Matt Campbell and Gary Beggs at Bathurst last weekend.
Matt Campbell and Gary Beggs at Bathurst last weekend. Contributed

Pairs Bathurst finish

GARY Beggs and Matt Campbell both finished with seventh placings in support races to the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour last weekend.

Beggs competed for a second time at Bathurst in the saloon car class.

He qualified 11th for the first race in a field of 35.

Consistency was the hallmark of his driving on Friday and Saturday with sevenths in the first two races and a ninth in the third

Beggs was in sixth place before the driver in front lost control and Beggs was swamped by a number of drivers.

"I decided to back off rather than hit the wall and it took a while to gain momentum and move up to ninth in the third race," Beggs said.

"Bathurst is the best track you could possibly drive on.

"My car, an AU Ford Falcon, is eligible to go in the 12 hour but the ($50,000) cost is out of reach."

Campbell had a successful weekend competing in a Formula Ford run by Greg Fahey Motorsport.

This was Matt's second time competing at Mt Panorama, but his first in a Formula Ford. With Friday's practice session shortened due to track incidents, no competitive laps were recorded.

After qualifying, he was seventh in a field of 36 in 2min 31.2224sec.

In race one, the car in front of Matt stalled on the grid, which resulted in him dropping back to 14th place before he improved to eighth.

He was seventh in his final two races, missing sixth in the third race by 0.09sec.

His best lap time of 2.29.7085 pleased Fahey who is trying to lease a national level car for Campbell to race at Bathurst in October.

Campbell was happy with his debut in Formula Ford at Bathurst.

"The more you race at Bathurst, the more you learn. You have to be committed to succeed there," he said.

My car, an AU Ford Falcon, is eligible to go in the 12 hour but the ($50,000) cost is out of reach.


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