QUEENSLAND PRIVATEERS RETURN TO V8 RACING

Beikoff Racing acquires a new car for 2019 …

STORY: AARON NOONAN
IMAGES: AN1 IMAGES (JUSTIN DEELEY/INETPICS)

FORMER V8 Supercar Development Series privateers Shane and Jono Beikoff are heading back into V8 racing.

The Queenslanders have purchased the ex-Rod Lynch Motorsport Falcon AU that was originally built by Craig Harris’ team and raced in Castrol colours in Harris’ hands in the Konica Series back in 2002.

The father and son combination sold its existing Falcon AU (originally Rod Salmon’s Oneworld car) late last year however the car they have purchased is another they have history with.

Shane raced the car at Phillip Island’s final round of the Fujitsu Series in 2006 in a one-off arrangement after Jono had crashed the family team’s regular car at Bathurst in the penultimate round and it was unable to be fixed in time for the ‘Island.

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The team’s plan for this season is that the car will appear at two Queensland Raceway State meetings in April and May with the potential for some appearances in the Kumho Super3 Series as well.

The team also is available for lease-drive enquiries for the 2019 season at state or national level.

Most of the same team members involved in the team from 2002 to 2009 have re-formed for the 2019 racing program.

The Beikoffs have been winners in both the Super2 and Super3 Series having spent eight seasons alternating between driver and engineer roles in that time.

Beikoff Snr scored a race win at Wakefield Park in Super2 back in 2005 in the reverse grid race and won the Super3 (formerly Kumho V8 Touring Car Series) round at Oran Park in 2009, while son Jono finished on the podium in rounds of that same ’09 season.

The team has setup a new Facebook page where V8 fans can follow its 2019 season – follow it here.