Shannons Supercar Showdown Season Three

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The Shannons Supercar Showdown is back for series three this year, unveiling a new team and a new prize.

Season 3 with Ford Performance Racing. Source: FPR

Season 3 with Ford Performance Racing. Source: FPR

Eight young rookies this year will battle it out in a series of challenges to claim the number one prize of winning the Shannons Supercar Showdown.

The series is back for it’s third season, this year under Ford Performance Racing and also with a brand new prize, a 2014 testing contract with Ford Performance Racing and a race at Homebush this year in a Dunlop Development Series car.

Professional V8 Supercar drivers Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom will be the driver coaches this year, with brand new host motor racing reporter Briony Ingerson.

The rookies confirmed include two British drivers of Adrian Campfield and Dan Cammish, Formula Ford’s Macauley JonesChelsea Angelo and James Golding, Formula 3 stars Tim Macrow and Todd Hazelwood and current V8 Ute driver Craig Dontas.

This year’s rookies will split into teams of four, either belonging to Team Davison or Team Winterbottom.

They will compete in teams to earn points, testing their mental and psychical ability, race on simulators and compete in motorkhanas, Formula Ford, Sprint Karts and of course, V8 Supercars.

The team coach will then allocate a certain amount of points to the winner, with whoever having the most points earning themselves a place in the final four.

There is also a captain’s choice option, so if the contestant doesn’t earn many points, they may still have a place in the final four.

Unlike the two previous series, there are no eliminations this year.

The series will air over eight episodes on Australian channel 7mate Saturday evenings, online at: http://www.shannons.com.au/supercarshowdown/videos

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Todd Hazelwood More Than Ready for Phillip Island

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Todd ready to race. Picture: Coopers Photography

Todd ready to race. Picture: Coopers Photography

PREVIOUSLY RACING Formula Ford at the Phillip Island circuit last year, Todd Hazelwood is more than ready to attack the island in his Fujitsu Racing/R-Tek Dallara for the sixth round of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship.

Currently second in the Forpark National Formula 3 Championship, the 17-year-old is more than confident in closing the championship gap, for the first time this year having previous experience at a circuit on the Formula 3 calendar.

Since having a few weeks break since Queensland, the South Australian has been busy competing on season three of the Shannons Supercar Showdown show, keeping Hazelwood more than ready for this weekend.

“The championship so far has been really close, and racing at Phillip Island this weekend will make the title chase closer than ever,” said Hazelwood.

“I haven’t raced on the track since it’s been resurfaced, so I’m looking forward to going out on the track for practice tomorrow to see what elements of the circuit have changed.

“I have had good success in the past at Phillip Island, hopefully we can continue that form and put it towards our championship.”

Todd Hazelwood will hit the track tomorrow for two practice sessions, commencing at 10:45 local time. To follow Todd’s progress throughout the weekend, like his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter.

Shannons Nationals Schedule: Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship

Friday
10:45 Practice 1 – 25 minutes
13:50 Practice 2 – 25 minutes

Saturday
10:25 Qualifying 1 – 20 minutes
14:30 Race 1 – 9 laps

Sunday
10:35 Race 2 – 9 laps
14:05 Race 3 – 14 laps

Hazelwood Closes Championship Gap at Ipswich

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN Todd Hazelwood has once again showed his stance in the Forpark National Formula 3 Championship, finishing a thrilling second position for the fifth round of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship.

Having never raced at the circuit before, Hazelwood was once again quick, picking up the track in no time and setting the quickest lap time in practice.

Qualifying saw the 17-year-old start from second on the grid in the Forpark National class, but had clutch dramas causing Hazelwood to start on the back-foot for race one finishing in third.

Race two saw Hazelwood pick up second position in the 12-lap race after just being edged out for the top step of the podium.

The third feature race saw spectators stand up on their seats, having made a great comeback from the start and catching the lead pack in the Forpark National class within two laps on cold tyres. Hazelwood then battled with his teammate for the entire 16-laps, only just being edged out for the win finishing second overall.

“This weekend was great to show our true car speed that we’ve been showing good signs of in the last few rounds,” said Hazelwood.

“Our speed is consistently quick and from track-to-track I am feeling confident we are a true contender to win this year’s championship.

“Racing around the Willowbank circuit was difficult in a wings and slicks category, with being stuck behind someone with dirty air unfortunately determined our end result for this weekend.”

The teenager also set the fastest lap in all three races, showing the rest of the competition he’s got what it takes.

With Hazelwood currently second in the Forpark National Formula 3 class, he will be looking at closing that gap to the series leader heading into Phillip Island and Sandown.

Hazelwood Makes Race Debut at Queensland Raceway

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AFTER having a great day in practice yesterday, Todd Hazelwood made his qualifying and race debut at the Ipswich circuit in the Australian Formula 3 Drivers Championship.

Even from suffering from food poisoning, Hazelwood managed to qualify second in the Forpark National class and finish race one on the podium in third position.

“Pretty happy with today’s effort, didn’t get the most out of the car in qualifying which cost us pole position,” Hazelwood said.

“It was good to have another podium in race one today, but the start cost my overall result.

“My pace was good throughout the race and that showed as we had the fastest lap, hopefully tomorrow we can have a good start and move up the order.”

The South Australian is currently second in the Forpark National Formula 3 class.

“Hopefully we can gain some points on the championship leader tomorrow to remain a contender for the next three rounds of the series.”

The 17-year-old will hit the circuit again tomorrow morning for race two and later on for the feature race of 16 laps.

To follow Todd Hazelwood’s progress throughout this weekend for the fifth round of the Australian Formula 3 Championship, like Todd Hazelwood on Facebook, follow Todd on Twitter or watch the live streaming of Sunday’s races at www.thenationals.com.au.

Racing schedule: Shannons Nationals Queensland Raceway

Sunday
08:25 Race 2 (14 laps)
11:40 Race 3 (16 laps)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quickest in Practice at Queensland Raceway

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NEVER having raced on the Ipswich circuit, Todd Hazelwood has still clocked the fastest lap time today in the Forpark National Formula 3 class.

The South Australian topped the time sheets in practice one with a time of 1:07.4179, with practice two developing new techniques with the track and the car.

Hazelwood is hoping to have a successful day tomorrow, with qualifying in the morning and the first race following later in the day.

“Really happy with today’s progress in both practice sessions,” Hazelwood said.

“I was able to adapt to the track quickly and the team tried some new things for the second session.

“Really enjoying the track at the moment, although most people refer to it as the boring paper clip, there is a lot of technique involved to produce fast lap times around the track.”

The 17-year-old is hoping to have a similar weekend to round four at Sydney Motorsport Park, where he qualified pole and won the first race.

“There is still room for improvement, our aim is to put it all together for our qualifying session tomorrow morning.”

To follow Todd Hazelwood’s progress throughout this weekend for the fifth round of the Australian Formula 3 Championship, like Todd Hazelwood on Facebook, follow Todd on Twitter or watch the live streaming of Sunday’s races at www.thenationals.com.au.

Racing schedule: Shannons Nationals Queensland Raceway

Saturday
09:25 Qualifying (20 minutes)
15:35 Race 1 (12 laps)

Sunday
08:25 Race 2 (12 laps)
11:40 Race 3 (14 laps)

Todd Hazelwood Revved-Up for Round Five

Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Todd Hazelwood Racing

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AFTER taking his maiden round win in the Forpark National Formula 3 class at Sydney three weeks ago, Todd Hazelwood is more than ready to jump back in the Formula 3 for the fifth round of the Australian Formula 3 Drivers Championship.

Despite never having raced at the Ipswich circuit, Hazelwood is confident he can once again produce strong results in the Forpark National class at Queensland Raceway this weekend.

“I’m hoping to add another strong result to my debut Formula 3 season this weekend at Queensland,” Hazelwood said.

“My rivals have past-experience at the track, but we have proven this year that we are fast straight out of the gate and can challenge for the win by the end of the weekend.

“The track looks fast and challenging and I am looking forward to racing around the technical circuit for the first time.”

Todd Hazelwood is currently second in the Forpark National class, hoping to close the gap on the championship leader.

To follow Todd Hazelwood’s progress throughout this weekend for the fifth round of the Australian Formula 3 Championship, like Todd Hazelwood on Facebook, follow Todd on Twitter or watch the live streaming of Sunday’s races at www.thenationals.com.au.

Racing schedule: Shannons Nationals Queensland Raceway

Friday
09:55 Practice 1 (30 minutes)
13:25 Practice 2 (30 minutes)

Saturday
09:25 Qualifying (20 minutes)
15:35 Race 1 (10 laps)

Sunday
08:25 Race 2 (8 laps)
11:40 Race 3 (14 laps)

Round Four Win for Todd Hazelwood at Sydney

Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Todd Hazelwood Racing
Todd Hazelwood wins the Forpark National class

Todd Hazelwood wins the Forpark National class

17-YEAR-OLD Todd Hazelwood has achieved his career best in Formula 3, winning the Forpark National Formula 3 class for the fourth round of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship.

Hazelwood was consistently quick throughout the whole round, qualifying pole position, winning race one and winning the all-important 14-lap feature race, defeating his current championship rival.

The round win didn’t come easy for Hazelwood, with the Fujitsu Racing driver being pushed all the way by the championship contenders.

“The race was unreal, it was a tight race between Arrie and myself and it was great to back it up with a great result,” said Hazelwood.

“It’s been by far my best weekend in racing in open wheel racing, and it’s finally good to see the hard work and dedication paying off.

“This weekend would have not been possible without my supporters and I’d like to thank Fujitsu Racing, R-Tek Motorsport and my sponsors.”

Todd Hazelwood is now looking forward to back up his great results from this weekend at Queensland Raceway in three weeks time.

“Hopefully we can maintain our consistent run in the championship and have a good round at Queensland Raceway,” said Hazelwood.

“I’ve never raced at the Queensland circuit so it will be good to once again test my ability and learn a new track on the Formula 3 calendar.”

Hazelwood’s round win helps the South Australian’s championship campaign, closing the gap to the current series leader.

Todd Hazelwood currently sits second on 119 points in the Forpark National class, with the championship leader on 161.

The next round of the championship is held at Queensland Raceway, a part of the Shannons Nationals series on August 2-4.

Australian F3 Driver on the Road to Recovery

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Despite being involved in a monstrous crash at Hidden Valley in Darwin a few weeks ago, Steel Guiliana will be racing his Formula 3 at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend. 

Australian Formula 3 driver Steel Guiliana is set to race at this weekend’s round of the championship at Sydney Motorsport Park despite being involved in a crash at Hidden Valley a few weeks ago.

The 22-year-old endured the effects of a high impact crash at turn one, hitting the tyre barriers at the end of the 1.2km straight reaching speeds of 230 k/ph.

Fortunately Guiliana walked away unhurt due to the safety standards of the Formula 3 cars, however his car was too damaged to continue the rest of the round at Hidden Valley.

Guiliana climbed into Team BRM’s car for this weekend’s round of the championship at Sydney Motorsport Park, with the team at R-Tek Motorsport working tirelessly to prepare the car in a short period.

“The team have done a great job to turn this car around ready for Sydney and have been very supportive after my big accident,” said Guiliana.

“It certainly knocked me around but shortly after the race I felt fine and was keen to get back out there.”

“I hope we can have a strong return to the front at my home race and get our championship back on track.”

Guiliana will be racing at his home circuit this weekend, with the Sydney driver currently sixth in the Australian Formula 3 championship.

 

Written by Loren Hazelwood @LorenHazelwood

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Hazelwood Breaks Through for Maiden Race Win

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1002767_538348702868679_198163458_nSOUTH Australian Todd Hazelwood has had a great start to round four in the Australian Formula 3 championship, qualifying first position and winning race one at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Hazelwood continued his good form from practice yesterday, gaining a one-tenth gap on his teammate in qualifying to grab his first ever pole position in the Forpark National class.

The Fujitsu driver then had a good start in race one, gaining a jump on the series leader to take his maiden win in the Formula 3 category.

Hazelwood then had a race later on in the day, holding third position for the 9-lap race.

“It’s been an incredible day for myself, I achieved a lot more than I had expected,” said Hazelwood.

“It’s a great credit to my team, family and supporters to make this happen, I would have not done it without them.

“It’s difficult to get a good start here without rolling as the starting grid is on the hill. Hopefully tomorrow we can get it nailed and produce great results in race three tomorrow.”

Tomorrow’s racing includes one 14-lap race for the final race of the round.

“It’s going to be a long race so it is going to come down to who can manage their tyres the best.”

“The top three is very close, it is going to be a very spectacular 14-lap race tomorrow.”

To follow Todd Hazelwood’s progress throughout this weekend for the fourth round of the Australian Formula 3 Championship, like Todd Hazelwood on Facebook or follow Todd on Twitter.

Sunday’s schedule: Shannons National’s Sydney Motorsport Park

11:40 Race 3 (14 laps)