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Round 2 Phillip Island Entry List

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

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                  …

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…

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…

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,…

Welcome BAM Motorsport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Welcome BAM Motorsport - Myles Bond & Sam Milton We're itching to get back on track at the Clipsal 500 and pumped to be focussed on the entire championship series for 2016! It's awesome to have round one in our home state, but I've never raced on the Clipsal track so we've got an important day on Thursday to get the car right and learn our way around the concrete jungle. The competition this year is going to be tight and fierce, there's a lot of fast drivers, new and old, and there's been a lot of pre-season testing for some. We're aiming to be right in the mix for outright honours while chasing the new Team Championship trophy. I've paired up…

Sydney 500 and End of Year Wrap

The Aussie Racing Car series wrapped up another exciting year last weekend at the Sydney 500, 33 entries took to the concrete jungle of the Homebush Street circuit.  2015 has been a long year for the pocket rocket class, the teams, families and management have “criss crossed” the country as well as travelling to New Zealand. A new champion has been crowned, Brendon Pingel from Gatton Queensland took out the competition, this first time a Queenslander has ever done so.  And with a record 33 point lead over Victorian Chris Stevenson, "our lead is the biggest ever seen in the 18 year history of the Aussies, that’s pretty cool, it’s been a tough year and a tougher final round" said Brendon after the last race.…

Phillip Island Round 6 Practice

GETTING OUT early was the key to a reasonable practice lap time in a soggy first session of Aussie Racing Cars at Phillip Island today. In the one and only round six practice session before qualifying later today, rain dictated a dour first outing for the pocket rockets at the Victorian island circuit. As the rain coincided with the start of the 20-minute session, Chris Stevenson (Hertz Nissan Altima) currently lying second in the points, was the first to head the time sheets with a 1 minute 57.7844 before Adam Uebergang’s Euro GT went half a second quicker. The latter is third in the points tally. Then the rain tumbled down, nullifying any chance of faster times by any one. Third fastest for the session…

Penultimate Aussie Racing Car Round – Phillip Island

The second to last round for the 2015 Aussie Racing Cars gets under way in just 3 days, many of the teams have already begun the trip south, our third overseas if you like ;) Last year this round was our final for 2014 and the championship was almost already decided, Darren Chamberlin (Chambo) was the eventual champion in the end after a long hard fought year. Coming into this round Queensland’s Brendon Pingel (296pts) has a strong lead in the championship but not an unassailable one from Victorian Chris Stevenson (267pts) whom has been steady all year long, Pingel has won the last two rounds and is sure to be wanting to continue that form.  Another Queenslander Adam Uebergang sits in third just 4…