Springfield’s Luke King has returned from the Bathurst 1000 Toyota 86 Racing Series with three podium finishes.
The four day event saw racers from across the country descend on Mt Panorama for a shot at glory. Despite recording the fastest lap record for an 86 in the practice run, King had a less than stellar start in the qualifying race due to engine issues.
He still placed fourth, and after an engine swap, was able to finish race one of the series in second place. This was quickly backed up by a first place finish in race two and finished up his campaign with a third in race 3.
Speaking to media post conclusion of the event, King said he was thrilled with the result and wished to extend his thanks to his team and all those on the ground that made the series run smoothly. “What a way to finish the weekend, three podiums at Bathurst and a huge haul of championship points.
“We finished second in race one, took the chequered flag in race two and third in race three this morning, which put us on the podium for every race. “Great racing by everyone. “So happy to have had a top step on the podium at one of the most challenging race circuits in the world.
“A huge thanks to TAFE NSW Bathurst, all of my crew and the team at Fast Track Communications for being here. “There are so many people behind the scenes who I wouldn’t be here without, thank you, ” King said.
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