THE 2020 INDUSTRIE CLOTHING NSW SUPERSPORTS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK THIS SUNDAY THE 15TH OF NOVEMBER.
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It’s been a very difficult year for motor racing, however, Round 3 of the 2020 Industrie Clothing NSW Supersports State Championship has shown that Supersports racing in NSW has a great future, with a great field of eighteen Supersports prototype cars ready to line up for Qualifying on Sunday morning.
Although leading the pack in the Championship pointscore race, after a spectacular arrival to Supersports in Round 1, and then enduring some difficulties in Round 2, Ryan Godfrey will not be there to defend his leading position on the ladder from the irreverently serious Stephen Champion and his flying Champion’s Business Growth Advisors white and red GWR Radical. A negligible 2 point margin separating them at the top of the points table, Stephen, with his skill and daring on the racing surface in his Radical SR3 well known to all his fellow competitors, may be expected to take the lead in the Championship by Sunday evening.
However, Peter White and his bright yellow First Neon sponsored GWR Radical SR8 is not far behind Stephen in the point score, and the distance between them will be the highlight of every lap of racing over the three races on Sunday.
Although the ladder is packed with the names of superstar Supersports drivers, the laid back but fast Michael Donellan came from the ranks of behind the scenes officials to sit in a GWR Radical SR3 for the first time in Round 1 earlier this year, and after two rounds of surgically precise and consistent racing near the front, Michael now finds himself in fourth place on the pointscore. Michael is equal on points with the Type-A no-nonsense Peter Clare and his trusty Volante Rosso Radical SR8, something which no doubt will ensure Peter will be on a mission for every lap of each of the three races over Round 3 this Sunday.
Sadly, sixth place man racer in the poinstcore, Alex Kenny, won’t be present for Round 3 after delays in getting parts for his exotic Juno.However, his closest adversary in the championship, Neale Muston, who is only one point behind Alex, will be expected as usual to be fighting hard near the front of the pack in his Excalibur Racing sponsored Radical Australia prepared Radical SR8.
Not too far behind Neale in the point score is Suzy Hughes, who with a small amount of additional speed from her Fasidu sponsored GWR Radical may find herself challenging for higher places in the results and a higher position in the pontscore by Sunday evening.
First round winner, and series sponsor, Nick Kelly and his flying and feared Industrie Clothing Radical SR8, will be back to establish himself higher up in the pointscore by the end of the weekend after missing Round 2, Nick will be on a mission to make up many places form his current tenth place in the pointscore.
Big time NSW Supersports supporter, and in eleventh place in the pointscore, all-round good guy Greg Kenny and his Volante Rosso prepared and Bluegate sponsored Radical SR3 will also be expecting to move up the ladder by the end of the weekend.
Twelfth place in the pointsscore, Steven Roberts will be itching to get himself in his immaculately prepared Radical Australia Radical SR8 after his Round 2 debut in motor racing.The highly experienced Chris Barry will be back in his rapid PRB S6 to give the Radicals a bit of Hell in the pointscore just ahead.
First year racer, Craig McLatchey, in his Radical Australia Radical SR3, fifteenth in the pointscore but only a handful behind Chris, Steven, and Greg, will be improving and intending to put pressure on his closest competitors.
The intense John Beck missed Round 1, and after a slo2w start in Round 2 moved though the field to gain some useful points, enough to put more pressure on himself for Round 3.
Paul Palmer has moved from his well known Class 2 West single seater to a very well known ex-Darren Barlow Stohr, and Paul will be not only challenging not only all the Radicals but also himself in the Stohr.
It’s also great to see returning racers, Kostinken Pohorukov and Brad Shiels, come back to Supersports representing Tilton Racing in their Radical SR3’s. Also great to see first time Supersports racers Warwick Morris and Jason Kencevski join in with the Superports racing.
Finally, 2018 NSW Superports State Champion, Mitch Neilson, is having his first run in his Volante Rosso prepared Radical SR3 for 2020.
Qualifying starts at 9 am on Sunday, with three races throughout the day. Spectators are allowed at the venue, however you must pre book your ticket via the ARDC. The racing can be followed live on Natsoft, and a highlights package will be on Blend Line TV shortly after the event.
Catch up with the season so far with our Round 1 & 2 Highlights packages here: