Tag Archives: Aussie Racing Cars


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…)

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…)

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…

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…