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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…

Round 4 SMP Race 3 Report

TONY QUINN has won the third race of the Aussie Racing Cars Series fourth round, beating Adam Casuccio and Myles Bond in the reverse grid, handicap start event. Driving the first Ford Mustang-shaped racer built and starting 16th, Quinn did it fine style winning by three seconds after nine laps. Casuccio (Ford Falcon) was sixth on the grid and was through to the lead on the opening lap, establishing a handy margin until eventually chased down and overtaken by Quinn on lap 7. The opening lap also saw Dehnam Ballantyne crash his Holden Cruze after turn 8 but it didn’t produce a safety car. Kent Quinn moved to third after starting 20th but then pirouetted at the start of the same lap. Fortunately he found…

Round 4 SMP Race 1 Report

IT WAS a lights-to-flag victory for James Abela in the first of four races for round four honours at Sydney Motorsport Park. The young pilot of the Horsley Park Gun Shop Toyota Aurion never appeared in doubt, winning the nine-lap race by 1.1 seconds over a three-way dice for second where Brendon Pingel (Lockyer Holden Cruze) edged out Peter Carr (Mako Sunglasses Ford Mustang) and Adrian Flack (A GAS National Euro GT). However the latter was penalised five seconds which relegated him to seventh behind James Duckworth (RDA Brakes Euro GT), Damien Flack (Automotive Holdings Group Euro GT) and Chris Stevenson’s Hertz Nissan Altima. Adrian Flack’s penalty was just one of the dramas that afflicted some of the front runners. Maurice Masini was to have…

Abela’s New War Paint Ready for Sydney this Weekend

Sydney-sider James Abela will return to the Sydney Motorsport Park to compete in Round four of the Aussie Racing Car Series this weekend. The Horsley Park local will be competing aboard a new-look Toyota Aurion on the circuit where he tasted success last month in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge taking out his first win. Abela, 17, will line up along with 37 others hoping to take to the podium come Sunday. Not only will Abela be back on track but also he will be sporting a fresh new purple livery along with him. “I really like the colour purple, so when Dad asked me to have a think about some colors for the car, only one came to mind. Our graphic design artist Brett…

Round Four; Aussie Racing Cars will Dominate Sydney Motorsport Park

Continuing as Australia's biggest racing championship the Aussie Racing Cars will field 38 of our specialised single seater tin top racers.  Aptly named the "Pocket Rockets" that’s just what they are, with a power to weight ratio not seen in any other class.  It’s been 3 years since the class raced at Sydney Motorsport Park as part of the V8Supercar Series. "We may not be the biggest cars on the track but we are by far Australia's biggest category in numbers, I'm very excited to have 38 of our cars lined up for next weekend" said Brad Ward category manager.  "This round sees 3 or 4 new drivers join us, plus the return of a few very fast drivers not seen this year" he said.…

Sydney Motorsport Park Entry List

A 38 car field is ready to go at Sydney Motorsport Park (more…)