Thursday, 19 July 2018


Having consistently delivered strong performances throughout the 2016-17 season, Andrew Espener managed to close his season in the best possible fashion recently, by coming out on top in the Western Sydney Street Stockers Club Championship for the first time.

Contesting five seasons with the class over the past decade, the 32-year-old racer, who resides in Narellan in the south-west of Sydney, finally managed to claim the Club Championship crown in late April, having entered the final round with a sizable lead. Espener had spent the last couple of seasons knocking on the door for a victory, having finished runner-up in the 2014-15 season and third in last season’s Championship, after missing one round.

Spending his first two seasons with the class learning everything he could about competitive racing aboard his VS Holden Commodore, Espener later upgraded to a VZ Holden Commodore, returning to the track in the 2014-15 season, after taking a break from driver duties.

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Making several improvements to the car and its suspension since his return, as well as driving with added knowledge and experience, Espener’s development as a driver is evident in this season’s results, having collected two feature-race wins, along with finishing sixth in the Australian Title and fourth in the ACT Title.

“It’s a great feeling to finally win the Club Championship, after spending a number of seasons trying to break through and finishing in minor podium places,” expressed Espener, whose focus this season was set solely on chasing the Western Sydney Street Stockers Club Championship honours.

“This result has been something I’ve been striving for and something I was really dedicated to achieving this season, so it’s a great honour to have been able to achieve it. It certainly wasn’t easy, having gone up against some tough competition, which makes it even more satisfying.”

With the 2016-17 season complete, Espener is now looking forward to the 2017-18 season, planning to contest numerous major events, including the Australian Title and NSW Title, where he plans to be a front-running contender.

Espener would like to thank the following 2016-17 season sponsors for their support: Dean’s Tyre, Brake & Mechanical, TS Spray Painting, and Giffen Signs. Special thanks go to his wife Annette, his uncle Dean Smith, and the rest of his family and friends.

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