For the second occasion in the 2018-19 season, Tim Weir has stood tall amongst the country’s best Modified Sedan racers. This time, it was during last weekend’s National Modified Sedan Title at Kingaroy Speedway in Queensland.
Campaigning one of the oldest makes of car in the field –the Qld # 58 Clarko’s Performance supported XF Ford Falcon – Weir, who is the current and three-time Queensland Title holder in the National 4s class, managed to impressively qualify into the National Title deciding feature race. Despite failing to finish the 40-lap event due to a differential failure on lap 18, he was thrilled to back up qualifying for the King’s Royal feature race at the same venue earlier this year.
“It was a fantastic achievement to make it into the National Title decider, especially when you consider the high calibre of drivers in the field from around the country,” expressed Weir, who recorded the 12th fastest lap overall from the entire National Title field.
“None of this would have been possible without the team that I have around me, which includes my car owner David Clarkson, as they worked hard throughout the weekend and this result is certainly a reflection of all of their continued efforts.”
To say that Weir earned his spot into the National Title feature race in sensational style would be putting it mildly. After failing to finish his opening heat race, once again caused by differential woes, he was forced to play catch up in the remaining three heat races, which included a solid victory in his final heat race, and he was forced to qualify into the feature race via the B main. In the B main, he put in an outstanding drive during the final laps to move from position five to claim the win in what was one of best drives of the whole weekend.
“The B main was a bit of a blur for me, as I just gave it my all on the high side of the track on the restart and it paid off in the best possible result,” Weir added.
Weir and his team might not have latest equipment under them, but their determination that is mixed with their hard work with the car setup is helping them to continue to punch well above their weight.
The next event for Weir and the team is going to be the rescheduled Queensland Modified Sedan Title on the Saturday night of May 11 at Gympie’s Mothar Mountain Speedway.
The David Clarkson-owned car is proudly supported by the following 2018-19 season sponsors: Clarko’s Performance, Tony Metal and Speed, and Race Products. Special thanks must go to car owner David Clarkson, Weir’s dad David, Weir’s brother Justin, Steve Lawson, Darren Hodge, Jayden Clarkson, Tony Anderson, and Weir’s girlfriend Teneale Cryer.
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