Porsche winner Max Vidau Joins Brad Gartner for Kings of the North
2017 Australian Formula Ford Champion and current Porsche Carrera Cup Australia contender Max Vidau is the latest name to join the grid for the TA2 King of the North two-driver event at Hidden Valley Raceway this weekend. The excitement is building for Round 2 of the 2023 TA2 Muscle Car Series framed by Hytek, with Vidau set to team up with fellow South Australian Brad Gartner in the #22 Castec Rural Supplies Ford Mustang.
Gartner’s car is prepared by South Australian team MVA Racing which is headed up by Michael Vidau, Max’s father. Vidau is a talented young driver with an impressive track record as a champion of the 2017 Australian Formula Ford Series, and a multiple race winner in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and now a contender in Porsche Carrera Cup Australia with Tekworkx Motorsport. Vidau also races on the dirt in Sprintcars, and is looking forward to adding the TA2 cars to his racing resume. It was a rough start to the season for Gartner, with the speedy 19-year-old coming unstuck in the first race of the weekend. However, Darwin presents an opportunity to get his championship campaign back on track, which is currently lead by MVA Racing teammate Lee Stibbs.
The addition of Max Vidau to Brad Gartner's team is expected to boost their chances of success in the TA2 King of the North Races and both drivers are looking forward to working together to achieve a win. The TA2 King of the North Races represents the first ever two-driver race for TA2 cars anywhere in the world, and the first time TA2 will race in the Northern Territory at Hidden Valley Raceway. Cars hit the track for practice on Saturday at the Hi-Tec Oils Super Series before qualifying and the first three races of the weekend on Saturday. The Monday labour day holiday feature races will be televised live on SBS, and simulcast on Fox Sports/Kayo.