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…

NZ Racing Cars ready for first track appearance

New Zealand motorsport fans will have a brand-new motor racing championship to enjoy this summer with the launch of the NZ Racing Cars Championship which uses exactly the same fast, half-size race cars as the entertaining Aussie Racing Cars Super Series.   The Aussie Racing Cars are hugely well-supported with fields of up to 55 cars at some events, making it the largest motorsport category in Australia and one which is frequently voted the most entertaining support category at Australian V8 Supercar events. In 2014, Aussie Racing Cars marked its tenth anniversary of being an official support category for V8 Supercars, a partnership which continues in 2016. The Aussie Racing Cars made a one-off New Zealand appearance at Highlands Motorsport Park during the Highlands Festival…

Advantage Motorsport Clipsal Wrap

Advantage Motorsport has returned from a very hot Clipsal 500 with their first race win for Chris Stevenson. A huge field of 37 Aussie Race Cars, which included 12 Rookies took the track in heat wave conditions. Over 4 days-the Advantage Motorsport Team had some highs-but also had to deal with some lows as well! But in true racing spirit-got in and did what was needed to get all 5 cars out for every race. Stevenson qualified 14th-and made his way up to 8th in Race 1. An engine failure at the start of Race 2 meant that he was a DNF. In the reverse grid Race 3, he came from 19th  to win the race,  with fellow Team Hertz driver Craig Thompson finishing 4th-giving…

Western Sydney Motorsport Clipsal 500 Wrap Up

At the Clipsal 500 Western Sydney Motorsport proved they were again a team to be reckoned with for the 2016 Aussie Racing Car series. “We had a great weekend and I’m really pleased to see all cars in the top half of the field after just the first round.  Craig Woods had a great weekend keeping toe to toe with last years Champ Brendon Pingel, Woods won Race One for the weekend and had two second places as well.  Blake (Sciberras) had a tough weekend but came out 10th overall for the weekend, he’ll be higher up at the next round I believe.  And Grant (Thompson) had his best weekend of racing ever, he and I were fighting over positions in race three where he…

Harley Haber Clipsal 500 Wrap

Harley Haber’s first outing in the new CEJN Mustang has strongly pointed at him being a contender for the Rookie standings for 2016 and even the outright championship when he banks a few more points. “I felt really comfortable in the car this weekend, it’s like chalk and cheese with the old Falcon I was running last year. The drivers this year have all stepped up and that’s what I’m doing with the CEJN Mustang, its tough but I can see myself at the pointy end at every round. I’m working very hard to keep the car up the front; we’ve set tough goals for ourselves as a team” said Haber after the Clipsal Round.   Harley was 10th fastest in the first practice on…

Clipsal 500 2016 Weekend Wrap Up

The 2016 Aussie Racing Car Series got off to a fast and furious start, with a very full and busy grid.  The series returned to the Clipsal 500 after being away for a year, and the large crowd loved it! The ARC class had almost double the number of entries compared to any other class at the event, 37 of the pocket rockets took to the tight concrete lined Parklands circuit and by the end of the weekend 37 cars were still running, a feat no other class could match! The Aussie Racing Cars were first on to the track early on Thursday morning, in true street circuit tradition the track was very dusty and dirty with little to no traction for the drivers.  The…

New Teams Championship

Aussie Racing Cars - New Teams Championship The Aussie Racing Cars are pleased to announce the formation of a new Teams Championship within the 2016 ARC Championship Series. “When the idea of a Team Championship surfaced, I just knew we had to do it and I’m happy to say the Teams Champs has a $7000 winner takes all prize attached to it so there is no doubt it will be one of the most tightly contested trophies in the series this year” said Brad Ward the category manager.       The Teams Championship is the newest addition to Australia’s largest race category which awards 5 separate trophies as follows: ARC Championship                          Overall winner Masters Cup                  …

Brendon Pingel Dominates Clipsal 500

Brendon Pingel's Championship title defence could not have got off to a better start, Pingel won two of the four races over the weekend, asserting his dominance over the 37 strong field, "What a honour to be on the podium with these two (Craig Woods & James Duckworth). Champagne never tasted so good after a exciting round one" said Pingel via Facebook on Sunday. Pingel drove to the win for the weekend with a 2nd place in Race One, 1st Place in Race Two, 10th in Race Three the Reverse Grid Handicap Race and locked out the top spot for the weekend with 1st place in the final race for the weekend. "An excellent event, great field with some great looking cars. Some Rookies in the…

The Girls are keen to mix it up with the Boys

The Aussie Racing Cars have always appealed to both the drivers and the general public, they are without a doubt one of the best packages when it comes to Australian Motorsport, they are fast, nimble, they have models to suit just about any race fan and they can put on a show. This is why you will see drivers from all walks of life, the class attracts small and big business owners, mechanic’s, restaurateurs, professional drivers, students, plumbers, truck drivers, even millionaires! One of the things they do have that not too many classes can boast about is two fantastic female drivers in Ruth Bowler (Ford Coupe) and new comer Emma Clark (Toyota Aurion). Ruth is celebrating her 9th season with the Aussie Racing Cars…