Udy called up to race in Bathurst Festival
MOTORSPORT: Whitsunday speedster Wayne Udy is ticking another item off his racing bucket list, set to contest the Bathurst Motor Festival.
Udy said it was another step forward after racing in Townsville last year.
"To do Townsville for up here was great for us because I've always been a spectator and to actually race was brilliant," he said.
"And now to do Bathurst is definitely one to tick off the bucket list and maybe next year we're looking at doing some international stuff."
The local has been training hard in the lead up to the race, putting in the time on the track.
"We do a lot of go-kart enduros on the Gold Coast," he said.
"And we private hire the racetrack here to do a bit of practice in our other race cars.
"I've also been training with Whitsunday Martial Arts."
On the back of these hard yards, Udy said he was feeling good heading into the race.
"I'm feeling pretty fit," he said.
"It's taken us a while to work some issues (with the car) out from last season.
"We had some engine issues and it's taken us probably six months of diagnostics and getting parts.
"Now the car feels pretty good, so it should be good on the day."
He'll have some stiff competition out on the track however.
"There's some great cars in the field," Udy said.
"There's the new 488 Ferrari, which isn't even really out on the road at the moment. So it will be cool to see the Ferraris down there and a few new Mercedes."
Whitsunday motorsport fans can catch Udy in action when he takes to the track with a live stream on the Bathurst Motor Festival website, or by tuning into the delayed telecast on Speedweek four weeks later.
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