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2016 Series Winners

After all the racing across two countries and 5 states and territories was all said and done the following stood out from the rest as the class winners for 2016. 1st Outright - James Duckworth 292pts 2nd Outright - Craig Woods 285pts 3rd Outright - Kel Treseder 281pts 4th Outright - Ben Walsh 270pts 5th Outright - Brendon Pingel 264pts   Masters Cup 1st Ben Walsh 300pts 2nd Grant Ludbey 300pts (countback) 3rd Craig Thompson 282pts 4th Grant Thompson 281pts 5th Leigh Bowler 275pts Gold Cup 1st Brendon Tucker 302pts 2nd Jeff Watters 294pts 3rd Glenn McNamara 293pts 4th Michael Rinkin 280pts 5th Ian Chivas 224pts Rookies Trophy 1st Kel Treseder 303pts 2nd Zac Best 286pts 3rd Leigh Bowler 266pts 4th Reece Chapman 248pts 5th…

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…

Round 3 Darwin Entry List

A 36 car field is ready to race at Darwin's Hidden Valley Circuit June 17-19 (more…)

Round 3 Hidden Valley Darwin Weekend Wrap

Pocket Rockets Go Off in Darwin It's easy to say that we had a great weekend of racing at Darwin's Hidden Valley, bit of a cliché actually, the weather was perfect we fielded 31 cars and the racing was unbelievable!  Whereas it was probably one of the best weekends racing in the history of Aussie Racing Cars.  The Darwin crowd were enthralled, it’s been 5 years since we raced there with the Superbikes and 10 years since we've been there with the V8Supercars. As I sit here on my flight back to my home base typing this, Jamie Whincup is sitting across the aisle and I think, wow the V8's put on a great show this weekend too, their two sprint races were great, almost…

Round 3 Hidden Valley Race 4 Report

Race 4 Report Heading into race 4 it was a three way battle for round honors, Adam Uebergang up against a fast Paul Morris with Brendon Pingel poised to jump and take the round win if either of the two faulted. The front of the field got off to a flying start and up until this point Aussie Racing Cars had had no safety cars all weekend.  On lap four Tim Macrow came to grief at turn one spinning and left stranded mid track, unable to restart the safety car came out for two laps.  On the restart it was deemed by race control that Morris jumped the start, where at the time Pingel was placed 1st and should be controlling the field, Morris jumped…

Round 3 Hidden Valley Race 3 Report

Race 3 Report It dawn a fine day in Darwin, wait it does that for 6 months of the year, and the sound of screaming pocket rockets woke the Darwin crowd, ok that’s a bit soft.  Lets try this, the first race for Sunday for ARC followed the Improved Product/Commodore Cup/HQ race, but luckily for us it went better than theirs which was abandoned after a start line shunt, which saw four cars collide with a fiery result. (All ok) Race 3 was a full reverse grid staggered start, and once again it was exciting, the format spreads the field a bit with a 10 second gap between each of the 3 groups, Craig Thompson (Western Sydney Motorsport) was off pole and got a flying…

Round 3 Hidden Valley Race 2 Report

Race  2 Hmm OK we described Race One as one of our most exciting.  How should we describe race two?   EVEN more exciting, from the time the red lights went out to flag fall there were battles all through the field, and again especially at the head of the field.  Initially Tim Macrow had the jump on the field and pulled a few car lengths ahead of Paul Morris, Adam Uebergang and Brendan Pingel.  But Morris soon got by Macrow to take the lead. Soon Morris and Uebergang were again battling, Macrow dropped off and Pingel sat back waiting for the front two to either come off or slow each other down with their constant lead changes. Close behind was James Abela and Darren Chamberlin,…

Round 3 Hidden Valley Race 1 Report

Race 1 In what has to be one of the most exciting Aussie Racing Cars races so far this season Adam Uebergang has won from Paul Morris with the lead changing more than a dozen times over the 12lap race. Morris' race craft was "interesting" as he led onto the final run to the flag and zigzagged up the straight, Ubergang zagged then zigged passing Morris just before the line! Adam Macrow came home in third from Brendan Pingel, with Darren Chamberlin finishing 5th. There was carnage throughout the race with four cars failing to finish including Freddie Hunt and Craig Woods, the later went off at turn 11 clearing the sand trap and hitting the wall. All reports say Woods is fine.

Round 3 Hidden Valley Darwin Practice and Qualifying

Practice Friday We’ve had our only track session for today, a 20 minute practice session, almost half the field squeezed in 13 laps over the session, that’s one more than our race lengths for the weekend.  The Hidden Valley circuit has had a resurface recently and the track is quite “grippy” as described by series defending champ Darren Chamberlin.  “We and a number of the drivers are suffering from understeer”, said Chamberlin who was only 11th fastest. Quickest for this session was former double Gold Star winner Tim Macrow in the Hyundai Elantra from Toowoomba’s Adam Uebergang (Euro GT) with V8Supercar Driver Paul Morris in a Nissan Altima third fastest. Freddy Hunt was 11th fastest for his first ever drive in an Aussie Racing Car.…