Championship with a strong showing at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit last weekend.

Promising ‘Young Gun’ Chelsea Angelo made her race debut at Phillip Island and although using the meeting primarily as a warm up for a full assault on the 2013 series was immediately competitive.

Angelo qualified in seventh and, despite a puncture in Race One, finished with a seventh and two sixths in a large and highly competitive field that included a number of regular Australian Championship competitors.

Angelo was happy with her weekend, but was already thinking of her next outing and where she could improve.

“I was a little cautious on a few occasions where I could have grabbed a position if I’d have been a little more forceful,” Angelo said.

“But it was my first race meeting and I’m here to learn so overall I’m very happy with the results.

“I know there are some areas where I can be quicker next time so I can’t wait to get back in the car and race again.”

Team boss Josh Evans was elated with his young charge and the speed and maturity she had shown.

“Throughout the whole year with us Chelsea’s attitude has been fantastic,” Evans said.

“She has great natural talent but in addition to that she knows that she’s here to learn – you can’t fault her application and the work she puts in.

“She made some great passes but was also a little cautious at times, still she learns quickly and will benefit greatly from the experience.

“We’re looking forward to seeing her continued development over the next 12 months.”

Of the other Evans Motorsport Group drivers, Jayden Wallis, Greg Holloway and Peter Karagounis had steady weekends.

Wallis qualified in an encouraging fourth position but was hit from behind during Race One and suffered some suspension damage. From there he drove well to make his way back to tenth in the final race of the weekend.

Holloway was making a comeback to racing after a couple of months out of the driver’s seat while Karagounis was racing in his first meeting in a Formula Ford.

Both drove steadily and improved their times dramatically over the course of the weekend’s three races.