Young gun Lachlan Mineeff successfully completes maiden Super3 test
Lachlan Mineeff has successfully completed his maiden Supercars test with Matt Stone Racing at Queensland Raceway yesterday.
The 19-year-old, currently competing in the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, completed 30 laps of the Ipswich-based venue in one of Matt Stone Racing’s Super3 specification Ford FG Falcons in what was his first taste of Supercars machinery.
Continuing a relationship, which began at the Winton Supercars round where Mineeff worked together with the team, driving the older specification Falcon still impressed the 19-year-old.
Mineeff was thankful for the opportunity afforded to him by Matt Stone Racing and is hopeful another may arise in the future.
“Wow, that was just an awesome experience driving a Supercar for the first time,” Mineeff exclaimed post-test.
“Huge thanks to Matt Stone Racing for the opportunity to drive its car for a number of laps. It was really cool to get an experience of what the type level of motorsport is like in these cars.
“There were a huge amount of differences plus some similarities between the Matt Stone Racing Falcon and the Purple Sector Volkswagen Golf GTI race throughout the season in TCR Australia, which was really cool to experience.
“Rear-wheel-drive and a V8 means it is a lot quicker down the straights, but you’ve really got to wrestle the car through the corners.
“It’s a huge thanks to the team and I’m looking forward to what the future may provide.”