In just a week’s time the competitors competing at Round Two of the 2022 Australian Formula Powerboat Grand Prix Series will be arriving at Lake Mulwala in New South Wales, and for one driver in particular, those seven days could turn out to be a nervous wait.
The clock is ticking for current championship leader and round one winner, Brock Cohen, who is expecting the arrival of his first-born child the week of the race.
Brock had this to say to PRW
Everything is happening all at once for me and it has made the six weeks between rounds go really quick. We just have to wait and see now when the baby comes as this will determine if I am racing in Mulwala or not.
Damon Cohen said
We haven’t been able to prepare or work on the boats as much as we would have liked due to being busy with work and losing a good two weeks in moving equipment in and out from the workshop to save it from the floods. In addition to this we also had to get my Baba hull repaired from the accident in the Final from Albury which is near completed now thanks to help from Des Maslen and Craig Simmons.
Brock currently on eight hundred points and Damon on 569 points are one and two in the championship standings with Sam Lucas from R Marine Jackson’s closely behind on 562 points. There are thirteen confirmed entries for Round Two due to four teams unable to make it.
Lake Mulwala, where the race will take place is a man–made reservoir created through the construction of the Yarrawonga Weir across the Murray River. It is notorious for being a rough waterway should the wind come from the wrong direction, the brothers have their fingers crossed it stays away and there are no hold ups in the schedule.
Brock Cohen finished by saying
My boat and equipment will be packed in the trailer and ready to go. I’m not feeling too organised personally, but I am hoping that the massive effort and arduous work we put in before Round One helps us get through Round Two in a competitive manner.