A new partnership with Team BSR – 2016 Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series
Atlantic Oils is happy to announce a new partnership with Team BSR in the 2016 Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series. The one make series has become an overnight success with a full grid at Round 1 and increased numbers expected moving forward. As a support category to the Supercars with incredibly close racing, the series calendar includes iconic events such as The Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000.
Kane is a motorsport enthusiast who has always loved V8s, which he says drives his motivation to race the same circuits. He says he is very lucky to have the support of his wife Pam and family who are always behind him and enjoy watching him race. He prepares his own race cars and has now built two cars out of three he’s owned. Kane has trackside support from a mix of mates and family, with Pam managing the crew. Kane says he is very lucky to have Broadside Racing provide engineering and trackside support since 2013 and has had a great time at some of Australia’s best circuits. Kane was the 2007 Rookie of the Year and took 2nd place in the modified B class at the Dirt Circuit Championship at Roxby Downs in South Australia. In 2012 he reached 4th place in the Queensland Saloon Car Series Championship. The following year he placed ninth in the National Saloon Car Championship, and in 2014 he came 2nd in the Australian Super Six Touring Car Championship.
Kane Baxter-Smith will steer the number 56 BSR GT86 Racer. Following success in the Australian Super Six Touring Car series with multiple race wins and 2nd in the 2014 Championship the opportunity arose to enter the brand new Australian 86 Series.
The 86 series gives the best amateur racers in Australia a chance to race known professionals such as Glen Seton, Dean Canto, Cameron McConville and more.
"It's fantastic to have the support of an Australian owned company like Atlantic Oils, and we can't wait to share success on and off the track" - Kane Baxter-Smith
Team BSR will be proudly representing Atlantic Oils at the following upcoming Supercar events:
Eastern Creek 26-28 August
Sandown 16-18 September
Bathurst 6-9 October
Sydney Olympic Park 2-4 December