av8Tvlle0714-10902It was an action packed week for the Pacific Hoists Race team during the V8 Supercars Townsville 500, complete with a new Pit Stop Challenge record and the Pacific Hoists/ Halda Race Pilot Team winning an award for the best designed car in the Dunlop Series with 57 likes on Facebook.

The week kicked off with two stops for our Pacific Hoists Pit Stop Challenge at both Bullivants Mackay and Kennards Lift & Shift Townsville. Both played amazing hosts to our team and put on a great afternoon of bbq’s and a little friendly competition between the staff and a few customers over the Tuesday and Wednesday. Kennards  Team 1 eventually took out the current standing record with an average time of 0:12:39; the new fastest time to beat, so a big well done to them!

The race weekend at the Townsville circuit turned out to be another big one for the team with over 60+ guests on both the Saturday and Sunday, including a few special young guests from HeartKids Townsville. charityAnother fantastic turnout in support of the team and support they did with the Pacific Hoists hat sighted everywhere throughout the day.

Saturday’s race 1 was filled with excitement as a few early clashes and a major upset on the final corner between the top 2 drivers, saw Fredrik finish Race 1 in 13th position, a great start to the weekend.

Sunday followed with Fredrik qualifying 4th in his group with a fastest lap time of 1:15:49 seconds, positioning him 19th for Race 2. After a few issues with traction and braking, Fredrik still managed to finish in 16th position overall, even finding his 5 seconds of fame after going off road and clearing out a few Coopers beer signs without letting it effect his pace too much. Watch the video here.

Overall the Pacific Hoists/ Halda Race Pilot team stand 17th on the leader table with 393 points and 3 more race weekends to go. Next Race Coates Hire Ipswich August 1st – 3rd.


To view all pictures from the weekend on our Facebook page click here.

For anyone interested in purchasing a Pacific Hoists Race Shirt for $50 please contact Pacific Hoists on 02 8825 6900 or email marketing@pacifichoists.com.au. All money raised from the purchase of these shirts goes to charity.


Customer Feedback from the Townsville 500 Weekend

“We just wanted to say Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of the V8’s with Pacific Hoists.We all had a great day on Saturday and Sunday!  It would have to be the best event each year and I know I consider myself so lucky to be invited along with you.

Once again Thank you to the entire Pacific Hoists team and to Fredrik for allowing us to be with you over the weekend, THANK YOU!!!”

Natalie, Bullivants

“On behalf of our Townsville HeartFamilies I would just like to say thank you again to Pacific Hoists for providing us with the very special experience of attending the Townsville 500 Supercars last weekend.  We all had a wonderful time and the Pacific Hoists Team ( especially John, Richard, Amber and Fredrik) were absolutely wonderful and helped to create some amazing memories for some very special children and their families. 

 We were over the moon with the opportunity to meet Fredrik have him sign our hats and shirts and allow us the opportunity to sit in his racing car, he is a really terrific guy! The BBQ lunch was awesome and the photographs on your Facebook page are terrific, thankyou.”

Petrece, Heart Kids Townsville

“Thank you and Pacific Hoists again Christine. Was an awesome day thanks”

Gary, All Rig Lifting

“I would like to thank John ,Graham and the entire pacific hoists team for allowing my wife and I the opportunity to have a great day at V8’s in Townsville. Lunch was lovely and the drinks greatly appreciated. Nice to also see the charity work that the team is involved in keep up the good work.”

Paul, Bullivants




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