PRESS RELEASE – NSW State Championship Win
￼Media Release: 011 Issued: November 5, 2012
Snake Racing/AGI SPORT win NSW State Formula Championship
Snake Racing/AGI Sport have had another successful weekend winning three from three races in the final round of the NSW State Formula Championship at Wakefield Park, Goulburn. The team have also achieved their goal of winning the state series in their first year in Formula 3.
Driver Nathan Gotch also re-‐set his own Formula Race Car series lap record for Wakefield Park with a time of 57.35 seconds during Race 3.
Nathan said “It feels really good, one of our main goals was to win the championship before we step up to the national series and it was really good to have the championship locked away after Race 1 on Saturday”.
Team Manger, Adam Gotch said, “The team has had a great year, Nathan has won 11 out of 15 races, pole position at every round and won the NSW State title so we couldn’t be happier. The plan next year is to move up to the national series, hopefully with a couple of cars, so we are looking forward to 2013.”
The team did have a shot at two of the national rounds in 2012 and Nathan scored a maiden class win at the Shannons Nationals at Sydney Motorsport Park on July 15.
￼Nathan is looking forward to stepping up to the national championship next season. “It will be good to travel the country and compete against the professional drivers. This year has gone well and with a bit more testing I think we have a good chance at the ‘National class’ title for the ‘04 model cars within the AUS F3 Championship in 2013.”
The team achieved all their goals for their inaugural season and more with an outright lap record on the North Circuit layout at Sydney Motorsport Park in a time of 58.89 seconds during round four of the NSW State series on 23rd September.
Snake Racing /AGI SPORT Formula 3 team was also funded entirely by sponsorship during the season with a mix of ‘in kind’ and cash deals.
Team Manager Adam Gotch thanks the sponsors, “We have had some great support on board this year from a number of ‘value-‐in-‐kind’ sponsors with the likes of Valour Apparel, Exclusive Customs, Social Tap, Baileigh, PPG & Oxley Graphics all supporting us in 2012. It’s allowed us to successfully compete in a state championship, win that championship and move on next year to the national series.”
Nathan agrees, “We do want to thank the sponsors, we can’t do it without them, Snake Racing helped us out a lot, coming to the party with funding, Aquafire Protection is a great sponsor of ours and Truline Plumbing. These guys put their hands in their pockets to get us to the track and hopefully they are all happy with the results.”
The team are currently in talks with drivers to field a multi-‐car team in the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship in 2013. Once again, we hope to bring you plenty of action from the track and look forward to being a team to watch in the future.