Jarrin Bielby is one of the young guns of Late Model racing in Western Australia and with time and more laps under his belt, can certainly become a threat to the regular front runners.
After season 2016/17 didn’t go quite as planned with a blown engine, Bielby is ready to rumble on a more regular basis.
“Last season wasn’t really a season for us as we only ran two shows during the year” says Jarrin. “We blew an engine and didn’t have the funds to rebuild it straight away as I’m still at University and my Dad had a bad year with the harvest due to frost.”
Indeed, as is so often the case, work impacts on the amount of racing people can do, and Bielby is no exception.
“We plan on running most of the XLI Pro Dirt Series rounds once harvest is over” he says. “We will most likely miss the first couple of rounds due to the harvest, but after that we will also focus on building our spares inventory so that the following season we can look at doing a full Pro Dirt Series as well as trips over east to race.”
Looking beyond his ambitions for next season, Bielby has also set some solid aims for this time around.
“This year I just hope to gain more experience driving the car as well as setting it up, as we have only really had one season in Late Models. I just want to become more consistent with results this year and gradually work my way up to the pointy end of the field, but the only way that is going to happen is by doing laps, getting the experience behind me and learning each time I go out.”
Bielby has good support behind him in his Mum and Dad who do a lot for him, but with not many sponsors on board at this stage, Jarrin would greatly appreciate any other support that could be given to himself and the team.