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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Big fields, the best young talent in Australia, a rich history of developing the champions of the future and the support of one of the world’s truly iconic automotive brands ... there’s a lot to celebrate about Formula Ford in 2012. As a second generation competitor, having raced Formula Ford in the UK during the ‘80s, I have had a long affinity and emotional connection with the category that is so highly regarded globally. Formula Ford today remains the perfect category to hone driving skills, learn the basics of race car engineering, and make an impression on the road to a career in the sport that we all love. I am proud to be Chairman of the Formula Ford Board and look forward to working closely with my fellow Directors to make sure Formula Ford remains the premier junior development category in Australia. Rod Barrett Chairman Australian Formula Ford Board

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WELCOME Welcome to the seventh round of the 2012 Australian Formula Ford Championship at Bathurst. This season has seen new opportunities for a young group of drivers, with some familiar faces joined by a fresh new crop of rookies, all looking to prove their worth. It’s set to be an exciting battle to see who’ll come out on top. The championship will continue to travel to some of Australia’s premier motorsport venues – including the famed Mount Panorama, Bathurst, for the first time since 2004 – while remaining Australia’s and the world’s premier junior development category. 2006 saw the category’s most significant change since its beginnings in Australia back in 1969, with the introduction of an all-new Ford Fiesta 1600cc engine. Since then, Formula Ford has gone from strength to strength. For Formula Ford archival information go to: www.formulaford.com.au, follow us on Twitter @ ffordaustralia, or on Facebook- www.facebook.com/AustralianFormulaFordChampionship

2012 FORMULA FORD CALENDAR Round 1

Albert Park, Victoria

March 15-18

Formula 1

Round 2

Symmons Plains, Tasmania

March 30-April 1

V8 Supercars

Round 3

Phillip Island, Victoria

May 18-20

V8 Supercars

Round 4

Townsville, Queensland

July 6-8

V8 Supercars

Round 5

Queensland Raceway, Queensland

August 3-5

V8 Supercars

Round 6

Sandown, Victoria

September 14-16 V8 Supercars

Round 7

Bathurst, New South Wales

October 4-7

V8 Supercars

Round 8

Winton Motor Raceway, Victoria

November 16-18

V8 Supercars

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HISTORY OF FORMULA FORD Formula Ford was established in Great Britain in 1967, as a cost effective starting point for young hopefuls beginning a career in motor racing. Since then, Formula Ford has rapidly grown to become the world’s premier junior development category. Formula Ford is the accepted proving ground for the nation’s champions, on a local and international level. Its links with this country go back to the original series in the UK, the 1968 Guards Championship, which was won in an outstanding fashion by young Australian driver, Tim Schenken. The first Australian Formula Ford race was held at Sandown Raceway in 1969, won by Richard Knight in an Elfin 600, a precursor to his victory the following year in the inaugural Australian Formula Ford series. Since those early days many of the world’s top drivers have come through the ranks of Formula Ford to score major international successes. No less than eight Formula One champions have come from the stables of Formula Ford: Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt, Jody Scheckter, Michael Schumacher, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve and Mikka Hakkinen have all competed in the junior racing category. The international pedigree of the Australian Championship is also alive with Grand Prix winner Mark Webber who, having driven with Minardi, Jaguar Racing and Williams in Formula 1, continues his career with Red Bull Racing in 2012. 2001 graduate, Will Power, is 6


another international star, this year racing for the Penske IndyCar team in America. Now, a new breed of Australian youngsters are aiming to follow in Webber and Power’s wheeltracks. Locally, the Australian V8 Supercar Championship is rich with Formula Ford champions, including Russell Ingall (1990), Craig Lowndes (1993), Jason Bright (1995), Will Davison (2001), Garth Tander (1997), Jamie Whincup (2002) and David Reynolds (2004). In 2011, Nick Percat won the Bathurst 1000 with Tander, just two years after winning the Australian Formula Ford Championship. In addition to the national championship, state series championships are held in most Australian states, both as a cost-effective introduction to the sport for new drivers from karting and Formula Vee, and for vintage Formula Ford competition. More than ever, the formative skills learnt at Formula Ford level prepare emerging young drivers for successful careers, both locally and internationally.

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AUSTRALIAN FORMULA FORD COSTS A full season lease deal, including a race-ready car, consumables and race meeting assistance, will cost approximately $150,000. All teams require customers to meet the cost of components damaged in an accident although the vehicle repairs will be undertaken by the team personnel, with no charge for labour. Teams offering preparation services also offer assistance with testing, technical support and expert advice to their customers. More information about the team approach to Formula Ford racing is available by contacting the following: Sonic Motor Racing

Mygale

(03) 9761 4510

Borland Racing

Spectrum

(03) 9580 5236

Minda Motorsport

Spectrum

(03) 5997 5075

Synergy Motorsport

Spectrum

0414 378 867

Evans Motorsport

Mygale

0438 426 529

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CAMS RISING STAR PROGRAM After a successful pilot season in 2004, the CAMS Rising Star Program commences its seventh full season in 2012. The Program aims to identify and fast-track the development of young Australian drivers from the junior competition ranks to national and international competition through clearly defined and supported pathways. OBJECTIVES - To provide a structure to facilitate the development of racing drivers from sprint/super karting and other lower levels of competition to national open wheel racing (e.g. Formula Ford); - To work with the Australian Motor Sport Foundation (AMSF) to provide a structure to facilitate the development of racing drivers from national open wheel racing to the pinnacle of international open wheel racing (i.e. Formula 1); and - To increase participation in motor sport through clearly defined and supported pathways GENERAL PROGRAM OUTLINE In summary, the 2012 Program will see the drivers receive the following: - A number of trips to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra; - For the state level nominees only, participation in an on-track driver evaluation day to be conducted in December 2012; - The provision of other support services during 2012 including the allocation of a suitable mentor; - A partially subsidised national racing and testing program (approximately $45,000 - $50,000); - A CAMS circuit racing competition licence

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AUSTRALIAN FORMULA FORD CHAMPIONS Year Driver State Chassis 2011 Cameron Waters VIC Mygale SJ011a 2010 Chaz Mostert QLD Spectrum 012 2009 Nick Percat SA Mygale SJ07A 2008 Paul Laskazeski NSW Spectrum 011b 2007 Tim Blanchard VIC Mygale SJ07 2006 John Martin QLD Spectrum 011 2005 Daniel Elliott WA Van Diemen RF05 2004 David Reynolds NSW Van Diemen RF04 2003 Neil McFadyen NSW Van Diemen RF94 2002 Jamie Whincup VIC Van Diemen RF01 2001 Will Davison VIC Van Diemen RF01 2000 Luke Youlden VIC Mygale SJ 2000 1999 Greg Ritter VIC Mygale SJ 98 1998 Adam Macrow VIC Spectrum 06 1997 Garth Tander WA Van Diemen RF95 1996 David Besnard NSW Van Diemen RF96 1995 1994 1993

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Jason Bright Steven Richards Craig Lowndes

VIC VIC VIC

Van Diemen RF95 Van Diemen RF94 Van Diemen RF93


AUSTRALIAN FORMULA FORD DRIVER TO EUROPE SERIES Year Driver Chassis 1992 Cameron McConville Van Diemen RF92 1991 Troy Dunstan Van Diemen RF91 1990 Russell Ingall Van Diemen RF90 1989 Mark Larkham Van Diemen RF89 1988 David Roberts Van Diemen RF87 1987 Peter Verheyen Van Diemen RF86 1986 Warwick Rooklyn Elwyn 1985 Tomas Mezera Reynard 1984 Ron Barnacle Royale RP31 1983 Bruce Connolly Galloway 1982 Jeff Summers Elfin 620B 1981 Phillip Revell Lola T440 1980 Stephen Brook Lola 1979 Russell Norden Mawer 1978 John Wright Bowin P4A 1977 John Smith Bowin P4A 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970

Richard Carter Paul Bernasconi Terry Perkins John Leffler Bob Skelton Larry Perkins Richard Knight

Birrana F73 Mawer Elfin 620B Bowin P6F Bowin P4A Elfin 600 Elfin 600

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FORMULA FORD GRADUATES “Formula Ford is a great category to progress to after karting. You don’t need the latest chassis- whatever Formula Ford you drive teaches you how a racing car works with suspension and gives you the chance to experiment with different set-ups on the car. “I still think that Formula Ford was very good for my driving and the challenge of driving on treaded tyres - which are not particularly userfriendly - was awesome. We’ve got a great selection of nice tracks to race on in Australia and I have some very fond memories of racing Formula Ford there.” Mark Webber, 1994-5 Australian Formula Ford competitor, Winner Formula Ford Festival (UK), current driver Red Bull Racing “I spent three years racing Formula Fords, it’s the next step up from go karts and it’s where I learnt how to drive a gear boxed race car, it also taught me about racing with other drivers and slip streaming. “The Formula Ford category is a low cost form of motorsport and therefore accessible to more drivers, and because the cars are so similar, racing is always close and very dependant on driving skills rather than the amount of money poured into a car.” Craig Lowndes, 1993 Australian Formula Ford Champion, 1996, `98, `99 V8 Supercar Champion, five-time Bathurst winner “Formula Ford is an international formula. It’s where the best young drivers around the world compete to show their skills. If you can win in Formula Ford, then chances are you have what it takes to go to the top.” “It’s also a great training ground. Formula Ford teaches you to set up a car without wings and drive it to the absolute limit.” Marcos Ambrose, 1997 Formula Ford competitor, 2004, ’05 V8 Supercar Champion, now a winner in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup

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WHAT IS FORMULA FORD Formula Ford is the world’s premier junior development category in motor sport and in 2006 underwent its most significant change ever. An all-new Ford Fiesta 1600cc engine was introduced for the 2006 season, replacing the Ford Cortina and Escort based Kent engine that had been used by the category for over 30 years. With Ford extending its official support to the category, the new Fiesta powered Formula Fords will continue to be the major source for future Australian motor racing champions. An open wheel racing car, a Formula Ford complies with stringent rules designed to reduce costs for newcomers to the sport, and to allow every driver to compete on his or her own merits. Every Formula Ford is constructed from a light-weight tubular space frame designed to maintain the highest levels of driver safety. Aerodynamic modifications, such as wings and spoilers, are prohibited. A number of manufacturers, both local and international, build the basic Formula Ford body and chassis, the most common being the French Mygale and Australia’s Spectrum chassis, along with a few Van Diemen and Stealth chassis. Each vehicle is powered by the ‘control’ Ford Fiesta 1600cc, 100ps DOHC, lightweight aluminium, four cylinder engine for Australian competition. Tuned to develop more than 125 horsepower, Formula Fords reach speeds in excess of 250 km/h. The key to the category’s long-term success is the uniquely level playing field of the equipment and chassis, allowing differences in skill to become the sole factor separating drivers. The relative parity between the vehicles also serves to guarantee the category’s reputation for some of the most exciting and nail-bitingly close racing to be seen on any Australian or international circuit.

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KEY ELEMENTS OF A FORMULA FORD Formula Ford racing cars are designed to comply with a strict set of rules which are revised annually. The rules for Formula Ford racing cars ensure that costs are limited and that driver skill becomes the major factor in achieving success. The Chassis Tubular space frame construction confined to specific dimensions. Exotic materials are prohibited. Constructors aim to maximise torsional rigidity and minimize weight, while maintaining the highest level of driver safety. The Tyres A grooved racing tyre is used for optimum grip under all weather conditions. The type/brand and compound are specified, ensuring tyre longevity and performance parity. The Engine 1600cc, 100ps DOHC four-cylinder Ford Fiesta engine, sealed on cylinder head and front and rear crankshaft seal covers. Tuned to develop 125 bhp at 7,000rpm. All components and measurements are specified and the Formula benefits from the worldwide parts support provided by the Ford Motor Company The Suspension Full racing car suspension ensures maximum tyre grip at various cornering speeds. Chassis balance is adjustable and controlled by damper, spring and anti-roll bar combinations. The Gearbox Limited to four forward gears. Ratios can be changed to suit various circuits and conditions. The Brakes Four-wheel disc brakes have independent front and rear activation. Front/rear bias is adjustable. Safety Features These include chassis requirements, roll over hoop, foot protection and material specifications. Driver’s harness and fire extinguisher, etc, must comply with CAMS requirements. Aerodynamic Devices Not allowed. Grip generated by aerodynamics is limited to the combination of chassis design/setup and tyre grip.

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FORMULA FORD CHASSIS Mygale In 2011, Mygale added another championship win to its records through Cameron Waters, reviving the successes of Luke Youlden (2000), Greg Ritter (1999), Tim Blanchard (2007) and Nick Percat (2009). With a distinctive-looking nose and large side-pods, the French-built Mygale offers high levels of control and straight-line speed, which were the keys to its title winning pace. Spectrum Spectrum is made by Melbourne-based manufacturer Borland Racing Developments (BRD) and is the current reigning manufacturer champion. The lowslung Spectrum produces arguably the best cornering and handling performance of any chassis in the category on fast, tight circuits. Stealth Stealth re-entered the championship in the 2010 season run by V8 Supercar driver Garth Tander’s Tandersport operation.

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FORMULA FORD TV PACKAGE FOR ‘12 In 2007 Formula Ford returned to television screens nationwide as part of the V8 Supercar telecast, a deal which will continue to showcase the category to a nationwide audience in 2012. Rounds of the 2012 Australian Formula Ford Championship will be showcased in dedicated, postproduced packes on 7mate throughout the season. ROUND Round 2 Round 3 Round 5 Round 6

VENUE Symmons Plains Phillip Island QLD Raceway Sandown

TV 7mate 7mate 7mate 7mate

EWP HARD CHARGER AWARD A “Hard Charger” award will be presented at each round of the Australian Formula Ford Championship. The “Hard Charger” award will go to the Formula Ford driver who makes up the most positions from their qualifying position over the course of the weekend’s races.

IMA POLE POSITION AWARD The Australian Formula Ford Championship is proud to announce that its latest sponsor, Instrumental Musicians Australia (IMA) will continue to support the ‘Pole Position’ award for the category in 2012. IMA have sponsored a trophy and cash bonus to be awarded to the pole sitting driver at each round this year. In addition, there will also be an outright award at the end of the season.

CASTROL SPONSORSHIP The Australian Formula Ford Championship is proud to announce Castrol as the official engine and gearbox oil suppliers. All competitors will receive engine and gearbox oil throughout the 2012 season courtesy of Castrol.

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BRAINCHILD FOUNDATION Formula Ford is pleased to announce the Brainchild Foundation at the official charity fo the series. The Brainchild Foundation was established in 2010 by Medical Professionals and dedicated parents and friends to heighten awareness surrounding the huge burden that brain and spinal cord tumours cause to children and their families. The Foundation supports the children suffering from these conditions and provides help and education where their families need it the most. For more information, head to www.brainchild.org. au

PORSCHE PATHWAY Former Formula Ford Champion Steven Richards will look to help young drivers move through the ranks with a new initiative involving his Carrera Cup outfit in 2012. Richards will give this year’s Formula Ford Champion a test in his Laser Plumbing and Electrical Porsche as a prize. Porsche Cars Australia have supported the opportunity, and if that driver then join the Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia as a fulltime competitor in 2013, Porsche will cover their participation fee in full. “Porsche Carrera Cup provides all competitors with equal equipment and has provided a path for drivers to move forward into other types of motorsport including V8 Supercars,” Richards said. “I’m delighted to be able to provide an opportunity that helps give a young driver a look into a professionally run, world class, one make championship.”

FUJITSU COOL DRIVER For the second year, Fujitsu General will back a group of young drivers through its ‘Cool Driver’ program. Along with seven karters and two State Formula Ford drivers, three drivers from the Australian Formula Ford Championship were selected for 2012; Shae Davies, Garry Jacobson and Jack LeBrocq. All three will financial support, plus mentoring from leading drivers, along with media and personal training. From the three, the top finisher in this year’s championship will receive a V8 Supercar test with Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport at the end of the season, as completed by Cameron Waters in 2011.

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BATHURST FORMULA FORD ENTRIES CAR #

DRIVER

STATE

SPONSOR

2

Garry Jacobson

VIC

Sonic Motor Racing/CMV Truck and Bus

MODEL

3

Rhett Noonan

WA

Sonic Motor Racing/Accuweigh/daypak

Mygale SJ11a

4

Anton de Pasquale

VIC

Shamick Racing/KTEQ Rentals

Mygale SJ08a

6

Jonathon Venter

NSW

Anglo Motorsport

Mygale SJ10a

7

Shae Davies

QLD

Borland Racing/Davbridge

Spectrum 014

12

Liam Sager

VIC

Ozstaff/Evans Motorsport Group

Mygale SJ10a

14

Macauley Jones

NSW

Minda Motorsport/CAMS Rising Stars

Mygale SJ11a

21

Dylan Richter

SA

Richter Racing

Spectrum 011

22

Matt Campbell

QLD

Synergy Motorsport

Spectrum 012

27

Sam Power

SA

Synergy Motorsport

Spectrum 014

36

Matthew Roesler

SA

State Fleet Services

Spectrum 011c

41

Simon Hodge

SA

Team BRM

Mygale SJ11a

49

Jack LeBrocq

VIC

Minda Motorsport/CAMS Rising Stars

Mygale SJ12a

55

William Hall

WA

Pixelrock Creative/Borland Racing

Spectrum 012

62

Mathew Hart

ACT

Innovative Fibre Industries

Spectrum 014

94

Jordan Lloyd

QLD

clps.com.au/QLD HOT PROPERTY

Mygale SJ011a

96

David Sera

VIC

Coates Hire/Monster Energy/Money Choice Mygale SJ11a

Mygale SJ12a

POINTS SCORE OVERVIEW - The pole sitter for Race 1 of each round will receive 1 point - There are no points awarded to pole position for either of races 2 or 3. Points will be allocated to the top ten drivers in each race over the course of each round according to the following system: Position 1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place 5th place 6th place 7th place 8th place 9th place 10th place 18

Points Scored 20 points 16 points 14 points 12 points 10 points 8 points 6 points 4 points 2 points 1 point


CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS UPDATE After Round 6 of 8 DRIVER

TEAM/CHASSIS

Jack LeBrocq

Minda Motorsport/CAMS Rising Stars

Mygale SJ12a

POINTS 302

Mathew Hart

Innovative Fibre Industries/Synergy Motorsport Spectrum 014

252

Garry Jacobson

CMV Truck and Bus

Mygale SJ12a

238

Shae Davies

Borland Racing/Davbridge

Spectrum 014

172

Macauley Jones *

Minda Motorsport/CAMS Rising Star

Mygale SJ11a

107

Sam Power *

Synergy Motorsport

Spectrum 014

105

Simon Hodge *

Team BRM

Mygale SJ11a

89

Jonathan Venter

Anglo Motorsport

Mygale SJ10a

64

Anton De Pasquale*

Sonic Motor Racing Services

Mygale SJ08a

58

Liam Sager

Xceed/Synergy Motorsport

Spectrum 014

37

Rhett Noonan

Sonic Motor Racing/Accuweigh,Jaypak Cartons Mygale SJ11a

36

Tom Goess

Team BRM

Mygale SJ12a

32

Scott Andrews

Borland Racing Developments

Spectrum 012

30

Matt Campbell

Synergy Motorsport

Spectrum 012

30

Trent Harrison

Evans Motorsport

Mygale SJ10a

26

Jake Fouracre

Lucky 7

Mygale SJ10a

12

Greg Holloway

Connexus Internet

Spectrum SJ06a

10

David Sera

Coates Hire

Mygale SJ011a

10

Jordan Lloyd

Jordan Lloyd Racing

Mygale SJ11a

8

Dylan Richter

Richter Bricklaying

Spectrum 011b

2

Hamish Hardeman

Hardeman Racing

Mygale SJ10a

1

Ash Quiddington

Borland Racing/American Cycles

Spectrum 012

-2

* denotes Rookie

CHAIRMAN’S CUP POINTS UPDATE DRIVER

TEAM/CHASSIS

Anton De Pasquale

Sonic Motor Racing Services

Mygale SJ08a

POINTS 38

Matt Campbell

Synergy Motorsport

Spectrum 012

30

Jonathan Venter

Anglo Motorsport

Mygale SJ10a

26

Trent Harrison

Evans Motorsport

Mygale SJ10a

26

Scott Andrews

Borland Racing Developments

Spectrum 012

19

Jordan Lloyd

Jordan Lloyd Racing

Mygale SJ11a

8

David Sera

Coates Hire

Mygale SJ011a

5

Hamish Hardeman

Hardeman Racing

Mygale SJ10a

1

Ash Quiddington

Borland Racing/American Cycles

Spectrum 012

-3

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BATHURST TALKING POINTS DRIVERS WITH BATHURST EXPERIENCE • Garry Jacobson- 2012 Aussie Racing Cars, R1- 10th, R2- 7th, R3- 2nd, R4- 4th • Garry Jacobson- 2012 Kent Formula Ford, R1- DNS, R2- DNF, R3- 15th • Matt Campbell- 2010 Regularity Trials (Datsun 1200), 3rd, 15th, 7th, 25th • Matt Campbell- 2012 Kent Formula Ford, R1- 8th, R2- 7th, R3- 7th • Jonathon Venter- 2012 Kent Formula Ford, R1- 4th, R2- 2nd, R3- 2nd • Rhett Noonan- 2012 Aussie Racing Cars, R1- 20th, R2- 19th, R3- DNF, R4- 24th MYGALE F3 DRIVE The top Mygale driver in each of the AFFC and Victorian championships will receive a test in a Mygale Formula 3 car courtesy of the French manufacturer’s Australian factory in an effort to provide a clear career path to Australian drivers looking to go to either V8 Supercars, Indy cars, or Formula 1. SPECTRUM US DRIVE The Spectrum Driver to USA Challenge will see the highest-placed Spectrum driver at the end of the AFFC awarded a USF2000 test drive with Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing (CMWTR), the North American and Canadian distributor of Spectrum Racing Cars and 2012 Teams Champion in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, the first step on the Road to Indy development ladder. DAVIES TO MAKE CARRERA CUP DEBUT Australian Formula Ford Championship (AFFC) front-runner Shae Davies will contest the Gold Coast round of this year’s Porsche City Index Carrera Cup on the streets of Surfers Paradise during the category’s penultimate 2012 event. The 22-year-old Main Beach based driver will drive the Porsche Cars Australia ‘guest car’ with race preparation services to be provided by leading Porsche tuning exponents, McElrea Racing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MACAULEY JONES- 18 ON MONDAY Macauley was born 6 days after the famous second place finish of his father Brad Jones in the 1994 Tooheys 1000. Also, Mathew Hart turned 18 on the 30th of September.

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#2 GARRY JACOBSON Age:

20 years old – 28/02/92

Born:

Shepparton, Vic

Hometown: Shepparton, Vic Occupation:

Motor Racing Workshop- gap year Business and Accounting

2012 Race Car:

Mygale SJ12a

Colour:

Blue/White

Favourite Track:

Phillip Island - flowing and the scene of my first race win

Most Challenging Track:

Winton - brings out the best in drivers

Motor Racing Hero:

Craig Lowndes

Hobbies:

Keeping fit and tennis

Team Manager:

Michael Ritter

Sponsors: Jacobson Transport Contact:

garryjacobson@hotmail.com

Garry Jacobson returns for a crack at the title, running with his 2011 outfit, Sonic Motor Racing Services. While injury ended Jacobson’s 2011 season early, he showed plenty of promise throughout the year. 2011 Championship Standing:

6th

Best 2011 Round Result:

4th, Winton and Sandown

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#3 RHETT NOONAN Age:

18 years old – 11/08/93

Born:

Perth, WA

Hometown:

Perth, WA

Occupation:

Student, personal training

2012 Race Car:

Mygale SJ11a

Colour:

White

Favourite Track:

Phillip Island - It is a great driver’s track

Most Challenging Track:

Gold Coast - You can’t make any mistakes

Motor Racing Hero:

Lewis Hamilton

Hobbies:

Golf, Gym, Studying

Team Manager:

Michael Ritter

Sponsors:

Acuweigh, Jaypak Cartons

Contact:

RNMpromotions@bigpond.com

Rhett Noonan switches to Sonic Motor Racing Services for the 2012 season, after running a partial program in 2011 with the TanderSport / Stealth project. 2011 Championship Standing:

30th

Best 2011 Round Result:

12th, Symmons Plains

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#4 ANTON DE PASQUALE Age:

16 years old – 14/09/1996

Born:

Melbourne, Vic

Hometown:

Melbourne, Vic

Occupation:

Student

2012 Race Car:

Mygale SJ08a

Colour:

Blue/White

Favourite Track: Most Challenging Track: Motor Racing Hero: Hobbies: Team Manager:

Mchael Ritter

Sponsors:

Shamick Racing/KTEQ Rentals

Contact: Anton de Pasquale stepped up to Formula Ford this season after a successful karting career. Won first time out in state level at Winton, and on the pace at the state round at Phillip Island. Under the guidance of Mick Ritter, will have Bathurst 1000 winner Nick Percat as a mentor for his national debut campaign. 2011 Championship Standing:

Debut Phillip Island 2012

Best 2011 Round Result:

NA

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#6 JONATHAN VENTER Age:

16 years old – 20/02/96

Born:

Cape Town, South Africa

Hometown:

Beecroft, NSW

Occupation:

Student

2012 Race Car:

Mygale SJ10a

Colour:

White/Blue/Red

Favourite Track:

Spa - Looks fast and flowing and needs a lot of confidence

Motor Racing Hero:

Craig Lowndes - Always composed and professional

Hobbies:

Tennis, Table Tennis & Playing TV games

Team Manager:

Tim Beale

Sponsors:

Anglo Motorsport, Racer Inc

Contact:

venterm@bigpond.com

After finishing second in the 2011 CAMS Victorian Formula Ford Championship, Jonathan Venter contested a pair of National rounds with Anglo Motorsport. He’ll race the Mygale used by Ryan Simpson and Cameron Waters in 2010. 2011 Championship Standing:

20th

Best 2011 Round Result:

10th, Symmons Plains

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#7 SHAE DAVIES Age:

21 years old – 08/03/90

Born:

Brisbane, Qld

Hometown:

Main Beach, Qld

Occupation:

Machinery operator / Mechanical serviceman

2012 Race Car:

Spectrum 014

Colour:

Orange/Black/White

Favourite Track:

Surfers Paradise - Full commitments needed for a fast lap

Most Challenging Track:

Phillip Island - Fast flowing corners require absolute precision

Motor Racing Hero:

Ayrton Senna - A driver with absolute passion and commitment

Hobbies:

Fitness, Snowboarding

Team Manager:

Mike Borland

Sponsors:

Davbridge Constructions, Borland Racing Developments

Contact:

shae@shaedaviesracing.com.au

After finishing 2011 with the factory Spectrum squad, Shae Davies returns with Borland Racing Developments, armed with the team’s new 014 model. The Queenslander is eyeing the title. 2011 Championship Standing:

10th

Best 2011 Round Result:

4th, Surfers Paradise

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#12 LIAM SAGER Age:

18 years old – 12/08/94

Born:

Emerald, Qld

Hometown:

Moranbah, Qld

Occupation:

Apprentice Auto Electrician

2012 Race Car:

Mygale SJ10a

Colour:

White/Black

Favourite Track:

Mount Panorama - Flat out over McPhillamy Park is awesome

Most Challenging Track:

Wakefield Park - It’s so busy in the car. Awesome fun

Motor Racing Hero:

Chaz Mostert - I want to follow the path he’s taking

Hobbies:

Cricket

Team Manager:

Joshua Evans

Sponsors:

OZ Staff

Contact:

brad@xceedmbh.com

Liam Sager returns to the Championship after starting the season with Synergy Motorsport, after scoring his maiden race win late in 2011 on the streets of the Gold Coast. 2011 Championship Standing:

7th

Best 2011 Round Result:

3rd, Surfers Paradise

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#14 MACAULEY JONES Age:

17 years old – 08/10/94

Born:

Albury, NSW

Hometown:

Albury, NSW

Occupation:

Mechanic

2012 Race Car:

Mygale SJ11a

Colour:

Red

Favourite Track:

Phillip Island – Haven’t been to many racing car tracks

Most Challenging Track:

Phillip Island – Such a fast and flowing track

Motor Racing Hero:

My Dad, Brad Jones – He teaches me everything he knows

Team Manager:

Bruin Beasley

Sponsors:

Fujitsu Airconditioning, CAMS Rising Stars

Contact:

macauley@bradjonesracing.com.au

The son of former V8 Supercar driver and current team owner Brad Jones, Macauley Jones enters Formula Ford for the first time in 2012 after a prolific career in karting. He’ll run as a CAMS Rising Star throughout the season. 2011 Championship Standing:

Debut AGP 2012

Best 2011 Round Result:

NA

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#21 DYLAN RICHTER Age:

19 years old – 21/12/1992

Born:

Adelaide, SA

Hometown:

Adelaide, SA

Occupation:

Bricklayer

2012 Race Car:

Spectrum 011b

Colour:

Black/Green

Favourite Track:

Clipsal 500 – The experience of racing there was incredible

Most Challenging Track:

Clipsal 500 – The slippery, bumpy surface gave us a lot of handling issues and it was hard for me to commit on a track I wasn’t familiar with, and with the walls so close

Motor Racing Hero:

Craig Lowndes – Because of everything he has accomplished

Hobbies:

Cars, motorbikes

Team Manager:

Neville Richter

Sponsors:

Richter Bricklaying

Contact:

dylan_richter@hotmail.com

A regular in South Australian State Formula Ford in an ex-Synergy Motorsport Spectrum, Dylan Richter made his Australian Formula Ford debut at last year’s Clipsal 500. Richter has also spent time in Formula Vee and Speedway. 2011 Championship Standing:

Debut AGP 2012

Best 2011 Round Result:

NA

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#22 MATT CAMPBELL Age:

17 years old – 17/02/1995

Born:

Warwick, QLD

Hometown:

Warwick, QLD

Occupation:

Student/ apprentice builder

2012 Race Car:

Spectrum 014

Colour:

TBA

Favourite Track:

Bathurst, always learning something

Most Challenging Track:

Morgan Park Raceway, you never get a break

Motor Racing Hero:

My Grandad, Bill Campbell

Hobbies:

Motor racing, hockey, iRacing

Team Manager:

Justin Cotter

Sponsors:

Contact:

mattwilliam@westnet.com.au

In his second season of Formula Ford, Matt Campbell is set to take on the two Queensland rounds of the Australian Championship plus Bathurst. Second in last year’s QLD title, currently leading the 2012 point score. 2011 Championship Standing:

Debut Townsville 2012

Best 2011 Round Result:

NA

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#27 SAM POWER Age:

22 years old

Born:

Adelaide, SA

Hometown:

Adelaide, SA

Occupation:

Athlete

2012 Race Car:

Spectrum 014

Colour:

Blue/White

Favourite Track:

Clipsal 500 – Pretty hard to beat not only a home circuit

Most Challenging Track:

They’ve all got their idiosyncrasies

Motor Racing Hero:

Fangio – They don’t call him ‘The Master’ for nothing

Hobbies:

Tennis, running, golf, socialising

Team Manager:

Justin Cotter

Sponsors:

AVCS Consulting Services

Contact:

sam@sampowerracing.com

Having started his career in Improved Production racing, Sam Power switched to Formula Vee in 2010 and Formula Ford in 2011 – winning the Victorian Championship. Power also contested selected National rounds with Synergy Motorsport, and is back for more in 2012. 2011 Championship Standing:

18th

Best 2011 Round Result:

7th, Surfers Paradise

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#36 MATTHEW ROESLER Age:

32 years old – 18/02/80

Born:

Adelaide, SA

Hometown:

Adelaide, SA

Occupation:

Owner of a Fleet Mechanial Service Provider

2012 Race Car:

Spectrum 011c

Colour:

Red/Silver

Favourite Track:

Phillip Island

Most Challenging Track:

Phillip Island

Motor Racing Hero:

John Bowe, Jim Richards, both can drive all types of vehicles

Hobbies:

Racing, water skiing

Team Manager:

-

Sponsors:

M Roesler Services/State Fleet Services

Contact:

mroeslerservices@gmail.com

Long time state level competitor in South Australia, Matthew Roesler is making his second start at National level at Bathurst following on from his debut at the 2011 Clipsal 500. 2011 Championship Standing:

-

Best 2011 Round Result:

20th place, R1 Adelaide

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#41 SIMON HODGE Age:

17 years old – 17/02/94

Born:

Adelaide, SA

Hometown:

Adelaide, SA

Occupation:

Student, Mechanical Engineering

2012 Race Car:

Mygale SJ11a

Colour:

Black/Red

Favourite Track:

Oakleigh Kart Club – Have to have great rhythm and flow

Most Challenging Track:

Winton Raceway – Car and driver have to be totally in tune

Motor Racing Hero:

Michael Schumacher – Balanced, committed and dedicated

Hobbies:

Tennis, basketball, cycling

Team Manager:

Mark Rundle

Sponsors:

Team BRM

Contact:

nthodge@bigpond.com

Simon Hodge made and impressive start to his Formula Ford career in 2011. The South Australian scored a race win in his first start in the Victorian Formula Ford Championship at Sandown, and backed that up with points in his National debut at the same circuit two months later. 2011 Championship Standing:

20th

Best 2011 Round Result:

9th, Sandown

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#49 JACK LEBROCQ Age:

20 years old – 07/07/92

Born:

Melbourne, Vic

Hometown:

Melbourne, Vic

Occupation:

Motorsport Mechanic

2012 Race Car:

Mygale SJ12a

Colour:

Red

Favourite Track:

Brands Hatch

Most Challenging Track:

Winton – You can never get it 100% right

Motor Racing Hero:

Craig Lowndes – Dedication to motorsport

Hobbies:

Gym, golf, cycling

Team Manager:

Bruin Beasley

Sponsors:

AMSF, Minda Motorsport, Fujitsu, JHB Shopfitters, Sensorsafe Electrical

Contact:

jack@jacklebrocq.com

CAMS Rising Star Jack LeBrocq enjoyed a breakout year in 2011, winning his first races and rounds on his way to second in the championship. An attempt to switch to the British Formula Ford Championship was thwarted by finances, but he’s back to win the Australian title. LeBrocq is also a member of the FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy. 2011 Championship Standing:

2nd

Best 2011 Round Result:

1st, Sandown, Surfers Paradise

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#55 WILLIAM HALL Age:

-

Born:

-

Hometown:

Perth, WA

Occupation:

Business owner

2012 Race Car:

Spectrum 012

Colour:

Blue/White

Favourite Track:

-

Most Challenging Track:

-

Motor Racing Hero:

-

Hobbies:

-

Team Manager:

Mike Borland

Sponsors:

Borland Racing Developments

Contact:

-

Long time West Australian competior William Hall returns to national level competition for the first time since 2004 with Borland Racing Developments, racing at the Sandown and Bathurst rounds. 2011 Championship Standing:

NA

Best 2011 Round Result:

NA

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#62 MATHEW HART Age:

17 years old – 30/09/94

Born:

Bonython, ACT

Hometown:

Bonython, ACT

Occupation:

Student

2012 Race Car:

Spectrum 014

Colour:

Black/Silver

Favourite Track:

Clipsal/Gold Coast – I like street circuits

Most Challenging Track:

Phillip Island – You have to be 100% committed with each lap

Motor Racing Hero:

Mark Webber – His determination and Aussie spirit

Hobbies:

Bike riding, Indoor Rock Climbing, iRacing

Team Manager:

Justin Cotter

Sponsors:

Innovative Fibre Industries, Synergy Motorsport

Contact:

mathew@mathewhartmotorsport.com

Mathew Hart claimed Rookie of the Year honours in the 2011 Australian Formula Ford Championship, after running a partial program in 2010. Throughout the season, the Synergy driver showed plenty of promise and he’s looking for wins in 2012. 2011 Championship Standing:

11th

Best 2011 Round Result:

4th, Symmons Plains

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#94 JORDAN LLOYD Age:

16 years old – 9/12/95

Born:

Toowoomba

Hometown:

Toowoomba

Occupation: 2012 Race Car:

Mygale SJ11a

Colour: Favourite Track:

Black & White

Most Challenging Track: Motor Racing Hero: Hobbies: Team Manager:

Brett Francis

Sponsors: clps.com, QLD HOT PROPERTY Contact: Jordan Lloyd started in go-karts and is now racing Formula Ford in selected rounds of the Australian Formula Ford Championship, this year under the guidance of experienced Queenslander Brett Francis. 2011 Championship Standing:

23rd

Best 2011 Round Result:

10th, Winton

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#96 DAVID SERA Age:

23 years old

Born: Hometown:

Melbourne, Vic

Occupation: 2012 Race Car:

Mygale SJ11a

Colour:

Orange/Black

Favourite Track:

Ipswich Kart Track

Most Challenging Track: Motor Racing Hero:

Michael Schumacher

Hobbies:

AFL, Golf Motorsport, Travelling

Team Manager:

Bruin Beasley

Sponsors:

Coates Hire, Monster Energy, Money Choice

Contact:

www.davidsera.com

David Sera is a 14 time national and 44 time state Go Karting champion steps up to Formula Ford in 2012, with a limited national campaign coupled to a Victorian State Level schedule. His Coates Hire/Monster Energy Mygale is prepared out of the Minda Motorsport stables, pitting him alongside Jack LeBrocq and Macauley Jones. 2011 Championship Standing:

Debut at Phillip Island 2012

Best 2011 Round Result:

NA

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