Sieders Truckin' to a Winton debut

Colin Sieders will be making his debut appearance in the one and only Australian National Truck Racing Organisation’s Championship Round for 2011 at Winton Motor Raceway this long weekend, 1-2nd October.

Colin, who drives the Bisley Workwear Falcon in the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series, is the only male from his family-based Sieders Racing Team without a start in the SuperTruck Series, and the 28-year-old can’t wait to make his own mark.

“I think I’m nearly as excited about racing in the truck as I am about racing in the Supercar at Bathurst the week after,” said Sieders, “I’m the only one in family that hasn’t done it, and I’ll be running in my Uncle Al’s Super Truck, which is easily one of, if not the best in the country.”

The name Sieders is synonymous with the spectacle of the SuperTruck Series, with numerous records and results from two-generations of Sieders, including the 1997 Australian Championship Title to Colin’s father Bill.

 “The rest of the family have had some great successes in the Series, with Dad taking the National Title, and going to Winton is a buzz, with my older brother Luke still holding the lap record for the Trucks on the 2.3km Clubman Track, so I’m keen to get in there and see what I can do.”

The 2011 Season was originally scheduled to hold three rounds, however, the other two rounds scheduled for Perth and Queensland Raceway were cancelled whilst the Series Organisers work on returning the category to its former glory.

“From an outsider’s perspective, it may have looked like the Series is all but defunct,” said Sieders, “but the organisers have been spending a lot of time restructuring the category as well as working with the New Zealand Series to build it up, and I’m psyched to be part of it”.

With Trucks in his blood, Colin is hoping for a great result from the weekend, but is realistic about the difficulties he’ll be up against, especially with his permanent disabilities from a tragic car accident as a 15-year-old.

“I’ll most likely only get the one run before Qualifying, and it’s going to be a real challenge in these Turbo’s without the ability to left foot brake,” said Sieders, “but my injuries have never stopped me before”.

Colin will be entered as the co-driver with Glen Dobson, who is normally the number one mechanic on the Truck, and there is a real possibility that the one-off appearance could net Sieders a trophy rival that of his Father’s.

“It’s going to be a bit of fun, and it’s such a different atmosphere, but we’re going to also be taking it very seriously, and have a real crack at taking the Australian Championship in both the Main and Co-Driver categories.”

The one and only Australian National Truck Racing Organisation’s Championship Round for 2011 will take place at Winton Motor Raceway this long weekend, 1-2nd October.