A local father and son team have taken out first and second place in the Motorsport Australia Formula Vee NSW State Championship that concluded last weekend.
Castlereagh resident Aaron Pace became the NSW Formula Vee State Champion after beating his father to the title by just 11 points.
Contested over five rounds, Aaron beat 25 competitors after a consistent performance throughout the season finishing every race in the top five, including many first and second place finishes.
The 24-year-old has been racing the popular single seat open wheel race cars for five years and was thrilled to secure his first State title.
“Coming into the last round I knew that the title was within reach and all I had to do was finish every race,” he said.
“After five years I am over the moon to win my first title but what made the victory even sweeter was that I beat my dad who is the current National Champion.
“I started racing Formula Vees at the age of 19 and before that I had no racing experience at all, so this result shows that anyone can get involved in this competitive race category and secure a title if they put their mind to it.”
Aaron’s father and current Australian Champion, Simon Pace, said his son put up a good fight and deserved to take the title home.
“This year has been challenging for many people and to see Aaron put in such a solid effort and secure the Championship after racing was suspended between March and July is a wonderful result,” he said.
“I’m not one for giving up and I was determined to fight for the Championship, but Aaron was just too far in front on points.”
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for nearly a decade.