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

The 2016 Championship will be contested over 6 rounds with events being run in Australia alongside the V8 Supercars Championship and in New Zealand. The first 4 championship events will be held with the V8 Supercars at some of Australia’s largest motorsports events including the Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Round 4 is an ARC special event, being held as part of the NSW State Championships at Sydney Motorsport Park and the Grand Finale is set to be run as a support category of the Australian GT Championship at Hampton Downs International Raceway in Auckland, NZ.

In addition to the 6 round championship, ARC will run a non-championship race meeting in New Zealand at Pukekohe raceway as part of the V8 Supercars ITM Auckland 500.

2016 Aussie Racing Cars Championship

Round Dates Event Location
1 March 3-6 Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars Adelaide, SA
2 April 15-17 Phillip Island V8 Supercars Phillip Island, VIC
3 June 17-19 Sky City Triple Crown V8 Supercars Darwin, NT
4 July 22-24 Coates Hire Ipswich 300 V8 Supercars Ipswich, QLD
5 September 16-18 Sydney Motorsport Park
Aussie Race Car Event
Sydney, NSW
6 October 28-30 Hampton Downs International Auckland, NZ
Special November 4-6 Pukekohe V8 Supercars Auckland, NZ


Category Manager, Brad Ward said “We are thrilled to announce another exciting Aussie Racing Cars championship calendar which will launch at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide. The 2016 Series will be contested over 6 rounds in Australia and New Zealand, four events with the V8 Supercars, one ARC event at the NSW state champ race meeting at Sydney Motorsport Park and 2 international events in New Zealand but without doubt the most exciting event will be the final round of the Championship, to be run atHampton Downs International Raceway in October. By then, Tony Quinn will have completed the Hampton Downs circuit extension, new pit complex, control tower and several other major enhancements and ARC will join the growing Australian GT Championship for the Hampton Downs Grand Re-opening event, which is expected to be New Zealand’s biggest motorsport event ever!

We’ve worked hard to secure a good mix of events for our competitors and fans and we are excited to be taking the category to world class events in 2016”.

ARC’s introduction of a second NZ event sets the stage for launch of the category in New Zealand. Production of up to 35 brand new ARC’s for the NZ market has already begun and the first shipments of the new cars to NZ is planned for early in 2016 before a series of planned test and tune days at both Hampton Downs and Highlands Motorsport Park.

For any further information or to request images, please contact:

Brad Ward

Aussie Racing Cars Category manager

Mobile: 0404 052 878