Aussie Racing Cars Round 4 Queensland Raceway Weekend Wrap

THE FOURTH round of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship has seen mixed fortunes for some, outstanding success for others with a mix of disasters to fight backs across the field.  Without a doubt the Aussie Racing Cars were the outstanding class in all of the races at the Queensland Raceway event. From the word go on Friday morning Kel Treseder (KKP Motorsport Camaro) was to set the pace for the weekend, if you could beat Treseder you were going to be on top, however one or two came close but none managed.  With 3 wins from 4 races he was destined to be on the top step of the podium. Trying hard to match the Queenslanders speed were two Sydneyites in James Duckworth (RDA Brakes/Rinkin Racing…

ZERO TO 60 Book Launch – The official Tony Quinn Story.

Almost 60 years in the making ‘Zero to 60’ is the story of a man with a dream who started out with nothing. Having grown up in a wooden caravan in Scotland, it’s been a heck of a journey for Tony Quinn, a self-made man who now owns Highlands Motorsport Park, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, RJ’s Liquorice, Darrell Lea Confectionery, Game Over Entertainment, The Australian GT Championship and Australia's largest race car manufacturing company and race championship - Aussie Racing Cars. After making the move from Scotland to Australia in his early 20s, Tony, his wife Christina and their four young children landed on New Zealand shores in the early 1980s. Tony founded a fat rendering plant called Fatman which sowed the seeds for a…

Round 4 Facebook Live Video’s

This weekend Aussie Racing Cars tested the Facebook Live functionality and found it quite a good way to bring the fans closer to the Teams and people involved with the Aussie Racing Cars Series.  Below we've embedded them into this post for you to view at your leisure. Please feel free to share on your own Facebook pages.  Here is a link to the Aussie Racing Cars Facebook Page FACEBOOK LIVE: Prize Giving at the end of the Weekend FACEBOOK LIVE:  After the last Race at Queensland Raceway FACEBOOK LIVE:  Live in the Pits Sunday Morning FACEBOOK LIVE:  Live in the Aussie Racing Car pits Saturday FACEBOOK LIVE:  Friday before the teams hit the track

Round 4 Queensland Raceway Race Reports

Race Report:  Queensland Raceway Round 4, Race 4 BY WINNING the fourth and final race, Kel Treseder has taken out the Aussie Racing Cars Championship Series fourth round at Queensland Raceway and in doing so has also set a new Lap Record of 1:21.0177 for the class. Treseder (Fluid Management Australia Chev Camaro) started off the outside of the front row and chased series leader and pole man James Duckworth (RDA Brakes Nissan Altima) around the Willowbank circuit for the first two laps and took over the lead on lap three. It was a lead he would not relinquish although he was under pressure when Craig Woods (Sinclair Ford Mustang) who emerged from the ensuing pack to be Treseder major rival. Woods closed the gap to…

Home circuit return for pocket rockets

QUEENSLAND RACEWAY could benefit the home teams at the fourth round of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship Series at the Ipswich circuit. The event is effectively home turf for the category and many of the teams that reside in the near proximity have been able to test in recent times. It will be more difficult for their interstate rivals as Aussie Racing Cars have not had a series round at this track since 2014. The home teams may well have the advantage having tested here just days before, however like the Supercars sometimes the home town advantage can get the better of you, and with a packed grid of over 30 cars everyone will be vying for a step on the podium and to bank…

Round 4 Queensland Raceway Entry List

A 38 car field is ready to race at Ipswich's Queensland Raceway Circuit July 22-24 (more…)

Aussie Racing Cars Round Three Darwin Weekend Wrap

THE DARWIN Round of the 2016 Aussie Racing Cars Championship saw the biggest field so far this year with 37 cars taking to the Hidden Valley Raceway circuit. As expected Darwin put on picture perfect weather, albeit somewhat hotter and a bit more humid than expected over the four days, with the latter very much sapping all of the driver’s energy after a race.  Hydration was key to performance this weekend.  All four races saw temps in the mid 30’s with a number of drivers reporting high engine temperatures too. Ben Walsh driving his Dr Ink Tattoo Removal Camaro dominated the round but hot on his heels was Trent Young (Direct Clutch Services Nissan Altima), the two tied on 241 points but Walsh was awarded…

Round 3 Darwin Race Reports

Ben Walsh Driving his Dr Ink Tattoo Removal Camaro has Dominated the Third Round of the Aussie Racing Car Series at Darwin's Hidden Valley Raceway. RACE FOUR REPORT: Ben Walsh wins last for round victory AFTER THE handicap start of race three, normal service resumed for race four at the third round of the Aussie Racing Car Championship Series where Ben Walsh chalked up this third win of the weekend at Hidden Valley. He started his Dr Ink Tattoo Removal Chev Camaro off the outside of the front row and was beaten to the first corner by pole sitter Trent Young (Direct Clutch Service Nissan Altima) and for the first couple of laps Walsh battled with Young, James Duckworth (RDA Brakes Altima) and Kyle Clews (Darrell…

PAST BATHURST Champ Runs In Aussie Racing Cars

The 2014 Bathurst 1000 Winner Paul Morris will once again jump aboard an Aussie Racing Car for round three of the series.  After a two month hiatus the pocket rockets have made the trek north to Darwin for the Crown Bet Triple Crown V8Supercars Round this weekend.  for round three of the series.  After a two month hiatus the pocket rockets have made the trek north to Darwin for the Crown Bet Triple Crown V8Supercars Round this weekend.  Morris’ last run in the series was at the same round last year where he proved his prowess in motorsport by mixing with the top cars and taking a win to finish the round in a creditable sixth position.  Morris will compete in the Ford Mustang of…

Round 3 Darwin Entry List

A 36 car field is ready to race at Darwin's Hidden Valley Circuit June 17-19 (more…)

Aussie Racing Cars Round Two Phillip Island Wrap Up

The second round of the Aussie Racing Cars National Championship at Phillip Island produced once again the crowd pleasing racing expected from the country’s biggest racing series.  The Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit suites the 1200cc Yamaha Powered aptly named Pocket Rockets, the wide open high speed track sees top class pack racing not seen in any other series.  And once again four and five cars wide!   Round two saw a couple of the new comers take it to the more experienced drivers this weekend, dominating for most of the weekend with two wins from four was Queensland's Ben Walsh (Dr Ink Tattoo Removal Chev Camaro) matching Walsh's speed was his team mate Kel Treseder (Fluid Management Australia).  Current Champion Brendan Pingel (Spirit Of…

Round 2 Race Reports

Kel Treseder has won round 2 of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship at Phillip Island at the weekend while second place getter, Ben Walsh’s result remains provisional pending an investigation into a race 4, lap one incident with defending champion, Brendon Pingel.  1st – Kel Treseder 2nd – Ben Walsh (provisional) 3rd – James Duckworth Race 4 - Sunday IN A FRANTIC fourth race of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship Series, Trent Young has come through to take the win at Phillip Island and finished fifth overall for the round. An engine change overnight and round favourites Ben Walsh (Dr Ink Tattoo Removal Chev Camaro) and Brendon Pingel (Spirit Of Lockyer Holden Cruze) both spearing off at the first corner helped somewhat. But Young’s surge…

Aussie Racing Cars Round 2 Phillip Island

Aussie Racing Cars - The Girls vs the Boys! It's been almost two months since the Aussie Racing Cars have been on track, round one at the Clipsal 500 was a resounding success for the biggest Australian racing class, a bumper field put on a great show for the huge Adelaide crowd. The Aussie Racing Cars were the only class that could boast starting and finishing with a full contingent of entries, every other class at the event lost a competitor or two! Last years champion Brendon Pingel reigned supreme again, although the likes of Craig Woods and Trent Young didn't make it easy for him, add to the mix a fleet of rookies plus returning champion Klye Clews, the later taking a little longer…

Round 2 Phillip Island Entry List

A 36 car field is ready to race at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit April 15-17 (more…)

Behind the scenes with Brendon Pingel – Taking round 1 victory on the streets of Adelaide!

I was so excited to start the 2016 series with our Spirit of Lockyer car running the coveted number 1. At the same time we were deeply saddened at the sudden loss of our Mayor Steve Jones who had been such a great support to me over the past few years. He died unexpectedly a few days before the Clipsal round, and this made it really difficult for me but even more so for dad who had worked so closely with Steve on the Lockyer Valley Council for the past 4 years. He was a great mate and I made a personal pledge to honour him with a drive to win at my favourite street circuit. Practice and qualifying went really well. The team made…