EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Todd Hazelwood has never raced up north of Queensland, and after Perth’s success he is ready for his debut at the Townsville street circuit for Round 4 of the Dunlop Development Series.
The South Australian also had a successful test day a week ago at Queensland Raceway, believing he has what it takes to consistently remain inside the top-ten.
“I cannot wait to get out on track and cut some laps around this tricky street circuit … there is some really cool aspects about the Townsville circuit that I believe will suit my driving style well,” Hazelwood said.
“We had a very successful test day last Wednesday and I’m feeling confident that we can keep moving up through the field.
“Perth was a dream weekend, everything went to plan and we were able to capitalise on every situation.
“If we can qualify strong again it will help set-up our weekend perfectly, and hopefully we can bank some good points and move forward in the championship.”
The teenager is currently inside the top-ten of the championship in ninth on 510 points, and is currently leading the rookie standing in the Dunlop Series.
Hazelwood has also picked up some great Queensland sponsors who will be supporting him throughout the round at Townsville.
“I’m really excited to start new partnerships with Thomas Steel Fabrication, ACS Engineering, City Generators and Protile for this weekend,” Hazelwood said.
“Without the support from these businesses we would be unable to race.
“With what we have installed for our sponsors this weekend they are sure to enjoy a great weekend and hopefully we can get some good results for them too. “
Hazelwood will hit the circuit today for practice; check the schedule below for television and racing times.
Round 4 Dunlop Development Series Townsville 500 (all times AEST)
Friday: Practice 1: 9:00, Practice 2: 13:25
Saturday: Qualifying 1: 8:45, Race 1: 15:30 (Race 1 live on Seven/7mate)
Sunday: Qualifying 2: 9:25, Race 2: 13:15 (Race 2 live on Seven/7mate)