Maxwell Impresses in Darwin Finishing Second at States

Sprint Karting, Thomas Maxwell
Thomas Maxwell leading the way in Darwin

Thomas Maxwell leading the way in Darwin

15-YEAR-OLD Thomas Maxwell has achieved his career best result to date in sprint karting, finishing second at the Open State Titles in Junior National Light at his home circuit at Hidden Valley.

The Dino Kart driver impressed from day one, qualifying pole position in both sessions by nearly two-tenths to his Australian champion rival.

Maxwell backed up his speed and set the fastest lap both heats, winning comfortably in heat one.

Heat two saw Maxwell race hard with Bryce Fullwood, passing Fullwood with two-laps to go and taking his second win for the weekend.

Maxwell once again had a tight battle with Fullwood, making a spectacular finish in the pre-final crossing the line in second by one-tenth of a second.

With the racing being close throughout the whole weekend, Maxwell started second for the final. At the start Maxwell was pushed back to fifth, but fought back passing his opponents one-by-one.

The teenager then managed to regain second position, hunting down his rival and pulling away from the rest of the field.

As the laps went on, Maxwell started to catch the Australian champion by nearly one-tenth a lap.

After lap 9, the kart started to go off after making the wrong technical change to the kart, allowing the times to drop a tenth a lap, allowing Fullwood to maintain the margin.

Thomas Maxwell finished in second place in the final to Bryce Fullwood, with the gap back to third over two-seconds.

“I was extremely happy with our results over the weekend,” said Maxwell.

“Being able to break through for my maiden pole position and podium really shows that all our hard work over the last few weeks has really paid off.

“The Dino kart showed great pace throughout the whole weekend setting numerous fastest laps throughout the races and I look forward to the next title.”

Maxwell’s next race meeting is at Darwin, then will head to Melbourne in a few weeks time to back-up his great results and race at the City of Melbourne event.

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Consistency the key for Todd Hazelwood’s championship

Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Todd Hazelwood Racing
Todd in race two. Photo by Dirk Klynsmith

Todd in race two. Photo by Dirk Klynsmith

17-YEAR-OLD Todd Hazelwood has stayed out of trouble in an eventful round at the Hidden Valley circuit for the third round of the Australian Formula 3 Drivers Championship to take out his third second-place podium for the season.

Hazelwood showed his pace early on in the round, having the quickest time in the Forpark National class on Friday.

The South Australian continued his strong success in the racing, steering clear in an eventful race one which consisted of three safety cars and was cut short by one lap. Races two and three were green throughout, developing some great open-wheel racing.

Todd Hazelwood finished second in all three races this weekend, continuing his strong form in this year’s Forpark National Formula 3 Championship.

“Race one was very eventful, I thought it was best to keep the car straight,” Hazelwood said.

“It was great racing under green for the other two races to really feel what the Fujitsu Racing Dallara was capable of and we showed that in our results.

“For now I am focussing on my championship and looking forward to my first time out at Sydney Motorsport Park for the fourth round of the series.”

The teenager also gained some local support while racing in Darwin.

“It was great to have Hydrokleen and Bosch Service Centre on the side of the car for the Skycity Triple Crown event,” Hazelwood stated.

“Without the local support, this race would have not been possible.

“The atmosphere of the event and the local supporters was overwhelming and I can’t wait to race in Darwin again in the future.”

The Fujitsu Racing driver is currently in second place in the Forpark National Formula 3 Championship.

Todd Hazelwood’s next race is held at Sydney Motorsport Park for the fourth round of the Australian Formula 3 Drivers Championship on the 12 – 14 June.

Todd Hazelwood Ready for V8 Supercars Event in Darwin

Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Todd Hazelwood Racing


17-year-old Todd Hazelwood will head up north in two weeks time to race at the V8 Supercar event in Darwin, racing in the Australian National Formula 3 series.

The Adelaide-based driver recently raced at Bathurst and Tasmania this year and finished second at both rounds. Hazelwood is hoping he can continue his strong form in Darwin and go one better; take out the win for the National class.

Todd Hazelwood is yet to race around the Hidden Valley circuit, but is looking forward to the challenge ahead of him.

“I can’t wait to head up to Hidden Valley, as I have had great success previously throughout the Northern Territory claiming four state titles in my go-karting career, said Hazelwood.

“The team and myself have worked extra hard over the past six weeks and I am confident I can perform better with some key updates to the car.

“The first two rounds were a great success, finishing second in both rounds with only spending minimal time in the Formula 3 car due to budget constraints.

“Racing in front of the V8 Supercar teams, drivers and supporters is an exhilarating experience and hopefully we can continue our strong championship form in Darwin.”

Todd will hit the Hidden Valley circuit on Friday 14 June. To keep track of Todd Hazelwood Racing’s progress at the V8 Supercar round in Darwin, like his page on Facebook or follow Todd Hazelwood on Twitter.

PDF Document: Press Release- Hazelwood for V8 Event