V8 Coates Hire Ipswich 360
The excitement of Coates Hire Ipswich 360 started Friday 26th September at 3pm for the team with Pacific Hoists and Nandi Kiss hosting hot laps for three lucky customers who enjoyed the high speeds around the Queensland Raceway Track.
Saturday and Sunday at the track commenced in the usual early morning hours with customers treated to a presentation by Nandi Kiss, in which he covered his racing history and gave a detailed rundown of the car his team is currently racing; as well as the ins and outs of what is involved in starting a racing team.
Customers were given plenty of photo opportunities across both days in and around the car as well as with Nandi and the team. For most this was a great chance to get a photo in the driver’s seat behind the wheel of a Dunlop Series Race Car.
The pit crew used Saturday’s Qualifying Race and Race 1 as an opportunity to see how the car was performing the previous rounds collision with Jim Pollicina in Sucrogen Townsville and fined tuned when necessary. Nandi finished Race 1 in 27th position with a fastest lap time of 1:13.8133.
Sunday’s weather brought some light rain which had the crew in two minds as to which tyres to use: slicks or wet weather. The team finally settled on slicks for both races which Nandi finished without any hiccups.
Race 2 & 3 on Sunday gave a few customers the opportunity to be on the grid with the team and watch all the live action from the pit lanes whilst Nandi was racing. Nandi jumped up 5 positions to finish the Sunday race in 23rd position with a race time of 18:16.0676!
All in all another great weekend was hosted by the Pacific Hoists & Nandi Kiss team at the races with all customers leaving with a new understanding of how the racing industry works, the running of a V8 race team and a few snaps of their moment behind the wheel!
Round Results: 30th with 58 points
Point Standing Race 4 of 7: 32nd with 124 points
FEEDBACK FROM ATTENDEES AT COATES HIRE IPSWICH 360
“Thank you for a wonderful afternoon at the V8’s last Friday. I enjoyed the drive with Nandi immensely and it is good to see the set up and what goes into your sponsorship of Nandi and his team – well done.”
“My colleague and I would like to thank John and Graham for hosting a memorable event. Nandi and his team should be commended for allowing guests to gain great insight in to the life of a racing car driver, his own personal journey, along with his detailed explanation of the car set up and competition. To then gain access to the grid, pits and watch the race from the sideline was something we did not expect. 10/10 to everyone involved.”
“I would like to thank you for giving me the chance to ride in the Pacific Hoists V8 supercar. Nandi and John were perfect hosts and I had a great afternoon with them. Thanks and good luck to the Paciufic Hoists & Nandi Kiss team for future races.”
“I would like to pass on to all at Pacific Hoists a big thank you for the invitation to attend the Ipswich Coates 360 at the weekend. We all enjoyed our day watching Nandi Kiss race against his competitors and having a close look at the race car. Thanks also to John and Grahan for providing the BBQ lunch.”