Aussie Racing Cars 2019 Calendar

MEDIA RELEASE 9 November 2018 The Aussie Racing Cars Championship will feature at some of the nation’s biggest motorsport events in its 20th anniversary season in 2019.  The seven-round season takes in five states/territories, all on the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship bill.   In 2019 Aussie Racing Cars will celebrate 20 years as an official support category to Supercars making it one of the longest standing Supercars support categories in history.  Supercars CEO Sean Seamer is excited to have ARC on the Supercars Calendar “We’re thrilled to have the Aussie Racing Cars celebrating their 20th anniversary with us next year. For 20 years they’ve been entertaining motorsport fans around the country and we know the fans attending and tuning in to Supercars events next year will…

20th Anniversary Season Launch and Logo

The 2018 season of Aussie Racing Cars competition has now concluded with the crowning of a new champion on the Gold Coast and as we reflect on the past season, Australia’s “entertainment” category now looks to 2019 - the 20th anniversary of this great championship. As the category celebrated all of the 2018 achievements at a Gala Dinner on the Gold Coast, Category Management also unveiled the special 20th Anniversary Official Logo. The special logo features a golden laurel leaf pattern with fireworks to signify the exciting racing over the double decade. In 2019 Australia’s longest standing Supercars support category, Aussie Racing Cars will celebrate its 20th season. Over the past 20 years, ARC has achieved the strongest grids of any major national category and…

Joel Heinrich is the 2018 Champion + full list of ARC prize winners

ARC celebrated the season at a Gala Dinner at Skypoint on Sunday night, a list of Trophies presented is below. Congratulations to all Aussie Racing Cars drivers and teams on a fantastic year of Aussie Racing Cars Competition. Championship 5th :         Kel Treseder 4th:          Justin Ruggier 3rd:         Blake Sciberras 2nd:         Kyle Ensbey 1st:          Joel Heinrich   2018 Women’s trophy 3rd:         Emma Clark 2nd:         Charlotte Poynting 1st           Madison Dunston   2018 Rookie Award   3rd:         Jonathon Bloxsom 2nd:         Josh Anderson 1st:          Kyle Ensbey   2018 Gold Cup Trophy   3rd:         Jonathon Bloxsom 2nd:          Craig Thompson 1st:          Brendon Tucker   Masters Cup 5th           Emma Clark 4th           Adam Clark 3rd           Grant Thompson…

ENTRY LIST ROUND 7 GOLD COAST 600

A 30 car field of Aussie Racing Cars are assembled for the final round of the 2018 Championship, round 7 at the Gold Coast 600 (more…)

LOCAL LEGENDS AWARDED TO THOMPSON BROS

Our Local Legends of ARC Award has been presented to Craig and Grant Thompson from Western Sydney Motorsport at Sydney Motorsport Park today. "There is no other team more deserving and so local as the team from Western Sydney Motorsport, they run the category's biggest team fielding 5 Mustangs of their own and a couple of other customer cars.  Craig and Grant have been long time supports of Aussie Cars and SMP is their home track" said Brad Ward the category manager. The Local Legends Beef Jerky are new sponsors of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship and are a perfect fit for the Local Legends program.  The team from Western Sydney Motorsport will be enjoying a variety of Local Legends Beef Jerky - to keep…

RDA BRAKES INCREASE SUPPORT OF AUSSIE RACING CARS

Long time Aussie Racing Car sponsor and category exclusive Brake Supplier RDA Brakes have lent their support to a second Aussie Racing Car team this weekend.  This year they have sponsored Joshua Anderson in his Camaro and at round 6 of the championship at Sydney Motorsport Park they have jumped on board with Adam Clarke in the Lustre Bar Mustang. "It's fantastic that RDA Brakes have extended their already amazing support of the Category by joining with Adam this weekend" said category manager Brad Ward. RDA Brakes have the largest range of Brake applications in Australia and commenced operations in Melbourne  in 1987 and has grown from a small trade and retail parts supplier to today offering the largest range of Disc Brake Rotors and Brake Drums…

LOCAL LEGENDS OF ARC AWARD

Aussie Racing Cars is proud to announce a new award to be presented at every ARC round for the remainder of the 2018 season and beyond. Sponsored by the Local Legends Beef Jerky Company, the award will be known as the Local Legends of ARC award and will be presented to a special ARC team or driver that has really stood out from the crowd and shown how legendary they really are.  The award is not necessarily for the best on track performance.  It maybe their legendary off track performance in car presentation, engineering excellence or some other Legend worthy reason. Local Legends Beef jerky will provide a range of delicious Beef Jerky snacks to keep the winning team going on race weekend. Regardless of…

JOSH ANDERSON ON DOUBLE DUTIES THIS WEEKEND AT SMP

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Young Aussie Racing Car driver and 2018 Rookie Josh Anderson is on double racing duties this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park.  Anderson will race his #36 RDA Brakes/Perenso Camaro Aussie Racing Car in his 6th round for the year that has seen him no lower than 8th position and a podium (3rd) at the Winton round.  This coming weekend alongside the Aussie Car duties he will also be a contender in the Motum Simulation VSR Showdown. It is the first of its kind to be piloted by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), with digital licences, regulations and permits issued for the first time. Incorporated within this weekend’s Sydney Motorsport Park round, CAMS simulator partner Motum Simulation will host the Esports component at the venue with…

ENTRY LIST ROUND 6 SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK

Aussie Racing Cars

A 22 car field of Aussie Racing Cars are ready to race at the sixth round for the 2018 Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park Shannons Nationals (more…)

RACE REPORTS ROUND 5 THE BEND

Did you miss any of the Aussie Racing Cars action from the Fifth Round at The bend Motorsport Park for the Supercars OTR SuperSprintevent?  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 – Round 5 OTR SuperSprint 1st Outright Joel Heinrich 2nd Outright Justin Ruggier 3rd Outright Kel Treseder Rookie Kyle Ensbey Ladies trophy Madison Dunston Gold Cup Brendan Tucker Master Cup Adam Clark Special Award Ruthie Bowler for 230 Aussie Racing Car races FRIDAY WRAP THE Envirogen Industrial Services AUSSIE RACING CARS have completed their first race day at the brand new Bend Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend in South Australia. The first session in the early morning saw 26 of the pocket rockets take part.…

ROUND 5 THE BEND SUPERSPRINT PREVIEW

Aussie Racing Cars

In the past 19 years the Aussie Racing Cars have visited no fewer than 23 circuits in Australia and New Zealand.  The last two “new” tracks were in New Zealand and are owned by the category’s owner Tony Quinn, Hampton Downs an hour south of Auckland and the amazing Highland Park at Cromwell deep in the South Island. This weekend the Aussie Racing Cars are again on the Supercars undercard and at the brand-new Tailem Bend circuit. The Bend Motorsport Park is the latest edition to the Supercars calendar and when late last year at the Aussie Car’s Gala Dinner it was revelled that the 2018 calendar included this (and at the time unfinished) circuit, it was fair to say the drivers and teams were…

ENTRY LIST ROUND 5 THE BEND SUPERSPRINT

Aussie Racing Cars

A 27 car field of Aussie Racing Cars are ready to race at the fifth round for 2018 Championship at the OTR Tailem Bend Supercars SuperSprint (more…)

ARC Farewells Gerald Daniels

It is with great sadness that former car owner, engineer, engine builder and good friend of Aussie Racing Cars, Gerald Daniels has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Aussie Racing Cars Category Manager, Brad Ward reflects: “Gerald was the first person outside of our family to truly believe in the Aussie Racing Cars concept.  In the late 90’s he was instrumental in the development and production of the first cars and owned the 4th car ever built.  Gerald raced in the first events held, long before CAMS sanctioned the category and then ran his son Alex in several seasons of Aussie Racing Cars competition.  For the first 15 years, Gerald was the official engine builder for the category, and worked tirelessly to develop…

RACE REPORTS ROUND 4 QUEENSLAND RACEWAY

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Did you miss any of the Aussie Racing Cars action from the Fourth Round at Queensland Raceway 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 – Round 4 Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 1st Justin Ruggier - Western Sydney Motorsport 2nd Joel Heinrich - Osborns Transport 3rd Blake Sciberras  - Western Sydney Motorsport Rookie: Kyle Ensbey - Uber Graphics Gold cup: Tony Quinn - Aussie Racing Cars Masters Cup: Leigh Bowler - Conplex Construction Friday Wrap IT STARTED from the moment the lights went out and continued all the way to the chequered flag. Kyle Ensbey (Mustang) Kel Treseder (Camaro) battled all the way, exchanging the lead on several occasions before Ensbey scored a…

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…