From Daniel Powell
In only his second appearance of the 09/10 season at Parramatta City Raceway (Sydney, NSW); Cameron Gessner has managed to come away with another Top 5 feature race result over the weekend and once again it was during a round of the World Series Sprintcar (WSS) Championship.
The Queenslander, who repeated his fifth place finish during an earlier WSS round at PCR back in December, was disappointed not to have finished on the podium after he was right in the mix up until the closing stages when a few wrong decisions in lapped traffic denied him of such a result.
“A top five result was the aim for the weekend and we managed to come away with that, but I would’ve liked to have finished a bit higher as we were quick enough to do it and lapped traffic didn’t work in our favour,” Gessner admitted, who had qualified fifth for the feature race after he had finished the previous night’s preliminary feature race in seventh spot. “Any time you finish inside the top five in WSS is a huge effort and my Cheetah chassis’ are certainly working well around PCR. Earlier in the weekend we time trialled really well [third] and that really set up our strong result in the end.”
Over the weekend Gessner and his CG Motorsport team endured a mixture of PCR track conditions that certainly kept everyone on their toes.
“On Friday night the track was very hooky and rutty and the aim was to just finish the preliminary feature race and collect points for the following night and we did that,” said the QLD # 68 Metalcorp / AUS Fuel backed Cheetah driver, who currently sits sixth overall in the WSS point standings. “The next night we go out the track is totally the opposite as it was slick from top to bottom and that suited my driving style and the Cheetah car and I think that our performance on the night reflected that.”
Gessner and his team will not be competing in the Australia Day race meeting down south or any of the remaining rounds of the WSS Championship; instead the plan for the remainder of the 09/10 season is to contest domestic shows and also a few shows down at PCR.
“Our budget doesn’t allow us to head down south this weekend or complete the remaining rounds of WSS,” Gessner commented. “We’ll just stick to running the local shows up here in Queensland to further develop our new car. We might even head down to PCR, as have had a few good runs down there this season and it’d be good to see how we’d end up during their local race meetings.”
For the 09/10 season Gessner is supported by AUS Fuel, Direct Haul, Breast Cancer Australia, Metalcorp, Centastate Civil Contractors, QLD Speedway Spares, Greenies Tippers, Cheetah Performance and Don Ott Race Engines.