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…

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…