Australian Super Stock Champion Geoff Chaisty and his sons Jake and Jamie, will carry winning form into their home event, Perth Motorplex's Westernationals, in just over a week.
The Chaisty team is coming off an impressive win at the previous Aeroflow Sportsman Drag Racing Championship round, where he set a personal best 9.462 at 141.50 mph in qualifying and becoming the first team to win with a H/MSA in Australia.
Jake and Jamie are licensed with the plan to alternate season by season giving both drivers time to get settled in the car. All three contributed to the engine build and between meetings Geoff and his sons work on maintenance or upgrades.
"At the track Jamie is solely responsible for data which these days is so important; this fits in well with his studies at ECU University (Bachelor of Technology of Motorsport), while everyone pitches in with between round maintenance," Chaisty Snr said.
"For us it's all about having something we can enjoy together as a family. For me as a father, what better way to get to spend time with your sons than enjoying what you enjoy yourself?"
The Westernationals are high on the agenda every year for Chaisty Motorsport and the triple threat team of Geoff, Jake and Jamie are pumped to run in a pure Super Stock field.
"The Westerns sure are a big deal for every West Aussie racer. As the biggest event of the year, the atmosphere feels very special. It's also our only chance each season to race locally in a Super Stock only field."
"After having such a great event at the last WA Aeroflow round, we won't be taking anything for granted as past form really never counts for anything and each race meeting always brings new challenges. But hopefully if we can run at our best we should be in the mix."
Chaisty is attracted to the Super Stock class by the diversity of vehicles.
"It's not about being an adrenalin junkie and just wanting to go as fast as you possibly can, if that was that was the case we would all end up in a Top Fuel car."
"Group Two and Super Stock is about picking an apple you like and polishing the hell out of it. Each class has its pros and cons, its own set of challenges and a different approach is often required to make each class of car perform at their best."
"They are all great. To me no one class within Super Stock carries higher status even though performances vary greatly it's all about making what you have to work with perform at its best level."
The 43rd Westernationals will be run and won at Perth Motorplex February 28 – March 2, 2014.
(photo credit – ANDRA)