Search for Motor Racing Talent Set to Begin


Pulsar Driver Search is gaining momentum in the lead up to the competition’s commencement where drivers from various backgrounds will compete for a funded arrive and drive deal in the 2016 Pulsar Challenge.

Winton Raceway will be the venue for the first Victorian elimination round, a motorkhana to be held on 2 August. Drivers are only required to arrive with their helmet and will be provided with a vehicle and one-on-one tuition.

There will also be an elimination motorkhana at Sydney Motorsport Park, and the top 20 drivers from each state will move onto track days at Winton and Wakefield Park, with the competition winners to be crowned at the final round at Winton in early October.

Pulsar Driver Search has been created by Kyle Austin, who had this to say in the lead up to the competition’s commencement.

“It is great to see such a diverse range of competitors lining up to compete in Pulsar Driver Search.

“It will be very interesting to see who comes out on top and wins the funded drive, whether that be an experienced racing driver, karter, sim racer or potentially someone with natural talent who hasn’t had the opportunity to showcase their abilities.

“I would also love to expand Pulsar Driver Search into a competition to win a drive in a national category that runs with the V8 Supercars. Aussie Racing Cars is definitely on my radar and I ask anyone who would like to see this happen to get behind Pulsar Driver Search as with the support it is my aim to make this a reality in the very near future.”

Lachlan Moss, a rookie South Australian HQ competitor who has also tested an Aussie Racing Car, was the first person to enter Pulsar Driver Search on the very day it was launched.

“When I first discovered Pulsar Driver Search it was an opportunity I couldn’t miss. Motorsport is an expensive and time-consuming sport however Pulsar Driver Search is the perfect opportunity to get your racing fix while potentially winning one of the great prizes,” Moss said.

“I am pumped to give it my best shot in both NSW and Victoria and potentially drive with the Pulsar Driver Search team in next year’s Pulsar Challenge.”

Entrants with racing experience also include NSW Excel Series front-runners Daniel Smith and Ian Kegg, who are sure to be competitive with their front-wheel drive experience.

The highest placed novice will also have the opportunity to co-drive with the winner at the Pulsar Challenge enduro. In the event a novice wins outright, the second place novice will get the co-drive. Josh Buchan, Cody McKay, Jamie Pendergast, Josh Groch, Jordan Boys and Hayden Berns are all experienced karters and are set to fight it out for the novice honours.

Mitchell McLeod and Craig Sampson are bringing iRacing experience into the competition along with several female competitors including Holly Holden-Stewart, Alexandra Lawrence and Julia McGarry.

One lucky competitor will also receive a test day in a Pulsar Challenge race car which will be determined at random.

A full entry list, along with the details of the competition and how to get involved, can be found online at Entries for the opening elimination round are still open.

The entry list will be updated regularly as entries are received prior to commencement of Round 1. Also keep your eye on the Pulsar Driver Search Facebook page which will have regular updates and media releases as the search progresses.

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