Cowham and Kearns continue to impress in APC

Coleby Cowham and Lindsay Kearns will look to continue an impressive run of results in the Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars at next month’s Sandown International Raceway.

Having competed against each other in the past, Cowham and Kearns have since come together to form one of the standout teams of 2023, sharing the reigns behind the wheel in both enduro and sprint events.

Not only do they only share racing duties, but they also support each other by providing feedback on car setup and driving styles, validating each other’s thoughts and opinions on all driving matters.

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Ahead of the fourth round of the season at Sandown International Raceway, the duo sits second in the standings behind Ian Sherrin, while also leading the A2 class in convincing fashion ahead of George and Andrew Miedecke.

Although their position in the standings is formidable, they almost added another major achievement to their already impressive resume at Queensland Raceway last month, where they narrowly missed out on the prestigious ‘Fight in the Night’ victory.

After nailing the pit stop, Kearns held the lead of the race before an untimely safety car intervention in the dying stages allowed the rapid Sherrin to make a last-gasp on the final lap – with Kearns having to settle for second place.

Despite not picking up the prestigious win, Cowham was pleased with the result.

“We were really happy with the result, Lindsay drove like a champion,” Cowham said.

“We decided to keep him in the car since the race was shortened, it ended up being the right decision and thanks to the pit stops we were able to get a bit of a jump on the others.

“We were able to create a nice gap, we had some really bad luck with the safety car at the end but overall, we were pleased with the result.”

With three rounds to go in 2023, the title race is far from over. But despite sitting in second, the team remain focused on producing consistent results and maximising the true potential of the TyrePlus Burleigh Ford Mustang GT.

“We don’t always think about the title race, our car doesn’t have the outright pace of some of the Class X cars, so we enjoy running our own race and see how it washes out – we take each event as it comes,” Cowham explained.

“We are leading our A2 class, we have had a little bit of good luck along the way, but we are just trying to be as consistent as we can.

“The car is really reliable, and it’s fairly well developed, so we just want to go out there and be able to say we gave it our all.”

“At Sandown, the pit stop element is taken out of it, it’s just pure speed so we will look to do what we can and take the chances as they come.

“Lindsay has done a lot of racing there in the past, I have only been there once in 2019 in APC so there isn’t much time to get up to speed, but it shouldn’t take us too long.

“I don’t think there is a circuit that doesn’t suit our category, Sandown will be the same. The grid numbers have been really good, and it will be interesting to see how the faster cars use the curbs, we might be able to ride them differently and that could change things up.”

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The Mobil 1 Australian Production Car Series will take the track alongside Monochrome GT4 Australia for round four at Sandown International Raceway on 8-10 September.