Former Olympian John Steffensen to make Darwin cameo

Former Olympian John Steffensen will make a cameo appearance as he returns to the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series in the top end.

A packed grid is expected to race at Hidden Valley where the racing is always frenetic and spectacular for the popular support category.

Steffensen has contested selected rounds of the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series since the 2020 season where he debuted atBathurst, finishing a best of 12th on debut and recently debuted in the Haltech V8 SuperUtes Series at Wanneroo.

The Olympic silver medallist will once again link up with Western Sydney Motorsport and is excited to be making his return at such a special event as Darwin. Steffensen last competed at the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12Hour support events in 2022 where he again replicated his 12thplace, but it came after a charge through the field in the last race.

He was a top 10 finisher prior to this at Sydney Motorsport Park, so Steffensen will be one to watch at Hidden Valley.

For the moment due to business commitments this will be Steffensen’s only planned round, but he is eager to do more if his schedule lines up.

Round 4 of the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series will support the Repco Supercars Championship at Hidden Valley Raceway, Northern Territory on June 16-18.


John Steffensen,

Western Sydney Motorsport

“I’m really excited and have always liked the Aussies, plus it’s a really handy series for me as I am a Pro Am it allows me to build up my skills,” Steffensen said.

“I love Darwin as well, it’s one of the better rounds on the Supercars calendar and it’s a great track. I’ve raced there before in Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, so I feel comfortable with track and the Aussie Racing Car, which hopefully I can be in the mix.

“When I started a couple of seasons ago it was baptism of fire as I debuted at Bathurst, it was pretty heavy. I can’t say anymore about how good the guys at Western Sydney Motorsport have been since starting Aussie Racing Cars and now the SuperUtes.

“I think it’s going to be a bit of a bullring up there in Darwin, it’s going to be hot, there are a heap of cars and with the long straight you’re going to have to be really on your game.

“Darwin is a great event due to the great track layout, the accessibility to drivers and the categories, the warm weather, and it’s the indigenous round as well. To be up north celebrating our rich Australian culture and history around motorsport, why wouldn’t you be a part of that?”

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