Its been two years since the Aussie Racing Cars have held a round of the championship at Queensland Raceway, essentially, it’s the classes’ permanent home circuit with only the Gold Coast event closer to HQ on the Goldie.
In 2016 the new boy on the block was Kel Treseder and he took the round win from what would eventually be the series winner James Duckworth. Western Sydney Motorsports driver Craig Woods was third. This year the later two are not in the championship with Duckworth running speedway and Woods concentrating on the new SuperUtes class, a championship he currently leads.
There are 29 drivers entered for this the fourth round, although this is actually the fifth time the cars have been on track with last months invitational round at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway a non-championship round.
Several new drivers are ready to mix it up with the series regulars. Often described as a “technical” circuit by drivers the Queensland Raceway track provides once again close racing in the ARC cars. Its one of the widest circuits the class goes to which sees a number of exciting “lines” through most of the corners, many are planned lines some not some much!
The beauty of Queensland Raceway is its easy to see almost all of the track from every spectator viewing position, plus the fact that the Aussie Cars pits are very accessible to the public. Our teams and drivers love the interaction with the fans and are always on hand to have a chat or take a photo. Plus the kids are welcomed to jump into the drivers seat for a photo too.
Ex-Supercar driver, Bathurst Winner and former Aussie Car regular Paul Morris again joins the field, and will no doubt be the cat amongst the pigeons – this is Morris’ first points round so he has no focus on the series but a round win will be his goal, look out for tough racing from the Queenslander.
Going into this round Kyle Ensbey leads with 149 points, just two points shy is Kel Treseder and just another 5 points down is Blake Sciberras, all three will be looking for a good round with such a tight margin at the top of the class. The next three drivers all sit on 141 points, Joel Heinrich, Reece Chapman and Joshua Anderson will all want to jump into the top three spots.
The pocket rockets have a very busy schedule for the weekend, Friday sees the cars first on track from 9.05am for practice followed by qualifying at 1pm and then the first race at 3.35pm. Saturday is a bit more relaxed with one race set for 2.05pm. And Sunday the final two races for the event kick off at 9.00am and 11.55am.
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