We competed at the 2008 Bathurst Motor Festival on 8 & 9 February 2008. The track is amazing and I was initially a bit nervous about racing there, but once I was on the track I had an absolute ball! The circuit is like a 6km roller coaster ride and it is so much fun to race on. I had driven around it in road cars before, but this was completely different.
I qualified 43rd out of 48 competitors on Friday. My lap times started around 3:02 but on Saturday I got them down 8 seconds to 2:54.
I finished 31st in race 1. The close racing was very exciting, and the 10 laps flew by too quickly. I started race 2 31st and finished 37th after breaking my gearstick coming through The Chase! Luckily I was able to limp into pit lane (stuck in 5th gear) and Craig did a quick repair job so I was able to finish, but I was 1 lap behind the leaders.
We finished the weekend without any damage, and it was great fun and a valuable learning experience.
Special thanks to our sponsors Frank Walsh Drilling and Tom Walsh for helping us achieve our dream!