Fraser Ross will this weekend take part in his second round of the Porsche Staff Solutions International GT3 Cup Challenge at Winton Motor Raceway in Victoria, but aside from the busy weekend on track, Fraser will be responsible for some very special off-track arrangements.
Fraser has officially become an Ambassador for Make-A-Wish® Australia, an important addition to his schedule, and a true testament to the positive character of Fraser. “It was an opportunity that I graciously accepted. I’m proud to be affiliated with one of Australia’s leading children’s charities who grant the cherished wishes of seriously ill children, particularly in light of the amazing opportunities I have had in my racing career,” Fraser added.
During the Friday allocated sponsor ride session, Deakin, a lucky Make-A-Wish past wish recipient, will enjoy a very special experience as a passenger with Fraser in the Porsche Centre Brighton 997 Cup Car around the 3.0km Winton circuit.
“Make-A-Wish Australia is proud to have Fraser Ross join us as an official Ambassador. Our Ambassadors are an integral part of the organisation and are invited on the basis that they are respected pillars of the community and a personality that the public can identify with. As a rising star of Australian motorsport, we believe that Fraser has all of the qualities to be a wonderful Ambassador and share our mission to grant the wishes of children and young people with life-threatening medical conditions to provide them with hope, strength and joy at a time when they need it most,” said Vici Funnell, CEO, Make-A-Wish Australia.
Following his impressive result on debut at Phillip Island, the 21 year old is looking forward to returning to the series, having recently been on a visit to America, where Fraser took part in the Watkins Glen 300. In that event, he was able to score 9th outright and 1st in his class in a Shelby Mustang. Fraser stated, “It was an amazing experience, and adds another great element to my racing resume, and now I am really looking forward to getting back in the seat this weekend at Winton.”
Winton is a track that Fraser has become quite accustomed to in his time in the State Group N Historic Touring Cars, aswell as having tested the Porsche at the north western Victorian track, “after our Phillip Island result, I am confident of more success and am now hoping to go one better and score my first win in the series,” Fraser concluded.
Round 3 of the Porsche Staff Solutions International GT3 Cup Challenge will take place at Winton Motor Raceway on June 22- 24. Sunday’s events can be streamed through itvlive.com.au with audio commentary visual streaming available.