Monthly Archives: March 2015


Advantage Motorsport made another Overseas Journey

Advantage Motorsport made another Overseas Journey for the 2nd round of the Aussie Racing Car Championship—this time to Tasmania. A field of 27 cars made the trip across Bass Straight to a track that suited the pocket rockets well. Friday practice- Was a wet affair-with Chris Stevenson revelling in the conditions and topping the timesheet in first practice and 5th fastest in 2nd practice. Jeff Watters posted an 11th and 14th. Saturday-Qualifying Unfortunately for Stevenson, Saturday dawned clear and dry-and qualifying was a very close affair-Stevenson 13th and Watters 15th in a field that from 5th to 13th was covered by less than a second. Race 1 Watters had some spirited battles-losing and gaining places over the race to finish in 15th where he started.…

Symmons Plains Round 2 Race 4

Race Four Report Adam Gowans continued to stamp his authority on the Symmons Plains Aussie Racing Car round with a final win in the last race of the weekend and confirming his round win.  Earlier in the week Gowan’s said his car was for sale and that he was leaving the ARC Series (he did not compete in NZ) maybe now he’ll either have the fastest car to sell or maybe we can convince him to stay in the series J Adam Uebergang and Darren Chamberlin were second and third respectively in race four and this was how the round results ended too. WA driver Greg Miskiewicz had a tough race after dicing with John Reynolds and Sean Rose which saw Miskiewicz’s bonnet smashed and…

Symmons Plains Round 2 Race 3

Race Three Report Race three was always going to be a “humdinger” of a race being a full reverse grid and handicapped event and it sure was!  It was going to be tough for the front runners to come through to the front on the short Symmons Plains circuit.  The fact that it was a handicapped race was lost on a couple of drivers when 3 cars from the second group jumped with the three off the front.  On pole was Ruth Bowler with Alan Smith alongside, heading off in the first group was also Michael Rinkin, the latter took full advantage of the starting position and managed to hold onto a credible 6th place from Adam Gowan’s who climbed to 5th from the rear…

Symmons Plains Round 2 Race 2

Race Two Report In stark contrast to today’s first race Adam Gowans romped away with the win with an impressive gap to second placed Adam Uebergang of over 4 seconds.  Gowans launched off the line quicker than Uebergang and continued to extend his lead.  Uebergang had to battle for second place from Darren Chamberlin, Brendon Pingel and Adrian Flack with the foursome swapping positions lap after lap, Tony Quinn latched onto the group too, to finish up sixth. New comer Myles Bond had another eventful race, his door flew open mid race and stayed that way before someone managed to rip it off, he finished the race in a credible 17th spot minus one door! At the flag fall the Tassie crowd had a huge…

Symmons Plains Round 2 Race 1

Race One Report Once again the Aussie Racing Cars have put on an amazing show with races within the race, the top five cars managed to pull away from the rest of the field. Adam Uebergang, Adam Gowans, Adrian Flack, Darren Chamberlin and Brendon Pingel were climbing all over each other with Uebergang and Gowans swapping the top spot multiple times over the course of the race, the 5 car freight train streaked away from Tony Quinn, Craig Woods and Sean Rose. The final lap saw first place swap a couple times on the short 2.41km circuit, with Uebergang winning from Gowan’s by 5/100’s of a second on the finish line.  In a pleasing result all 24 cars finished the race which so far compared…

Symmons Plains Round 2 Qualifying

The Adams on Top - Qualifying Qualifying had times dropping with near perfect weather for Aussie Racing Cars, again local knowledge proved hard to beat with Adam Gowans scoring pole position from Adam Uebergang and Adrian Flack, with last year’s champ in fourth, Darren Chamberlin, fifth spot went to Craig Woods. A couple of penalties were given, Brendan Tucker was excluded from practice after his car was found to be under the minimum weight, and Ben Walsh was given a penalty for speeding it pit lane.

Symmons Plains Round 2 Friday

Practice two Friday saw our pocket rockets head out on to a mostly dry or drying circuit for the second 20 min session.  Tasmanian local Adam Gowans put his local knowledge to good use setting the fastest time from the round one winner Craig Woods with Queenslander Brendon Tucker 3rd fastest. Darren Chamberlin is coming to grips with the differences of his old car and the Camaro, “it’s a very different car with a different setup from the old car”.   Quote of the day goes to Jeff Watters when asked how practice went, “it was great, it was like driving through a car wash with the windows down!” Ruthie Racer, being Ruth Bowler commented that she was happy with the car but needed to find…

Aussie Racing Cars – Round Two, Symmons Plains Preview

After a successful first round at Highlands Motorsport Park in New Zealand in January, the second round of the Aussie Racing Cars series see us travel overseas again, well kind of! Round two is at Symonds Plains near Launceston in Tasmania at the end of this month.  The 27th - 29th of March will see 27 of our pocket rockets take to the short but high speed flowing circuit in what is certain to be an amazing event, and without a doubt is one of the highlights of the Tasmanian sports diary and a favourite on the ARC calendar. Brendon Pingel’s Lockyer Valley sponsored car suffered extensive damage in New Zealand and has been striped right back to the rolling chassis ready for Derek Pingel,…

Miska Motorsport News

Motchambers Column Greg Miskiewicz March 4 GETTING any financial backing these days is one really hard slog, and picking up a handsome naming sponsor as an amateur is akin to a minor miracle. For Dianella’s Greg Miskiewicz the introduction of specialist brokerage firm Lend Me Finance as lead supporter for his fledgling Miska Motorsport is a massive boost for the team, and its quest of Aussie Racing Cars glory. “Having a well-recognised Perth local brand on board this year has enabled us to prepare and participate at a very professional level, which will give us a competitive advantage for this year’s championship,” Miskiewicz said. “We’ve been able to spend the past few months making updates and enhancements to the car, and our off-season test program…