Sport

Best on field for Bathurst

By Didier Stobart

Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour organisers have released this year’s final, 62-car entry list for the Easter Sunday event.

The field this year will include local 18 year old Ellexandra Best.

Ellexandra will team up with Lauren Gray Motorsport whom she won the Class D Australian Production Car Championship in 2017.

Ellexandra will share driving duties with team owner Michael Gray and Ken Filbey in the Toyota Corolla.

Ellexandra is no stranger to the Bathurst track, she has spent many times in the past as a young child supporting from the sidelines watching her dad Darren Best compete.

This year it will be the reverse, with Dad pacing on the sidelines, along with her brother Zak and mother Treena.

It will be Ellexandra’s first time competing at Bathurst.

“Mount Panorama Bathurst event is something that I have wanted to race in for a long time,” she said.

“We will be giving it our best shot to conquer the mountain.

“My aim is to finish the race, keep out of trouble and hopefully it will put us in a good position at the end.”

“We took the Corolla for shakedown at Winton Raceway on the weekend, a few minor issues to sort out,” she said.

The race will be shown live on Fox Sports with the live coverage commencing at 11.15am and concluding at the end of the race.