Palmer Returns

By Daniel Powell

After spending the majority of the last season on the sidelines due to budget restraints and illness, Brendan Palmer is excited about his 2011/12 speedcar season prospects with the Polar Ice Racing team.

The former Australia # 2 and South Australia # 1 will pilot the Jack Berry owned QLD # 92 Polar Ice supported Hawk powered Spike for the entire season, which is going to include the Speedcar Super Series, the Australian Title at Maryborough Speedway in March of next year and the majority of the other blue-ribbon race meetings on the east coast of the country.

“I only ran a couple of race meetings last season and I’m very excited about this season and the opportunity that the Polar Ice Racing team have provided me,” expressed the Brisbane, Queensland based racer. “We have committed to running the majority of the major race meetings and the goal is to be a consistent top five contender. I know that I have the best equipment under me and am surrounded by the best team, so it’s going to be all up to me to bring home results.”

Already this season, Palmer has contested the opening two rounds of the Polar Ice Series at Archerfield Speedway. In those two outings he has managed to come away with pleasing results. The opening round saw him finish third, while at the second round, he finished just off the podium in fourth.

“I was very pleased with my results in the opening two race meetings and it’s been good to get a couple of runs under my belt before all the big shows begin,” said Palmer, who has also committed to running as many rounds of the Polar Ice Series as possible throughout the season. “Due to being out of the drivers’ seat for nearly 12 months, I have had to catch up on my race fitness and the key to getting on top of that is going to be getting as many laps as possible.”

This Saturday night (October 22) at Maryborough Speedway in Queensland, Palmer and the Polar Ice Racing team will contest the opening round of the Speedcar Super Series.

Palmer would like to thank, car owner Jack Berry, crew chief Paul ‘Murf’ Murphy, and the rest of the Polar Ice Racing team for all of their support.