Luke Spalding remembered at Bathurst

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  • 05/10/2016
  • By Courtney Callow

The V8 Ute family will pay tributes to Luke Spalding at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 this weekend, the 18-year old driver who sadly lost a battle to cancer last month.

The V8 Utes will return to the track at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for the first time since his passing.

Sieders Racing Team’s team manager Luke Sieders said everyone in the V8 Utes field this weekend would pay tribute to Spalding by displaying the hashtag “we fly with 23” on their utes, as Spalding ran the number 23. The team will be wearing black arm bands.

“The big thing for Luke was Bathurst was the Holy Grail for him and he never got to do it, and that’s why we brought the car here,” Sieders told Supercars.com.

“Even though he’s not, the car is.”

David Sieders also has a special individual tribute.  

“We’ve put his nickname on David’s car, so he’s got his normal sideways nickname but we’ve put the princess above it because that was likes nickname.”

The talented young racer leaves behind an important legacy with the establishment of the gofundme campaign “iPads for Oncology kids at Xmas”.

Spalding’s campaign continues with the official #weflywith23 sticker, all profits from the sale contributing to his foundation.

For more information about this campaign, or how to contribute to the fund go to www.formula3.com.au/weflywith23.

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