Team Sonic has revealed an expanded three-car attack ahead of the opening round of the 2022 Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.
Harrison Goodman and Courtney Prince will spearhead the team’s attack on the Pro class, while Graham Williams returns to contest the Morris Finance Pro-Am class.
And in an expansion of the team’s long-standing partnership with Bob Jane T-Marts, both Goodman and Prince will race with the support of Bob Jane T-Marts for season 2022.
A long-time supporter of Sonic, Bob Jane T-Marts provides support for another two rising stars as it has done for the likes of David Reynolds, James Moffat, Nick Foster, Jordan Love and continues to support Simon Fallon in Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia.
The deal underscores Bob Jane T-Marts’ commitment to both of Sonic’s Pro class drivers, and its commitment to the development of youth drivers in Australian motorsport.
Goodman progresses from Formula Fords to Porsches after finishing fifth in the national Formula Ford title last year. This will mark his first races in a tin-top this weekend.
Re-joining the team for a second campaign in the Local Legends entry is Prince, who started her career in Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge in style with third at last year’s opening round at Phillip Island. Also a previous graduate of National Formula Ford, Prince will be among the contenders this season.
Rounding out Sonic Motor Racing Services line-up of drivers is Graham Williams as he targets further improvement in his racing and has been a stalwart to the team for many seasons in Porsche racing.
Created in 2008, the series is renowned for being a proving ground for young drivers aiming to climb the proven Porsche Motorsport Pyramid.
Sonic Motor Racing Services has enjoyed great success in this category, winning three titles in a row through Hamish Hardeman, Jordan Love and Simon Fallon between 2016 and 2018.
After an interrupted past two seasons, Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge returns and is expected to again be hotly-contested.
All three races across Saturday and Sunday, will be screened live on Stan Sport.
Bob Jane T-Marts, Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup Car
“I’m definitely excited and it will be good to be racing in a competitive field,” said Goodman.
“It’s going to be very different to the Formula Ford, but the cars handle similar to each other, which is helpful.
“Michael and Maria have been very helpful during the transition from Formula Ford to Porsche, and without them I wouldn’t be able to do it.
“I’m excited to be driving the Bob Jane T-Marts entry. It’s one that has a lot of history with Sonic and to represent an iconic brand is one I’m thrilled to be a part of.
“It’s been a fairly fast learning curve with just three test days, but I definitely think we’ve done enough to be competitive at the first round and I’m keen to get started at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.”
Local Legends, Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup Car
“It’s been over a year since we raced and we only had two rounds so I’m super keen to get into it again,” said Prince.
“We’ve done four test days prior to this season commencing, which has made me feel ready, prepared and I just can’t wait to start racing again.
“We finished third in our first ever Porsche round, which I was stoked with and we led a majority of the second race in the rain.
“I enjoy racing the Porsche and working alongside Mick, who really seems to get the most out of me.
“I just want to maximise both myself and the car when I hit the track as well as to provide the right feedback to Mick.
“Winning the title this year would be awesome and it’s something I’m really putting my mind to do.”
Sonic Motor Racing Services, Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup Car
“It was a shortened season last year with two rounds, so it’s been a long while between races and I’m ready to get back into it,” said Williams.
“If anything, what we’ve learnt in the last couple of years is to have no expectations. I don’t have any expectations, but certainly the ambition is to go faster than I did last time I was there. That’s just the natural progression.
“I just want to progress and have a good time. Enjoy the racing, enjoy the team, enjoy the people and go faster, it’s as simple as that.”