RADICAL competitors from East and West will combine when the second round of the 2022 Radical Cup Australia Series heads to the Bunnings Trade Perth SuperNight event at Wanneroo this weekend.
The first national-level Radical event to be held at the famous venue North of Perth will see a strong local contingent take on the best from the East coast in a pair of 45-minute endurance races that should provoke plenty of action.
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The field is comprised of familiar faces from the opening round at Phillip Island, but also new names making their Radical Cup Australia debut.
Going one further than that is 16-year-old Caleb Sumich who won’t only make his debut in the series - but in circuit racing overall.
The Wanneroo round represents the teenager’s first car race with the P-plates to be firmly attached to his Arise Racing-prepared SR3 SRX.
Sumich won Arise’s junior driver program for 2022, with the support from the team enabling him to make his racing debut this season.
The year 11 high school student is already a well credentialled driver, having performed stunt driving duties for movies alongside a glittering karting career that commenced at age eight.
Based at the circuit, Arise Racing will field 12 cars this weekend.
Among them will be Porsche racer Madeline Stewart and former Australian F3 frontrunner, Bryce Moore.
Powerhouse combo Adam Lisle and Jordan Oon, who finished on the podium in the opening round of the national tour at Phillip Island last time out, are likely to be among the key favourites within the WA brigade.
Series leader Chris Perini will head West looking to build his margin at the top of the standings aboard his Bing Technologies entry, while Peters Paddon and Carr will again join forces in the #31 First Focus entry following a successful hitout at Phillip Island that has them well in early title contention.
This weekend’s event shifts the focus to the more traditional Radical format of a pair of longer distance races, in this case one 45-minute affair each on Saturday and Sunday of the event.
The move from the sprint racing seen at Phillip Island has seen four combinations enter two drivers: Paddon / Carr and Lisle / Oon among them.
Jay Wong and Sam Dicker, and Travis Sharpe and Joe Bergic will both join forces for the pair of pit stop races.
Much of WA’s best Radical talent will be on track this weekend; six of the top nine finishers in the 2021 WA State Championship series (won by Porsche star, Aaron Love) standings represented on the grid – including runner-up Adam Lisle and third placed Elliot Schutte.
Cars hit the track for a pair of practice sessions on Friday, before Qualifying (11:30am) and Race 1 (3:45pm) on Saturday. Sunday’s final race commences at 10:20am local time.
Qualifying and both races will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 506 and Kayo Sports on Saturday and Sunday.