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Nov 12, 2016

APCS: HOW THE SERIES CURRENTLY LOOKS

 

As the Australian Production Car Series heads into its final round of the season, we look at how the outright standings currently stands and all of their classes.

In the outright standings, Luke Searle and Paul Morris lead the way on 270 points on the point sheets, however will not take part this weekend due to engine management issues.

As such, it is Beric Lynton who is in the box-seat to take the class victory (266 points) in the entry he will share with Tim Leahy (210 points) this weekend.

Tony Alford in the #54 Donut King Audi TT RS is also in contention on 189 points, depending on how the four hours of racing plays out for the #23.

In Class A, it is Lynton who leads the way on 287 points, ahead of the no-show pairing of Searle and Morris. Next on the points ladder is Lynton’s co-driver Leahy (225) followed by Tony Alford (201 points).

In Class B, the title fight will go to one of the Sherrin Rentals Racing BMW135is, with reigning champions Grant and Iain Sherrin of the #18 leading the way on 246 points each ahead of Michael Sherrin and David Ayres (180 points each) in the #19.

In Class C, there are three racers in contention for the honours – Doug Westwood (270 points) leads the way in the #5 Falcon Fire BMW E36 M3 he will share with Chad Parrish this weekend, while nipping at his heels are Colin Osborne (#13 Osborne Motorsport Renault Megane – 267 points) and Francois Jouy (#88 Dentbuster/Network Clothing Renault Megane – 240 points).

Class D will come down to either the father and daughter outfit of Barry and Carly Black (#97 Gosford European Car Services/The Web Design Renault Clio – 315 points each) or the Pedders Racing/Motorsports Training Australia team of Grant Phillips and Andrew Turpie in the #86 Toyota (276 points each).

Class E is currently being led by young guns Ellexandra Best and Liam Thompson, with the 17 and 16 year olds respectively topping the points standings on 297 points. Their next closest competitors for the title – the Naylor brothers Mitch and Leigh – are just 40 points behind them on the ladder. However, the brothers switching with a new car to Class C this weekend, all Best and Thompson need to do is to make it home to secure the victory from Jason Walsh and Paul Currie in the #9 Hurley Smash Repairs Racing Suzuki Swift (180 points).

In Class I, Kyle Alford – son of Tony Alford – has locked up the fight in the #55 Donut King BMW1M he will share with Carey McMahon this weekend. Kyle Alford has earned the right to graduate to Class A from this weekend after completing his licensing, however has elected to stay in Class I to finish out the championship in the I Class.

For the APCS, two points are awarded to the top qualifying entry across each class, with 120 points awarded for the race win, 90 for second, and 72 for third.

For a full points breakdown, see following:

Race pos
Points
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Points
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Points
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pos


Points
1
120
4
60
7
42
10
24
13
6
2
90
5
54
8
36
11
18
All other finishers
3
3
72
6
48
9
30
12
12