Rhett to rev in Perth

Driver Rhett Noonan will be competing in the Perth round of the Aussie Racing Cars class in the coming weekend.
Driver Rhett Noonan will be competing in the Perth round of the Aussie Racing Cars class in the coming weekend.

The national racing series is held at circuits across Australia and allows young drivers to race at major events, such as the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Bathurst and V8 Supercars.

Noonan is sitting in seventh place in the Aussie Racing Cars after the first two rounds in Adelaide and Tasmania

He is hoping to make his mark on familiar territory in the next round of the series.

‘It (Barbagallo Raceway) is my home track that I have done a lot of laps on in a formula Ford so hopefully that helps on the weekend,’ Noonan said.

‘None of the other drivers have been to Perth, so I hope that is an advantage.’

The powerful custom-built Aussie racing cars, which are about three-quarters of the size of a V8 Supercar, have the ability to make impressive high speed manouvers, making the category a crowd favourite.

Noonan said the racing was always close all the way up and down the field, which added.

The young car enthusiast, who works as a mechanic, hopes to go on to become a full time racing car driver.

He competed in the Formula Ford Championships in 2011 and 2012 at Barbagallo Raceway and last year made two quest appearances in the V8 Ute racing series.