Hallet Wins The Classic!
Hallett is named after Peter Brock and comes from a passionate motorsport family who were on hand to witness the victory – this now the crowning moment of their time in the sport.
He celebrated in style with a series of now customary Classic winning donuts for the heaving sellout Premier Speedway crowd, before performing a wing dance in front of “Mount Max” where he was covered in victory confetti.
“To pass the biggest fence ripper in the world on the last corner to win the Classic was awesome,” said Hallett.
“It was a full-send finish – that was the only way we had any hope to win it!
“I honestly can’t believe it!
“To beat the likes of Sheldon and James McFadden – who are superstars of the sport in America – it just goes to show how big the result is.
“I’m so happy for Graham and Wendy who have built this team and have stuck by me for and to have this success – words just can’t describe it.”
The team has been a labour of love for Queenslanders Graham and Wendy Erhart who have built the operation across the past year.
Graham has spent 48 years in the sport – either driving, sponsoring or now owning a team.
“It’s a lifetime dream to win the Classic, Wendy and I are ecstatic – we just love the sport,” Graham Erhart told Speedcafe.com.
“This is a young team, we’re really only seven months old, and to win this event – in its 50th year – it’s really a dream!”
His wife Wendy has a simple philosophy about going racing – and that’s for the team to enjoy the ride.
“This all comes together when you are having fun, and we’re all having fun!,” said Wendy Erhart.
“There’s been many years of hard work and surrounding yourself with a dedicated team have led to this win.”