A successful season on the track for Chris Ainscough resulted in a championship winning result that has lead to several driving opportunities.
July 2017 saw Topsail Australia Director, Mark Ainscough and son Chris leading the Western Australian State Speed Event Series in the under 2000cc class. As the new 2018 season gets under way Mark gives us his thoughts on how the successful season came to and end.
We completed the 2017 season, with Chris winning his class and sealing the 2017 championship.
During the 2017 season we campaigned at 13 events, these were scattered across WA and included races in; Albany, Collie, Bunbury, Wanneroo and Kwinana. In many cases we not only entered our trusty E36 BMW, but also raced the late model Black 135i, that I enjoy driving so much.
As a result of Chris winning his championship, he was also offered a drive in the Wanneroo Endurance Race, held in November. The owner of the race car, Marc Watkins was 2016 & 2017 HQ Holden champion and is leading the championship again this year, so it was a great honour for Chris to drive this very special championship car.
Chris has now been offered a drive in another HQ at Phillip Island in Victoria this August, along with some local endurance events.
Our 2018 season is going extremely well. The new race car is one that we will be able to enter in many different class races, as well as the State Speed Event Series and Targa events.