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Entries open for Island Magic 30th Anniversary event on November 28/29!

The 2020 running of the Island Magic event will see the 944 Challenge competitors compete purely for the event honours after the cancellation of the 2020 Championship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Drivers will be keen to get back on track, and will blow the cobwebs out and work on preparing for the 2021 season!

Entries are again via the Motorsport Australia online portal. Link below: Discounted Early Bird entries are open until October 28th.

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By |October 18th, 2020|Categories: News, 2020|0 Comments

Entries open for Phillip Island Access Event on November 8!

The first race event post COVID-19 and Melbourne Lockdown! This stand-alone non-points one- day event will feature three races including the traditional reverse grid race for the Dennis O’Keefe Cup!

Entries are submitted via the Motorsport Australia Member Portal here.

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Hopefully there will be a good field of cars ready to get back on track for the first time in almost 9 months!

By |October 8th, 2020|Categories: News, 2020|0 Comments

Cross your fingers for a return to racing in November!

2020 has certainly not turned out the way anyone could have expected it! With Melbourne in the middle of Stage 4 Lockdowns, we are crossing our fingers that once this lockdown is lifted that things will progress to allow us to go racing in November – somehow!

We have been added to the lineup for the PIARC Access Event at Phillip Island on November 7/8, as well as for the traditional Island Magic event on November 28/29. Expect some further announcements and entry details to be released in September regarding these events.

In the meantime, we are looking to add some more content to the website – especially some historical information. Anyone who has any photos, videos, stories, race programs involving the 944 Challenge – please forward them on, we would love to keep them recorded on the website and available for others to view!

For anyone interested, a number of Drivers (Past and present) from the 944 Challenge series are being joined by a few invitees to take part in an e-Racing championship using the Assetto Corsa Simulation. The first series was run using a 944 Road car, with the second series moving towards a Carrera Cup car. The races will be live-streamed on Wednesday nights also from around 8:30pm. Anyone wanting to join in the fun, get in touch with us for more info!

By |August 27th, 2020|Categories: News, 2020|0 Comments

Racing ready to resume!!!

Well, its certainly been an interesting last three and a half months all around the world, with the COVID 19 pandemic changing the world as we all know it – and putting a halt to all planned events, with sports of all levels not being immune to the effects of that. Unfortunately, the Victorian State Race Series and its organisers have had to abandon Rounds 2, 3 & 4 of the 2020 series – not for lack of trying to make them go ahead. We, the 944 Challenge members thank all of the organisers of the VSRS for all of their efforts, and look forward to being back on track with our fellow VSRS classes soon.

We have been fortunate enough however to get onto the bill for the second round of the Australian Motor Racing Series to be held at Winton Motor Raceway on August 1-2!

Entries are open now for two weeks until Friday July 10th. Follow this link to lodge your entry:

https://amrseries.com.au/calendar/

Look forward to a great turn out of drivers for our return to the circuit!!

 

By |June 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2020 Season – Round 1 Preview! Presented by Smiths TMP

The first round of the 2020 Porsche 944 Challenge is set to be held this weekend at the Sandown Motor Raceway as part of the Victorian State Race Series and will be presented by Smiths TMP. Over 250 cars are competing this weekend with 19 944 Challenge cars set to take the course for qualifying this afternoon, with a couple of new additions to the field for the first event of the year. With a number of quick drivers, cracking the top 10 will be an achievement for all drivers this round!

Here is a run – down of the entrants for this weekend:

#1 Cameron Beller – Cameron Beller comes fresh from securing both titles for the 2019 Championship and looks to get a strong start to retain his championship. However he will face his strongest opposition for this in recent years – will his new fatherhood status slow him down? The rest of the field will be hoping so!

#2 Tony Westaway – Tony secured a strong second position finish in the points in 2019 and will look to continue on that form in 2020. To do so, he will have a few extra competitors to beat, including his son and his brother!

#99 John Kennedy – John secured a third place outright in the Vic State Championship last year despite missing the first round of the series at Sandown in 2019 – but showed great speed from his first time in the car and secured his first race win in the final race at Island Magic despite a DNF in Race 1. Some further upgrades to his car in the off season including a conversion to left hand drive could help – or hinder his forward progression? Time will tell!

#27 Toni Andreevski – Toni had a fantastic 2019 season and showed how important consistency and finishing every race is to your points tally as he secured fourth position in the 2019 944 Challenge championship. Improving his speed all the time last year, Toni will look to continue that upswing in performance and to fight for more podium finishes during the year.

#31 Adam Brewer – Adam performed brilliantly during the 2019 season and scored his first podium finished at Winton, with only some bad luck and unfortunate DNF’s preventing him from scoring a higher position in the final points tally than 5th. More podiums, and a debut race win would surely be on Adams radar during the 2020 season – will he get them at Sandown this weekend?

#8 Dick Howe – Dick ended 2019 in thew best possible way, taking the round win at Island Magic with a win and a pair of second place finished in the three races. Will he be able to continue that form into 2020? There is no reason why not..

#66 Tim Wolfe- Tim has had a solid first year to the 944 Challenge this year, and has wheeled out a different car from which he contended the 2019 season in, with a striking new yellow and black livery. If Tim continues his forward trend expect to see him secure his first top 5 finish this season.

#45 Michael Westaway – Michael was again at the pointy end of the field last season, and would have featured more strongly in the season pointscore had he not missed a few rounds during the year. With his nephew and brother to contend with all season, will the orange Westaway car be the one on the top of the trio at the end of this weekend to earn bragging rights at the dinner table on Sunday night?

#98 Pedr James – Pedr had some great speed at certain points last year as he accustomed to left hand drive in his silver and black car, taking the race win in the final race at the Shannons Nationals Round to take thew Dennis O’Keefe Cup for 2019. With a new car not quite being finalised for Round 1, Pedr will look at giving this car a strong outing in its swansong performance.

#46 Jim Mitchell – Jim returns for 2020 after just missing out on a top ten in the points in 2019. With the long straights at Sandown complementing Jim’s car and driving best of the circuits, expect to see the Martini liveried car getting some good results this weekend.

#74 Mark Taubitz – Mark returns after a horror 2019 season which resulted in him missing Island Magic after a crash in the final State Series round. Back to his regular #74 after running #3 last year, Mark will be hoping that a new look to the car in a tribute to the Porsche Australia backed 1981 Le Mans entry of Peter Brock, Colin Bond & Jim Richards will help bring him some luck to start 2020!

#32 John Vainoras – John had his best ever round at Phillip Island for the State Series round and was looking to improve further on that at Island Magic but had engine dramas in qualifying which put him out before the weekend. He will be looking to continue his upward swing this weekend at Sandown and set some personal best times.

#64 Keith Marriner – Keith returns after handing the keys to his car over to Jamie Westaway at Island Magic, and will pedal the Seat Time Race Solutions 944 around the circuit for Race 1. After some dramas on his last visit here in July Keith will want to keep the car straight and clean and lock away some good results this weekend to start his 2020 season off the right way.

#33 Andy Jones – Andy also found some improvements last time out at Phillip Island and will no doubt improve substantially on his debut performance at Sandown last year. A solid debut season for Andy last year, his second season will see him move further forward on the grid as he gains more experience around the circuits and with his car.

#12 Marius Catrina – Marius returns for round 1 after missing a few events in 2019, and will look to replicate his qualifying performance from last year to start his weekend off strongly and get some good points for the start of the year.

#97 Rob Holding – Rob has shown great pace during his couple of appearances last year, and he is working on a full season tilt in 2020. Expect Rob to feature solidly in the top 10 throughout this weekend and get his season off to a strong start.

#64 Jamie Westaway – Rounding out the trio of Westaway’s for the weekend will be the 2018 State Series champion in 944’s, Jamie Westaway. Jamie returns behind the wheel of the ex-Paul Greer car and will no doubt be up the pointy end immediately after an impressive showing at Island Magic behind the wheel of Keith Marriner’s car before encountering mechanical issues. Jamie will be looking to add another gold trophy to his 2018 championship and will have to fight Beller, Kennedy, Brewer as well as his Dad and Uncle for it!

#15 Andy Tudor – Andy entered Island Magic last year but mechanical issues ended his weekend midway through Race 1 – so he will be looking for a longer weekend of action for Round 1 as he will have a tilt at Rookie of the year status for 2020.

#19 John Morrow – John is another new driver to the series having purchased the ex-Greg Wood car in the off season, and will be having his debut race this weekend. Keeping the car straight and pointing the right way will be the key goal, and get some points as he contends with his fellow West Australia Andy Tudor for the Rookie of the Year status.

Missing this round will be Peter Doherty who was unable to make it to this round, as well as Clayton Sinclair and Daniel Petselis. Also absent behind the wheel, but at the circuit will be Andrew Jackman as he prepares for Round 2 with his new race car.

Huge thanks to all of our 2020 Series Sponsors:

Porsche Cars Australia
Advance Fitness Australia
AVi Technology
Bayside Commercial Real Estate
Seat Time Race Solutions
Poolmaster Bayside
Westbon Management
and a special mention to our naming rights sponsor for this weekend, Smiths TMP
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Traction Tyre & Suspension
Yokohama Advan Tyres
V-Sport
Hawk Brake Pads
Sydney Shock Absorbers

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By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: News, 2020|0 Comments

2019 Season – Final Round Preview!

The seventh and final round of the 2019 Porsche 944 Challenge is set to be held this weekend at the picturesque Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit as part of the historic Island Magic event this weekend

17 cars are entered for the round, which will see the possibility of the first time there could be a family lock-out of the podium. Returning to the circuit for the first time since the 2018 Island Magic event is 2018 State Series Champion Jamie Westaway.

Jamie returns to take the wheel of Keith Marriner’s Seat Time Race Solutions backed 944 for the weekend, alongside regular season competitors, Uncle Michael Westaway, and father Tony. Tony returns to the track fresh from his GT3 Cup Car experience at Queensland Raceway thanks to series sponsor Porsche Cars Australia.

Here is a run – down of the entrants for this weekend:

#1 Cameron Beller – Having clinched the 2019 CAMS Victorian State Race Series Championship at the previous round, club championship leader Cameron Beller will again be the man to beat after his recent perfect round at Phillip Island in September, and only needs to finish one of the races on the weekend to secure his fourth consecutive 944 Challenge Championship.

#28 Tony Westaway – Tony sits solidly in second position in the points and actually can’t be beaten for the position due to his consistent points run over the year. – his aim will be to take wins this round, or at least be top Westaway…

#4 Ken Rowland – Ken is leading the battle for third position in the 944 Challenge pointscore heading into the final round, with a small 3 point gap ahead of his closest pursuer. The battle for third will surely go down to the final race of the season..

#27 Toni Andreevski – returning after missing the last round of the series is Toni Andreevski – Toni is only 3 points behind Ken and has the enviable record of finishing every race he started this year – had he made the last event, Toni would likely be a shoe-in for third outright in the season. As it stands now, he has to chase Rowland, and also defend from the next tow drivers to take the spot..

#99 John Kennedy – John has been the revelation of the season and one of only 6 drivers to have led a race this year when he took the lead in the final race at the last round of the series at Phillip Island. John could also have been sitting in a stronger position in the points had he not missed two rounds of the year, the first of the year before he acquired the car, and the Shannons round where he was unable to attend. John will have his eyes set on getting onto the top step of the podium as he plans an assault of the 2020 title.

#31 Adam Brewer – Adam has moved mountains to get his car repaired after the unfortunate shunt in the wet race last round with Mark Taubitz – and returns to the circuit fresh from a Fiji holiday to recharge his batteries and to re-focus on the weekends racing. Adam sits only 4 points behind Kennedy in the points, only 19 points behind Rowland in third place. With 26 points up for grab in each of the three races, a DNF in any of the events would be disastrous for any of these four drivers vying for the final championship podium position.

#66 Tim Wolfe- Tim has had a solid introductory year to the 944 Challenge this year, and with consistency finds himself in seventh place in the points heading to the final round. Tim will look to get himself into the top ten this weekend and be ready to capitalise if poor luck falls the way of any of the season podium protagonists ahead of him in points.

#8 Dick Howe – Dick had a great start to the round at the last event at Phillip Island, qualifying on the front row and recording a second place finish in race 1. He sits only three points behind Wolfe for seventh position in the series points and will look to take the battle to the guys at the front of the pack with a repeat of the speed from a few months ago.

#98 Pedr James – Pedr had some great speed in the first race last round at Phillip Island, and despite a spin/crash and DNF in the wet race 2, returned to score a top 5 finish despite starting from the rear of the grid in the final race. Tied for points with Michael Westaway, Pedr will be looking to outscore Michael for the weekend and secure a top ten for the season and look for a great springboard to start 2020 off from.

#45 Michael Westaway – Michael was again at the pointy end of the field at last round, gathering a good collection of points for the round – but mired back in eleventh position after 6 rounds due to missing two rounds and leaving round 2 with a zero. Hopefully we will see Michael embark on a full season campaign in 2020 to see how high he can finish in the points score!

#32 John Vainoras – John had his best ever round last event at Phillip Island, pedaling his car markedly quicker around the circuit than he had previously, and ran as high as sixth position early on in the final race. John will look to continue his improvement to allow him to mix in with the cars in the mid pack as he pace continues this weekend.

#46 Jim Mitchell – Jim returns after missing the last round and will have some competition around him as the battle around the mid pack of the field heats up – keep an eye out for his traditional John Force mimicking start line getaways this weekend as Jim is sure to gain places off the start line!

#33 Andrew Jones – Andrew also found some improvement on his times last weekend, and will look to find the same gains as John Vainoras did last time to stick with the purple machine – and join the battle in the second half of the field which is starting to heat up nicely!

#12 Marius Catrina – Marius returns for the final event for the year after missing the last two rounds at Phillip Island and Winton – hopefully a good clean weekend will be a good way to end the season and prepare for the 2020 season for Marius where he showed some very strong pace at Sandown in qualifying – a top ten in qualifying would be a good way to start the weekend for him.

#85 Daniel Petselis – Returning after making his debut with the series last round is 16 year old young gun Daniel Petselis in the Melbourne Performance Centre backed 944. Daniel acquitted himself well and also turned some laps last weekend at Winton as he gets himself more acclimatised to the car. He will look to be getting into the top ten this weekend with some more miles under his belt and some good times at Winton.

#64 Jamie Westaway – Rounding out the trio of Westaway’s for the weekend will be the 2018 State Series champion in 944’s, Jamie Westaway. Jamie returns behind the wheel of Keith Marriner’s 944 after some medical issues prevented Keith from running this weekend. Will Jamie be able to run up the pointy end this weekend and challenge Beller, Kennedy, Howe – and of course his Dad & uncle for the top spot?

#15 Andy Tudor – Joining the grid for the first time will be West Australian Andy Tudor, who is joining his compatriot Tim Wolfe in making the journey over from the West Coast to compete this weekend in the ex Leno Natoli Porsche 944.

Missing this round will be Mark Taubitz after his crash last round, along with Peter Doherty who is also undertaking some upgrades in preparation for 2020.
Also absent behind the wheel, but at the circuit will be Keith Marriner, with Andrew Jackman also in attendance, but without his car as he prepares for the 2020 season with his race car.

The weather at this point looks like it will be fine all weekend, head on down for qualifying at 11:15 on Saturday morning!

By |November 22nd, 2019|Categories: News, 2019|0 Comments

Porsche 944 Challenge driver set for Porsche GT3 Cup experience

Best of luck to 944 Challenge veteran Tony Westaway, who heads to Queensland Raceway today to take part in his prize of driving the Porsche GT3 Cup Car courtesy of our wonderful series sponsor, Porsche Cars Australia.

Seen here is Tony receiving his congratulations from Troy Bundy from Porsche Cars Australia upon confirmation of him securing the prize. Tony secured the experience due to his fantastic consistency throughout the year which saw him just miss out on the 2019 944 Challenge State Championship to Cameron Beller.

Cameron himself participated in the GT3 Cup Car experience a few months ago and impressed the trainers hugely as he ran some of the best ever times seen in one of the sessions by a non-professional racer on one of these days.

Look forward to seeing the results and images and video from the event courtesy of Tony & Jamie Westaway in the days to follow as they prepare to hit the Phillip Island circuit this weekend for the Island Magic event, the final round for the 2019 944 Challenge Series Championship!

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By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: News, 2019|0 Comments

2019 Season – Round 6 Preview!

The fifth and final round of the 2019 Victorian State Racing Championships is on this weekend, which is also the penultimate round of the 2019 944 Challenge Championship.

With the prize of the coveted experience aboard a Current spec Porsche 911 GT3 Carrera Cup Car up for grabs to the winning or highest placed eligible driver, there is a lot at stage this weekend! Let’s have a look at the entries for this weekend:

#1 Cameron Beller – Cameron moves back to the top of the Vic State Championship pointscore after another perfect round at Sandown – but he sits only 3 points ahead of Tony Westaway going into this final round as a result of scoring no points at Winton in June. He will hope to take back the Vic State Championship title he lost in 2018 – a repeat of his Phillip Island performance in May will help him do that.

#28 Tony Westaway – Tony sits just behind Beller on the points for the State Series, with whoever comes out on top between the two this weekend likely to take the State Championship title.  Due to his previous winning of the prize, Beller in ineligible to again secure the GT3 Cup Drive, which Tony can secure for himself in Race 1 this weekend if he has a good finish.

#99 John Kennedy – John returns after missing the last round of the series at the Shannon’s Nationals event, which sees him still in fourth place in the Vic State Series, and with a great chance to finish in the top three if he has a weekend as good as the others he has pulled off this season. 

#4 Ken Rowland – Ken has had one of his most consistent seasons and sees him sitting in fifth position in the State Series points heading into this final round – he will battle with Kennedy to see who can take gone the third position in the series at the end of the weekend.

#31 Adam Brewer – Adam has had a wonderful first season where he scored his first podium finishes at the last round at Winton – he is only a handful of points behind Rowland so a good result this weekend could see him vaulting up as high as third in the points by the end of the weekend.

#66 Tim Wolfe – Tim has had a solid introductory year to the 944 Challenge this year, and with consistency finds himself with sights set on a seventh place finish in the points this year if he puts together a strong weekend.

#3 Mark Taubitz – Mark finally had a relatively trouble-free weekend at Winton last round, but that hasn’t helped him in the State Championships where he sits in 10th in the points going into the final round.

#8 Dick Howe – Dick had a great round at the last State Round at Sandown culminating in third position in the final race for the weekend, and subsequently the round outright – he will hope to continue that strong run on this weekend.

#21 Clayton Sinclair – Clayton returns for this round at Phillip Island for the final round of the Vic State Series Championships and will have his eyes set on a top ten in the series points of things go his way this weekend!

#98 Pedr James – Pedr is returning to the circuit as the most recent race winner after taking out the final race and the Dennis O’Keefe cup at Winton – as he is slowly creeping up on getting his new car up to the same speed as his previous ride which was damaged at Sandown.

#32 John Vainoras – John has shown some good improvements in the most recent rounds, and will look to keep that improvement curve going as he enters the Phillip Island round this weekend.

#45 Michael Westaway – Michael was again at the pointy end of the field at Winton and again showed fantastic speed at the weekend, only having Cam Beller going faster across the weekend. He will look for a good result after mechanical woes at the last round at PI kept him out of the results over the weekend.

#33 Andrew Jones – Andrew returns after missing two rounds after an operation, and had some renewed passion to close the gap to the pack in front and move forward in the field, great to have him back! 

#53 Peter Doherty – Peter finally had some joy with reliability after his mechanical issues were solved at Winton and he completed all three races on the weekend. He enters Phillip Island with a pep in his step and top tens in his sights!

#85 Daniel Petselis  – Daniel is another debutante for the 2019 944 Challenge series having taken the driving duties from the newly acquired ex-Brad Winter 944. With former rookie of the year Lee Partridge assisting Daniel, we are sure the 17-year-old will represent himself well and get up to speed quickly!

Missing this round will be Lyndon Watson, along with Toni Andreevski who is over at the Porsche homeland in Germany and will slip from his sixth place position in the State Series points. 

Also absent will be Keith Marriner who was a last-minute withdrawal from the round, along with Jim Mitchell, Marius Catrina and Rob Holding. Andrew Jackman will be in attendance, but without his car as he prepares for the 2020 season with his race car.

The weather at this point looks like it will be fine all weekend after some heavy rain on Friday interrupted the practice running. Looks like being an exciting weekend ahead!!

By |September 27th, 2019|Categories: News, 2019|0 Comments

2019 Season – Round 5 Preview!

The 944 Challenge drivers are super excited to hit the track as part of a special invitation to join in with Round 5 of the Shannons Nationals series, which will feature the first visit of the TCR series to the Winton circuit. This year will also see this round be a points round of the 944 Challenge series Championship.

Here is a preview for this event which will again see the Dennis O’Keefe Cup presented – this time to the winner of the fourth and final (non-points) race of the weekend, which will again be a handicap reverse grid race on Sunday afternoon.

For those that can’t make it down, make sure you tune into the Shannons Nationals Livestream on both Saturday & Sunday for all the action! Saturdays qualifying session starts at 9:50, with Race 1 at 12:55 that day and Race 2 at Sundays Reverse grid race is at 10:40am, with the Handicap race finale at 13:35. Below is a list of those competing this weekend:

#1 Cameron Beller – Cameron was able to recover from his disaster at Winton in July with a perfect weekend at Sandown. He will need to avoid his Winton curse this weekend to ensure he maintains his newly re-claimed championship points lead.

#28 Tony Westaway – Tony had an outstanding weekend last time out at Winton with two race victories securing him the Round win also – the first wins of his career, but lost the series lead after Sandown as a result of Beller’s perfect points haul. A repeat of last time at Winton would put Tony back on top again – can he repeat and topple Beller?

#4 Ken Rowland – Ken also had a great weekend last time at Winton, with a solid weekend ending on the highest point as he finished second in the final race, setting the fastest lap across the three races – but his last round at Sandown wasn’t as strong, with a DNF in the final race. He will also look to repeat his Winton form.

#31 Adam Brewer – Adam had a frustrating weekend last time at Winton, but recovered with a strong performance at Sandown last round. His car was raced by Manny Mezzasalma last year at this round as Adam will have his first event as part of the Shannons Nationals.

#27 Toni Andreevski – Toni’s consistent season continued on at both Winton and Sandown – Toni will aim to improve on his Round 3 results at last time out at Winton and improve on his speed as he looks to be a regular feature amongst the leading battle packs.

#3 Mark Taubitz – Mark is returning after a couple of horror rounds that saw him complete only 7 laps of racing and yielding no points – he showed good pace last time out at Winton and will hope to turn around his recent run of bad luck this weekend.

#46 Jim Mitchell – Jim had a good round last time out at Winton and scored some decent points – something he will hope to repeat at his return to the circuit and look to move back into the top ten in points.

#8 Dick Howe – Dick had a bad weekend last time at Winton suffering two DNF’s and unable to start the final race after an off-track excursion on the final lap of race 2 caused some exhaust damage that was unable to be fixed for Race 3. He was able to bounce back with a strong showing at Sandown however, culminating n third position in the final race for the weekend, and subsequently the round outright.

#98 Pedr James – Pedr was back aboard his old faithful white and green car at Winton and showed great speed racing with the lead pack all weekend, but a qualifying accident at Sandown sees him returning to Winton with his Left-hand drive silver & black machine. Pedr will hope to string together a reliable weekend to avoid any repairs before Phillip Island in 4 weeks time.

#32 John Vainoras – John had his highest pointscore for the year last time at Winton, finishing all three races and battling hard all weekend with Andy Jones who will be absent while he recuperates from surgery. John will have his sights set on the cars immediately in front of him as he looks to close the gap in front of him.

#45 Michael Westaway – Michael showed his customary great speed at Winton last round, despite a race 1 spin was on track for a great weekend with a 4th and 3rd place finishes in races 1 & 2 before his car came to a halt on the warm-up lap for Race 3. Being the only points he has scored so far this year Michael is out of the point hunt, so will have podium finishes in his sight for this weekend at a track he traditionally has had some standout performances at.

#97 Rob Holding – Rob had his first round of the year at Sandown last round and encountered some teething issues, but now that they are sorted, he will be looking to repeat his standout performance at this round last year where he diced all weekend long with Cam Beller & Chris Lewis-Williams.

#53 Peter Doherty – Peter is still trying to sort his engine gremlins, and having thrown some more parts at the #53 car, its fingers crossed that he can have a trouble-free Friday and be on circuit for this weekends racing – something he hasn’t been able to do thus far as he chases his car issues.

#22 Brad Winter – Brad makes his return to the circuit for the first time since the end of 2018 – although that was only brief as clutch dramas in qualifying saw him pack up before turning a wheel in any of the races. Brad will surely have lost none of his speed and will be dicing amongst the lead pack this weekend.

#21 Clayton Sinclair – Clayton is a last-minute withdrawal due to illness – and will instead return to the circuit at Phillip Island for the final round of the Vic State Series Championships.

Missing this round will be John Kennedy & Lyndon Watson, which will hurt them in their points position. Also absent will be Keith Marriner, Tim Wolfe, Marius Catrina and Andy Jones – all of which are expected to return for Phillip Island. Andrew Jackman will be in attendance, but without his car as he prepares for the 2020 season with his race car.

The weather at this point looks to be fine and sunny all weekend – with the TCR and Prototype cars on the bill for the weekend, it will be a great weekends racing to come down and watch!

Race Program available here!

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: News, 2019|0 Comments