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…

Young Karter Joins Aussie Racing Cars

Another Kart racer has crossed the gap from karting to circuit racing.  18 year old Queenslander Ben Cox started racing karts when just 10 years old and has now progressed to the Aussie Racing Cars Championship.  “When I decided to step up to the Aussie Cars I knew I needed a good car if I was to make a real go of it, so we purchased the Mustang of Maurice Masini late last year, it’s a quick car”, said Wilcox. Ben has tested the car at both Queensland Raceway and Lakeside Park, “we've had great improvements with each test day”, he said.  The youngsters main sponsor is Wilcox Engineering and Conveyors based in Carole Park Brisbane. “At Clipsal I would like to be up the…

From Karting to Aussie Racing Cars

David Sultana has made the jump to a slightly bigger pocket rocket, from Karts to a Toyota Aurion Aussie Racing Car, “it’s quite a bit different from my Karting experience, I guess the biggest change is the lack of vision, they do handle a bit the same though, it’s not like I had to re-learn to drive” said Sultana recently. After 15 years spent in Karting David has decided to give the Aussie Cars ago for the full 2016 season.  When asked what his goals for the Clipsal 500 were his response was to be amongst the quickest of the large Rookie contingent. The New South Welshman has had a couple of test days in his new car at Wakefield Park, the Aurion is an…

New ARC Camaro for Ben Walsh Racing

Ben Walsh Racing is returning to the Aussie Racing Championship for 2016 driving an ARC Camaro. Ben Walsh debuted in the category last year competing in selected rounds, but is competing in the entire championship this year. The team unwrapped the new car at Queensland Raceway on Friday at a pre Clipsal shake down. We are really proud to announce that Dr Ink Tattoo Removal, Australia’s leading tattoo removal specialists, are supporting us as naming rights sponsor. Dr Ink supported us in 3 rounds late last year and felt the results of the marketing campaign were so positive that they would commit to returning for the entire championship. We are also proudly supported by One11 Motorsport, a leading on line motorsport equipment company and Signarama…

Harley Haber Welcomes a New Major Sponsor and a New Car

We are extremely pleased to be showing off our 2016 Livery with our amazing new sponsors CEJN. "It's great to kick off my second season in a new car with CEJN as my naming rights sponsors.  The Mustang is a competitive car and I proved last year on an even playing field I can be quick, I'm striving to get as much exposure for CEJN that I can", said Harley during the unveiling. "We cannot wait to hit the track at Clipsal next week in the CEJN Harley Haber Racing Mustang, you can follow our progress on Fox, Ten and via our Facebook page with photos and press releases from our media team all weekend" he said. The pits at Clipsal are easily accessible to…

Aussie Racing Cars are Clipsal’s Biggest Field

The Aussie Racing Cars are well known for pack racing, the unique cars, aptly named pocket rockets are often 3 or 4 wide at just about all the tracks they venture too. Next weekend’s Clipsal 500 is for the most part a wide circuit.  Without a doubt it will need to be, for the first round of the 2016 series, 41 cars have been entered! No other class this weekend or even all year long will field that many competitors and it's a class field, a past champion in Klye Clews is returning joining the Rinkin Motorsport team in a Nissan Altima and he’s ready for more time at the front.  And last year’s champ Brendon Pingel is excited to be defending his title.  A…

Advantage Motorsport Ready for Clipsal

For Immediate Release Advantage Motorsport is heading to the first round of the Aussie Racing Car Series at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide next weekend with all 5 of their cars competing. Regular drivers Chris Stevenson, Jeff Waters and Leigh Bowler are joined by Adelaide driver Scott Stephenson in the Commodore and Kerran Pridmore, our pitcrew member for Advantage Motorsport in 2015. This will be Kerrans first circuit race in any class, he will be driving the Conplex Constructions Holden Cruze. Kerrans practice times have been promising and he is hoping to carry this good form onto the track and his first taste of racing at close quarters with other cars. Stevenson is hoping to build on his excellent 4th placing in last years Championship,…

Round 1 Clipsal 500 Entry List

A 41 car field is ready to attack the concrete jungle that is the Adelaide circuit March 3-6 (more…)

Brendon Pingel ready for title defence!!

For Immediate Release Seems like only yesterday when we were sharing in the excitement of winning the 2015 title and it was certainly a great event at the CAMS National Night of Champions in Melbourne last Saturday. It’s now back down to motor racing business and I’m certainly proud to have a bunch of new sponsors on board including - Bunning agricultural engineers, Sloanebuilt Trailers, MPS web consulting services, Land Transport and also great supporters from  past years, Superior Signs, Autopro Gatton and Haines Constructions. I am deeply grateful to all of these support partners. We’ve also got an exciting new website developed by MPS web consulting services launching prior to round 1 which will integrate all our social media platforms and provide up-to-date reports,…

WSM PARTNERS WITH MILLENNIUM BUILDING GROUP FOR 2016

For Immediate Release Western Sydney Motorsport is delighted to announce we have signed an agreement with the Millennium Building Group to partner and Support the 2016 year of our #68 car driven by Blake Sciberras. Craig Thompson team principal of Western Sydney Motorsport had this to say on Saturday, “We have dedicated our full race car and Blake Sciberras as the driver for the partnership with Millennium, Millennium are a fantastic fit for our Motor racing operation, the one key point that was clear from the outset when we first sat down with Millennium was the shared view of creating opportunity. They made it very clear to us from the outset that they wanted to support the development of a young upcoming driver. Blake understands…