Setback for Mundy After Crunch in Practice
Promising Tasmanian drifter Mark Mundy faces a race against time to ensure he is ready to compete in Round one of the 2012 Tasmanian Drift Series.
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Promising Tasmanian drifter Mark Mundy faces a race against time to ensure he is ready to compete in Round 1 of the Tasmanian Drift Series after damaging his car beyond repair at the pre ADGP (Australian Drifting Grand Prix) practice event at Symmons Plains Raceway on Easter weekend.
In his first outing to the Northern Tasmanian track, Mundy was beginning to gain some momentum and confidence in the lead up to ADGP when some loose gravel on the track at the end of the drift run caused him to lose traction and slide into the wall.
After returning to pit lane to inspect the damage it was quickly discovered that Mark wouldn’t be taking any further part in the practice event.
Mundy was understandably disappointed but remained upbeat as he loaded his damaged S13 onto the trailer. “I’ll get it home and get a few of the boys around next weekend to get it ready for ADGP. She’ll be right.”
But it wasn’t until the repairs were well under way a few days later that Mundy discovered the damage to the car was terminal. “Under my car I noticed something that didn’t look quite right. Further inspection reveals that the car is a write off and unfixable. Shoot me now.”
After ruling himself out of ADGP, the father of two now has his sights set on Round 1 of the local Tasmanian competition at Hobart’s Baskerville Raceway on May 26.
“I’ve found another shell that’s mint as, so I can just transfer all my gear over into that.” The enemies now are time and money. Mundy must raise the funds to purchase the new shell and then migrate all the required hardware from the wreck to the new vehicle.
Mundy still has sponsorship opportunities available to join Spartan Security & Technologies in advertising their business on his vehicle for the 2012 series, so if you’re interested in getting your brand out there in Tasmania, get in touch.