Searle a latecomer in Elgas Series
ALAN Searle will make a late entry into the Elgas Series after a blown engine ruled him out of contention of the first round.
Searle’s engine exploded in a training session and it was unable to be repaired in time for the event.
“It was pretty disappointing not to be able to compete but that’s just the way it goes with racing sometimes,” he said.
The 30-year-old multi-discipline revhead knows he has some catching up to do if he is to be competitive in the series but is confident he can rise to the challenge.
“Everyone’s still in with a chance at the moment and I’ll be doing what I can to take out the title,” he said.
After a few afternoons spent tinkering around in his garage Searle promises his Kawasaki Ultra 250 will be back louder and faster than ever.
“It packs a fair punch and the supercharger is really firing which gives it a bit of a boost,” he said.
Searle began jetski racing three years ago when he moved to Bundaberg from Darwin.
The motorsport lover made a transition from the shell of his drag racer to the seat of a new jetski and has not looked back.
“It’s a whole lot of fun and it doesn’t hurt as much when you come unstuck and crash,” he said.
Searle will navigate his jet-ski at speeds of up to 110km/h in pursuit of Elgas Series glory.
“I can’t wait to get out there,” he said.
“It’s been a while so I’ll be looking to really go for it.”
Racing will get under way at Sandy Hook 10am on Sunday with a competitors from across Queensland signed up to battle it out in the unlimited inboards, restricted skiff/ski class, 850cc, open outboard, hydroplane and jet-ski categories.
Entry will be free with on-site catering available.