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 his consistency over the year paid off with a second place at Queensland Raceway, he had two third places (Clipsal and Phillip Island), but only managed fifth at Darwin. Some might say he played it safe at the last round in New Zealand at Hampton Downs with a seventh placing – but that was all he needed to do to take the top spot.
Last Friday Duckworth spent the day testing at Sydney Motorsport Park, albeit in the old car as his new Aussie Racing car wasn’t quite ready for the test day.
The 2017 Championship is being contested over seven round this year, and many drivers are saying it’s the best calendar the pocket rockets have ever had. Four of the rounds will be contested on street circuits, undoubtedly making it also the toughest year in Aussie Racing Cars.
Micheal Rinkin the team owner and driver from Rinkin Racing said “its fantastic to have James join us again for the new series, I learnt a lot from him last year and I’m sure I will again this year, we will do everything in our power as a team to help him achieve his goals for this year”.
The 2017 Aussie Racing car series kicks off in just over two weeks at one of the biggest Supercar events, the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. The Aussie cars expect to field almost 40 cars with 10 makes and models set to hit the track on the Thursday morning.
Keep an eye on our website and Facebook Page for more stories and images from the 2017 Championships, as well as the Facebook Live sessions from each day at the track.