Spectrum Borland Sabre

Race Team

Spectrum and SabreFrom its earliest days, BRD has been a championship winning racing team. Whilst the company has grown to be a leading racing car designer, constructor and specialist fabricator, the factory race team remains as one of the core activities of the business. The knowledge and experience gained through competition drives the development of the racing cars which BRD manufactures.

Through its years of experience and networks developed locally and abroad, BRD has the expertise to guide drivers from their first steps into motor racing through to a professional career. Past drivers who have benefited from a partnership with BRD include Craig Lowndes, Jason Bright, Jason Bargwanna, Steven Richards, Mark Winterbottom, Shane Price and John Martin.






Team Drivers







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Hobbies Tennis, Gym, Fishing
Motorsport Hero Scott Pye
Favourite Track Sandown
Dream Track Sao Paulo

VHT, Raceworks, SMS Diesel, King’s Fibreglass, Febi, OE Handel,

Sakura Filters, Pure Traveller, Valley Fitness, AMC, APC




Jayden began driving karts at the age of 7 and won various State Titles from 2010 to 2014. His most successful year in karts was 2014 when he was crowned the KF-3 Australian Champion and his Pro-Tour Junior Max Series win led into participating in the Australian Team in Valencia, Spain. In 2015 he decided it was time to make another step towards his dream of racing in Indy car, so he joined Borland Racing Developments and started his career in Formula Ford in the Victorian State Series. After some promising results during his rookie year, he decided to move to the next level, competing in the Australian Formula Ford Series with his Spectrum 014.



# 6 PAUL ZSIDY - 2017 AFFS



Nickname: PZ

Hometown: Melbourne


Interests/Hobbies: Motor racing and cars ..... also golf, bushwalking, travel, food and wine

Road Car: Ford Mondeo XR5

Motor-racing Debut Year: 1993

Favourite Circuit: Eastern Creek

Motorsport Hero: Ayrton Senna


Career Achievements: Still racing, and getting better every season ...... lol!

What’s the best advice you have been given in relation to motorsport? Keep it fun and enjoy it!!

If you could invite five people to dinner, who would they be? Ayrton Senna, Robin Williams, Billy Connolly, Ferry Porsche, Felicity Borland


Coming back for another year of national Formula Ford Australia competition is Paul Zsidy, who loves his racing as much as ever. He may be one of the elder statesmen of the category but he continues to improve every time he drives the car.



#78 BRENDAN JONES - 2017 Victorian Formula Ford 1600 Series


Date of Birth: 4 April 1968

Nickname: BJ

Hometown: Melbourne

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, relaxing and family

Road Car: BMW M3

Motor-racing Debut Year: 1991

Favourite Circuit: Bathurst

Motorsport Hero: My Dads, Peter Jones and Brian Sampson

Career Achievements: 2015-16 Victorian Formula Ford 1600 Champion; 2011, 2012 and 2014 Victorian Formula Ford 1600 runner-up

What’s the best advice you have been given in relation to motorsport? Treat it as a hobby and you’ll enjoy it for a long time.

If you could invite five people to dinner, who would they be? Clint Eastwood, Lee Child, Peter Frampton, Mario Andretti, Steve Martin.


Having spent his entire life surrounded by two fathers who were both champion drivers, along with the family automotive businesses, there was never any doubt that Brendan would race one day. Thanks to the generous support of his stepfather Brian Sampson, Brendan entered his first meeting at Winton in 1991 aboard a Cheetah Mk5 open-wheeler powered by a Toyota Corolla engine. The scene was set that weekend and some 25 years and 300 plus races later Brendan is now one of the "old grey headed blokes" still competing. During those years. Brendan considers himself fortunate to have driven such a variety of vehicles including Cheetah, Elva, Lola, Palliser, Ralt, Reynard, Van Diemen and Spectrum. A major part of his career has been associated with Borland Racing Developments from first driving a Sabre 01 Formula Vee in 1993 to the Spectrum 011 Formula Ford he is currently running.






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Hobbies Training. Cycling, Football and Soccer
Motorsport Hero Any successful driver, on and off the track
Favourite Track Phillip Island and Winton
Dream Track Bathurst and Clipsal

Wilson Security, Frontier,

Brighton Renault Pro+,

Motorsport Wheels & Tyres



Nic is a very hard-working racing driver and his trackside results clearly show it. After excellent karting achievements at State level, he has decided to step forward into his dream of becoming a V8 Supercars or GT driver. Like many successful drivers before him, he’s starting his career in the Victorian State Series with a Spectrum 011c.




Team Partners

BRD acknowledges the contribution of its key team supporters and technical partners, whose ongoing involvement is a key element in the success achieved each season.




Penske Race Shocks have built a racing tradition that is the envy of our competition.  From Formula 1 to the club racer Penske is the chosen brand when the winner is declared.  Whether it's a World Championship or a State Series, the same technology is used.  Owner rebuildable, any damaged part replaceable, Penske sets the tone and creates the benchmark....it still sets the industry standard.





Kings FibreglassKing's Fibreglass Pty Ltd, established in 1994, has over 30 years of industry experience in manufacturing quality and innovative fibreglass products.  From humble beginnings in his backyard in Croydon, Glen King along with his wife Cathy, have built King's Fibreglass into one of the leaders in manufacturing fibreglass products in Australasia and worldwide.  This was highlighted with the company winning the prestigous Australian Small Business Champions Award for Manufacturing in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014.




Motec Logo WebMoTeC’s mission is to continually build our market position as a world leader in the design and manufacture of engine management and data acquisition systems to the motorsport, automotive, marine and industrial markets by providing innovative solutions to the Marketplace, backed up by professional customer support.









Race Dates


AFFS 2017

Vic   State   Series 2017

(FFA / CAMS Championship)

Round 1

3rd - 5th March                   Sandown Intl Raceway

Round 1

4th - 5th March           Sandown Intl Raceway

Round 2

31st Mar - 2nd April             Wakefield Park

Round 2

6th - 7th May             Phillip Island Grand Prix Cct

Round 3 **

19th - 21st May                  Winton Motor Raceway

Round 3

17th - 18th June          Winton Motor Raceway

Round 4 **

TBA                                  Queensland Raceway

Round 4

22nd - 23rd July          Sandown Intl Raceway

Round 5 **

15th - 17th September         Sydney Motorsport Park



Round 6

29th Sept - 1st October        Phillip Island Grand Prix Cct Round 5

30th Sept - 1st October Phillip Island Grand Prix Cct

**Point scoring rounds for 2017 Australian FF1600 Series
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