Gulf Western Oil V8 Supercar driver Michael Hector will be in action this weekend at the tight and twisty Winton Raceway in the North East of Victoria. After two recent rounds in Queensland the Dunlop Series contests Round 5 of 7 at the popular rural track, and Hector is focussed on continuing to develop his performance with the Matt Stone Racing team.
A mid season change of teams has already paid dividends for Michael and he is looking to capitalise on this as the series enters the final three rounds. Winton is a familiar track to Hector as he has raced there in the 2012 Dunlop Series round and also in the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series in the same year. His visits to Winton having netted two Top 15 results and he sees no reason why that will not be the goal again this weekend. A monster 34 car grid will face the starter in Round 5, the largest Dunlop Series field seen at Winton. Although the quality and size of the field is at its peak, Hector believes he has the speed and crew to push the Gulf Western Oil FG Falcon into the Top 15 again in 2013.
“The field is fantastic this weekend, and sensibly V8 Supercars have divided the qualifying into two sessions for half the field at a time. On a short track like Winton that is a great decision.” Michael commented. “We are setting some high goals but I believe if I can get the Qualifying nailed we really can run in that mid field group. Matt Stone and the boys have done a lot of work on the car since it returned ‘home’ and I’m sure the Gulf Western Oil Falcon will do the job. I have raced at Winton a few times and had some reasonable results. This weekend is really important to try and move up the Dunlop Series Pointscore.” Hector added.
The 5th Round of the Dunlop Series will be held over three races at Winton in Victoria this weekend.
Michael Hector sits in 25th position in the 2013 Championship.
Michael Hector is proudly supported by Gulf Western Oil, Carrington Equipment Group, CEG Rentals, McLuskey Insurance Brokers, Wurth, Griffiths Transport Newcastle, Doherty Heavy Equipment Repairs, and Action Plant Support & Koala Glass Newcastle