David Sieders will be sporting a new Naming Partner when the Auto One V8 Ute Series – protected by Armor All resumes for the second round of the year at Symmons Plains Raceway this weekend, 30 March – 1 April 2012.
Having joined the Team as a Supporting Partner last year, Tradequip has stepped up their involvement for the Tasmanian Round of the Championship with 2011 Series Runner-Up, David Sieders, taking up the Naming Rights position with signage to feature on the side and bonnet of the #8 FG XR8 Ute.
“From the first day we spoke with Tradequip about joining our Racing Programme last year, they have been one of our biggest supporters,” said Sieders, “Tradequip had already penned an agreement with the Team before the Season, which included the Tailgate Signage we had at Adelaide, and I’m so grateful that they were willing and able to increase their support when we needed it”.
“Tradequip have a full range of Automotive, Industrial and Specialist Tools and Equipment in their range, which have a perfect synergy with the V8 Utes, and they pride themselves on continual product development to keep up with an ever changing and demanding market.”
In addition to the new Naming Partner, Sieders FG Ute with also incorporate the Team's Technology Partner, In Front Technologies, on the Tailgate for this Round.
“Corporate Partnerships are getting tougher these days, so to have such a passionate and loyal partner like Tradequip behind us, I couldn’t ask for anything more; and I’ll be going out there this weekend to bank the best results I can as my way of saying thanks”.
Sieders’ physical preparation for the upcoming Round has been anything but ideal, with the 27 year-old, from Londonderry in Sydney’s West, twisting his knee when he slipped on water tidying up at home.
“I’ve been in a knee brace to assist with the recovery, but I’ve been checked out and should be fine,” said Sieders, “it was a pretty serious injury for how I got it...but I don’t think it’ll get me out of cleaning up my kids’ toys in the future”.
Despite a sensational fight back on the Streets of Adelaide in Round One, after an electrical issue in the opening race, Sieders sits equal ninth for points on the Enzed Drivers’ Leaderboard, 31 points away from the Championship Lead, but is not fazed by the position he finds himself in.
“It’s a very long season, and leading the Series after the opening round hasn’t resulted in winning the title in the past two seasons, so we’re confident that there’s more than enough opportunities to get up there,” said Sieders, “as long as we can stay within one session’s worth of points, I’m not going to get too upset at this point of the Season”.
“The bonus points this year are quite rewarding,” said Sieders, “as difficult as it may be, with Qualifying and four races this weekend, topping each points session, and having the current leaders finish no better than fourth, would actually match-up our points”.
The Australian V8 Ute Series will hit the Symmons Plains Circuit at 9.40am and 11.20am on Friday 30th March for Practice, with Qualifying at 3.10pm. Races One and Two will take place on Saturday at 11.30am and 2.45pm, with Races Three and Four on Sunday at 11.00am and 2.05pm.
Race Two will be broadcast as part of the Raceday Xtra Programme on Channel Seven, starting at 3.00pm (Australian Eastern Summer Time) – check local guides.
“It’s been a tough few weeks off the track, and I just can’t wait to get back behind the wheel and focus on getting that car back to the front of the field.”