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Round Five SMP Race Reports

Miss any of the action from Round Five of the Aussie Racing Car Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park?  You can read all about it below. A gallery of images can be seen on the Aussie Racing Car Facebook Page. Sunday Report Races 2-3-4 JAMES DUCKWORTH (RDA Brakes Camaro) continued his great form with another two scratch race wins today, as well as a second in the reverse top-14 grid event. On two occasions, he had to concede the early running to Kel Treseder (The Kart Centre/Team Navy Camaro) but overcame that for clear victories. Treseder finished second overall while Blade Sciberras (Investment Homes Millennium Building Group Mustang) was third. Treseder led the first three laps of race two before Duckworth took over for the duration. In…

Round Five Super Sprint Weekend Wrap

(Checkout our gallery of images here on the Aussie Racing Cars Facebook Page.) THE FIFTH round of the Aussie Racing Cars 2017 Championship was held at Sydney Motorsport Park under cold and extremely windy conditions last weekend. Defending champion James Duckworth (RDA Brakes Camaro) stamped his mark once more on the field after winning the same round last year.  Fastest in qualifying Duckworth won 3 of the 4 races and finished second in race three, he also set a new lap record of 1:42.9783 on Sunday morning, Kel Treseder (KKP Motorsport Camaro) continued to improve his form to take second outright for the weekend with Blake Sciberras (Western Sydney Motorsport Mustang) banking a healthy set of points to come home third. The weekend got off…

All Eyes on Sydney Round Five

ITS ALMOST 12 months since the Aussie Racing Cars visited Sydney Motorsport Park (SMP) the class was there in September last year where they featured on the NSW CAMS Championship round, this year, like all of the 7 rounds the pocket rockets feature on the under-card with the Supercars. A field of 31 cars are entered for the four race weekend, this Friday the drivers will get two runs on the Eastern Creek based circuit.  Amazingly the practice session kicks off at 7.05am so the guys and gals will be expecting a cool start to the day, qualifying is at a more respectable time of 11.20-11.40am, the 20 minute session is where it all has to come together, there are at least 10-12 cars that…

ROUND 5 SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK ENTRY LIST

A 31 car field of Aussie Racing Cars are ready to race at the Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint - 18-20 Aug (more…)

Aussie Racing Cars Pre-Season Test Day Sydney Motorsport Park

11 drivers elected to test at Sydney Motorsport Park last Friday in searing heat, the East Coast of Australia is in a heatwave!  Temperatures climbed to 44C but the cars managed to keep circulating. Western Sydney Motorsport had seven cars here, their own Mustangs of Craig Thompson, Grant Thompson, and Craig Woods (Blake Sciberras is due to test in Queensland).  Plus they had client cars join them from Jaie Robson, Ben Walsh and Charlotte Poynting. At the other end of the pitlane was the Rinkin Racing team of Mike Rinkin, James Duckworth the category current champion, and two client cars that have joined them of Scott O’Keefe and Adam Cassuico. Testing is ultra important before the season begins, and no more so than this year…

2016 Aussie Racing Car Champion is back to Defend his Title

The current Aussie Racing Car Champion James Duckworth is back to defend his title in 2017 and he’s continuing his successful association with the Rinkin Racing Team. Duckworth has been extremely busy building a new car for the 2017 series.  “Everything will be revealed in the coming weeks”, “I’ve been keeping myself prepped by jumping in and out of a “410 SprintCar” said Duckworth. “My 2017 aspiration is to try to be the first driver in over 10 years to win consecutive titles, I also excited to welcome back my key sponsors RDA Brakes, my105.com.au and Formaz Parts Plus” he said. Last year Duckworth only won one of the 6 round series (round 7 at Pukekohe was a non-championship round) at Sydney Motorsport Park, but…

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…

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…)

WSM PARTNERS WITH MILLENNIUM BUILDING GROUP FOR 2016

For Immediate Release Western Sydney Motorsport is delighted to announce we have signed an agreement with the Millennium Building Group to partner and Support the 2016 year of our #68 car driven by Blake Sciberras. Craig Thompson team principal of Western Sydney Motorsport had this to say on Saturday, “We have dedicated our full race car and Blake Sciberras as the driver for the partnership with Millennium, Millennium are a fantastic fit for our Motor racing operation, the one key point that was clear from the outset when we first sat down with Millennium was the shared view of creating opportunity. They made it very clear to us from the outset that they wanted to support the development of a young upcoming driver. Blake understands…

This is Gold!

Craig Thompson has lifted the covers off his Aussie Racing Car ride for the 2016 season, Thompson’s Mustang GT will sport an amazing coat of gold chrome with black trim, it’ll be hard to miss on the track. “Hertz Australia have approved a Special addition of the hertz Logo for this car only. It is to represent the introduction of the Ford Mustang onto the hertz Fleet later in the year. These are the colours made famous by the 1967 Hertz GT-350H SPECIAL ADDITIONAL and I thank hertz for the opportunity to represent it” said Thompson. This will be Thompsons third season in the Aussie Racing Car Series “I started out with Mike Rinkin in 2014 we had a two car team, I then went…

Aussie Racing Cars Sydney Motorsport Park Rnd 4 Weekend Wrap

In what was one of our most exciting rounds so far for 2015, the fourth round at Sydney Motorsport Park had a bit of everything!  All of our entrants performed to the highest level, be it on and off the track.  The presentation of the cars was second to none and the 3 and 4 wide during many of the races again proved we are the class to watch! Friday dawned fine but we all new at the end of the weekend, Sunday was going to be a bit different!  Maurice Masini was back for his first round this year and was sporting the all new Mustang, and straight away he was breaking the lap record and setting the fastest times in practice.   Another driver…

Round 4 SMP Race 4 Report

IN A thrilling fourth and final race of the fourth round, James Abela’s second place has given him overall victory in Aussie Racing Cars over Brendon Pingel at Sydney Motorsport Park. The late Sunday afternoon race was held in wet conditions where Pingel started off the outside of the front row in his Holden Cruze but slipped to third in the opening phases. From the second row, Chris Stevenson (Nissan Altima) swept to an early lead, before being passed by pole sitter Abela (Toyota Aurion) at turn 6. Pingel took the lead on the second lap just prior to when the safety car was deployed to retrieve the stricken Jeff Watters Altima at turn 3. At the rolling restart, James Duckworth (Euro GT) shot around…