SWAN Ignition Coils helps drive Harrison Turnbull to Victory
Swan Ignition Coils is proud to be supporting and promoting Harrison Turnbull’s Junior Sedan career.
Harrison’s love for motor racing was ignited at an early age when his mother and uncles raced speedway go-karts. Along with his family role models, Harrison looks up to James McFadden, a Northern Territory Sprintcar racer. In 2018, James won the Tri-Star Cup at the Chariots of Thunder event in Darwin and held a competition, allowing his supporters to win the trophy. Harrison was lucky enough to take it home.
Harrison followed in the family footsteps in 2017 when he started racing a speedway go-kart at the age of 7. The following year, Harrison won the sub-junior speedway go-kart events at both the Australian and Northern Territory Titles.
With his impressive go-kart driving skills at such a young age, he was offered a drive for the 2020 Speedway Junior Sedans season behind the wheel of an old Toyota Corolla.
Unfortunately, due to the Covid lockdowns, his home track of Northline Speedway did not host any events that year, so he had to make the six-hour round trip to Katherine Speedway to participate in their shortened season.
Harrison upgraded his Corolla to a Daihatsu Charade for the 2021 and 2022 Northline Speedway Junior Sedans seasons, which is when he had his first major achievement in the class. In 2021, he won the Top Stars Junior Championship, the DSRDA Most Improved, and Junior Sports Person of the Year.
At this year’s Kununurra Speedway Junior Sedan title, held on September 9th, Harrison managed 3 heat wins and his first Junior Sedan track title. His victory came in his current car, a Hyundai Excel, which is running our SWAN ignition coil.
At SWAN ignition coils, we believe it is vital to support independent race teams, as we have done before and will continue to do so. We also see that we need to invest in the next generation of race drivers to help them achieve their goals and ambitions.
Harrison is primarily competing in the championship at Northline Speedway for the Top Star Junior Sedans. He is, however, looking to start racing in interstate events in order to experience new tracks and compete at State and National title events. His future ambitions are to compete in a Wingless Sprintcar or, at the very least, crew for a Sprintcar team.
Harrison’s skills also go beyond the steering wheel, as he does all his race car maintenance.
You can follow Harrison’s motorsport career on his team’s Facebook page, Bluedog Racing: www.facebook.com/BluedogRacing99
To find your nearest SWAN Ignition Coils stockist, phone us at (03) 9336 2889.
As published in the October 2023 issue: https://issuu.com/aaaa710/docs/aaam_oct_2023_ezine/113