Banking valuable track time ahead of the Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge Sydney 2017, the hotly contested V-Sport Clubsprint Class saw drivers familiarising themselves with the tricky Sydney Motorsport Park circuit.

Among them was father and son pairing of Ben and Roger Arnold, each at the wheel of their own Nissan GTR.

In 2016 Ben Arnold netted third in the V-Sport Clubsprint Class for the Arnold’s Fruit Market outfit, running only the Friday before dramas stuck, but has this year been ousted from the car.


Instead, Roger Arnold will climb behind the wheel of the eye-catching red and white R32, leaving son Ben to steer a similarly liveried R33.

Having been a spectator at the event several times before, Sheridan Budsworth is ready to take the plunge into competition this weekend.

With a background in drifting in Tasmania, the Nissan R32 GTST driver spent the day running old tyres as she got her first taste of the Sydney Motorsport Park circuit.

Also banking valuable track time, Mark Collingwood found himself chasing the setup on his Mazda MX5.

Specifically, he was focused on extracting the best from the Yokohama tyres, which will prove critical as the weather eases off a few degrees tomorrow.

It was a similar story up and down pit lane, with drivers easing their way into proceedings and fine-tuning setup before the ferocious competition gets underway tomorrow where all eyes will be on Ben Tran’s Honda S2000 that finished second this time last year.

The first V-Sport Clubsprint Class gets underway tomorrow at 8:30am, with three further sessions across the day.

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