New two-car team to debut at Coffs Harbour Rally
- 21st September 2012, 8:55am
“Michael and I have been racing the two cars independently throughout the season, but are really looking forward to joining up and racing as a team and against each other for this round” says Butcher.
Butcher and Busby have been working on each car individually in their home states of Tasmania and South Australia. The Mazda RX7 and Ford Escort have both undergone major rebuilds and painted in the team’s familiar black.
“We are looking forward to working again with our sponsors Driver Skills Australia and Britz. It is a great partnership that we have developed which has enabled us to bring a second car into the team. This will also be the first time my Escort has been entered in a high profile event. Although smaller and less powerful then Michael’s RX7 – I look forward to pushing the Escort and seeing who comes out in front” said Butcher.
“I am really eager to race the Mazda up against Mark’s Escort and to get a great result for the team – and of course I would love to beat the boss in his Escort. I have enjoyed working with Mark at Driver Skills Australia and hope that we can put some of the advanced driving skills I have developed into practise over the weekend” said Busby.
Busby will be competing in the final of the RallySchool.com.au Junior Rally Championship after qualifying earlier in the year.
Butcher will be driving in the classic section of the rally against the likes of multiple Australian Rally Champion Neal Bates driving his classic Toyota Celica.
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