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Basic Tools and Spare Parts to Get You Started in Formula Vee

We have written articles on how to get started in Formula Vee, the licensing process, safety gear and where to buy a car but we have had several people ask about what a basic toolkit and spares list might look like in order to maintain and set up your race car, so we thought we would put together a list. All competitors work on their own cars, except for technical or specialty items like engine rebuilds, top end refreshes or gearbox rebuilds, but generally speaking Formula Ve

LBR Take Out Division Two Championship, Place Fifth Overall.

The final round of the 2021 NSW Formula Vee Championship was held at Wakefield Park Raceway over the weekend where LBR Team Dockmate / Lowes Petroleum Service Formula Vee claimed the Division Two Championship while also placing 5th overall in the Motorsport Australia Formula Vee Open Championship and 5th in the 1600cc Club Championship. The weekend presented some challenging conditions following a week of heavy rain. The track was both dry and wet with water running across th

Track Review: Sydney Motorsport Park Gardner GP Circuit

When it comes to competition racing, we are limited for choice in New South Wales with just two race circuits available – Sydney Motorsport Park or what used to be known as Eastern Creek Raceway and Wakefield Park Raceway near Goulburn. In this track review we will take a closer look at Sydney Motorsport Park. Sydney Motorsport Park can run as four different configurations – the Gardner GP Circuit, Brabham Circuit, Druitt Circuit, and the Amaroo Circuit. The circuit used most

What is Understeer and How Can You Fix It?

At the last round of racing at Wakefield Park the #18 LBR Formula Vee spun several times during qualifying resulting in only two timed laps from a total of eight laps. Most of the spins occurred on turn 8, a technical turn known to drivers as the “Fishhook”. Compounding the loss of traction was a lack of track and air temperature which was hovering around 5*C making it hard to get any sort of meaningful temperature into the tyres. It was not until after the session, and after

Talking Vee's with LBR's Paul Lister

Following Round 3 of the 2021 NSW Formula Vee Motor Race Championship LBR's Paul Lister caught up with Haakon Barry from Coast Community News to talk all things Formula Vee. Paul provides some insight into the category, its affordability and what it is like to get behind the wheel of an open wheel race car. The full article can be viewed on the Coast Community News website and be sure to check out the video interview below. #FormulaVee #ListerRacing #BrosLister #TeamDockmate

LBR Fights Back for Top Ten Finish After Poor Qualifying Session

Round three of the Formula Vee NSW Motor Race Championship was held at Wakefield Park over the weekend of 22-23 May where heavy fog delayed racing for an hour on Saturday and more than two hours on Sunday resulting in the third and final Formula Vee race being cancelled due to the 5pm noise curfew at the track. Racing commenced at 10am on Saturday and the Formula Vee qualifying session kicked off around midday. The #18 Team Dockmate / Lowes Petroleum Service Formula Vee, driv

LBR Battle It Out For Good Points Haul

Round 2 of the 2021 NSW Formula Vee Championship was held at Sydney Motorsport Park over the weekend of 10-11 April that saw a smaller field of 14 cars enter after a number of competitors committed to competing in the Australian Series throughout 2021. LBR entered both the #17 Lowes Petroleum Jacer and the #18 Team Dockmate Polar however due to illness only the #18 took to the track but with great results. After putting in two hot laps during qualifying, Paul, in the #18 Team

Lister Bros secure top 10 finish in season opener

Lister Bros Racing delivered a strong and consistent performance over the weekend at round one of the NSW Formula Vee Championship held at Wakefield Park Raceway. After facing some challenges on Friday practice with broken suspension and failed axel seal Paul, with the assistance of others, made the necessary repairs to ensure the car was ready for qualifying and three races held on Saturday and Sunday. LBR were also able to identify and rectify the cause of a braking problem

Lister Bros Racing & Lowes Petroleum Service Partner for 2021

Lister Bros Racing is proud to welcome our newest partner, Lowes Petroleum Service, for the 2021 NSW Formula Vee Championship. Lowes Petroleum Service, is a trusted fuel transporter and supplier servicing rural and regional communities across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. The partnership will see the #17 Lister Bros Racing Formula Vee, driven by Ben Lister, carry the 1300 4 Lowes branding as the team competes in the NSW Formula Vee Championship. The LBR

From Formula Vee to V8 Supercars.

V8 Supercars continues to be the premier Australian race category with millions of followers across the country supported by regular broadcast on Foxtel, Kayo and Seven Sports. Given its long held place as Australia’s number one motorsport category, it comes as no surprise that many boys and girls dream of one day becoming a V8 Supercar driver, and often this journey starts out behind the wheel of a Formula Vee due to the category’s affordability, club atmosphere and ability

Formula Vee Produces International Success…

Formula Vee is a popular global development race category and over the decades Formula Vee has produced many famous racers and champions, including almost every single F1 World Champion between 1970 – 1987 and a number of current international drivers from F1 to IndyCar and Formula E. In this Article we focus on the current crop of international racing drivers that did time in Formula Vee before rising to prominence on the world stage. Sergio Perez Current F1 driver and Red B

Ben Ticks All The Boxes, Tackles First Race

Lister Bros Racing attended the final round of the NSW Motor Race Championship on the weekend of 12 December where Ben Lister successfully obtained his race license and competed in his first Formula Vee race event. Having added the #17 Jacer to the LBR garage earlier in the year and having completed his medical and online theory, Ben was ready to tackle his Observed License Test. Lister Bros Racing arrived at Wakefiled Park on Friday morning where Ben took to the track under

How Important is Oil Temperature?

Oil is the life-blood of your engine, and maintaining your oil within safe operating temperature is extremely important. Internal combustion engines are only around 33 per cent efficient, the other 67 per cent is wasted through bi products such as heat energy and noise, which has to be managed and dissipated in one way or another. Oil is without doubt the most important fluid contained within a car, and the only fluid in a Formula Vee motor. The amount of moving parts in the

Lister Bros Racing & Dockmate Join Forces On The Track

Lister Bros Racing is excited to announce a new three-year partnership with Dockmate – Australia & New Zealand’s premier wireless docking remote. The three-year partnership will see the LBR #18 Formula Vee compete in the NSW Formula Vee Championship and other events sporting Dockmate branding as the teams major sponsor. Paul Lister from Lister Bros Racing said that the partnership will deliver mutual benefits with LBR helping to support Dockmate through branding and promotion

How to do a string line wheel alignment

Wheel alignment is an important part of a race car set up as it has a direct impact on the handling of the car, particularly in cornering, and roll resistance which translates to speed. In simple terms a wheel alignment ensures your wheels are adjusted to the best angle’s – both vertically and laterally – to deliver the best handling and straight-line speed. There are several elements to doing a full and complete wheel alignment including: Camber – the angle that your wheels

From Formula Vee to F1 Champion

Formula Vee has been the proving ground for rookie drivers for decades. Even today it is still the most affordable entry to motorsport, which is one of the reasons behind its continued popularity around the world. Healthy competition continues to this day in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, United States, Canada, South Africa and Brazil and so it should come as no surprise that several F1 World Champions started their driving careers as Formula Vee st

NSW Formula Vee Championship – Round 2

Round two of the 2020 NSW Formula Vee Championship saw Lister Bros Racing take the #18 Polar to the high-speed Sydney Motor Sport Park for the first time. LBR were excited to be competing at one of Australia’s favorite racetracks. LBR arrived early Friday morning for free practice where they would drive on the 3.9km Gardiner Grand Prix Circuit. Paul took the opportunity to familiarize himself with the circuit before putting in some solid lap times. A one kilometre long straig

NSW Formula Vee Championship - Round 1

Lister Bros Racing participated in the delayed Round 1 of the 2020 NSW Formula Vee Championship held at Wakefield Park over the weekend. In what turned out to be one of the wettest races, with challenging conditions even for the most experienced drivers, Paul Lister was able to complete the race and secure P18 in a field of 21 cars. The weekend started with free practice on Friday and Saturday morning where many Formula Vee drivers took the opportunity to brush up on their dr

Lister Bros Racing to run two cars in 2021 NSW Championship

Lister Bros Racing has today taken delivery of their second competition car, a Jacer 1600cc, that will compete alongside the LBR #18 commencing with the 2021 NSW Championship. The car, to be driven by Ben Lister, has joined the LBR garage from Adelaide where it competed in the South Australian Formula Vee series with good results in recent years. Jacer Racing Cars have a proud history in Australian Formula Vee as being one of the leading car designers and manufacturers with m

Lister Bros add Champion Historic Rennmax to Garage

Lister Bros Racing are excited about their new arrival, a 1965 Rennmax Mk1 1200cc Formula Vee, having recently purchased the vehicle following a full ground up restoration. The Rennmax name is synonymous with championship winning race cars in Australia and the Mk1 Formula Vee is no exception having won multiple state and national titles in the hands of some of the best Formula Vee drivers in Australia. Built in 1965 and being first owned and raced by Bob Young, the Rennmax Mk