YARRAMUNDI racing driver David Sieders will have his work cut out for home at Homebush from December 2-4 as he chases two different championship titles in the same weekend.
Sieders races in the V8 Utes series, and also the Toyota 86 series, and can potentially win both titles in the warm-up series for the V8s.
Sieders, a former Winmalee High School student, leads the V8 Ute championship and barring a total disaster, will likely wrap up the title, after leading the entire season.
In the Toyota 86 series, he is in second, and needs a lot to go his way in order to win the title, but despite much longer odds of winning, he intends to drive aggressively and chance his hand.
For seven years, Sieders has tried his hardest to win the V8 Ute series.
He has come close before too, but this year is different. He lead from the very start of the season and while he has not built an unassailable points lead, he is quietly confident the title will come home with him.
“I want to win it very badly,” the 32-year-old said.
“I'm as confident as you can can be going to a concrete canyon like Homebush.
“It is a brutal track with lined concrete walls, no run offs, the curbs are absolutely brutal and to be anywhere near fast you have to hit them and that is where you run the risk of breaking the car.”
Just to increase the difficulty, Sieders will be swapping between the his V8 Ute and his Toyota 86 constantly over the weekend.
“I am not going to complain because I am driving two cars on a great track and shooting for a championship in both,” Sieders said.
Sieders said his goal in the V8 Ute was simply to get home ahead of the pack in the title race, and not take any risks.
“To an extent, qualifying will be measured aggression,” he said.
“We’ll be trying to do the best lap we can and be on pole, straight away there is three points for the championship, so the more I can do there, the better.
“In the race it is about picking your battles wisely. Don't go for a desperate move. I definitely will not be handing anyone a spot but I am not going to fight tooth and nail.”
Sieders is a newcomer to the Toyota 86 series this year, but nevertheless, wants to win it just as badly, and he will be taking every chance he can to be atop the podium.
“If the leader falters in race one, there is a very big opportunity for me to overtake them rapidly,” he said.
“I am going out trying to make sure I maximise everything and win.”