Aussie Racing Cars are proud to announce the 2015 Super Series Calendar which will commence at the world class Highlands Motorsport Park in New Zealand on 29 – 30 January 2015.
ARC round 1 at Highlands marks an important milestone for Australia’s Largest Motorsport Category, it will be the first international event ever for the class and the ENZED Highlands Festival of Speed is one of only two major international events to be held at the Central Otago circuit each year.
Tony Quinn, Circuit owner and owner of the Aussie Racing Cars Series is excited to be taking the category to NZ “I can’t wait to let 40 + Aussie Racing Cars loose on the Highlands International Circuit. ARC will be the highlight of a jammed packed entertainment lineup for the ENZED Highlands Festival of Speed and I just know that the fast Highlands layout will suit the pocket rockets perfectly. With several track layouts, the ARC boys just need to decide which track variant they want to race on!
The remaining 6 championship events will be run exclusively with the V8 Supercars and will include a good mix of street circuits and permanent race tracks.
Round 2 will see the traditional trip to Tasmania to support the V8 Supercars before a long awaited return to Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway in June.
Northern Territory Chief Minister, Adam Giles recently announced that ARC will head to Darwin in 2015: “I’m excited to announce that Aussie Racing Cars will feature as a support category at next year’s SKYCITY Darwin Triple Crown V8 Supercars event at Hidden Valley from 19-21 June. Darwin will become a round of the 2015 Aussie Racing Cars Super Series”.
Round 3 will see the category head to Sydney for the first of two trips in 2015 for the Sydney Motorsport Park 400, this will be a welcome return to the Sydney circuit after not racing there for the past few years.
In October the Category will up-spec all the cars to the high aero wing kits for the Bathurst 1000 event for the second consecutive year followed by the penultimate round at Phillip Island which will also see the cars carry high aero wing kits.
The Grand Final will be held at Sydney Olympic Park alongside the V8 Supercars.
“We are thrilled to announce the most exciting Aussie Racing Cars event calendar ever which will launch at one of the world’s most prestigious race circuits, Highlands Motorsport Park NZ. Following a year of strong growth in 2014, the launch of two brand new body shapes, record grids and new car sales, ARC has certainly cemented itself as the premier Australian motorsport category.
The introduction of an international event to complement the existing 6 rounds with Australia’s V8 Supercars Series really sets the stage for what we believe will be the best season of Aussie Race Cars competition ever!
In addition to our premier international event at Highlands, the season will include the biggest and best events on the V8 Supercars calendar including the Bathurst 1000, SKYCITY Darwin Triple Crown and Sydney 500 at Olympic Park.
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 2015” said Brad Ward, ARC Category Manager.
2015 Aussie Racing Cars Super Series
|1||30 Jan – 1 Feb||ENZED Highlands Festival of Speed||Highlands Motorsport Park New Zealand|
|2||27-29 March||Tasmania 400||Symmons Plains|
|3||19-21 June||Skycity Triple Crown Darwin||Hidden Valley Raceway|
|4||21-23 August||SMP Super Sprint||Sydney Motorsport Park|
|5||8-11 October||Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000||Mount Panorama|
|6||20-22 November||Phillip Island 400||Phillip Island Circuit|
|7||4-6 December||Sydney 500||Sydney Olympic Park|
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Aussie Racing Cars Category manager
Mobile: 0404 052 878
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Aussie Racing Cars are pure-bred race cars designed and built in Australia. Their compact size enables thrilling four-wide braking, overtaking and quick acceleration to speeds in excess of 200kph. The cars are powered by 1.3 litre, 125bph, twin-cam, 16 valve engines that rev to 11500rpm. Despite the vehicles being about three quarters the size of a V8 Supercar they produce extreme power and are the most exhilarating race cars to drive and the most exciting racing to watch!