ROUND 4 IPSWICH SUPERSPRINT PREVIEW

Aussie Racing Cars

Its been two years since the Aussie Racing Cars have held a round of the championship at Queensland Raceway, essentially, it’s the classes’ permanent home circuit with only the Gold Coast event closer to HQ on the Goldie. In 2016 the new boy on the block was Kel Treseder and he took the round win from what would eventually be the series winner James Duckworth.  Western Sydney Motorsports driver Craig Woods was third.  This year the later two are not in the championship with Duckworth running speedway and Woods concentrating on the new SuperUtes class, a championship he currently leads. There are 29 drivers entered for this the fourth round, although this is actually the fifth time the cars have been on track with last…

ENTRY LIST ROUND 4 IPSWICH SUPERSPRINT

A 29 car field of Aussie Racing Cars are ready to race at the fourth round for 2018 Championship at the Coates Hire Ipswich Supercars SuperSprint (more…)

RACE REPORTS DARWIN SPECIAL ROUND

Did you miss any of the Aussie Racing Cars action from the 'Drive the NT Challenge' Round at Darwin for the Supercars event?  We have these for you below. If you’d like to see all the exciting action you can review the photographs here from our Facebook Gallery. WINNERS - DRIVE THE NT CHALLENGE 1st Bryce Fullwood 250 points  2nd Craig Woods 245 points and lap record 1:17.4263 3rd Joel Heinrich 242 points  Rookie and Masters Trophies was Adam Clarke  Gold cup went to Brendon Tucker Friday Wrap ALMOST FROM the outset it was Justin Ruggier in his Hertz Mustang that led the 20-minute qualifying session for this non-championship round of Aussie Racing Cars at Hidden Valley in the Northern Territory. With a best time of 1 minute 17.4225 seconds, he was half a…

Aussie Racing Cars eyes electric future

Aussie Racing Cars

Aussie Racing Cars is in the process of developing an electric version of its race car as it looks to embrace the technology for the future. The popular national series for pint-sized race cars is hoping to demonstrate its new battery powered alternative early next season as it looks to mark its 20th year of competition. Construction of a prototype car has been taking place in Queensland this year as the series investigates the possibility of creating electric race cars to race against petrol powered derivatives. Development is in its infancy but if successful electric versions could be racing in the future. The electric Aussie Racing Cars prototype featuring the Parker GVM210150 electric motor The electric Aussie Racing Car, developed around the category’s two-seater model,…

AUSSIE RACING CARS DEBUT FOR BRYCE FULLWOOD AT DARWIN

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As we mentioned, Bryce Fullwood from Matt Stone Racing is joining the Aussie racing Cars in Darwin in two weeks time for the Drive the NT Challenge - Aussie Racing Cars Below is Matt Stone Racing's Press Release. Darwin's only Supercars driver Bryce Fullwood will make his debut in the Aussie Racing Cars on home turf at Hidden Valley Raceway next month. The 20-year-old will also race in the Commodore Cup category at the same event, presenting double racing duties for the local racer. [caption id="attachment_2755" align="aligncenter" width="949"] Bryce Fullwood & Matt Stone Team Owner - Photo; supplied[/caption] Fullwood said he's excited about the opportunity and cannot wait to race in front of the local fans. "I'm really excited to race an Aussie Car for the first…

DRIVE THE NT CHALLENGE

Aussie Racing Cars

The Supercars Darwin Triple Crown event will mark a special trophy round for Aussie Racing Cars this June, being a late addition to the event calendar this year, the Drive the NT Aussie Race Cars Challenge event comes off the heels of the third round just a week or so ago at Winton Motor Raceway, the class will be going from an extremely cold climate to a more summery climate in the Top End. This event will make the Pocket Rockets the most travelled racing class in Australia, north and south that is, the first event was in the deep south at Baskerville Raceway in Hobart and now up to the top of the Northern territory. Due to the late addition of the event to…

RACE REPORTS – WINTON ROUND THREE

Aussie Racing Cars

Did you miss any of the Aussie Racing Cars action last weekend from the Winton SuperSprint Supercars event?  We have these for you below. If you’d like to see all the exciting action you can review the photographs here from our Facebook Gallery. Friday Wrap BACK FOR the first time in five years to the rural Victorian circuit, the Aussie Racing Cars turned on a sizzling qualifying session for round three of the Championship Series. Conditions were tricky with a drying track and a dry line apparent as the session progressed – unlike the earlier wet practice session. Therefore, it was no surprise to see several spinners, but no damage resulted. Putting the disappointment of Phillip Island’s round two behind him, Justin Ruggier responded to every challenge thrown…

Provisional results – Winton Round 3

Following an action packed race weekend at the Winton Supersprint, Aussie Racing Cars Race director, Vince Ciccarello is in the process of working through a number of on-track incidents which may impact the final round results.  As such the race 4 results (and hence round results) posted are provisional. See the provisional results here:  Winton Provisional Results [caption id="attachment_2732" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The melee at turn one during the last race.[/caption]

AUSSIE RACING CARS ROUND 3 WINTON PREVIEW

Winton

Its been Five years since the Aussie Racing Cars have raced at Winton and only a small handful of drivers in this year’s championship raced there in 2013, a couple of teams have practiced there this year, but that makes the majority of drivers going in blind. Winton is a unique tight and twisty layout which suits the pocket rockets perfectly.  12 corners and three straights provide plenty of passing opportunities with the infamous turn 1 and 2 providing some serious wheel to wheel action. The track is quite wide as well and we expect to see plenty of overtaking into turns one through four and then again over the back of the circuit for six through nine. The weather will play a part in…

ENTRY LIST ROUND THREE – 2018 WINTON

A 28 car field of Aussie Racing Cars are ready to race at the third round for 2018 the Winton Super Sprint (more…)

Aussie Racing Cars adds Darwin Supercars to 2018 calendar

The Aussie Racing Cars Darwin Challenge has been added to the support card for the CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown this June 15-17. With the support of Visit NT, Aussie Racing Cars will return to Hidden Valley Raceway bringing its unique brand of thrilling, all-action motorsport to race fans in the Northern Territory. The category had previously visited Darwin for points-paying rounds in 2006, 2010, 2015, and 2016. This year’s racing will be a non-points trophy round owing to the late addition to the calendar and seven series rounds already, but Aussie Racing Cars driver have demonstrated in the past that they don’t need the motivation of points to put on spectacular battles. Category manager Brad Ward says that the Darwin event is a favourite for…

Race Reports – Phillip Island Round Two

Aussie Racing Cars

Did you miss any of the Aussie Racing Car action last weekend from the Phillip Island WD-400 Supercars 500 event?  We have these for you below. If you'd like to see all the exciting action you can review the photographs here from our Facebook Gallery. Friday Wrap IT WAS a thrilling qualifying session for the pocket rockets at Phillip Island today with Kel Treseder in his KKP Motorsport Camaro and a time of 1 minute 45.7591, earning pole position for tomorrow’s first race. Heavy fog caused the three sessions (practice, qualifying and race one) set down for the opening day of round two of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship Series to be rescheduled as two sessions (practice and qualifying) ahead of a three-race format over…

Aussie Racing Cars Round Two Phillip Island – Preview

Aussie racing Cars

The second round of the 2018 Aussie Racing Cars Championship is a real family affair, the class has been known in the past as a family-based racing category with plenty of father son/daughter teams and full family teams running cars but next weekends Phillip Island round will see 6 cars across three families competing against each other. Now in her third season of the pocket rockets Maddy Dunston will line up in her McDonalds Camaro alongside her younger brother Keelan in a similarly livered Commodore, we are sure dad Dale will not know where to look. There is nothing like a Husband and Wife team to get the blood pumping, lets hope they have an extra motel room!  Emma Clark and husband Adam have decided…

Entry List Round Two 2018 – Phillip Island

A 27 car field of Aussie Racing Cars are ready to race at the second round for 2018 the WD-40 Phillip Island 500 (more…)

Media Moment at Baskerville

As a national category most of our race meetings are at Supercar events and as such time is of the essence, this is mostly due to the television commitments.  Last weekend our first meeting for the 2018 Championship was different in that the Aussie Racing Cars were the headlining act at the Baskerville 60th Anniversary race meeting.  It was 12 years since the cars had been there. What this meant was we had lots and lots of track time, two practice sessions on Thursday, 3 on Friday, qualifying and two races on Saturday and 1 warm up and 2 races on Sunday, it was amazing! On Thursday afternoon before practice we had the opportunity to undertake a media session like no other, what we mean…