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Cody’s first win in cars!

Cody’s first win in cars!

16-year-old local racer Cody Burcher has earned his first national-level circuit racing win during the Australian Formula Ford Series round at Wakefield Park earlier this month.

Cody won the opening race of the weekend (September 7) in tricky conditions as gale-force winds battered the track just outside of Goulburn during qualifying and Race 1.

Cody was able to get off to a good start and made his way up to the lead of the race by lap 8, before taking the win by one and half seconds.

"I'm absolutely over the moon with that,” said Cody. “It was, realistically, my first win in cars and the best part was that it was a national level win too! It was the highest you can go in this category in Australia!”

Cody finishing both races 2 and 3 on the podium, which saw him claim second for the round, his best result in Australian Formula Ford to date.

The 16-year-old has been on the racetrack now for nine years and has state titles and top three finishes in national kart racing competitions to his name.

With his first win in the Formula Ford Series, Cody is looking to build on that result when the series heads to Victoria for the final round at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit on September 28-30.

“I'm really looking forward to Phillip Island; the track is pretty amazing, there are not many types of tracks that are like it in Australia,” said Cody.

“The weather down there can be pretty hectic but it is probably one of my favourite tracks— it's great fun!”

Good luck next weekend, Cody!

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