Let’s Talk – With Beau Patchett

Years racing:  13years
Home track:  Baypark Speedway
Feature wins:  1 feature wins
Classes Raced: F2 midgets
Sponsors: Iscar plus, BSL Racing, Esslinger,Shane Hodgson Ray White, Sign
city, Lucas Oil, Mac metal


When did you start racing and how did you get into it?

I started racing when i was four years old at Rosebank Speedway


What classes have you run over the years?

I’ve only done one season in the F2 but over the years I’ve raced off road buggies class 3 and 7 and before that I raced speedway solo bikes


What are you most proud of in your racing career?

Winning the feature the first time racing F2 Midgets


What titles have you received while racing?

No titles yet


What is your all-time favourite track to race at and why?

My favorite track is Baypark Speedway because of how big and wide it is and how fast you go on
the track
.


What are you currently doing in the off-season and how do you prepare
mentally and physically for this sport?

In the off-season I do a lot of sim racing with other drivers from all over the world and that helps with learning to read the track and it also works out the arms a bit


What do you hope to achieve next season?

I hope to consistently come 1st in races.


What characteristics do you think are important to becoming successful in
racing?

Being calm and being well driven and to be very focused.


What is happening with your car in the off-season?

Any major changes we should look out for once the season starts?

The car is being stored for the off season we haven’t done anything major just getting it ready for the off-season.


Speedway racing can be fast and dangerous, looking out toward the fans, what
do you think is one thing the fans will never understand until they are behind
the wheel of a race car?

The one thing I never expect was the amount of adrenaline that hits you all at once and how you can feel the whole car moving and twisting from the bottom of your seat.


What is your favourite race on the NZ race calendar?

I love opening night because everyone is fired up and ready to go racing and their cars are all in tip
top shape which leads to awesome racing
.
Who do you admire most in motorsport and why?

I admire Aaron Hodgson because he is always pushing himself to do better with his racing and he has
helped me with a lot of my racing.


Let’s talk about Baypark Speedway,

  • What do you think of the changes and the direction the speedway is moving?
  • – I think we need more races for the F2’s

– What would you like to see improve for both the speedway and your
class?

To see F2’s registered as a national class as it’s a great feeder
c
lass for open class midgets

We know sponsors play a big part but so do crews and families, tell us about
your support team?

Bill and Bronwyn Buckley for giving me the opportunity to
race F2’s, Mum and Dad for supporting me, also dad for being an awesome
crew chief, Mark, James, Zane who are always there to work on the car.