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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…

2017 Tasmanian 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 Sunday Races Three and Four MAKING THE most of a soggy Symmons Plains yesterday, Jaie Robson followed up his Saturday form with a third and first to win the second round of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship Series. Robson and his UltraTune and Red House Developments Mustang took the win ahead of Blake Sciberras (Millennium Building Services Mustang) and Kel Treseder (KKP Motorsport Camaro). Chris Stevenson (Hertz Camaro) was equal fourth with Joel Heinrich in his debut aboard a Sean Rose Altima. The first race of the day (the third for the weekend) was a reverse top 15 event where Leigh Bowler (Camaro)…

Only One Overseas Round this Year!

The Aussie Racing Cars for the past couple of years have travelled overseas for one or two rounds, the New Zealand rounds were a fantastic show for the Kiwis to enjoy, the class has visited both the North and South Islands at three race tracks being Highlands Park, Hampton Downs and Pukekohe Park. This year’s overseas trip is a bit tongue ‘n’ cheek – so to speak – the championship this week heads to Launceston in Tasmania.  The trucks will already be loaded and heading to Melbourne for the sea journey across Bass Straight ready for unpacking on Thursday. Its two years since the pocket rockets have raced around the small but flowing circuit at Symmons Plains. In 2015 Adam Gowans was top of the…

Round 2 Symmons Plains Entry List

A 30 car field of Aussie Racing Cars are ready to race at the Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint Round - 7-9 April (more…)

Clipsal 500 Weekend Wrap

Over the summer off season many of the teams sit down and study their data from the past season, some will look at it in depth and begin formulating their plans for the 2017 series, some will wonder “what happened”, and others will make the leap and invest in new cars or newer parts. And there will be as always “newbies” to the game, they are our rookies this year, they’ll either purchase or lease a car and run it themselves or they’ll work with one of the established teams and some will just purchase the drive. Whatever their situation, for 2017 it's going to be a great year.  Clipsal has just proven this! The first Aussie Racing Cars Championship has been run and won,…

2017 Clipsal 500 Race Reports

Below you will find the Clipsal 500 Race Reports from last weekend. Visit the Gallery of Images on our Facebook Page Race Four Report Sunday A WIN in the fourth and final race of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship Series first round on the streets of Adelaide has made for the perfect start for defending title holder James Duckworth. Duckworth drove his RDA Brakes Nissan Altima to an immediate lead in the finale and only yielded the front running on the final lap. Kel Treseder (The Kart Centre Chev Camaro) slipped past him to be first across the line but was given a post-race penalty for contact that spun Craig Woods’ KIA Penrith Ford Mustang at turn 14 on the sixth lap. He was relegated…

Aussie Racing Cars Round One 2017 – Clipsal 500

After 16 weeks 6 Days and 20 something hours the Aussie Racing Car Championships is set to reignite for the 2017 Championship. The Clipsal 500 in Adelaide is always a favourite of everyone within the Pocket Rocket family and this years event is sure to ignite both the drivers and teams, and of course the fans for the series journey. The current champion James Duckworth is back to defend his title, but there are another 30 plus drivers looking to topple him off the podium. 2017 sees a new group of rookie drivers join the class, each trying to forge a successful career in the Aussie Racing Cars and some with a desire to use the class as a stepping stone to other National Categories…

Round 1 Clipsal 500 Entry List

A 40 car field of Aussie Racing Cars are ready to race at the Clipsal 500 March 2nd-5th March (more…)

Aussie Racing Cars Pre-Season Test Day Sydney Motorsport Park

11 drivers elected to test at Sydney Motorsport Park last Friday in searing heat, the East Coast of Australia is in a heatwave!  Temperatures climbed to 44C but the cars managed to keep circulating. Western Sydney Motorsport had seven cars here, their own Mustangs of Craig Thompson, Grant Thompson, and Craig Woods (Blake Sciberras is due to test in Queensland).  Plus they had client cars join them from Jaie Robson, Ben Walsh and Charlotte Poynting. At the other end of the pitlane was the Rinkin Racing team of Mike Rinkin, James Duckworth the category current champion, and two client cars that have joined them of Scott O’Keefe and Adam Cassuico. Testing is ultra important before the season begins, and no more so than this year…

Kumho Driving the Aussie Racing Cars with an all new tyre for 2017

Aussie Racing Cars (ARC) is proud to announce that Kumho Tyre has been selected as its exclusive competition tyre for 2017 season and beyond. For the first time in nearly 20 years, the ARC will introduce a brand new tyre to the category and all indications are that the new tyre is set to get ARC drivers’ hearts racing.  A bunch of teams have fallen in love with the new Kumho V700 tyre following pre-season test sessions in the lead up to the Championship opener at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide (2-5 March).  “It‘s great to welcome Kumho Tyre as a major category sponsor and the Official Tyre of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship for 2017 and beyond”,  said ARC Category Manager, Brad Ward. “As part…

2016 Aussie Racing Car Champion is back to Defend his Title

The current Aussie Racing Car Champion James Duckworth is back to defend his title in 2017 and he’s continuing his successful association with the Rinkin Racing Team. Duckworth has been extremely busy building a new car for the 2017 series.  “Everything will be revealed in the coming weeks”, “I’ve been keeping myself prepped by jumping in and out of a “410 SprintCar” said Duckworth. “My 2017 aspiration is to try to be the first driver in over 10 years to win consecutive titles, I also excited to welcome back my key sponsors RDA Brakes, my105.com.au and Formaz Parts Plus” he said. Last year Duckworth only won one of the 6 round series (round 7 at Pukekohe was a non-championship round) at Sydney Motorsport Park, but…