Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media
Aidan Raymont is no stranger to big time events, and is one of the drivers heading to Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham, for the Speedway Sedans Australian, Octane Alley, National Modified Sedan Title on Saturday 31 March 2018 and Sunday 1 April 2018.
Raymont is the only driver in the field to have finished on each step of the National Modified Sedan Title Podium, with his ultimate success happening in 2013, when he defeated 97 others at Toowoomba to win Title, backing up his third place in 2010, and a year later in 2014 fell one place short as the defending Champion at Albany.
The thirty two year old from Gympie, Queensland, has been racing for 20 years, and despite having the ambition to win, there is more to his racing these days.
My ambition for any title is to win. These days though having fun and enjoying it with family and friends is as important to me. But in reality is a top ten finish is achievable for me. I just have to work on the car and get it right and hopefully it comes off the truck in practice quite good, but being a new track anything is possible, Raymont explains.
Raymont had a great start to the season, with two Feature race wins at Gympie, followed by success at Toowoomba, Kingaroy and Mildura, but it has not been all smooth sailing since.
I had a ripper start to my season collecting five wins. The start of this year has been tough with two big wrecks at Mildura Modified Magic while going for the lead in the A Main, and the Kings Royal in a heat race which has slowed my season up. I am looking to bounce back at Title though, Raymond adds.
Driving a Ford FG Falcon, Raymont is as comfortable on a hooky track or a dry slick track, tasting success on both, but he along with many others in the field have never raced at the Horsham track, which throws up some unknowns.
I have not been to Horsham yet and neither have many of the big hitters, so it is pretty wide open on who will win. You just have to have that dream run where everything falls into place. The only thing I have heard is that it has a pointy corner, long straights and goes quite slick, Raymont said.
Aidan Raymont would like to thank the following:
Cooroy Auto Wreckers
Cooroy Engine Centre
Horne Motorsport Repairs
My parents, who do all the hard yards.
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Photos courtesy of Ash Media and Linda Savage