Matt Stone Racing driver Zane Goddard will pair up with team co-owner Jason Gomersall’s son, Ben Gomersall at this weekend’s Excel Cup Enduro held at Queensland Raceway.
This weekend provides Zane with some valuable seat time during the Supercars season break, helping him keep his eye in the game.
“With the long break in our season, it was looking like I wasn’t going to be in the car for a fair while so when Jason and Ben gave me the call up and asked me to have a go in their excel, I jumped on it straight away.” Said Zane.
“It’s good fun, especially when you have 38 cars out there and some strong drivers in the field with the likes of Tim Slade, Broc Feeney and Nash Morris. It’s a bit of fun and just keeps your eye in it for sure.”
Young Ben Gomersall is relishing the knowledge and experience that Zane brings and is taking the opportunity to learn as much as possible from him across the weekend.
“I think it is really cool to work with Zane and for him to share his experience with me. It really helps me as a young developing driver in excels. We are learning a lot from each other and how we can constantly improve the car. I think we will be a really good pairing for Sunday’s race.” Says Ben.
“It is really helpful to look over Zane’s onboard video and see where he is braking and how he is getting the most out of the car. He is really pushing me to be a better driver and helping me to determine how to improve my driving.”
When asked about being paired with Ben, Zane said, “I am really enjoying working with Ben. He is proving that he is quite fast, and he is definitely keeping me on my toes. He is a good kid, and it’s good going through data and onboard footage with him. I’m teaching him stuff and he is teaching me the way around a Hyundai Excel. I am more familiar with high horsepower Supercars than these things, so it is good fun and I like a challenge.”
The Excel Enduro race will take place on Sunday 22nd August at Queensland Raceway.