2010 SPARCO ROTAX NATIONALS – Saturday notebook

Brothers battle for dinner table honours at this weekend’s Sparco Rotax Nationals there are no less than six sets of brothers competing.

In the Rotax Heavy the Pringle brothers, Jason and Rick, are going head to head with the Moore brothers, Lane and Trent. While the Greenbury brothers, Matt and Tyler, are battling for the top honour in the Rotax Light class against Damien Ward, who’s younger brother Lucas is contesting the Formula JMA Light category.

Also competing in the Rotax Light category is the Lindgren brothers, Dylan and Jack, while the Woodland brothers, Danny and Anthony, will are racing in the Rotax Over 35s division.

The Corbett brothers, Dale and Chris, are competing in Formula JMA Heavy and Light respectively.

Yarwood aiming for ‘High Five’
While he may be more used to watching the kids television show High Five with his daughter Paige, William Yarwood has got his sights set on a different type of High Five at this weekend’s Sparco Rotax Nationals in Ipswich.

Yarwood, who won four consecutive Rotax Heavy crowns from 2003 to 2006, a streak broken at Ipswich by Queenslander Kel Treseder in 2007, has got his sights firmly set on securing his fifth Rotax crown, and tenth of his long career, this weekend.

Queensland – beautiful one day, perfect the next
While many parts of Australia have been enduring heavy rain, the weather at the Sparco Rotax Nationals has been nothing short of perfect.

Yesterday’s second day of practice at Ipswich was held under the beaming sun with a high temperature throughout the day of 28 degrees. Today’s activity was contested in overcast conditions but still extremely comfortable with an expected top of 28 degrees.

Deadly back in good order
Four-time and defending Rotax Light National Champion David Sera was feeling less than 100%, more like 50%, yesterday following an incident during the opening practice session.

Sera had a coming together with another competitor which resulted in his Arrow kart launching into the air and landing heavily. The impact jarred Sera’s neck and back leaving very tender. After a trip to a physiotherapist late in the afternoon the Victorian was almost back to normal today.