Harrison Goodman has walked away from Sydney Motorsport Park with a bag full of points and promise from Round 3 of Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge.
The Bob Jane T-Marts driver finished with a promising eighth in the first race under lights, but was hampered in the final two races, eventually finishing 10th overall for the weekend.
Supporting the Repco Supercars Championship for the second time this season, the event gave the rising stars of sportscar racing in Australia the opportunity to race in front of a big crowd, and under lights, which was a first for Goodman and many of his rivals.
After qualifying ninth for the Saturday night race, Goodman finished eighth, but his weekend would unravel from there. In Sunday’s races, he finished 14th and 11th, and while disappointed in the final result, he was pleased with the series points haul.
“I struggled in qualifying due to not putting a lap together,” Goodman said.
“I feel like I had the pace, but didn’t stitch it all together.
"Race 1 was cool under the lights but I wasn’t able to make the most of track conditions or the car.
“In Race 2, I struggled a bit and under drove, which was disappointing on my part. In the final race of the weekend I made a few places early, but dropped positions after the safety car mid-race and wasn’t able to catch back up.
“While we would have liked more, overall, it was a good weekend and I learnt a lot, so I am aiming to put it in action at Queensland Raceway.”
The next round of the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge is at Queensland Raceway on August 11-13.