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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.…

SYDNEY 500 FINAL ROUND Race Four

CHAMBERLIN Hands Number 1 to New Champ PINGEL IT MAY have been Craig Woods’ round after winning the fourth race as well as the seventh and final round at the Sydney 500, but Brendon Pingel has been crowned the Aussie Racing Car Champion for 2015. “It has been a stressful weekend,” said Pingel after bringing his Spirit of Lockyer Holden Cruze home in a seemingly secure seventh place. “Even though I tried to stay out of trouble, I felt like a target out there, everyone seem to be hitting me.” Driving his Mako Sunglasses Ford Mustang, Woods led the incident-marred finale after passing Blake Sciberras (Toyota Aurion) into the first corner. He held the lead throughout, despite a safety car period and a three-car pileup…

SYDNEY 500 FINAL ROUND Race Three

THE THIRD of four races making up the seventh and final round of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship Series finished one lap short of its scheduled length, and behind a safety car with Adam Casuccio and his ACE Construction Group Ford Falcon a deserved winner. The combination started off the front row of the reverse grid, handicap start race, and shot straight to the lead, eking out a mighty 16-second advantage over his nearest rivals in just three laps. By the time the safety car came out the gap was out to 23 seconds. By this stage several of the fast cars, starting from well back had worked their way into the top ten. A return to racing would have put Casuccio’s lead under threat…

SYDNEY 500 FINAL ROUND Race Two

CRAIG WOODS has won race two of the seventh and final round of the Aussie Racing Car Championship Series at Sydney Olympic Park. Woods (Sinclair Ford Mustang) grabbed the lead from the outset and never yielded the front running position after out-dragging race one winner Trent Young (HBR Brake Reconditioning Nissan Altima) off the start. Woods doggedly held off an early challenge from Blake Sciberras (Western Sydney Motorsport Toyota Aurion) before Young recovered from his slow start and fourth position to again apply the pressure. Young couldn’t get by and settled for second, holding off Sciberras until the latter spun at turn eleven on the last lap. He quickly recovered but Peter Carr (Mako Sunglasses Ford Mustang) and Adam Uebergang (Uebergang’s Euro GT) had slipped past…

Sydney 500 Final Round Race One

A ONE and a half second winning margin in race one of the final round of the Aussie Racing Car Championship Series for Trent Young may have looked impressive, but it was a tough tussle for the northern New South Welshman to score a first-up victory at Sydney Motorsport Park. Young and his HBR Brake Reconditioning Nissan Altima had the battle the likes of pole sitter and initial race leader Peter Carr (Mako Sunglasses Ford Mustang), Adam Uebergang (Uebergang’s Euro GT), and Western Sydney Motorsport team mates Craig Woods (Mustang) and Blake Sciberras (Toyota Aurion) before gaining the winning edge. The latter was putting in his strongest performance to date, grabbing the lead at the midway point. But just after passing Young, he locked up…

Sydney 500 Final Round Qualifying

AFTER SETTING the fastest time in qualifying Peter Carr will start from pole position for race one of the seventh and final round of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship Series at Sydney Olympic Park. Driving his Mako Sunglasses Ford Mustang-bodied machine for the first time since the Sydney Motorsport Park round in August, Carr was near or on top throughout the session before putting in his fastest time of 1 minute 43.0004 seconds on the seventh of his nine laps. Second fastest in the session went to Trent Young (HBR Brake Reconditioning Nissan Altima) who was 0.24secs off the pole time and three tenths up on the early pacesetter, Adam Uebergang in his Uebergang’s Euro GT. Blake Scibberas (Western Sydney Motorsport Toyota Aurion) was second…