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Aussie Racing Cars eyes electric future

Aussie Racing Cars

Aussie Racing Cars is in the process of developing an electric version of its race car as it looks to embrace the technology for the future. The popular national series for pint-sized race cars is hoping to demonstrate its new battery powered alternative early next season as it looks to mark its 20th year of competition. Construction of a prototype car has been taking place in Queensland this year as the series investigates the possibility of creating electric race cars to race against petrol powered derivatives. Development is in its infancy but if successful electric versions could be racing in the future. The electric Aussie Racing Cars prototype featuring the Parker GVM210150 electric motor The electric Aussie Racing Car, developed around the category’s two-seater model,…

Provisional results – Winton Round 3

Following an action packed race weekend at the Winton Supersprint, Aussie Racing Cars Race director, Vince Ciccarello is in the process of working through a number of on-track incidents which may impact the final round results.  As such the race 4 results (and hence round results) posted are provisional. See the provisional results here:  Winton Provisional Results [caption id="attachment_2732" align="aligncenter" width="700"] The melee at turn one during the last race.[/caption]

James Duckworth has won the Aussie Race Car Championship!

James Duckworth (RDA Brakes / Rinkin Motorsport) has won the Aussie Racing Cars Championship by 1 point in one of the hardest fort battles in the 18 year history of the category. Series results below: 2017 Championship Result: 5th :         Craig Woods (320 points) 4th:          Jaie Robson (320 points) 3rd:         Blake Scibeeras (333 points) 2nd:         Kel Treseder (337 points) 1st:          James Duckworth (338 points) 2017 Rookie Award 3rd:         Kyle Ensbey 2nd:         Joel Heindrich 1st:           Jaie Robson 2017 Gold Cup Trophy  3rd:         Michael Rinkin 2nd:          Jeff Watters 1st:          Brendon Tucker 2017 Masters Cup 5th           Emma Clark 4th           Craig Dontas (not attending) 3rd           Adam Cassucio (not attending) 2nd           Craig Thompson 1st            Leigh…

Adpad Aussie Racing Cars Championship Grand Final

Adpad has secured major naming rights sponsorship of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship for the Newcastle V8 Supercar event to be held on the weekend of 24/26 November 2017. In line with the innovative and forward thinking management style of the Adpad company CEO Daniel Prasad has worked hard to secure major promotional naming rights at the event with Aussie Racing Cars. All the cars in the category will carry prime Adpad identification across the windscreen strips and in the racing pit area. The Adpad signage will be in the faces of every spectator at track and have prime exposure on the live event TV coverage on Foxtel. The Adpad is a tablet style device that doesn’t require an internet connection and delivers a comprehensive…

Charlotte Poynting awarded WAMS Junior Development Scholarship

The Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) committee today congratulated 18-year-old New South Wales racer Charlotte Poynting as the 2017/2018 recipient of the WAMS Junior Development Scholarship, supported by CAMS. Beginning in karts aged 12, Poynting placed top-three in multiple state titles, won the women’s nationals in both Clubman Light and Senior National Light and then progressed into the Aussie Racing Cars series over a year ago where she currently competes. Since joining the category, she has won eight Women’s Championship Trophies out of the nine events she’s entered, currently leads the CAMS Women’s Championship and last year became the first female to win an Aussie Racing Car race in the category’s history. “I’m so excited to have been selected as the WAMS Development Scholarship…

Kumho Driving the Aussie Racing Cars with an all new tyre for 2017

Aussie Racing Cars (ARC) is proud to announce that Kumho Tyre has been selected as its exclusive competition tyre for 2017 season and beyond. For the first time in nearly 20 years, the ARC will introduce a brand new tyre to the category and all indications are that the new tyre is set to get ARC drivers’ hearts racing.  A bunch of teams have fallen in love with the new Kumho V700 tyre following pre-season test sessions in the lead up to the Championship opener at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide (2-5 March).  “It‘s great to welcome Kumho Tyre as a major category sponsor and the Official Tyre of the Aussie Racing Cars Championship for 2017 and beyond”,  said ARC Category Manager, Brad Ward. “As part…

CAMS Trans-Tasman Womens Challenge Announced

MEDIA RELEASE 9 October 2016 Aussie Racing Cars (ARC) and Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) are proud to announce the inaugural CAMS Trans-Tasman Women’s Challenge. The CAMS Trans-Tasman Women’s Challenge is a special match race event to be run as part the Aussie Racing Cars Season Finale at Hampton Downs International Raceway on 29 October 2016.  Lining up on the grid for the Challenge will be two up and coming female racers Charlotte Poynting, CAMS Academy graduate, representing Team Australia and Alyssa Clapperton representing Team New Zealand.  Following an extensive selection process, these two young ladies have been selected to represent Australia and New Zealand in this unique challenge. Women have always been an important aspect of the ARC Series.  In 2016 the series…

ZERO TO 60 Book Launch – The official Tony Quinn Story.

Almost 60 years in the making ‘Zero to 60’ is the story of a man with a dream who started out with nothing. Having grown up in a wooden caravan in Scotland, it’s been a heck of a journey for Tony Quinn, a self-made man who now owns Highlands Motorsport Park, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, RJ’s Liquorice, Darrell Lea Confectionery, Game Over Entertainment, The Australian GT Championship and Australia's largest race car manufacturing company and race championship - Aussie Racing Cars. After making the move from Scotland to Australia in his early 20s, Tony, his wife Christina and their four young children landed on New Zealand shores in the early 1980s. Tony founded a fat rendering plant called Fatman which sowed the seeds for a…

Behind the scenes with Brendon Pingel – Taking round 1 victory on the streets of Adelaide!

I was so excited to start the 2016 series with our Spirit of Lockyer car running the coveted number 1. At the same time we were deeply saddened at the sudden loss of our Mayor Steve Jones who had been such a great support to me over the past few years. He died unexpectedly a few days before the Clipsal round, and this made it really difficult for me but even more so for dad who had worked so closely with Steve on the Lockyer Valley Council for the past 4 years. He was a great mate and I made a personal pledge to honour him with a drive to win at my favourite street circuit. Practice and qualifying went really well. The team made…

NZ Racing Cars ready for first track appearance

New Zealand motorsport fans will have a brand-new motor racing championship to enjoy this summer with the launch of the NZ Racing Cars Championship which uses exactly the same fast, half-size race cars as the entertaining Aussie Racing Cars Super Series.   The Aussie Racing Cars are hugely well-supported with fields of up to 55 cars at some events, making it the largest motorsport category in Australia and one which is frequently voted the most entertaining support category at Australian V8 Supercar events. In 2014, Aussie Racing Cars marked its tenth anniversary of being an official support category for V8 Supercars, a partnership which continues in 2016. The Aussie Racing Cars made a one-off New Zealand appearance at Highlands Motorsport Park during the Highlands Festival…

2016 Championship Calendar Announced

Aussie Racing Cars (ARC) is proud to announce the 2016 National Championship Calendar. (more…)

Round 6 Phillip Island Entry List

A 36 car field is ready to attack the high speed Phillip Island circuit from November 20 to 22 (more…)

Karting superstar, Kel Treseder joins Aussie Racing Car Championship

Following my retirement from full-time karting, it is with much excitement I wish to announce that in 2016 I will be competing in the action-packed Aussie Racing Cars Series with the support of my long-term, personal sponsors and Team Owners Ray and Keryn Fulcher. Running under the Kels Karts and Parts team, I will take part in my first race as soon as December this year at the Coates Hire Sydney 500 V8 round, which will be a great opportunity to learn about the class and tailor my driving skills to suit this new form of racing before the commencement of the 2016 series. Having raced all classes of karts over my 23 year career, I am very excited by the opportunity to join the growing Aussie Racing Car category and am…

Brendon Pingel is ARC “King of the Mountain”

Becoming the first Queenslander to take out overall victory at Mount Panorama Bathurst was a real thrill to me. I’m ecstatic to take out my first round win in 2015 at the Mountain, it’s a dream come true to stand on the top step of the podium here at Bathurst. Coming away with a further nine points lead over second spot and leading by 29 points is great but there is no time for complacency, still two rounds to go to the conclusion of the championship. I was fairly happy with Thursday’s practice setting the second fastest time only to be pipped by .4 of a second. In qualifying it was a tough battle, but it was good to team up with Maurice in the dying minutes of qualifying when I…

Aussie Racing Cars Statement: Damien Flack incident at the Bathurst 1000

Aussie Racing Cars (ARC) driver Damien Flack was air lifted to hospital with cracked ribs and a punctured lung after a crash during race 2 at Mount Panorama today. Flack’s condition has improved significantly since the incident he is expected to make a full recovery. Aussie Racing Cars Category Manager, Brad Ward said:  “The safety of our drivers is our number one priority.  We are very thankful of the efforts of the track medical staff and emergency response teams who assisted when the incident occurred.” “The crash occurred at the fastest part of the circuit and is one of the biggest we’ve ever seen in ARC history.  This is testament to the strength of the chassis and drivers safety cell which remained in-tact in the…