Australian Production Car Series
Outright: Australian Production Car Series
The Australian Production Car Series returns to the Shannons Nationals racing schedule for 2017.
The latest evolution of CAMS production car racing and managed by Iain Sherrin and Ontic Sports, the Australian Production Car Series will enjoy an expanded six round calendar, with five rounds run with the Shannons Nationals.
Pitting what are perhaps more well-known to the public as ‘daily drives’ against each other in a battle of ingenuity, skills, technology and determination at some of Australia’s best race tracks; the APCS displays the prowess and skills of vehicles which can be purchased in the domestic automotive market. With six separate classes, all kinds of vehicles from high performance to hybrid racers are catered for, making for an incredibly diverse and interesting entry list every time the APCS heads to the race track.
As a true endurance championship, the value for money on offer to competitors in the APCS is unrivalled due to the comparably low costs compared to the sheer amount of racing delivered by each weekend.
In addition, with all rounds of the APCS requiring at least two drivers, racers can spread their costs across a two or three-driver arrangement which makes what is already a grassroots program when it comes to affordability even more accessible.
Australian racing legends like John Bowe, Mal Rose and Glenn Seton and identities like Rick Bates, Dean Fiore, David Russell and Craig Baird have all been hosted by production car racing over the years, and it is a great place for young up and coming racers as well – for instance, Chaz Mostert raced a BMW335i in 2011 and 2012 and even took home a race win in Sydney, all while he was cutting his teeth in the Development Series; while Aaron Seton moved up to driving in the Porsche GT3 Cup after a year in a Mitsubishi Evo.
Like these racers and many more, production car racing delivers an unbeatable and affordable opportunity to race with the best in production car racing, develop a career, and have fun.
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Class A – Extreme Performance
Class B – High Performance
Class C – Performance
Class D – Production
Class E – Compact
Class F – Diesel
Class I – Invitational
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2010: Stuart Kostera (Mitsubishi Evo10)
2011: Stuart Kostera (Mitsubishi Evo10)
2012: Stuart Kostera (Mitsubishi Evo 10)
2013: Garry Holt (Mitsubishi Evo 10)
2014: Beric Lynton (BMW 1M)
2015: Grant Sherrin (BMW135i)
2016: Beric Lynton (BMW135i)
Round 1: 14-16 April, Mt. Panorama
Round 2: 9-11 June, Winton (Shannons Nationals)
Round 3: 7-9 July, Sydney Motorsport Park (Shannons Nationals)
Round 4: 4-6 August, Queensland Raceway (Shannons Nationals)
Round 5: 8-10 September, Phillip Island (Shannons Nationals)
Round 6: 18-19 November, Wakefield Park (Shannons Nationals)