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…

RINKIN MOTORSPORT – NEWS

New CAMARO & New MANAGER After last season racing with the Duckworth’s, team owner/driver of Rinkin Motorsport, Micheal Rinkin said he learnt so much about what he really should not do and had a quick realisation he is better off  concentrating on only driving at the track.  “I do all the carbs and bits at home, but with all our businesses and another three coming on this year I am extremely time poor and not 21 anymore so if this is going to be fun, something needs to be done” Rinkin said. “After speaking with my wife Gina she said why you don’t just hire someone to free up your time so I thought about it seriously and decided if I was going to pay…

2016 Series Winners

After all the racing across two countries and 5 states and territories was all said and done the following stood out from the rest as the class winners for 2016. 1st Outright - James Duckworth 292pts 2nd Outright - Craig Woods 285pts 3rd Outright - Kel Treseder 281pts 4th Outright - Ben Walsh 270pts 5th Outright - Brendon Pingel 264pts   Masters Cup 1st Ben Walsh 300pts 2nd Grant Ludbey 300pts (countback) 3rd Craig Thompson 282pts 4th Grant Thompson 281pts 5th Leigh Bowler 275pts Gold Cup 1st Brendon Tucker 302pts 2nd Jeff Watters 294pts 3rd Glenn McNamara 293pts 4th Michael Rinkin 280pts 5th Ian Chivas 224pts Rookies Trophy 1st Kel Treseder 303pts 2nd Zac Best 286pts 3rd Leigh Bowler 266pts 4th Reece Chapman 248pts 5th…

Round 7 Race Reports Pukekohe NZ

Sunday Wrap Round 7 Pukekohe Park Raceway Race Three saw the top ten starters reversed on the grid, normally there would be a full reverse grid but it was deemed the track is too fast and mayhem may ensue! Chris Stevenson (Hertz Camaro) was on pole but got swamped in the first few laps dropping back to 9th by flag fall, Kyle Clews (Darrell Lea STIX / Rinkin Racing Nissan Altima) started well and lead the race for a couple of laps chasing hard was Angus Fogg (propertytutors.com Holden Cruze), Grant Ludbey (The Torque Team Euro GT) and Blake Sciberras (Millennium Building Group Mustang). Sciberras made a jump on the field on lap three and took the lead through to the chequered flag, on the…

Round 6 Hampton Downs Race Reports

Race Four Hampton Downs Rnd 6 Race four was the final points race for the 2016 Aussie Racing Cars Championship and without a doubt it was one of the most hard fought races the class has had all year. Craig Thompson (Western Sydney Motorsport Mustang) spun on the first lap that unfortunately saw three or four cars retire from the race. However up the front of the field it was an exciting multi-pass race with Kel Treseder (KPP Motorsport Camaro), Craig Woods (Western Sydney Motorsport Mustang) and Peter Carr (Erina Fair Medical Centre Toyota Aurion) running two and three wide with passing into turn one happening just about every lap and at many of the other passing opportunities that the Hampton Downs circuit provides. All…

Aussie Racing Cars Round 7 Pukekohe Park Raceway

The final round for the 2016 Aussie Racing Cars Championship is at Pukekohe Park Raceway just 50kms south of Auckland City.  It’s an invitational, non-points round alongside the Supercars again.  This is the first time the class has had an event at the circuit.  Brendon Pingel (Spirit of Lockyer Holden Cruze) went for a walk around the track, “it’s fast, it looks very fast with a few bumps to, I’m looking forward to it”. Without the pressure of season points many of the drivers and teams will be working hard on winning the round points.  Pukekohe Park lends itself to close pack racing 2-3 wide from the Aussie Cars, the fast front and back straights will see the fastest drivers diving for position into the…

Charlotte Poynting Trumps Aussie Racing Cars in New Zealand

Missing the first round at Clipsal for Charlotte Poynting was a tough way to start the 2016 series and may have cost her a shot at the Ladies Trophy especially after winning all the other rounds, however from there on for the year Poynting has continued to grow and mature in the championship. A lot of pressure was loaded onto her for the last round of the series after being selected to represent Australia in the inaugural CAMS Trans-Tasman Women’s Challenge in Race Two at Hampton Downs.  Standing for New Zealand was NZV8 racer Alyssa Claperton. Charlotte has recounted her weekend below. “What an awesome weekend! After a stressful practice day and being well off the pace I finally found my feet for qualifying which…

The Aussie Racing Cars Championship Finale

The 2016 Aussie Racing Car season is about to come to a close, the final round is this weekend in New Zealand at the newly revamped Hampton Downs circuit.  For the second consecutive season the pocket rockets have ventured overseas, last year the first round of the series was at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell on New Zealand's South Island. Hampton Downs is approximately an hours drive south of Auckland and has just undergone a $25 Million dollar make-over, including a 1.2km extension to the already exciting track, new over pit corporate suites and go-kart track. 31 Aussie Cars will take to the track first up on Friday, two New Zealand drivers will have a small home town advantage, although the new extension is yet…

Round 6 Hampton Downs NZ Entry List

A 31 car field of Aussie racing Cars are ready to race at Hampton Downs, New Zealand Oct 28-30 (more…)

CAMS Trans-Tasman Womens Challenge Announced

MEDIA RELEASE 9 October 2016 Aussie Racing Cars (ARC) and Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) are proud to announce the inaugural CAMS Trans-Tasman Women’s Challenge. The CAMS Trans-Tasman Women’s Challenge is a special match race event to be run as part the Aussie Racing Cars Season Finale at Hampton Downs International Raceway on 29 October 2016.  Lining up on the grid for the Challenge will be two up and coming female racers Charlotte Poynting, CAMS Academy graduate, representing Team Australia and Alyssa Clapperton representing Team New Zealand.  Following an extensive selection process, these two young ladies have been selected to represent Australia and New Zealand in this unique challenge. Women have always been an important aspect of the ARC Series.  In 2016 the series…

Round 5 Sydney Motorsport Park Weekend Wrap Up

The penultimate round of the 2016 Aussie Racing Cars Championship was held at Sydney Motorsport Park last weekend in very trying weather conditions.  Friday morning dawned wet but slowly fined up.  This was a kind of blessing in disguise as it gave the teams the opportunity to set the cars up for both the dry and wet conditions which would be needed before the weekend finished! The last round to be run on Australian soil this year was part of the New South Wales Motor Race Championships, 250 cars were entered over 9 categories but it was the Aussie Racing Cars that were the stand out category with nearly 40 cars on the grid. The pocket rockets were first up on Friday to a track…

Round 5 Race Reports SMP

Sunday Race Three Report from Sydney Motorsport Park Sundays race, again in the wet was the final race for the Aussie Racing Cars on home soil for 2016, James Duckworth (RDA Brakes / Rinkin Racing Altima) continued his domination of the weekend by leading the race from start to finish, on the second lap the Safety Car came out once again, this time for Glenn McNamara (The Torque Team) who spun on top of the bridge/hill, he was able to restart the race but a lap down. After the restart the race ran for the full duration. Having a tough start was Kel Treseder (KKP Motorsport Mustang) who dropped down to 28th after appearing to stall on the grid, he eventually fought back to 16th.…

Last Aussie Racing Car Round on home Soil for 2016

The penultimate 2016 Aussie Racing Cars Championship race meeting is this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park, it’s also the final round to be held in Australia with the finale set to run in New Zealand at the revamped Hampton Downs circuit late October, with a non-championship race a week later at Pukekohe with the Supercars. Yet another huge field will hit the track in Sydney, again confirming the Pocket Rockets are Australia’s biggest one make series.  40 entrants will be vying for the all-important championship points and places on the podium.  This weekend the series is one of the headline acts at the New South Wales State Motor Racing Championships, unlike the past 5 events the class won’t be with the Supercars this round, however…

Round 5 Sydney Motorsport Park Entry List

A 41 car field is ready to race at Sydney Motor Sport Park September 16-18 (more…)