Frog Racing update

May 31, 2011

It has been a busy year for the Frog Racing Team with a decision made to contest the national rounds this year. The first round was Eastern Creek in Sydney consisting of a nine-hour night race in treacherous rainy conditions. 

With a field of 35 karts, the frogs managed to consistently hold down 20th position, a good effort from this army of frogs who funnily enough are not accustomed to water.

Next up was the first round of the Queensland championships, held at Ipswich.  The frogs were on a mission to continue last year’s stats of no DNFs (did not finish).  They managed to find some pace and got within one second of the fastest time of the day.

As with last year, consistence seems to be the key to endurance racing. Being the fastest on the track is not always needed. This certainly showed when a muffler change to the karts created a lot of reliability issues for the other teams but not for the frogs who have designed a bracket system which they are now selling to other teams.

When the frogs started last season they were 16 seconds off the pace and credit goes to the team and drivers who are now three quarters of a second off the pace from last year’s champion kart.  All drivers have managed to continually better their lap times, each setting a new personal best at each round.

The Frogs are headed to Ipswich for their next round, which is a 24-hour race where the frogs will clock up in excess of 1400 kilometres. The frogs are currently in 10th after round three of the Queensland championships and are chasing down 9th in what is proving to be a very close competition.  They are also sitting in 19th position in the National championships.