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Sunday, September 27, 2015

National title for local driver

Kieran Glover, back, with his support crew earlier today.
AFTER a rough start yesterday, Sorell Creek driver Kieran Glover staged an impressive comeback to win the 2015 Formula Vee national championship at Sydney Motorsport Park at Eastern Creek this afternoon.

After qualifying third in the first race yesterday, Glover slipped to ninth place in the second race and repairs to the gearbox were carried out overnight. He finished in fourth place in the first race today and came in first in the final race of the day, claiming the national title.

Established in the US in 1960, Formula Vee is regarded as the entry-level category of Australian motorsport. Introduced here in 1965, this class of racing can see the drivers hitting 200km/h along the straights and lap times are only slightly behind those of much more powerful cars.

Glover is an engineering student at the University of Tasmania and is believed to be the first Tasmanian driver to win the Formula Vee national series.

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