Round Five SMP Race Reports

Miss any of the action from Round Five of the Aussie Racing Car Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park?  You can read all about it below. A gallery of images can be seen on the Aussie Racing Car Facebook Page. Sunday Report Races 2-3-4 JAMES DUCKWORTH (RDA Brakes Camaro) continued his great form with another two scratch race wins today, as well as a second in the reverse top-14 grid event. On two occasions, he had to concede the early running to Kel Treseder (The Kart Centre/Team Navy Camaro) but overcame that for clear victories. Treseder finished second overall while Blade Sciberras (Investment Homes Millennium Building Group Mustang) was third. Treseder led the first three laps of race two before Duckworth took over for the duration. In…

Round Five Super Sprint Weekend Wrap

(Checkout our gallery of images here on the Aussie Racing Cars Facebook Page.) THE FIFTH round of the Aussie Racing Cars 2017 Championship was held at Sydney Motorsport Park under cold and extremely windy conditions last weekend. Defending champion James Duckworth (RDA Brakes Camaro) stamped his mark once more on the field after winning the same round last year.  Fastest in qualifying Duckworth won 3 of the 4 races and finished second in race three, he also set a new lap record of 1:42.9783 on Sunday morning, Kel Treseder (KKP Motorsport Camaro) continued to improve his form to take second outright for the weekend with Blake Sciberras (Western Sydney Motorsport Mustang) banking a healthy set of points to come home third. The weekend got off…

All Eyes on Sydney Round Five

ITS ALMOST 12 months since the Aussie Racing Cars visited Sydney Motorsport Park (SMP) the class was there in September last year where they featured on the NSW CAMS Championship round, this year, like all of the 7 rounds the pocket rockets feature on the under-card with the Supercars. A field of 31 cars are entered for the four race weekend, this Friday the drivers will get two runs on the Eastern Creek based circuit.  Amazingly the practice session kicks off at 7.05am so the guys and gals will be expecting a cool start to the day, qualifying is at a more respectable time of 11.20-11.40am, the 20 minute session is where it all has to come together, there are at least 10-12 cars that…

ROUND 5 SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK ENTRY LIST

A 31 car field of Aussie Racing Cars are ready to race at the Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint - 18-20 Aug (more…)

Charlotte Poynting awarded WAMS Junior Development Scholarship

The Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) committee today congratulated 18-year-old New South Wales racer Charlotte Poynting as the 2017/2018 recipient of the WAMS Junior Development Scholarship, supported by CAMS. Beginning in karts aged 12, Poynting placed top-three in multiple state titles, won the women’s nationals in both Clubman Light and Senior National Light and then progressed into the Aussie Racing Cars series over a year ago where she currently competes. Since joining the category, she has won eight Women’s Championship Trophies out of the nine events she’s entered, currently leads the CAMS Women’s Championship and last year became the first female to win an Aussie Racing Car race in the category’s history. “I’m so excited to have been selected as the WAMS Development Scholarship…

Round Four Townsville 400 Weekend Wrap

MANY OF the Aussie Racing Car teams were quite pleased to be heading north last week, temps in Sydney and Melbourne saw their days starting around 1C, whereas winter in North Queensland saw the drivers and crews basking in 18-27C the entire time. Twenty-six cars had made the trek north, 25 were on track, the 1 missing was Shane Dale’s FG Holden which just happened to be Mark Duckworth’s first ever Aussie Racing Car, Mark is the father of our current champion James, Dales car was on display in the ARC Pits all weekend.  (see our Facbook Gallery for photos of this old car). Also missing in action was Ruth Bowler, she has been a little unwell lately and we (and her fans) missed her…

Round Four Townsville 400 Race Reports

Miss any of the action from Round Four of the Aussie Racing Car Championship at Townsville's Reid Park?  You can read all about it below. A gallery of images can be seen on the Aussie Racing Car Facebook Page. Race Four Report - Sunday Peter Carr has taken another victory in race four of the Aussie Racing Car Series on the streets of Townsville which also saw him take the round win, Carr was one of only two drivers who had previously raced the Reid Park circuit. Before the red lights went out drama struck Cobi Rontaunay (CMR Motorsport Camaro) who pulled up on the track during the formation lap when a tail shaft broke and Blake Scibberas (Western Sydney Motorsport Mustang) entered pitlane with…

Joshua Anderson unveils new Camaro

Joshua Anderson has unveiled his new Perenso sponsored Camaro ahead of his ARC debut at round 4 of the championship in Townsville.  

Round 4 Townsville Entry List

A 30 car field of Aussie Racing Cars are ready to race at the Watpac Townsville 400 Round - 7-9 July (more…)

Women’s Cup presented by CAMS

MEDIA RELEASE 31 May 2017 Aussie Racing Cars teams up with CAMS to support women’s participation in motor sport The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport has reinforced its strong commitment to women’s participation in motor sport by lending its support to the Aussie Racing Cars Women’s Cup presented by CAMS. CAMS’ endorsement of the title also extends to two major prizes, which will be presented to the series’ leading lady. Not only will the winner of the Aussie Racing Cars Women’s Cup presented by CAMS be invited to attend the annual CAMS Motor Sport Awards Gala Dinner in Melbourne to receive the trophy, she will also be awarded a $2000 Virgin Australia Travel Voucher. The title represents an elevation in the status of the Ladies’…

Epic Aussie Racing Car save

Here is a nice little write up on www.msm.com about young Blake Sciberras' man-handling his Aussie Racing Car around a very saturated Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania from our second round this year. Click the link to have a read: MSM Motoring News [caption id="attachment_2321" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Blake Sciberras battles with Ben Walsh at round two - Symmons Plains Tassie - Photo: Darin Mandy[/caption]

From Stadium Super Trucks to Aussie Racing Cars

STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS legends Robby Gordon and Sheldon Creed got a taste of Aussie Racing Cars at Barbagello last week, here's what they had to say. Gordon revelled in his first race in Aussie Racing Cars last weekend. (Pictured in car #57) The former IndyCar and NASCAR driver got to sample the pocket rockets for the first time in race three of the third round at Barbagallo’s Super Sprint. “Bill Hynes was racing his Aussie Racing Car but wanted to really focus on his SST today,” Gordon said afterwards. “It was interesting, the cars are really fun to drive. Sheldon (Creed) ran the last race and we finish eighth and ninth.” “We both kinda got the car to the same position from last, which was…

Round Three Barbagello Perth Weekend Wrap

THE THIRD round of the seven round 2017 series saw the teams make the longest haul by road, well for the truck drivers that is, the road trip is at least two to three days from the main centres, across the Nullabor into Perth. It's been a couple of years since the pocket rockets have had a hit out on the Western Australian circuit and this was the second time only they have visited.  Once again like the previous round more than half the field had not run on the Perth circuit, but it didn’t take them long to get the feel for it. Barbagello Raceway is characteristically a slippery track, the run offs are deep sand traps and often this is dragged onto the…

2017 PERTH SUPER SPRINT RACE REPORTS

Below you will find the Tasmanian Super Sprint Race Reports from last weekend. Visit the Gallery of Images on our Facebook Page Races Three and Four - Round 3 Barbagallo Raceway Sunday Wrap. THREE RACE wins and a third has given Craig Woods the overall round three victory in the Aussie Racing Cars Championship Series at Barbagallo Raceway today. Woods followed up his two Saturday victories with a third in the reverse top-eleven race three on Sunday morning and then fought back from third early to dominate race four. He started his Western Sydney Motorsport KIA Penrith Mustang off pole in the last but was beaten away by Kel Treseder in his The Kart Centre Camaro. “We swapped our tyres over from right to left for the…

Round Two Symmons Plains Tasmania Weekend Wrap

The second round of the 2017 Aussie Racing Cars Championship held last weekend at Symmons Plains would have to be the wettest race car event the series has ever been to in its almost 20 year history.  Friday lulled the competitors into thinking a fine race meeting was on the cards with clear skies and 25C temps.  Alas it wasn’t to continue. Friday saw the pocket rockets have two practice sessions, this is a great time for the new teams to get a real feel for the short but flowing track, half of the drivers had never raced at this venue.  The hot weather made for great times and allowed the teams to assess the new Kumho tyres on a full-time race circuit having only…