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 out on my own and started our current team Western Sydney Motorsports”.
“WSM is headlined by the ever improving #64 of Craig Woods. Blake Sciberras who made his ARC debut midway through last year and will step into my car from last year full time and he is a very young exciting prospect, one of many that will be on display this year in the series. Grant Thompson will continue to develop his driving in our third entrant car #78. All the WSM cars excluding the hertz gold car will be sporting separate main sponsor support which we will hopefully releasing over the coming weeks“ he said
Thompson will have his first run in the new chassis car at a Sydney Motorsport Park test day on Feb 22nd, just prior to the Clipsal 500.
The ARC season starts at this event and is expecting a big field of the pocket rockets to be assembled, the class then heads to Phillip Island April 15-17, Darwin June 17-19, Ipswich July 22-24, SMP Sept 16-18 an ARC Event, Hampton Downs NZ Oct 28-30 and ends with a non-championship round at Pukekohe Park Raceway in NZ Nov 4-6 with the V8Supercars.