Via www.speedcafe.com

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TEKNO Autosports drivers Shane van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb recently sampled a state-of-the-art Sprintcar at Archerfield Speedway.

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The duo took to the wheel of Queensland champion Andrew Scheuerle’s brand new 900bhp beast in a media day organised through Team Darrell Lea STIX partners, Lucas Oils.

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Van Gisbergen, who grew up racing speedway and briefly tested an older Sprintcar in Perth earlier this year, admitted to being apprehensive early in Scheuerle’s new car.

“I was a bit intimidated initially,” said the Kiwi.

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“It’s tight in the cockpit, the walls are close and Sprintcars have so much power, but I got more and more comfortable and the speed came with it,”

“When you sit in it, it doesn’t feel comfortable because you’re so upright and driving it like a bus, but when you get going the rush takes over. The power these cars have is just awesome.”

VIDEO: See more with Van Gisbergen and Webb