PORT Macquarie's Michael Page will again have double driving duties at this weekend’s third round of the Australian Powerboat grand prix at Wagga Wagga.
Page will get behind the wheel of both the formula two and formula one classes and, after a strong performance in both divisions, at Grafton back in April, he has high hopes.
He won the formula two class in his Cullens Carpet One and Blinds SST 120 craft, before backing up for a second place in the formula one class with Trask Brothers Racing's brand new Mercury Optimax Xs.
The team is still working to iron out problems with that
vessel, but Page said he was happy with its pace in its first hit-out.
"It's quick," he said. "We have to refine it and learn to drive it betters so we can muscle it through the water, no matter what the conditions."
Page has taken over from regular driver David Trask, who is out with a shoulder injury.
It's been a while since he's driven the Wagga Wagga course, and Page was looking forward to going around it again.
"It's not a big course, and because it's fresh water it's quite dead," he said. "There's a bit of drag through the water.
"It's a bit duller, but it's the same for everyone."
Page is looking to build a significant competition lead ahead of the series final in Port Macquarie on July 28 and 29.
He continues to be backed by several Mid-North Coast
businesses including Miedecke Motor Group, Brandon Calder Homes, Settlers Inn, Minnett and Wright Removals, Gibson Transport and Alco Batteries.