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by Ryan Stringfield
Posted May 8, 2011 at 9:37 am video

Today’s Sunday morning drive features USF2000 National Championship driver Luke Ellery as he passes 33 cars in just four laps in an Australian Formula Ford race at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst.

While Ellery appears to have a key horsepower advantage he also uses some incredible driving to pass an average of 8.25 cars per lap. Take close notice of his mid-corner rolling speed and daring outside passes. Enjoy.

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  1. The Speedgeek on May 10, 2011 8:43 am

    Good lord. That looks like a video game set to “easy” mode.

    Great driving for sure, but he did have those two giant opposite lock moments the last two times through The Chase (including when he came up to pass the leader but almost ran into him). Do you know what chassis Ellery was running? I was trying to keep track as he went by guys, but I don’t think I saw more than maybe 10 post-2000 cars out there, so he probably also had a big aero advantage over all the ’80s era Reynards and Van Viemens and even older Lolas.

    That’s not to take away from the drive, though. Which was awesome. Great video.

  2. Andreas on May 11, 2011 9:47 am

    @The Speedgeek

    It was a Spectrum 010 he was running, according to the video description. :)

  3. robbie13 on May 11, 2011 10:19 am

    It’s a spectrum 010 built by Borland Racing Developments with a kent by Larner Engine’s.
    check out
    http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/results.cgi?24/04/2011.MOUN.R13
    for the full list of this race. Defiantly a mixed field of both cars and drivers. First time Formula Ford has been at Mt Panorama for a while so a lot of guys have taken the opportunity to drive the circuit. Great commitment to passing

  4. The Speedgeek on May 11, 2011 12:43 pm

    Many thanks for the heads up and the link. That would have taken some research on my part to find. Which takes effort. Which I don’t do. :)

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