21/08/2008 - Tweedie Returns to Victory Lane and Maintains Second Place in NSW Formula ford 1600 Championship

Tom flies at Wakefield Park - Race 2

After qualifying second and winning the opening race during the fifth and penultimate round of the NSW Formula Ford 1600 Championship it as looked as though Tom Tweedie was on track to take out his first round win of the year, but unfortunately it wasn't to be.

Both race two and three didn't turn out the best, as during the second race Tweedie and Leigh Burgess came together that saw Tweedie spin and become airborne and that caused suspension and brakes damage, but he still finished the race, although back in ninth.

Tweedie was on a charge through the field in the third and final race only to be slowed by gearbox woes, which quite possibly could have been caused by his race two accident, and once again finished in ninth.

Despite all the dramas over the weekend, Tweedie was pleased to register his second win of the year, and to also maintain his second placing in the overall NSW Formula Ford 1600 Championship point standings.

"The weekend started great, as I qualified second and won the opening race, so I was pleased happy about that," said the #19 Anglo Australian Motorsport Comtec Spirit driver.

"It was really disappointing with how the remainder of the weekend turned out, and if it wasn't for the incident in the second race, I felt I might have had a chance to claim a championship round win. With one round to go and Ryan [Simpson] close to taking out the championship, the aim is to just do the very best I can to claim a round win and also maintain my current place in the championship."

Tweedie's confidence heading into the sixth and final round of the NSW Formula Ford 1600 Championship on September 27 & 28 as it is to be held at Eastern Creek Raceway. It was back during the second round of the championship in May where Tweedie had an awesome weekend with Ryan Simpson and it also saw him claim a race win, and this time the 19-year-old is planning to go there and win the whole round.

Tweedie is also in the final evaluation selection for CAMS Rising Star support for the 2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship and will be testing at Winton Motor Raceway in Northern Victoria in a week's time for two days in a Duratec Australian Championship car. He also will be racing one of Minda Motorsport's new Spectrum Formula Ford's this coming weekend at the Winton during the penultimate round of the Victorian Championship, so Tweedie will be well acquainted with the circuit and also is scheduled to race for Minda in the final round of the Victorian Championship at Phillip Island Raceway. 2008 will have been a busy and rewarding year for Tweedie and will assist him greatly in his future motor racing career and Europe hopefully in two years time.

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