Darren Chamberlin has won the 2014 Aussie Racing Cars Championship at Phillip Island at the weekend.

It was an epic final round for Australia’s Largest Race Category and as has been the norm for ARC competitions, final determination of the winner went down to the final race of the final round of the season with Sydney driver Darren Chamberlin finishing 6th in the final race of the year giving him enough points to take the top spot from opponents Brendon Pingel (2nd) and Peter Carr (3rd).

Going into the final round, Chambo was 8 points clear of Pingel and 11 points clear of Carr. The final result saw Chambo win by only 7 points. Although Pingel certainly had the speed in the final round, he wasn’t able to make much of an impact on Chambo’s points lead.

“If someone told me 7 years ago when we first started and were running around the back crashing into things that we would one day be wearing the # 1 plate I would have thought they were crazy. It just goes to show that persistence can pay off in the end. I couldn’t have done any of it without the help of my crew and the support of my family so this is for them as well. This is without doubt the best category in the country and I’m looking forward to defending the title in 2015” Said an elated Darren Chamberlin, 2014 Series Champion.

2013 Champion Maurice Masini handed over the number 1 plates to Darren at the official presentation and Darren has confirmed he will be there in 2015 to defend his title.

The Aussie Racing Cars will now take a short break to prepare for the first ever international event undertaken by the category with the series headed to New Zealand for round 1 of the 2015 Championship to be held at Highlands Motorsport Park on 30 Jan – 1 Feb as part of the prestigious Highlands Festival of Speed event.
Aussie Racing Cars 2014 Results:

Championship
1st Darren Chamberlin
2nd Brendon Pingel
3rd Peter Carr

 

Masters Cup
1st Sam Milton
2nd Kent Quinn
3rd Brian Ford

 

Gold Cup
1st Brian Ford
2nd John Reynolds
3rd Jeff Watters

 

ARC Rookie
1st Rhett Noonan
2nd James Abela
3rd Kent Quinn

 

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Brad Ward
Aussie Racing Cars Category manager
Mobile: 0404 052 878
Email: brad@aussieracingcars.com.au

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