FLOOR IT: Jordan McGregor putting his Formula 4 car through its paces on the tarmac.
FLOOR IT: Jordan McGregor putting his Formula 4 car through its paces on the tarmac.

Car ‘second-hand’ after throttle sticks

MOTORSPORT: Whitsunday product Jordan McGregor headed south at the weekend, taking on Phillip Island in the Formula 4.

Starting his career behind the wheel of a go-kart, the 17-year-old last year took the plunge into the V8 Supercar support class.

It wasn't to be at the weekend however with his pride and joy coming off second best.

"I didn't even end up racing to be honest," he said.

"I crashed in the practice run.

"My throttle got stuck on."

McGregor said the state of the car left a lot to be desired.

"It was pretty second-hand," he said.

"I hit the wall doing 180kmh."

Thankfully, it was just his ride that was banged up.

It was lights out for his time on the track however.

"The damage was that bad that we couldn't fix it at the track," he said. He's adamant it won't put him out of the next race, with the car already undergoing repairs.

"We got it back in the workshop and we'll have it all ready for round three in six weeks at Sydney Motorsport Park," he said.

Giving it a red hot crack in his first year in the division, McGregor said his ultimate goal was to drive professionally.

The young racer is looking for sponsors to continue his bid. To contact McGregor visit Jordan McGregor Motorsport on Facebook.


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