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Mar 23, 2017

 

The all-new Australian Prototype Series will launch with at least 14 cars when the opening round of the series is staged at the Shannons Nationals season opener at Sandown.

The series has attracted a diverse entry for the opening round, setting up a strong start for the year.

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Mar 22, 2017

 

This season the Australian Production Car Series has become 100 per cent aligned with the CAMS 3E Technical Regulations, meaning all CAMS Production Car categories (state or national) are using the same technical regulations.

The series has also now opened up to 3E production cars, and Category Manager Iain Sherrin says it'll be a huge step for 2017.

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Mar 21, 2017

 

Porsche Carrera Cup Australia is going to Asia in 2017 – just one initiative that will make next season one of its most thrilling to date.

Highlights of the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia season:
– Carrera Cup Australia’s first ever Asia round
– Introduction of an Endurance Cup
– Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix driver exchange
– Retention of top-tier events
– Pro-Am returns to Phillip Island
– Overseas prize drive opportunities
– Current 911 GT3 Cup eligible for 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour

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Mar 16, 2017

 

2016 Australian Production Car Series class winners, Sherrin Racing Team, will begin a new era in the series, debuting a new BMW M4.

After taking out Class B for the third year running, the team will progress to Class A for the first time this season.

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Mar 15, 2017



The CAMS National Racing Championships is pleased to announce that Shannons Insurance have extended their naming rights partnership to the home of Australia’s most prestigious motor racing categories.

The specialist car insurance provider has signed a three-year partnership to continue over a decade of sponsorship and support, which have been integral to the success of the Nationals.

Shannons Insurance National Sales Manager Paul Gates says they are pleased to extend their partnership with the Nationals.

“We’ve seen significant growth and interest in the Shannons Nationals and we think that it’s in a perfect position to continue to showcase all that is great in Australian motor sport,” Gates said.

“Shannons Insurance are the recognised insurer of choice for motoring enthusiasts and the Shannons Nationals are the natural choice for racing enthusiasts.”

Director of the Shannons Nationals, Michael Smith, said that this season is set to be one of the best yet and thanked Shannons Insurance for their continued partnership.

“The success of the CAMS National Racing Championships to date would not have been possible without the support of Shannons, and we know that we are on the right track with the enthralling categories we’ll see across the season,” Smith said.

In 2017 the Shannons Nationals will feature a fresh look, including the release of a new logo and a new website to showcase the Shannons Nationals in a new era to an ever growing audience.

As well as a new look, the Shannons Nationals will feature extensive media coverage in 2017, with more news delivered to fans of the championships and series racing at Shannons Nationals’ events.

The Shannons Nationals will begin their season tour at Sandown International Raceway on 7 April, featuring Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship and the debut of the Australian Prototype Series.

Revised 2017 Shannons Nationals calendar

Round 1: Sandown, 7-9 April

Round 2: Phillip Island, 26-28 May

Round 3: Winton, 9-11 June

Round 4: Sydney Motorsport Park, 7-9 July

Round 5: Queensland Raceway, 4-6 August

Round 6: Phillip Island, 8-10 September

Round 7: Wakefield Park, 18-19 November

 

About Shannons Insurance

Shannons Insurance products are specially tailored to the individual needs of motoring enthusiast and relies on direct contact with clients rather than through other agents or brokers.

Today, as part of the Suncorp Group, Shannons has offices in all state capitals, the ACT and Northern Territory.

Across Australia, Shannons is the first choice of motoring enthusiasts when it comes to insuring their special cars, motorcycles and homes, as well as the day-to-day cars of owners.

To request a quote now or find out more information, click here: https://www.shannons.com.au/insurance/car-insurance/

 

Feb 24, 2017

 

International-style Sports Prototype racing will take a leap forward in 2017, thanks to the introduction of the Australian Prototype Series (APS).

Shannons Nationals heard from Category Manager Liam Curkpatrick about the new category in the Australian motor sport landscape.

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Feb 16, 2017

 

The Shannons Nationals calendar has been finalised for the 2017 season, with the final round of the year to be held in mid-November at Wakefield Park Raceway.

Wakefield will now be held on 18-19 November, with the venue also seeing a return to the Nationals calendar in 2017.

The event will run as a two-day ‘lite’ event as previously announced, which will feature the Australian Production Car Series.

In total six circuits line-up the Nationals calendar this season across nine rounds, with more circuits creating a wider variety for racers competing at Nationals’ rounds in 2017.

More categories will be announced closer to the season commencing, with  the opening round to begin in April at Sandown Raceway.

 

2017 Shannons Nationals calendar

Round 1: Sandown Raceway, 7-9 April
Round 2: Phillip Island, 26-28 May
Round 3: Winton Raceway, 9-11 June
Round 4: Sydney Motorsport Park, 7-9 July
Round 5: Queensland Raceway, 4-6 August
Round 6: Phillip Island, 8-10 September
Round 7: Wakefield Park, 18-19 November (Lite)

Feb 3, 2017

 

We like to think that the Shannons Nationals is the breeding ground of future talent, considering how diverse the categories are that run at our rounds.

But, just how many of last year's Nationals competitors will be running at this year's Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour?

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Feb 2, 2017

 

Adelaide-based manufacturer West Motorsport Australia will fling open its doors this Sunday, offering a rare opportunity for the public to get an insight into a racing car manufacturing facility.

Established in 2005, West Motorsport Australia is Australia’s only designer, developer and manufacturer of high performance race cars for a global market.

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Jan 24, 2017

 

North Queenslander Roland Legge has teamed with Buik Motorworks to compete in the 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.

A great deal of deliberations led to the 19-year-old's move to compete in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, as he strives to make his mark amongst the ranks within the Porsche pyramid.

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Jan 19, 2017

 

The six-round Australian Production Cars season of 2017 will come to its exciting conclusion at Wakefield Park across 17-19 November.

The APCS final round for the year will be held as part of the Shannons Nationals’ finale, with CAMS today announcing that event would be moved from its original 4-5 November date.

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Jan 19, 2017

 

The Shannons Nationals calendar has been finalised for the 2017 season, with the final round of the year to be held in mid-November at Wakefield Park Raceway.

Wakefield will now be held on 18-19 November, with the venue also seeing a return to the Nationals calendar in 2017.

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Jan 13, 2017

 

The Australian Sports Racer Series is pleased to announce that not only will Kumho Tyre once again supply the control tyre for the series in 2017, but also be on board as the naming rights sponsor for the SR2 division.

The class will now be known as the 'Kumho Class’, and if 2016 is anything to go by, is sure to host some exceptionally competitive racing across the coming season.

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Jan 13, 2017

 

Radical Australia has revealed their 2017 racing calendar, which will this year include three rounds run under the Shannons Nationals banner.

This season will mark the eighth season of Radical Cup Australia, with this year to be run under five rounds.

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Jan 11, 2017

 

Winners of the 2017 New South Wales and Queensland Production Touring Car Championships will be rewarded in the following season, with a sponsored entry fee into a signature round of the 2018 Australian Production Car Series.

The series and championships promoters view the new deal as a win-win, with this reward helping state and national production car competitors thrive off each other’s success.

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Dec 14, 2016

 

At the beginning of 2016, the Australian Sports Racer Series officially introduced the Radical and F1000 classes to its title structure, adding a strong mix of competition to the series.

Just five rounds later, the success of the variety of the series was proven, especially when the top three positions were claimed by three different class drivers, while all of the class battles hosted tight tussles.

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Dec 8, 2016

 

The beauty about the Shannons Nationals is the diverse range of motor racing we get to witness across the season.

2016 has been a huge year for the Nationals and we sure have seen some fantastic motor sport across seven rounds.

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Nov 30, 2016

 

A seven round calendar has been confirmed for the 2017 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship.

To increase track time and minimise travel for crews, the seven rounds will be held across six events across the Shannons Nationals and  Virgin Australia Supercars Championship events.

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Nov 30, 2016

Tune into SBS Speedweek this Sunday to watch the final round of the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series and a highlights package of the Australian Production Car Series.

Nov 21, 2016

 

The 2017 Kumho Tyre Australian Touring Car Series will compete at one CAMS National Racing Championships round next season.

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Nov 16, 2016

 

Australia's new-look wings and slicks category has unveiled a six-round calendar for 2017.

Formula A Australia is pleased to confirm its participation with three rounds of the CAMS National Racing Championships, a season-opening berth at the 10 Hours of Sydney enduro and headlining status at a brand-new event to be held at Wakefield Park Raceway, near Goulburn, in February.

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Nov 14, 2016

 

The 2017 Australian GT season promises to be actioned packed with a calendar which takes in five states and crosses the Tasman for the Hampton Downs 101 and the now traditional Highlands Motorsport Park finale.

The new-look calendar will see Australian GT become the flagship category of the CAMS National Racing Championships with eight events held as part of the Shannons Nationals schedule.

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Nov 14, 2016

 

Three races at Sydney Motorsport Park over the weekend have decided the 2016 Australian Sports Racer Series champions, with Roger I’Anson (outright title) taking a very deserved and respected win alongside John-Paul Drake (SR2 title), Terry Peovitis (F1000 title) and Peter Johnston (Radical title).

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Nov 13, 2016

 

Formula 3 Management, together with Kumho Tyre and Luke Spalding fans all over the world have taken donations over $21,000 after a presentation to the Spalding family at Sydney Motorsport Park today.

Formula 3 Management presented Errol Gilmour, on behalf of the Spalding Family, an iPad loaded with $2,323.23 of funds, proceeds from the sale of #WeFlyWith23 stickers at the V8 Sleuth store up until 2 November.

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Nov 13, 2016

 

The ADLED Australian Production Cars has crowned its champions for 2016 following four hours of racing at Sydney Motorsport Park today.

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Nov 13, 2016

 

The final round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite is now complete, after seven rounds of racing in the 2016 season.

Five categories also completed their respective series for the season, with outright and class winners being crowned for the year.

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Nov 13, 2016

 

Tim Macrow has broken the all-time Australian Formula 3 record for most wins in a single season, following victory in the opening race of the season finale at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Macrow’s 14th win of the season for Alpine Motor Sports came after the three-time champion fended off a strong challenge from McDonald’s Gilmour Racing star Cameron Shields on a mid-race restart.

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Nov 13, 2016

 

After many ups and downs, Roger I’Anson can now breathe a sigh of relief after coming second in the opening race of the final round for the Australian Sports Racer Series at Sydney Motorsport Park – with the result allowing him to lock out the outright title.

This is I’Anson’s third year in the series, with 2015 plagued by issues and 2014 seeing him come within just two points of taking out the title in his first year with the category.

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Nov 12, 2016

 

The final round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite has reached the halfway point, with Day 2 at Sydney Motorsport Park now complete.

Five of Australia's premier racing series are competing this weekend at Round 7 of the Nationals for 2016, with the Sports Sedans, Superkarts, Sports Racers and Formula 3 all having their first races today.

The Australian Production Cars will be on track for their one and only race tomorrow morning, which is a four hour feature race to complete their 2016 series.

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Nov 12, 2016

 

With the Kerrick Sports Sedan National Series already decided and awarded to 10-time champion Tony Ricciardello, the battle for the Sydney Motorsport Park lap record and second in the series will be the key storylines to follow this weekend.

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Nov 12, 2016

 

The fight for series glory in the Australian Sports Racer Series will come to a head this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park, with the final round of the 2016 season.

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Nov 12, 2016

 

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.

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Nov 11, 2016

 

The final round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite has officially begun, with Day 1 now under wraps at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Five of Australia's premier racing series set their practice laps ahead of their racing tomorrow, under great conditions at the Eastern Creek circuit.

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Nov 11, 2016

 

Sydney is playing host to a number of racers who have flown across the world to race in Sydney this weekend, including Atlanta’s Glenn Cooper – who will compete in the Australian Sports Racer Series this weekend.

Ahead of what is the final round of the 2016 ASRS season – kicking off today – Cooper took some time out of his pre-event preparation to meet up with fellow stateside competitor Cooper Webb and show him around his DSR Downunder NovaRace LSR F1000 at Qudos Bank Arena yesterday.

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Nov 10, 2016

 

The return of F3 winner Jon Collins adds spice to this weekend’s final round at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Collins returns to his McDonalds Gilmour Racing Dallara F311-Mercedes mount that he raced last year, replacing Chris Anthony in a one off end-of-season appearance.

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Nov 10, 2016

 

Accomplished US racer Glenn Cooper has flown all the way from Atlanta to compete in this weekend’s 2016 season finale of the Australian Sports Racer Series – being held at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Cooper – who was born and raised in Long Island, New York and races with the support of Horseloversgifts.com - will field Josh Townsend’s DSR Downunder NovaRace LSR F1000 racer in the November 11-13 event.

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Nov 8, 2016

 

As we head into our final round of the 2016 Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite, we recap what has been a great season of the Nationals.

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Nov 7, 2016

 

SBS Speedweek commentator and good friend of the Shannons Nationals Richard 'Craillsy' Craill previews the final round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite for 2016.

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Nov 7, 2016

 

Just months after his breakthrough Indy 500 campaign, Matthew Brabham will return to Australia and race in the Australian Production Series this weekend, as part of the final round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite.

The third-generation star will compete alongside Leigh Burges in the Class B DPO BMW 335i for the final round of the 2016 series at Sydney Motorsport Park.

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Nov 4, 2016

 

Ahead of next weekend's 2016 season finale of the Australian Sports Racer Series at Sydney Motorsport Park, series management is pleased to announce the 2017 season calendar.

Five action packed rounds will be held with the CAMS National Racing Championships across five of Australia's best tracks.

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Nov 3, 2016

 

Adam Cranston will make his comeback to the Australian Sports Racer Series at Sydney Motorsport Park, after his frightening rollover at Queensland Raceway.

The crash made headlines in late July, and due to his car being badly damaged and his foot still healing, Cranston was forced to sit on the sidelines at the last round in Phillip Island.

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Oct 28, 2016

 

Porsche is inviting young motor racing aspirants to apply to become Australia’s 2017 Porsche Junior.

Launching the driver development programme in 2016, Porsche will again award one young driving talent aged under 23 the Jamey Blaikie Scholarship to compete in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli season.

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Oct 28, 2016

 

After a big year for the Australian Production Car Series in 2016, an expanded six-round calendar has been confirmed for 2017.

Along with more racing, the series will also enjoy extended television coverage and an added round at the Mount Panorama circuit.

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Oct 27, 2016

 

The release of an impressive 2017 race schedule is the latest announcement adding to the appeal of the coming Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli season.

Australia’s most enjoyable and affordable professional motor racing series last month announced several initiatives, including entry incentives and a $60,000 prize pool, that will make the one-make series even more attractive in 2017.

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Oct 26, 2016

 

After experiencing a large resurgence across 2016, the Australian Production Car Series will hit Sydney Motorsport Park for its final round of 2016 in two weeks time.

Thirty-five plus racers are expected to race at the Eastern Creek facility for the fourth and final round of its 2016 season.

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Oct 20, 2016

 

The CAMS National Racing Championships will expand to a nine round calendar in 2017, with more rounds to be held in New South Wales and Queensland.

The nine rounds will see the addition of two more circuits, with the Nationals returning to Wakefield Park and Morgan Park next season.

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Oct 17, 2016

 

Australian Sports Racer Series competitors Adam Cranston, Josh Cranston and Aaron Steer will join experienced campaigner James Winslow to field a 991 Porsche in next year's Bathurst 12 Hour.

Adam Cranston is importing a Porsche 911 from experienced UK Carrera Cup outfit Brookspeed.

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Oct 17, 2016

 

Kumho Tyre Australia will continue as the naming rights partner and official control tyre supplier of the Australian V8 Touring Car Series for a further three years.

The expanded relationship, through to the end of the 2019 season, will see the longstanding partnership between Kumho Tyre Australia and the series for ex-V8 Supercars extend past the 10 year milestone during its duration.

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Oct 17, 2016

 

Who would have thought that with one round remaining in the 2016 Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite that 17 new lap records would have been set?

Believe it or not, but 16 previous lap records have so far been broken and Formula 3 racer Chris Anthony set a new outright lap record at Winton Motor Raceway.

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Oct 11, 2016

 

The 2016 Australian Production Car Series finale held at Sydney Motorsport Park will play a starring role on SBS Speedwweek in the weeks following the event.

An extended feature on the finale will be broadcast on a yet-to-be-confirmed date on one of Australia's most popular motor sport programs.

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Oct 11, 2016

 

Barry Morcom’s 2016 Bathurst 6 Hour winning BMW 335i has been confirmed for the 2016 Australian Production Car Series finale.

While Nathan Morcom and Chaz Mostert took the DPO BMW to victory in March of this year, this time around it will be regular production car racer Leigh Burgess and a yet-to-be confirmed steerer at the wheel.

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Sep 22, 2016

Check out a great range of photos from Round 6 of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite at Phillip Island.

All images credit to Nathan Wong from Speed Shots Photography.

Sep 20, 2016

 

With 9 weeks still to go until the finale of the 2016 Australian Production Car Series, entries and expressions of interest have been coming in thick and fast for the Sydney Motorsport Park event.

Category Manager Iain Sherrin notes 30 entries have already been received – making this officially the biggest round of the year for the revamped production racing series.

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Sep 13, 2016

 

Hamish Hardeman is the 2016 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli outright champion following an exciting season finale at Phillip Island, while Tim Miles and Shane Barwood claimed their respective Elite Class and Class B crowns.

While Hardeman ultimately won the war, the opening Phillip Island battle was taken out by his closest points rival, Jaxon Evans.

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Sep 13, 2016

 

Roger I’Anson took his tenth consecutive Australian Sports Racer Series race win this morning, before this afternoon’s race saw him tumble out of round victory contention with a broken suspension arm.

I’Anson did greet the checkered flag in the #14 Ken’s Exhaust Systems/Rivergraphics West, but was unable to be classified as a finisher due to the amount of time he spent in pit lane.

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Sep 12, 2016

 

John Bowe won both Sunday Touring Car Masters races at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, while Adam Bressington was the big winner in the ProAm class for the first time.

After battling with Glenn Seton in the second race, Bowe battled through the field in the WAECO Trophy Race to edge out his margin over Eddie Abelnica in the TCM standings.

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Sep 12, 2016

 

Alpine Motor Sports' driver Tim Macrow became the first three-time champion of Australian Formula 3 after taking a perfect point score at Round 6 at Phillip Island today.

Macrow led all but one lap of the two races on Sunday to seal the title, taking a 48 point lead in the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series into the final round at Sydney Motorsport Park in November.

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Sep 12, 2016

 

Tony Ricciardello has rewritten the record books yet again by claiming an impressive 10th Kerrick Sports Sedan title at Phillip Island.

Courtesy of three second places, Ricciardello secured the points necessary to eliminate any chance of Daniel Tamasi or Jack Perkins (now tied for second place in the title) snatching away the lead, thanks to a 184 points buffer.

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Sep 12, 2016

 

After five rounds of racing, the title came down to sprint to the flag in the final race of the 2016 CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli.

Rob Smith was able to hold on to the title lead and finish third in the final race to secure the series win, claiming the Trophy class title by just six points from Greg Taylor in a dramatic finale.

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Sep 11, 2016

 

The sixth round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite has been done and dusted at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Over 130 competitors raced over three days of racing, with eight categories competing across the round.

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Sep 10, 2016

 

A thrilling battle for pole position saw Greg Taylor edge out Tim Macrow and Kane Rose at Phillip Island in qualifying for the final round of the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli.

The trio swapped best laps for much of the 25-minute session, with Rose taking up the early running before Macrow and Taylor both took their turn at the top of the timing screens before a final push from Taylor netted the GT Motorsport Audi R8 LMS driver his third pole position of the season.

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Sep 10, 2016

 

Roger I’Anson will attempt to take his tenth race win in a row tomorrow, after taking victory this afternoon at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit during round four of the 2016 Australian Sports Racer Series.

Second across the line was Aaron Steer in the #27 West Race Cars LMP4, ahead of Peter Johnston, John Morriss and John-Paul Drake.

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Sep 10, 2016

 

The second day of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite presented some of Australia's best national series racing, with champions crowned and the categories lined up for a big final day tomorrow.

Over 130 competitors across eight categories are competing at the sixth round this weekend, with tomorrow's racing live through our Nationals TV page.

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Sep 9, 2016

 

Title hopeful Hamish Hardeman has completed the opening day of the 2016 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli series finale in perfect fashion, claiming pole position for the first of three series deciding races.

The series leader navigated tricky, variable weather conditions in qualifying to post the quickest time (1:44.1281), 0.19secs ahead of his title rival Jaxon Evans, with fellow Professional Class racer, Jake Klarich, in third.

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Sep 9, 2016

 

At the opening round of the year, Jonathon Stoeckel’s racing exploits came to a fiery end when his car caught fire and suffered considerable damage during Sunday’s racing action.

After missing two rounds for repairs, the privateer entry of Jonathon and his dad Bryan is now back on track – at the venue of his maiden Australian Sports Racer Series win (2015, Phillip Island) no less.

Stoeckel is part of a 12-strong field at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit this weekend, for what is the penultimate round of the 2016 ASRS season.

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Sep 9, 2016

 

On the opening day of the penultimate round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite, the Phillip Island weather produced trying conditions for all of our competitors.

Over 130 drivers from eight different national series hit the track, in readiness for a big weekend of racing.

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Sep 9, 2016

 

Phillip Island's notorious weather has gotten in the way of establishing a clear form guide for this weekend’s Shannons TT – the sixth round of the 2016 Touring Car Masters Series.

The only constant was the fact that it was a Holden topping both sessions today – Torana ace Jason Gomersall fastest in a mostly dry opening practice and Brett Youlden’s Monaro quickest in the wetter session later in the afternoon.

Gomersall’s practice 1 benchmark was a quick 1:42.28 – less than a second behind the current Touring Car Masters lap record at Phillip Island, set by John Bowe in last year’s season finale.

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Sep 8, 2016

 

Lap records could tumble when the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series returns to the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit this weekend.

With the pace at the pointy-end hotter than ever and this weekend featuring Jack Perkins' first ever time at the Island in the John Gourlay-owned Audi A4 Chev - Darren Hossack's existing benchmark could be smashed.

The existing record of 1:27.3296 was set by the double champion in 2014, however Perkins has been in lap-record pace all year.

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Sep 7, 2016

 

It's not just the Supercars teams going retro this month - the Australian Touring Car Masters are getting into the spirit with Brett Youlden unveiling a new livery heading into this weekend's round.

Youlden is making his return to the series with a tribute livery to the 1979 Australian Touring Car Championship-winning Holden Torana, driven by the great Bob Morris.

It will carry the new colours at this round and also at Bathurst in October.

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Sep 6, 2016

 

The Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite is proud to team up with Cars For Hope at the next round of the Nationals, held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit this weekend.

The joint effort will see over 120 racing cars wearing Cars For Hope stickers throughout the event in support of mental health awareness and World Suicide Prevention Day, which is held annually on 10 September.

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Sep 6, 2016

 

When the Australian Sports Racer Series heads to Phillip Island for their fourth round this weekend, the series will use rolling-starts instead of their traditional standing starts.

The rolling starts will also be employed at the final round in Sydney in November.

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Sep 5, 2016

 

The fastest track on the Australian Touring Car Masters calendar is here, as the category heads to Phillip Island for their sixth round and the Shannons Tourist Trophy this weekend.

Battles will unfold over the round, with current Pro Master leader John Bowe leading the way, 59 points ahead of Eddie Albenica in second.

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Sep 5, 2016

 

The battle of two young racers will come to a head this weekend as the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli Series embarks on its 2016 season finale at Phillip Island.

Hamish Hardeman and Jaxon Evans have battled closely throuhout the season, claiming five and seven respective wins a piece.

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Sep 5, 2016

 

Two titles will be decided this weekend as the final round of the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli heads to Phillip Island.

The event will draw a close to an exciting and highly-competitive debut season for th series, with both the Trophy and Challenge class titles to be settled on Sunday.

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Sep 5, 2016

 

Supercars Dunlop Series young-gun Garry Jacobson will make his Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Car Series debut this weekend at Phillip Island.

The Victorian ace is set to provide additional competition to runaway series leader Taz Douglas, who has now won nine races in a row - equalling the all-time series record.

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Sep 5, 2016

 

It is kind of hard to believe that we’re already at the penultimate round of the 2016 Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite season, isn’t it?

It seems just moments ago that we were in the bright Autumnal sunshine at Sandown for the opening round of the nationals and a very busy race meeting. Now we head to Phillip Island for the second time this year and an event that will feel more like Sandown than our first trip to the Island in May.

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Aug 29, 2016

 

Adam Cranston’s enormous rollover at Queensland Raceway dominated the headlines at Round 5 – but the long-time Sports Racer competitor remains in good spirits despite the enormous crash.

Cranston (#56 West) and Josh Townsend (#9 F1000) were battling for second position in the opening race at QR, when Townsend 'lost the rear' of his F1000, causing him to spin across the track.

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Aug 24, 2016

 

Now more than any other point of the season so far, there is an enormous chance that Tony Ricciardello will end 2016 with a record 10th Australian Sports Sedan Series title to his credit.

The West Australians’ season has been his Sports Sedan career in a microcosm – fast when he needed to be, reliable when he had to be and consistent all of the time.

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Aug 3, 2016

 

Will Brown bounced back in spectacular fashion, taking both of today's race wins and the overall round win in the Australian Formula Ford Series.

Brown had a faultless drive in both races, wrapping up the win against Sonic Motor Racing's Leanne Tander who finished second.

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Aug 1, 2016

 

The Open2View.com Australian Production Cars have followed up last night's 'Fight in the Night' with an action-packed battle at Queensland Raceway.

The Sherrin Racing Team used the 250km race for redemption following their pit lane dramas, which cost them a potential race win in the previous race, taking out the outright and Class B victory in the #1 Sherrin Racing BMW135i.

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Aug 1, 2016

 

Jaxon Evans has given himself the best possible chance to capture the 2016 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli title at the 2016 season finale at Phillip Island following a perfect round at Queensland Raceway, while Jim Campbell and Scott Taylor claimed class victories, the former topping the Elite Class at the expense of Sam Shahin, who endured race three heartache.

Evans began the weekend with victory in the opening race, the series’ 150th, in doing so claiming the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy. Evans completed the weekend with two race wins on Sunday, reducing his points margin to series leader Hamish Hardeman to just 23 and 26 points in the Outright and Professional Class classifications, respectively.

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Aug 1, 2016

 

Pole position, a race win and MARC Class round victory proved enough for Jake Camilleri to take out the MARC Class CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series title at Queensland Raceway.

With a total of 768-points, Camilleri holds an unassailable 218-point advantage with just one round remaining in the Series.

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Aug 1, 2016

 

Should Tony Ricciardello take Kerrick Sports Sedan title number 10 this year, he'll have the reliability of his venerable old Alfa Romeo-Chev to thank for a lot of the success.

The nine-time champ won round three of the series this weekend at Queensland Raceway, as his nearest rival Jack Perkins again showed his speed but again failed to finish two of the three races for the second straight round.

Ricciardello’s consistency saw him take two of the three races this weekend and build his series lead to 141 points.

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Aug 1, 2016

 

Roger I'Anson has clean-swept the third round of the 2016 Australian Sports Racer Series at Queensland Raceway this wekeend, top qualifying and taking all three race wins to further establish his series lead.

I'Anson's victory came amidst a dramatic weekend for the championship, which saw two car fires on Friday (for defending champion Mark Laucke and John-Paul Drake) due to a faulty batch of oil filters, and a large Lap 1 incident this morning between Adam Cranston and Josh Townsend.

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Aug 1, 2016

 

Roland Legge sealed the fifth round of the 2016 Australian Formula 3 Premier Series without winning a race, Chris Anthony closed on title leader Tim Macrow and Cameron Shields sealed the National class title in a busy day at Queensland Raceway.

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Jul 31, 2016



 

The fifth round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite has wrapped up the final day of racing, after an action-packed three days of national series action at Queensland Raceway.

Seven categories completed the round, which was great entertainment for all motor racing fans with Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, Australian GT Trophy, Australian Production Cars, Australian Formula 3, Australian Formula Ford, Kerrick Sports Sedans and Australian Sports Racer.

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Jul 30, 2016

 

The fifth round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite has wrapped up its day at Queensland Raceway, with a great day and evening of national series racing.

Today was a big day of racing, with highlights including the final race of the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and the annual 'Fight in the Night' race, hosted by the Australian Production Car Series in the darkness of Queensland Raceway. 

The action returns tomorrow morning for the final day of racing, with all of tomorrow's racing live through our NationalsTV live stream, located at thenationals.com.au

Jul 30, 2016

 

Jake Camilleri has set the early pace as the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli took to Queensland Raceway for Round 4 of the series.

On a dusty circuit Camillieri’s best of 1:13.2574 edged out the sister MARC Cars Australia entry belonging to Morgan Haber and Rob Thomson on the Queensland outfit’s home turf.

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Jul 29, 2016

 

The fifth round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite had its opening day at Queensland Raceway, with drivers getting their practice in laps around the 'paper clip'.

An eventful day of practice saw seven categories complete their sessions during, heading into tomorrow's qualifying and racing.

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Jul 27, 2016

 

Championship leader and 2014 season runner-up Roger I’Anson is looking to continue the Australian Sports Racer Series success he has tasted so far this year at this weekend’s third round of the 2016 season at Queensland Raceway.

By clean-sweeping Round 2 at Winton Motor Raceway last month, the mining engineer originally from South Australia has won five consecutive races in a row, making for an exceptionally promising season after his 2015 outings were dogged by dramas.

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Jul 26, 2016

 

The scene is set for a thrilling Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli series showdown this weekend as two young chargers shoot for Jim Richards Endurance Trophy honours in the series’ 150th race.

Hamish Hardeman and Jaxon Evans currently sit level on points in the Endurance Trophy standings entering the season’s penultimate round and therefore, the milestone 150th GT3 Cup Challenge race since its 2008 debut will determine the 2016 Endurance Champion.

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Jul 26, 2016

 

This weekend’s Queensland Raceway round of the 2016 Australian Production Cars will play host to Gold Coast electrician Ashley Jarvis and his father Paul Jarvis, in none other than a Ford Falcon Saloon Car.

The father and son pair will compete in the Invitational Class, in the Lighthouse Electrical/Jarvis Plumbing Ford Falcon AU which Ashley campaigned in the 2015 Bathurst 6 Hour with brothers Dion and Brody and is the sister car to the Jarvis team’s Saloon Car in which Ashley took out third in the 2015 National Saloon Car Championship.

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Jul 26, 2016

 

A competitive field representing the world’s most exotic automotive brands heads to Queensland Raceway this weekend for Round 5 of the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli.

Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Audi and a fleet of six entries from MARC Cars Australia will be on track as Australian GT makes its first appearance at Queensland Raceway since 2013.

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Jul 26, 2016

 

The return of six-time Kerrick Sports Sedan National Series champion Kerry Baily adds further firepower to an increasingly interesting third round of the series to be held this weekend at Queensland Raceway.

Gold Coast-based Baily – the Sports Sedan champion in 1992, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2003 and 2012 - returns with his popular Chevrolet-powered Aston Martin DBR9 as the title battle between Tony Ricciardello and Jack Perkins enters a new phase after the Alfa driver rocketed to the lead at Winton last time out.

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Jul 25, 2016

 

Want to know what SBS Speedweek commentator Richard Craill is feeling heading into the fifth round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite?

Craillsy breaks down just why this time of the year is the best time to be trackside at Queensland Raceway.

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Jul 20, 2016

 

We’re into the second half of the 2016 Shannons Nationals season, which means it’s time to dust off the report cards and get a feeling of who’s racking up the good grades and who needs work harder this year for seven key Shannons Nationals’ categories.

We sent our Speedweek commentator Richard Craill into detention to do his homework and download on the series so far via a succinct summary on each class.

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Jul 4, 2016

 

Greg Taylor has extended his lead at the top of the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli following two race wins in Round 3 at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Having stormed to pole position on Saturday, Taylor showed supreme pace to take a commanding victory in the opening race this morning.

However, gearbox gremlins in Race 2 forced the GT Motorsport driver to work hard, eventually seeing off Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia team-mate Rob Smith by less than half a second after 50 minutes of nail-biting action.

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Jul 4, 2016

 

Thrilling racing and incredible competition highlighted the 50th round of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli at Sydney Motorsport Park, where Hamish Hardeman and Tim Miles extended their respective series leads with round victory.

The milestone Sydney event was a fitting reminder of why the one-make series has enjoyed success in Australia since 2008 with some of the season’s best on-track battles.

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Jul 4, 2016

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Luis Leeds has clinched his first CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship career victory in Race 3 at Sydney Motorsport Park earlier today.

The British F4 race winner, who made a one-off return to the championship, won a thrilling 15 lap race to also claim DREAM Motorsport’s first win of 2016.

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Jul 4, 2016

Just when it looked like the momentum in the 2016 Australian Formula 3 Premier series had shifted to McDonald’s Gilmour Racing’s Chris Anthony, the champ struck back.

Tim Macrow ceded race two of three at Sydney Motorsport Park to his McDonald's Gilmour Racing rival this weekend but instantly struck back in the 15-lap feature race later in the day, to win his fourth straight round in 2016. 

It extends his lead to 37 points with three rounds remaining, at Queensland Raceway, Phillip Island and back at Sydney Motorsport Park, respectively.

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Jul 4, 2016

 

As the sun set on Sydney Motorsport Park today, Luke Searle took victory in this afternoon’s 250km Tyreright Australian Production Car Series race in the #62 Roadchill Freight Express BMW M135i he shares with Paul Morris.

The BMW M135i crossed the line ahead of race one winners and fellow Class A entrants Tim Leahey and Beric Lynton and allowed them to take their second consecutive round victory outright and for Class A.

Bob Pearson and Rick Bates took third outright and in Class A for the race after leading a large portion of the early running, finishing ahead of Class I round and race winner Aaron Seton, in the #55 Donut King BMW 1M he shared with Kyle Alford this weekend.

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Jul 3, 2016

 

Round 4 of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite has come to a close, with six categories having competed across the weekend.

Highlights of today included the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, as well as the two 50-minute Australian GT Trophy races and the 250km Australian Production Car Series race to close the event.

The Australian Formula 3 Premier Series and CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship completed their two sprint races.

The Nationals now heads to Queensland for Round 5 in three weeks time.

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Jul 2, 2016

 

Day 2 of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite was action-packed, with the categories beginning their respective races at the fourth round of the Nationals.

Today featured two 50-minute Radical Australia Cup races and the 250km Australian Production Car Series endurance race.

As well as endurance racing, the Nationals was treated with races from the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series, CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. 

Australian GT Trophy Series qualified for their final races tomorrow, with categories returning tomorrow for their final day of racing.

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Jul 2, 2016

 

Tim Macrow has smoked the Sydney Motorsport Park Formula 3 qualifying record to grab the All Properties Group Pole award this morning.

Macrow's stunning 1:21.8025 was the first ever lap under the 1m22s barrier in Formula 3's history at the Sydney venue, was his fourth straight APG Pole Award this year and the 26th of his remarkable career.

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Jul 1, 2016

 

The opening day at Round 4 of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite kicked off in style, with competitors enjoying the sunshine at the Sydney Motorsport Park venue.

Former champions and young guns were the stand out in today's opening practice, with Australian Formula 3 Premier Series, CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship, Radical Australia Cup, Australian Production Car Series, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and Australian GT Trophy all hitting the Gardner GP circuit for their practice sessions.

Practice continues on Saturday for the Australian Production Car Series and Porsche GT3 Cup, with qualifying and races set to begin tomorrow morning.

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Jul 1, 2016

 

This weekend’s round of the Tyreright Australian Production Car Series will host two 250km races around Sydney Motorsport Park, with the first to hit the track tomorrow (Saturday 2 July, 2016).

Today, the 19-strong field of competitors hit the track for three sessions of practice, with Luke Searle (#62 Roadchill Freight Express BMWM135) topping the time sheets overall and for Class A.

Fastest for Class B today was Grant Sherrin in the #1 Sherrin Racing BMW135i, while Francois Jouy topped the times for Class C in the #88 Network Clothing Renault Megane.

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Jul 1, 2016

Australian based Kiwi racers, Jaxon Evans and Tim Miles, have topped Friday practice in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli's 50th round at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Evans looks to continue his success at the Sydney venue this weekend; the Queensland resident was untouchable at the series' second round in 2016 at the New South Wales circuit to claim a clean sweep of race wins.

Evans’ best lap of 1:30.9875 was a mere 0.04secs ahead of series leader Hamish Hardeman and substantially quicker than the current race lap record of 1:31.6017, posted by Ryan Simpson last season.

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Jul 1, 2016

 

Luis Leeds has made a sensational return to Australia and is set to break the Formula 4 lap record at Sydney Motorsport Park during Friday practice.
Previously set by Jordan Lloyd in 2015 (1:31.6565), the returning DREAM Motorsport pilot’s 1:31.5514 was the quickest across Friday’s three practice sessions.
With Leeds enjoying a brief return home during the British F4 mid-season break, the Red Bull Junior Team driver was enjoying his time back in the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship.
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Jul 1, 2016

 

Greg Taylor has gone fastest in the opening practice session for Round 3 of the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli, heading Mathew Turnbull and Jake Camilleri.

Taylor set a blistering pace in the GT Motorsport Audi R8 LMS, chalking up nine laps around the 4.5-kilometre Sydney Motorsport Park circuit en route to the quickest lap of the day.

Fire Rating Solutions driver Mathew Turnbull was second fastest in his Lamborghini Gallardo, spending eleven laps on track as he came to grips with the circuit.

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Jun 29, 2016

 

Tyreright – Australia’s first 'Clicks and Mortar' tyre retailer has been announced as the naming rights sponsor of the Australian Production Car Series in its second round of 2016 – to be held at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend

Tyreright General Manager, Perry Scarfe said the company was looking forward to partnering with the series, which will host four events across 2016 as part of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite.

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Jun 28, 2016

 

Australian GT races into New South Wales for the first time in 2016 as the third round of the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli heads into Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.

Wins for Greg Taylor and Jake Camilleri last time out at Winton Motor Raceway saw both men extend their championship leads in the Trophy and MARC classes in a dramatic weekend of racing.

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Jun 28, 2016

 

The son of experienced production car campaigner Tony Alford will make his Australian Production Car Series debut this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park, as part of the second round for the 2016 series.

The 21-year-old Lower Beechmont student who is studying Commerce at Griffith University will race his father’s Donut King BMW 1M with up-and-coming star Aaron Seton – the son of racing legend Glenn Seton.

For Kyle Alford – who had participated in only a hand full of practice days, sprint events and regularities before undertaking the Queensland Raceway 300 in March – will be a big step up in his fledgling racing career.

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Jun 24, 2016

 

Victoria, you’ve had your share! Sydney – it's now your turn for some Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite action for 2016.

It’s remarkable that; a) it’s basically already July, and b) we’re only heading to New South Wales for the first time this year but that’s the way the 2016 calendar cookie crumbled.

No matter – Sydney Motorsport Park is a great place and worthy of the big weekend of racing that should be delivered this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Jun 12, 2016

 

Round 3 of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite was a historic day around Winton Motor Raceway, with a 15 year lap record finally broken by the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series.

There were also plenty of surprise results in store, with some young drivers shining through the senior ranks and legends of the sport enjoying a resurgence in form.

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Jun 11, 2016

 

Roger I’Anson has taken the race one Australian Sports Racer Series win at Winton Motor Raceway this afternoon, after topping round two qualifying earlier in the day and all three practice sessions the day before.

As a result of his victory in the #14 Ken’s Exhaust Systems/Riverside Graphics West, the mechanical engineer will start the first of tomorrow’s final two races for the weekend from pole.

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Jun 11, 2016

 

Tim Macrow extended his series lead to 21 points after title rivals Roland Legge and Chris Anthony made contact at turn 1 in today’s Formula 3 race at Winton Motor Raceway.

The day started unexpectedly dry for All Properties Group Qualifying, with a competitive session that saw the top spot change multiple times in the last 2 minutes, with all three title contenders: Macrow (#88 AIE/Brookes Alpine Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes), Anthony (#17 McDonalds Gilmour Racing Dallara/Mercedes) and Legge (#8 PowerTx R-Tek Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes), all spending time in the top spot before Macrow prevailed.

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Jun 11, 2016

 

Greg Taylor will start from pole position for Race 1 of the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli when it takes to the track at Winton Raceway tomorrow.

Taylor’s 1:22.7542 was just three tenths of a second away from the race lap record, a four-year-old marker the Audi R8 LMS pilot it targeting tomorrow.

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Jun 11, 2016

 

Hamish Hardeman has taken honours in the opening Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli season in a dominant drive throughout the 35 lap event.

Hardeman secured pole position earlier in the day and continued his pace-setting performance into the endurance race. The Victorian was challenged in the opening laps by Jaxon Evans however, as the race progressed, Hardeman increased his lead to ultimately claim a 18.5 second victory from Evans, his first in the one-make series following six-straight second place finishes.

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Jun 11, 2016

 

Glorious blue skies greeted the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite at Winton Motor Raceway, with spectators taking full advantage of the free entry offer over this Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Victoria.

On-track was a busy day of qualifying and racing, with Australian GT Trophy Series, Kerrick Sports Sedans, Sports Racers, Formula 3 Premier Series and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge reveling in the grippy Winton surface.

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Jun 10, 2016

 

Formula 3 drivers are well under the lap record, and there’s more to come tomorrow after fast Friday at Winton.

Tim Macrow stopped the clocks officially at a 1.16:1516 in Practice 2, under the Formula 3 lap record, but there’s more speed to come in the Alpine Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes. Perhaps over two seconds, putting the 15-year outright lap record in danger.

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Jun 10, 2016

Nicholas Rowe has kicked off the second round of the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli in the best possible fashion, setting the fastest time in opening practice at Winton Motor Raceway.

Aboard the MARC Cars Australia entry, Rowe’s best of 1:25.4015 was two tenths faster than current Series leader Greg Taylor, who ended the 20-minute session in second place.

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Jun 10, 2016

 

As round two of the Australian Sports Racer Series kicked off at Winton Motor Raceway today, the striking new West LMP4 made its Australian on-track debut with West Race Cars Australia’s Aaron Steer at the wheel.

Three practice sessions were held today, with Roger I’Anson topping each session and the day with a 1m 19.3574s lap set in the first session in his #14 Ken's Exhaust Systems/Rivergraphics West WR1000. This time is quicker than the lap record he currently holds at the venue of 1m 20.2345s set in June of 2014.

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Jun 10, 2016

 

Round Three of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite has already witnessed record breaking lap times at Winton Motor Raceway, with Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, Australian Sports Racer Series, Kerrick Sports Sedans Series, Australian Formula 3 Premier Series, and Australian GT Trophy Series taking full advantage of the much lauded resurfacing works.

With practice running now out of the way for most of the categories, there will be plenty of eyes locked onto timing monitors tomorrow to see whether more lap times will tumble and whether the 15-year-old outright lap record of Winton can finally be broken.

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Jun 8, 2016

 

When the Australian Sports Racer Series opened its 2016 season at Sandown Raceway recently, it broke records with its largest ever grid.

At this weekend’s round two at Winton Motor Raceway, more records are expected to tumble – with the recently resurfaced track likely to allow record lap times.

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Jun 7, 2016

 

Reigning Formula 3 champion and Australian GT ace Ricky Capo will add further firepower to a boosted Kerrick Sports Sedan National Series grid to race this weekend at Winton Motor Raceway.

Capo, who brilliantly won the F3 title last year in a final round showdown before switching to a BMW Z4 GT3 in this year’s Australian GT championship, will for the first time drive the SAAB-Chevrolet raced last year by his good friend Thomas Randle.

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Jun 6, 2016

 

The world's most exotic automotive manufacturers will once again take to the circuit this weekend as the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli heads to Winton Motor Raceway.

It marks Round 2 of the all-new series, which began in sensational fashion at Sandown in early April, and also is the first time since 2012 that Australian GT has visited Winton.

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Jun 6, 2016

 

Series commentator Richard Craill fills us all in about the weekend that is yet to come, and why the record books are set to tumble this weekend.

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May 30, 2016

 

Grant Denyer and Nathan Morcom have combined to win the first race of the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship, holding on in a nail-biting finish at Phillip Island.

Morcom headed a narrow McLaren 1-2, with Shane Van Gisbergen just two tenths of second behind in after 101-laps and more than two hours of racing.

Having started tenth, a patient 30-lap opening first stint from Morcom left Denyer out front following their first stop, the duo combining to hold the advantage to the finish.

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May 29, 2016

 

Tim Macrow extended his title points lead from 9 to 19 today with double victories in the Australian FORMULA 3 Premier Series, but the timesheet doesn’t tell the full story.

Macrow (#88 AIE/Brookes Alpine Motorsports Dallara-Mercedes) took two victories from two races today to clinch the round win, but in both races he was under pressure from Chris Anthony (#17 McDonalds Gilmour Racing Dallara-Mercedes) for the majority of the weekend.

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May 29, 2016

 

The final day of the second round of the Shannons Nationals at Phillip Island has come to a close, with the Australian Endurance Championship wrapping up one great Nationals event.

The stars of the weekend were the winners of the first ever round of the Australian Endurance Championship, with Nathan Morcom and Grant Denyer taking the outright victory.

Formula 3 Premier Series and the Radical Australia Cup also rounded up their weekend with two races each today.

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May 28, 2016

 

The first race of the 2016 Australian Production Car Series has hosted plenty of frenetic racing amid challenging weather conditions, with a number of outright race leaders and class battles unfolding.

At the fall of the checkered flag, Paul Morris took the outright and Class A win in the Roadchill Freight Express BMW M135i he shares with Luke Searle, ahead of the Class A Tony Alford/Stu Kostera Donut King Audi TT RS.

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May 28, 2016

 

Series debutant Yasser Shahin has taken victory at Round 4 of the CAMS Australian GT Championship at Phillip Island.

A strong performance in the opening race of the weekend saw The Bend Motorsport Park driver claim second before going one better in Race 2.

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May 28, 2016

 

Day 2 of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite saw the Australian GT Championship complete their final race for the weekend, as well as the Australian Production Car Series' The Island 4 Hour endurance race.

On-track also was the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series who completed their first race, as well as the Radical Australia Cup for their qualifying ahead of their racing tomorrow.

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May 28, 2016

 

Grant Sherrin has topped qualifying for today’s Australian Production Car Series Island Four Hour – the 2016 season opener - after setting the fastest time yesterday.

Sherrin set a 1:44.8721 second lap in the #1 Sherrin Rentals Racing BMW135i he shares with brother Iain to be fastest both outright and in Class (Class B).

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May 28, 2016

 

This weekend’s season opener of the 2016 Australian Production Car Series features no less than four fast femmes amongst the 46 drivers entered.

Katilyn Hawkins, Carly Black and Ellexandra Best - took in the view of the Phillip Island circuit, will be joined by Madison Gray today.

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May 27, 2016

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The second round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite saw the opening day at Phillip Island and featured the Australian GT Championship, Australian Production Car Series, Australian Formula 3 Premier Series and Radical Australia Cup.

The highlight of the day was the battle for pole position in the Australian GT Championship, with the Audi of Garth Tander/Stephen McLaughlan just pipping the McLaren of Klark Quinn/Shane van Gisbergen.

The Australian Production Car Series also qualified leading into their four hour race tomorrow, with Iain and Grant Sherrin leading the way for tomorrow's endurance battle.

With over 100 cars hitting the track today, this round is expected to be one of the most exciting Nationals' rounds yet.

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May 25, 2016

 

The 2016 Australian Production Car Series kicks off at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit this weekend.

Qualifying for the APCS ‘Island Four Hour’ will be held on Friday afternoon following three practice sessions, before four hours of racing are held around the picturesque seaside Victorian venue on Saturday.

In the biggest entry list for national production car racing in some time, 22 cars and more than 45 drivers will tackle the opening round of what is a four-event season.

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May 24, 2016

 

Australian GT races into Phillip Island as part of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite for what will be the biggest weekend in the category's history.

Thirty-five cars will make the journey to one of Australia's most picturesque race tracks in a double-header event featuring the CAMS Australian GT Championship and the inaugural round of the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship.

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May 23, 2016

 

The second round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite is set to be one of the biggest rounds of 2016, with the introduction of new categories and fresh-faced drivers on one of Australia's most premier racing circuits.

Shannons Nationals' stat-man and commentator Richard Craill runs through the numbers and previews Round 2 of the Nationals.

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May 19, 2016

 

Over 100 cars are entered for the second round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite, taking place next weekend at the prestigious Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Fifty drivers in total will take part in the Australian GT Championship and some of those drivers will also compete in the first-ever round of the Australian Endurance Championship, which is set to have its 101 lap endurance race on the Sunday this year.

Also at the Island is the recently re-named Australian Production Car Series, that will have its 4 Hour Challenge on Saturday evening with 22 cars entered for the endurance race, as well as the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series and Radical Australia Cup.

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May 11, 2016

 

After a successful opening round of the Shannons Nationals Presented by Penrite at Sandown, the free-and-live streaming statistics showed a 141 per cent increase of viewers from 2015.

The live stream was proudly provided by Motorsports TV, and was also shared on other networks including the Shannons Nationals’ social and website, Speedcafe, Touring Car Masters, Australian GT and various motoring forums.

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May 5, 2016

 

Nathan Morcom has paid a visit to Bonnyrigg Heights Primary School, talking to students about his motor sport career.

Morcom, driver of the DPO McLaren 650S GT3, currently sits third in the CAMS Australian GT Championship heading into the third round in Barbagallo this weekend.

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May 4, 2016

 

With entries still open, the Australian Production Car Series already has 21 entrants secured for its season opening Island Four Hour at the Phillip Island Grant Prix Circuit later this month.

Entries close 9 May, and Category Manager Iain Sherrin says he expects to receive more entries before that deadline for what will be the biggest production car series entry list hosted in some time.

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Apr 26, 2016

 

Lauren Gray Motorsport has confirmed what is believed to be the youngest ever entry for the Australian Production Car Series, with their Toyota Echo to be steered by 15 year old Liam Thompson and 16 year old Ellexandra Best at Phillip Island across May 27-29.

It is believed the Thompson/Best entry will be the youngest aggregate entry for the series’ history, with a combined driver age of just 31. While a number of 16 year olds have competed in the series, they have been paired with older co-drivers, and Thompson is believed to be the first 15 year old to take the wheel in the series.

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Apr 22, 2016

“Having the right group of people together is the first step to achieving strong results in any form of motorsport” said Walkinshaw GT3 Owner Ryan Walkinshaw.  “In John and Duvashen, I believe we have the right people to do the job for us in the endurance series in our newly formed GT3 team.

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Apr 22, 2016

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Marco Bonanomi will join the JAMEC PEM Audi Customer Racing team for the third round of the CAMS Australia GT Championship at Barbagallo on May 6-8.

The Italian sportscar ace, who stood on the podium at the Le Mans 24 Hours with Audi in 2012, will take the wheel alongside Geoff Emery in an Audi R8 LMS prepared by Melbourne Performance Centre.

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Apr 21, 2016

 

The Australian Production Car Series and Gary’s Motorsport Tyres have announced a three-year deal for Hankook to remain as the control tyre for the series.

Like in previous years, the Hankook Z221 will be used as the control tyre for the national endurance racing category. Category Manager Iain Sherrin says this provides vital stability to competitors who are planning not only for the upcoming season (which kicks off May 27-29 at Phillip Island), but for the years to come.

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Apr 20, 2016

 

Superkarts Australia National Series is now open, and the Superkart Nationals is the National Level Superkart racing for Superkarters in 2016.

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Apr 17, 2016

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Jordan Love has won his first round of the 2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship, after claiming his second win at Phillip Island.

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Apr 3, 2016

 

The inaugural round of the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli has been labelled a “complete success” by Category Manager Ken Collier.

Fans witnessed a competitive grid of 16 cars across all three classes as they descended on Sandown for the opening round of the CAMS Shannons Nationals.

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Apr 3, 2016

 

The first round of the 2016 Shannons Nationals Presented by Penrite Oil has concluded, with some of the best national racing taking place at Sandown Raceway over the event.

The second-decade of the Nationals kicked off with a bang, with eight categories for the first round producing bumper-to-bumper on-track entertainment.

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Apr 3, 2016

 

TAZ DOUGLAS has battled his way to a debut victory in the Kumho Tyre Australia V8 Touring Cars series opener at Sandown Raceway, taking the round win in his THR Developments VE Holden Commodore.

Douglas won all three races at Sandown, though his clean-sweep came in controversial circumstances following race one on Saturday being cut short and half points awarded.

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Apr 3, 2016

 

TIM MACROW may have won the opening round of the 2016 Australian Formula 3 Premier Series, but there’s much more to it than that with all the signs pointing to an ultra-competitive fight for this year’s title.

Now batting into his second century (of race starts, not age), Macrow swept to pole position and two of the three available race victories at Sandown at the weekend to take an early lead in his quest for a third Formula 3 title and, perhaps, the first for Dennie Rumble’s Alpine Motor Sport outfit.

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Apr 3, 2016

 

With hundreds of drivers hitting the racetracks around Australia last weekend there was a standout performance from a driver that many may not have heard of.

This young driver went head to head with seasoned performers and his star shone so brightly that he was the talk of the track.

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Apr 3, 2016

 

This weekend’s event at Sandown Raceway was the first of the year and the first at the venue for the Australian Sports Racer Series, and the 19-strong field certainly did not disappoint with plenty of action and drama across their three races.

It was the biggest field in the Series six-year history, and catered for not only  outright victors, but also winners in the SR2 (Division Two), F1000 and Radical classes.

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Apr 3, 2016

 

RYAN SIMPSPON, Tim Miles and Daniel Stutterd were the big winners from the opening round of the 2016 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli at Sandown Raceway.

Simpson completed a clean-sweep of the round and re-set the lap record this weekend to take the sixth round victory of his remarkable Porsche career – second of all time in the category.

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Apr 2, 2016

 

The second day of the Shannons Nationals Presented by Penrite Oil has shaped up to be a great day of racing, with all eight categories competing this weekend hitting the Sandown Raceway circuit.

Today was also the first day of the Australian GT Trophy class, with a 16-car field making their debut for the newly developed GT category.

The Touring Car Masters, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, Sports Racers, Formula Ford, Formula 3 and Sports Sedans all completed their respective races, while the Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Cars' race was cut short and not classified.

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Apr 2, 2016

 

JIM RICHARDS has retained his status as the king of Sandown by edging out John Bowe in a Touring Car Masters thriller today.

Starting from third, Richards jumped second-placed Bowe on the rolling start and assumed the lead when polesitter Greg Ritter pulled to the side of the road with mechanical dramas on the second lap.

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Apr 2, 2016

KUMHO TYRE Australian V8 Touring Cars debutant Joshua Smith will have a chance for retribution tomorrow, after the first race of round one at Sandown was cut short and declared a non-event today.

Smith was leading the race in his Brad Jones Racing VE Holden Commodore before oil on the circuit at turn nine caused him to spin and end his race bunkered in the Dandenong Road sand trap. The safety car was deployed and because of concerns about the safety of the circuit, officials called the race at the end of the sixth lap.

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Apr 2, 2016

SIMPSON, MILES AND STUTTERD OPEN 2016 ACCOUNTS AT SANDOWN


RYAN SIMPSON picked up where he left off in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Pirelli – sweeping to a commanding race victory and a new lap record in the opening race of the 2016 season today at Sandown.

Starting from second on the grid, Simpson made the perfect start and was never headed on his way to a comfortable victory over his teammate Hamish Hardeman and polesitter Jaxon Evans.

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Apr 2, 2016

The first Australian Sports Racer Series race for 2016 and the first for the series at Sandown Raceway has been claimed by Jason Makris this afternoon.

The SR2 competitor started third and pulled off an impressive passing maneuverer off the start in his new #44 Marina Mirage West, overtaking the front row of the grid on the outside of the straight to lead to the first corner by a couple of car lengths.

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Apr 1, 2016

 

FORMER SANDOWN 500 winners have set the pace in a competitive day of practice ahead of Round two of the 2016 Touring Car Masters Series at the suburban Melbourne circuit.

Glenn Seton topped the times today, his 1m15.3701s lap banked in the third and final practice of the day fast enough to edge out John Bowe by just 0.3 seconds.

Greg Ritter ended the day third in the ProMaster class-leading Chevrolet Monza, making it three different brands inside the top three.

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Apr 1, 2016

 

CAMS is pleased to announce its partnership with iconic Australian oil company Penrite Oil has expanded as they become the official ‘Presenting Partner’ of the Shannons Nationals.

The Penrite brand will feature as part of the Shannons Nationals logo, on the SBS Speedweek TV coverage, Motorsports TV live stream, The Racing Magazine, thenationals.com.au as well as brand and product activations at Nationals rounds.

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Apr 1, 2016

 

Practice has kicked off for the opening round of the Shannons Nationals, with seven cateogories settling in for the weekend.

The beginning of the second-decade of the Nationals has proven to be competitive with bumper fields entered for each category and tight times proven in today's timesheets. 

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Apr 1, 2016

Taz Douglas has indicated that he will be a force to be reckoned with in the opening round of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Cars at Sandown, by running close to the race lap record in practice today.

At the wheel of the THR Developments ex-Kelly Racing Holden Commodore VE, Douglas posted a time of 1m12.1127 seconds in the second of three sessions.

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Apr 1, 2016

 

DEFENDING Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli Champion Ryan Simpson looks to have a fight on his hands this weekend at Sandown Raceway, after young-gun rival Jaxon Evans narrowly bested him in practice today.

John Goodacre topped the Elite class runners across the two sessions today while Michael Tsigeridis was the fastest in Class B.

Evans’ practice two time of 1m13.30s was just 0.04s faster than Simpson’s practice one benchmark, setting the scene for a thrilling battle at the front of the field this weekend.

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Apr 1, 2016

Roger I’Anson has topped all three practice sessions for this weekend’s opening round of the 2016 Australian Sports Racer Series at Sandown Raceway.

This weekend’s event - the first for the Series at the Victorian venue – is hosting a biggest ever field in its six year history, with 19 racers taking part across four classes of racing.

While I’Anson set the pace outright, John-Paul Drake was quickest for the day in the SR2 (Division Two) rankings, while 2015 QR Round winner Josh Townsend topped the sheets for the F1000 and John Morriss lead the way for the six-strong Radical class.

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Apr 1, 2016

The 2016 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series, which opens off at Sandown this weekend, is shaping up as a three-way battle between sports sedan ‘king’ Tony Ricciardello and the two most likely challengers for his throne: Jack Perkins and David Wall.

At first glance, Ricciardello is favourite to win the 13th edition of Australia’s premier series for the wild silhouette-style tintops. He’s the defending Kerrick champion, last year winning his ninth title with his Ricciardello Racing Alfa Romeo GTV-Chev.

But Victorian Perkins, who drives for the Holden Racing Team in long-distance V8 Supercars races, is entitled to equal favouritism. Click through for more.

Mar 31, 2016

 

Richard Craill from SBS Speedweek previews this weekend's racing at Sandown's Shannons Nationals opener, exclusively for www.thenationals.com.au

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Mar 30, 2016

 

The biggest ever Australian Sports Racer Series field will hit Sandown Raceway this weekend for the first round of its 2016 season.

With 19 entrants, the grid this weekend is the largest by far since the category was established in 2010, and comes as it prepares to host not one - but four championships amidst its ranks. 

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Mar 30, 2016

 

The CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli will feature 17 cars when the series makes its track debut at Sandown this weekend.

The all-new series builds on the strong growth of Australian GT, providing Trophy, Challenge and Sports class cars a standalone competition for the first time.

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Mar 29, 2016

 

HE MAY have won the opening round of the 2016 Touring Car Masters at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide – but to win again this weekend at Sandown Greg Ritter will have to first get past the TCM king of Sandown.

Ritter, the 2004 Sandown 500 winner, stormed to victory in Adelaide and the suburban Melbourne venue is again expected to suit the strengths of his Chevrolet Monza - however it’s Jim Richards who enters the second round of the year (the Shannons TCM Festival) as an early favourite.

A two-time winner (1985 and 1989) of the 500km classic, Richards has made Sandown’s 3.2km his own in Touring Car Masters competition having won a record eight of the 24 races held at the venue since 2007.

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Mar 29, 2016

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Mar 29, 2016

 

Emily Duggan will become Australia’s latest female V8 Supercar driver, when she lines up on the grid for this weekend’s opening round of the Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series, held as part of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway.

Duggan will pilot the #15 R-Sport Race Engineering Holden VE Commodore, with backing from Penrite and Caradvice.com.au.

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Mar 29, 2016


The opening round of the 2016 Shannons Nationals this weekend at Sandown is going to full of bumper-to-bumper racing!

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Mar 26, 2016

 

R-TEK MOTOSPORT have confirmed that Roland Legge and Nathan Kumar will continue driving for the team in Australian Formula 3, starting with Round 1 at Sandown on April 1-3.

Roland Legge will drive the car #8 Powertx Dallara/Mercedes in the Premier Class. Legge won the Kumho Cup Class in 2014, before graduating to the top class in the 2015 season, firstly with the team’s 2007-model Dallara, before debuting the 2011 Dallara mid-season with support from noted talent spotter James Rosenberg.

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Mar 17, 2016

Australian Production Car Series to host two-car development team in 2016, including an ‘all-female’ entry


The Australian Production Car Series will feature a development team in 2016, with Lauren Gray Motorsport to field a two-car effort with the support of the L2P Road Ready Driving School.

The well-known production car team will run a Toyota Echo and a Toyota Corolla in the four-round national racing series, with the Echo expected to host an all-female driving line-up.

The move by LGM means that developing racers will have the opportunity to gain valuable seat-time in a national-level class that has more on-track running time than any other Australian category; under the guidance of experienced production car racers Lauren Gray, Maddison Gray and Michael Gray, and with the support of a highly-credentialed engineering and mechanical crew.

Mar 16, 2016

REIGNING KUMHO TYRE V8 Touring Car Series Privateers champion Jim Pollicina has confirmed an expansion to a two-car team for the 2016 season.

Taking advantage of the series’ inclusion of VE Holden Commodores to the eligibility list for the first time, Pollicina will enter a pair of ex-Tasman Motorsport Holdens for himself and new teammate Anthony Loscialpo.

Loscialpo and Pollicina were Production Car teammates in the mid-2000s and will reunite this year in a pair of Holdens that will sport the Sprint Gas livery run by Tasman in 2008.

According to V8Sleuth.com, one car (TMS 002) finished second at Bathurst in 2008 at the hands of Jason Richards and Greg Murphy, while the other (TMS 003) never raced in the ‘main game’ but had some success in the Development Series prior to being sold to its current owner.

The Sydney driver says he’s excited to be building his team for the 2016 season.

Feb 29, 2016

The opening round of the Shannons Nationals at Sandown is shaping up to be one of the strongest rounds of the season, with the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) giving members free entry to celebrate the first CAMS run event.

As well as free entry for CAMS members, spectators will be able to enjoy a wide-range of categories and competitive national racing.

The Touring Car Masters will also be returning to the Shannons Nationals calendar and the Australian GT Trophy class making their debut.

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Jan 19, 2016

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has confirmed a seven round calendar for the 2016 edition of the CAMS Shannons Nationals Presented by Hi-Tec Oils.

Sandown Raceway retains its position as the opening round on April 1–3, with the series to conclude at Sydney Motorsport Park on November 11–13.

The series will also pay visits to Phillip Island, Winton and Queensland Raceway throughout the year.

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Nov 15, 2015

TONY RICCIARDELLO lived up to his status as the Shannons Nationals ‘Driver of the Decade’ by winning his ninth Kerrick Sports Sedans National title at the 2015 grand finale in Sydney.

Meanwhile, Liam McAdam delivered Eggleston Motorsport back-to-back Kumho V8 Touring Car series titles in another action-packed weekend of V8 competition.

Dylan Thomas and Stuart Kostera combined to win a compelling Australian 4 Hour AMChamp enduro with the overall championship going the way of the Sherrin Rentals BMW team.

Mark Laucke won a tense finale in the Australian Sports Racer Series, edging out title rival Adam Cranston by just ten points.

Click for a full rundown of the final round action.

 

Nov 15, 2015

THE SHANNONS NATIONALS wraps up it's 10th season today at Sydney Motorsport Park - a decade filled with thrills, spills and some memorable moments. Only three people have been to every Shannons Nationals round to date, so we got one of them to put his thoughts down and take a trip through memory lane..

Nov 14, 2015


THE PORSCHE GT3 Cup Challenge Australia concluded its 2015 season in style at Sydney Motorsport Park’s Shannons Nationals grand finale today.

Meanwhile, the Kumho V8 Touring Cars series title equation became clearer as Liam McAdam extended his lead over fellow teenager Alex Rullo at the top of the standings thanks to a storming race one victory.

The title battles in the Kerrick Sports Sedans and Australian Sports Racer Series have become closer following today’s opening battles – the Sports Racer fight now actually tied ahead of tomorrow’s two races.

Click through for a full rundown of Saturday's action at a wet Sydney Motorsport Park.

Nov 13, 2015

ACROSS TEN years of racing the Shannons Nationals has had its fair share of ‘extreme’ weather events – from scorching heat at Mallala to snow in Goulburn and flooding at Phillip Island.

That makes it appropriate that practice for the final round of the 2015 season would be similarly affected by the elements – a massive storm and torrential rain interrupting practice at Sydney Motorsport Park today.

Friday started fine in Sydney’s west but an early afternoon thunderstorm significantly delayed proceedings and created a wet track for the final few practice sessions.

Nov 13, 2015

TONY RICCIARDELLO has been voted the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals ‘Driver of the Decade’ following a poll run by the series to celebrate its first ten years of competition.

The eight-time Kerrick Sports Sedan national champion was voted as the best of the best by an industry panel of series management, media and key supporters plus an online fan poll that attracted more than 3,000 votes.

Nov 9, 2015



DECADE OF NATIONALS COMPETITION TO CONCLUDE IN STYLE THIS WEEKEND

AUSTRALIAN MOTORSPORTS championship season will continue to ramp up when Sydney Motorsport Park hosts the final round of the 2015 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals this weekend.

The round will also mark the conclusion of the 10th Shannons Nationals season – one that has provided all the excitement, close racing, unpredictable results and drama that has become the norm.

The final round of this year’s eight-round national tour includes six national-level categories with several major series’ champions yet to be decided.

Nov 2, 2015

CELEBRATING it's 10th season, the Shannons Nationals has set out to rank the top ten drivers to have raced regularly at our rounds since 2006.

Selected by a panel of industry experts and assisted by more than 2500 votes from an online fan poll, our top-10 really is a who's who of Australia's racing elite from the last decade. We will be rolling out the full list in the next two weeks, with the Number One driver to be announced on the Friday morning of the 2015 Shannons Nationals finale' at Sydney Motorsport Park this November 13.

At number 6 it's the fastest of the fast from the Porsche Pack: Matt Kingsley.

Nov 2, 2015

CELEBRATING it's 10th season, the Shannons Nationals has set out to rank the top ten drivers to have raced regularly at our rounds since 2006.

Selected by a panel of industry experts and assisted by more than 2500 votes from an online fan poll, our top-10 really is a who's who of Australia's racing elite from the last decade. We will be rolling out the full list in the next two weeks, with the Number One driver to be announced on the Friday morning of the 2015 Shannons Nationals finale' at Sydney Motorsport Park this November 13.

At number 7 it's the international expert: two-time Gold Star winner James Winslow.

Nov 2, 2015

CELEBRATING it's 10th season, the Shannons Nationals has set out to rank the top ten drivers to have raced regularly at our rounds since 2006.

Selected by a panel of industry experts and assisted by more than 2500 votes from an online fan poll, our top-10 really is a who's who of Australia's racing elite from the last decade. We will be rolling out the full list in the next two weeks, with the Number One driver to be announced on the Friday morning of the 2015 Shannons Nationals finale' at Sydney Motorsport Park this November 13.

At number 8 it's the 'giant killer' of Production Cars - Jake Camilleri.

Oct 28, 2015

CELEBRATING it's 10th season, the Shannons Nationals has set out to rank the top ten drivers to have raced regularly at our rounds since 2006.

Selected by a panel of industry experts and assisted by more than 2500 votes from an online fan poll, our top-10 really is a who's who of Australia's racing elite from the last decade. We will be rolling out the full list in the next two weeks, with the Number One driver to be announced on the Friday morning of the 2015 Shannons Nationals finale' at Sydney Motorsport Park this November 13.

At number 9 it's Australian Sports Sedan racing legend, Des Wall.

Oct 27, 2015

CELEBRATING it's 10th season, the Shannons Nationals has set out to rank the top ten drivers to have raced regularly at our rounds since 2006.

Selected by a panel of industry experts and assisted by more than 2500 votes from an online fan poll, our top-10 really is a who's who of Australia's racing elite from the last decade. We will be rolling out the full list in the next two weeks, with the Number One driver to be announced on the Friday morning of the 2015 Shannons Nationals finale' at Sydney Motorsport Park this November 13.

At number 10 it's multiple Saloon Car champion, Bruce Heinrich.

Oct 18, 2015

IN ONE OF the most remarkable national championship turnarounds in recent memory, Ricky Capo has stormed from 19 points behind to dramatically win the Australian Formula 3 Championship at Wakefield Park.

Capo stormed to victory in all four races this weekend through the result remains provisional following contact between Capo and title rival Jon Collins in race one on Saturday.

Click through to read about a remarkable day of racing at Wakefield Park.

Oct 17, 2015



CANBERRA’S CAMERON HILL sealed the Australian Formula Ford Series in style with a lights-to-flag victory today at Wakefield Park – but the racing gods made him wait for it.

A crash and a red flag at the race’s scheduled start time saw the race delayed more than three hours and forced Hill, who essentially only needed to finish to clinch the title, to go through it all again later in the day.

However, as has been the case for much of this year’s championship, it didn’t phase the 18-year-old from Queanbeyan as he took the race and the title with another lights-to-flag performance.

Oct 17, 2015

CAMERON HILL has commenced the final part of his record-busting Australian Formula Ford Series season by topping practice, ahead of Round seven of the 2016 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals this weekend.

Beneath perfect blue skies and in warm Wakefield Park conditions, the Canberra driver topped all three sessions today as he seeks eight more points to clinch his maiden title.

Click through to read the full rundown from Friday practice at Wakefield Park.

Oct 14, 2015

A FOUR WEEK DASH to confirm seven Shannons Nationals champions will commence this week at Goulburn’s Wakefield Park Raceway.

Round 7 of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals will see the Australian Formula 3, Formula Ford and Super 6 Touring Car titles decided in a bumper weekend of racing that includes the Australian Manufacturers Championship (AMChamp) and Kerrick Sports Sedans series.

Sep 20, 2015

RYAN SIMPSON sealed the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge crown and Russell Jaimeson the Australian Superkart Championship on a day of big winners at Round 6 of the 2015 Shannons Nationals.

Ben Grice, Liam McAdam and Tim Macrow completed sweeps of the Super 6, V8 Touring Car and Formula 3 rounds, respectively, while Greg Keene (IROC), Mark Laucke (Sports Racer) and Tim Macrow / Robert Baird (Radicals) also tasted success across the bumper race program.

Sep 19, 2015



A CHAMPION’S return and one of the best races of the season were the defining moments of a bumper day at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and round six of the Shannons Nationals.

Tim Macrow’s return to the Australian Formula 3 Championship saw the Melbourne driver record a strong victory, while Ben Grice and Gavin Ross staged the best finish of the Super 6 Touring Car season with a last-lap thriller.

Click through for a full wrap from all of Saturday's action from Phillip Island.

Sep 18, 2015

OVERCAST AND DAMP conditions gave way to bright sunshine across today's unnoficial and official practice sessions today at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, as round six of the 2015 Shannons Nationals kicked off at the famous Victorian venue.

Click through for a rundown on the Friday action ahead of a massive weekend of racing.

Sep 16, 2015


A CRASH in last weekend’s V8 Ute round at Sandown has left Queensland teenager Mason Barbera stiff and sore and will stop him from making his debut in the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series this weekend at Phillip Island.

The 17-year-old was to have driven the Rod Dawson-entered Falcon BA driven in the last round in Queensland by Scott Loadsman.

Sep 16, 2015

GT3 CUP CHALLENGE TITLE FIGHTS CONTINUE AT THE ‘ISLAND

Four rounds down, two to go: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli is entering the business end of its 2015 season at Phillip Island this weekend.

Phillip Island has been recent home of the series’ season finale, though this weekend the seaside circuit will host the one-make championship’s penultimate round, with all three class titles, in addition to the outright points battle, still within reach of several drivers.

The closest battle is currently in Class B; a mere nine points separate class leader Aaron Seton from the latest round winner, Jaxon Evans.

Sep 10, 2015

MORE THAN 160 entries of all shapes and sizes will make round six of the 2015 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals an enormous ‘festival of Motorsport’ at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit next week (September 18-20).

The second visit of the year to the stunning 4.46km circuit in Victoria’s South East is set to be the largest Shannons Nationals round of the season, thanks in part to season-high numbers for several core Nationals categories and a bumper eight-category program.

Aug 13, 2015

After ten seasons as the Series Manager of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals Rob Curkpatrick will step down from the full time role at the end of 2015.

From 2016 the series will be managed by CAMS’ motor sport development department, overseen by Cameron McConville, with Curkpatrick remaining on hand to offer advice throughout the transition.

Click to read the full media release.

Aug 9, 2015


BACK-TO-BACK Touring Car round victories for young stars Alex Rullo and Ben Grice have heighted a massive fifth round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals this weekend at Queensland Raceway, near Ipswich.

15-year-old Alex Rullo won his second Kumho V8 Touring Car round of the year while Grice stormed to another clean-sweep of a Super Six Touring car round to lodge his championship credentials.

Click through for a full rundown of all the action from Round 5 at Queenland Raceway.

Aug 8, 2015

YOUNG-GUN JAMES ABELA won the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy and Jack Perkins defeated Tony Ricciardello in a Kerrick Sports Sedan Series thriller today at Queensland Raceway’s round of the Shannons Nationals.

Meanwhile, when the lights went out BMW 1M driver Beric Lynton won the 200km AMChamp ‘Fight in the Night’ on his car’s return to the circuit following a big crash at Phillip Island in May earlier this year.

Roland Legge (Formula 3), Luis Leeds (Formula Ford), Ben Grice (Super Six) and Mark Laucke (Sports Racer) were the other big winners in a sensational day of highly competitive racing.

Aug 7, 2015

ROUND FIVE of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals has commenced at Queensland Raceway, with eight categories completing laps ahead of qualifying and racing commencing tomorrow.

Click though for a full rundown of what happened at the track today for practice - and a preview for what is to come when racing commences tomorrow afternoon - culminating in the annual twilight Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge enduro and the 200km 'Fight in the Night' AMChamp enduro.

Aug 7, 2015

Kerrick Sports Sedan Series stalwart Phil Crompton is making his comeback to the series this weekend at Queensland Raceway, as part of round three of the 2015 championship.

Crompton has been kept away from the sport he loves due to a knee reconstruction – last racing in the Series on November 1 of last year with his only other track-time coming as part of Bruce Henley’s Mazda RX8 Bathurst 12 Hour campaign.

Aug 6, 2015

22-year-old Victorian Hamish Hardeman makes a one-off return to racing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia fourth round at Queensland Raceway this weekend.

Hardeman, now a fully qualified carpenter, will change his tools of the trade from turning wood to turning wheels as he joins his Sonic Motor Racing Services (and series leader Ryan Simpson) for his Porsche debut.

Aug 5, 2015

AMChamp competitor Tony Alford will have his hands full this weekend (August 7-9) at Queensland Raceway, competing in not only the Australian Manufacturers Championship but also the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series.

The Retail Food Group Managing Director will contest his regular Donut King BMW1M in the AMChamps, and a Donut King-sponsored Marc Car in his appearance in the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series.

Aug 4, 2015

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli will field its fourth largest grid this weekend at Queensland Raceway when lining up for the final Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race of the season.

The boost in grid numbers makes this weekend’s GT3 Cup Challenge round its largest at the venue and has only been eclipsed in the past by its visit to Oran Park in 2008 and its 2009/2010 Bathurst rounds.

Aug 4, 2015


Sue Hughes might be the mother of Formula 3 racer Jon Collins, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t an accomplished racer in her own right.

Hughes – who races under her maiden name in tribute to her father, who introduced her to racing – has been competing since 1988 across more than 20 circuit configurations in everything from Formula Vee, Formula Ford, Pro Car, Improved Production and Radicals. She even built the M3 Motor for her IP BMW, and has driven the Medical Chase Car at past Bathurst 1000 events.

Aug 3, 2015


QUEENSLAND RACEWAY near Ipswich will host the biggest Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals round of the season to date this weekend.

137 car and driver combinations have been entered across the eight national-level categories on the program with a bumper three-day program set for the 3.1km, six-turn layout this weekend.

The most diverse race program in motorsports will be on show, with Sports Cars, Touring Cars, open-wheelers and production-based vehicles all on show.

Jul 17, 2015

Following his speedway incident 13 weeks ago, two-time Kerrick Sports Sedan Series champion Darren Hossack is eyeing a 2015 season finale return to the #4 Auto Union Deutsche Audi A4 as he continues to recover from his injuries.

While the timing of his comeback will ultimately depend on the continued progression of his recovery, the 45 year old from Ferntree Gully in Victoria is hopeful that the November 13-15 event at Sydney Motorsport Park is a suitable goal.

The two-time series champion has confirmed that Jack Perkins will continue to deputise in the Audi Spares A4 in Queensland.

Jul 16, 2015



HAVING LOST the lead of the Australian Formula 3 Championship following Ricky Capo’s victory in race one on Saturday, it didn’t take long for Sydneysider Jon Collins to return to the top of the standings today at Sydney Motorsport Park.


The home-town hero led every lap of Sunday’s 14-lap feature race to reassert himself – if only narrowly – at the top of the compelling title fight for Australia’s fastest racing car championship he’s having with Ricky Capo this season. 

He now leads Capo 157-154 points with racing at Queensland Raceway, Phillip Island and Wakefield Park to come.

Jul 5, 2015



Cameron Hill consolidated his lead of the 2015 Formula Ford Championship with a commanding display at Round 4 of the series at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Hill claimed maximum points for the round, taking pole and three race victories. Hill has now won six races on the trot, following a similar display for Round 3 at Winton.

He now leads the championship by 32 points.

Jul 5, 2015

THE FOURTH ROUND of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals has delivered a compelling mixture of results today at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The 10th visit of the Nationals to the Sydney venue in July – one every year of the series existence – saw Luke Ellery successfully complete his Open Wheel Double with a victory in his Formula Ford and a top four result in Formula 3.

Cameron Hill (Formula Ford), Jon Collins (Formula 3), Ben Grice (Super Six), Jon McCorkindale (GT3 Cup Challenge) and Anton Stevens (Superkarts) were the other big winners today.

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Jul 5, 2015

JAMES ABELA TAKES MAIDEN WIN IN SYDNEY ENDURO

Series rookie James Abela has taken his maiden victory in an eventful Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli opening race at Sydney Motorsport Park, while Aaron Seton won the battle of Class B.

Points leader Ryan Simpson qualified on pole position and controlled the start of the 30 lap Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race until the Sydney driver made contact with a lapped car on lap 18. Simpson’s car sustained race ending damage while the safety car was called to the track, handing the race lead to 17-year-old Dylan O’Keeffe.

Jul 4, 2015

A SHOCK victory by Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Pirelli rookie James Abela has capped off a spectacular Sydney Motorsport Park Saturday at the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals.

Abela won a dramatic 30-lap GT3 Cup Challenge enduro on Saturday evening, while a score of impressive performances underlined the five other categories on track this weekend.

Victories by Ben Grice (Super Six), Ricky Capo (Formula 3), Russell Jaimeson (Superkarts) and Ivan Stjber (PRB) and a pole position for Formula Ford series leader Cameron Hill were all highlights in a competitive day of racing.

Jul 3, 2015


REIGNING Kumho V8 Touring Cars series champion and Shannons Nationals Racer of the year Justin Ruggier made a welcome return to national-level competition today at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Having won the Kumho series last year driving an Eggleston Motorsport-prepared Holden Commodore, Ruggier is this weekend checking out Sydney Motorsport Park from a slightly different viewpoint – and one significantly closer to the ground.

Jun 30, 2015

LUKE ELLERY will race into the record books at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend, when he attempts to become the first person to race in the top national Formula Ford and Formula 3 championships in the same weekend.

The experienced Victorian driver will mix his regular Australian Formula Ford Series campaign, where he drives a Spectrum 06b in the ‘Kent’ class, with his Australian Formula 3 Championship debut to come driving a Dallara F311-Mercedes Benz once raced by Williams F1 star, Valtteri Bottas.

Jun 29, 2015

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli will continue its mid-season endurance mode at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend as series stalwart John Goodacre becomes the first racer to reach 30 round starts.

In its first Sydney appearance since last year’s Top Gear Festival, GT3 Cup Challenge will hold its second Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race of the season.

Jun 29, 2015

“I WENT TO Winton with the expectation of getting plenty of laps at a track that’s like driving on the inside of your clothes dryer,” says Ben Grice of the most recent round of the Dial Before you Dig Australian Super Six Touring Car Series.

“But in the end there wasn’t any clothes drying.. unless you count for the fact I was completely strung out by the end of it!”

Super Six racer Ben Grice has vowed to fight back this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park..

Jun 23, 2015

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals will support the newest initiative from Australian Formula Ford to mentor and develop young media talent via a brand-new internship program.

The Formula Ford Association has launched a brand new media mentoring campaign, which will give aspiring sports journalists a chance to work in motor racing as part of an internship program.

An aspiring writer will be in charge of handling the Australian Formula Ford Series’ media relations at the upcoming round at Sydney Motorsport Park. Click through for details on how to be part of this exciting program!

Jun 21, 2015


One of Australia’s top racing exports, John Martin, will contest the remainder of the 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia season, starting from the championship’s fourth round in Townsville.

The move is Martin’s first full-time drive in Australia since winning the 2006 Australian Formula Ford title, in which time he has raced in numerous open wheel and sports car championships: British Formula 3, World Series by Renault, A1GP, Superleague Formula, Tudor United Sportscar Championship and the World Endurance Championship.

Jun 14, 2015

HISTORY WAS MADE during round three of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals as 14-year-old teenager Alex Rullo won the second round of the 2015 Kumho V8 Touring Cars Series.

The Perth Youngster becomes the youngest ever winner of a national-level round in Australian Motorsport History.

Meanwhile, Ryan Simpson dominated the second round of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and Jon Collins wrangled the lead of the Australian Formula 3 Championship away from rival Ricky Capo.

Cick though for the full lowdown on a record-breaking day at Winton.

Jun 13, 2015

ANOTHER SPECTACULAR Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race by the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia and a teenage domination of the Kumho V8 Touring Cars Series has highlighted super Saturday at Winton Raceway.

Ryan Simpson resisted immense pressure to win the first long-distance Porsche race of the GT3 Cup season, while eighteen year old driver Liam McAdam won his first ever Kumho Series race, ahead of 14-year-old teenager, Alex Rullo.

Click through for a full rundown of each categoy in action today at Winton.

Jun 13, 2015



18-year-old McAdam claims maiden V8 Touring Car win – 14-year-old second!

TEENAGE drivers have dominated the opening race in round two of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series today at Winton Motor Raceway.

Eighteen-year-old Liam McAdam claimed his first Kumho Series pole position earlier today and converted it into his maiden victory in the category after leading the entire 10-lap distance.

Jun 12, 2015

THE FIRST steps towards a successful new racing category have been taken at Winton Motor Raceway as the IROC Challenge Series for classic Porsche’s took to the track for the first time today.

Round 3 of the 2015 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals hosts the IROC Challenge Series’ debut this weekend along with six other key National racing categories.

Jun 9, 2015



THE door is wide open this weekend at Winton for a driver to take the lead in the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series as the popular category for former V8 Supercars returns to the track after a two and a half month lay-off.

Jack Perkins won the Sandown series opener in March driving for Eggleston Motorsport but was competing on a one-off basis, opening the door to a range of drivers to seize the series lead in this weekend’s second round of the series.

Jun 9, 2015

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli will feature the first of its much anticipated Jim Richards Endurance Trophy races this weekend at Winton as the series' strong start to 2015 continues.

Twenty cars will line up for the first of three endurance rounds following its impressive opener at Sandown, where the series kicked off its season with 22 cars.

Jun 9, 2015

Click the infographic to download it in hi-resolution! Click here for Winton's round information page.

Jun 3, 2015

AUSTRALIA’S booming heritage motorsport scene will gain an exciting new addition when the IROC Challenge Series makes its debut at the upcoming Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals round at Winton Raceway.

Modelled on the inaugural International Race of Champions (IROC) series held in the United States in 1973-74, the IROC Challenge will pit classic Porsche 911 RS cars head to head in their own racing category.

True to the spirit of the original IROC, the cars will feature fat tyres, aggressive body kits and Porsche’s famous ‘whale tail’ rear wing.

Jun 3, 2015

KUMHO Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series teenage rookie Alex Rullo will have a competitor on the track in the next round at Winton keeping a careful eye on him – his own father!

The 14-year-old from Perth will compete against father Peter over the June 13-14 weekend with the duo driving a pair of Falcons for MW Motorsport.

Jun 1, 2015



2014 Australian Sports Racer Series runner-up Roger I’Anson has gotten his pursuit to go one better in 2015 off to a fantastic start in the #14 Ken’s Exhaust Systems West, claiming the round one win at Winton Motor Raceway today courtesy of a race win today to follow-up from his first and second positions yesterday.

The Australian Sports Racer Series will return to Winton Motor Raceway for round two across June 13-15.

Jun 1, 2015



A brief history of the ‘101’ endurance concept in the Australian GT Championship will show that Audi has always been competitive across the longer races, with strategy one of the strong suits of the Audi Sport customer Racing Australia team, but whilst podiums have almost been a given, they can now add victory to the resume after a stunning come-from-behind run by Nurburgring 24-Hour winner Christopher Mies at Phillip Island.
Coming into the second round of the 2015 Australian GT Championships, it was an Audi team that led the championship points, and whilst Nathan Antunes had taken two strong wins from three starts at the season-opener in Adelaide, that team’s chances were given an extra boost ahead of the ‘101’ with the addition of car-owner Rod Salmon to the lineup.

May 24, 2015

THE SECOND ROUND of the 2015 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals has concluded at Phillip Island with another day of great racing on offer as the Porsche Carrera Cup, Formula 3 and Formula Ford fields again delivered spectacular racing.

The Great Southern 4 Hour went to the Seton family for the third time in a row – Aaron Seton taking victory with Rick Bates after his father Glenn took victory with Bob Pearson driving for the ProDuct in the last two years.

The tense four-hour affair ended with a close battle between Mitsubishi and BMW with the pair of key AMChamp brands split by less than five seconds at the line for the second time in two years at the Island.

May 23, 2015

ACTION APLENTY highlighted a monster day at round two of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals event at Phillip Island – the Australian GT 101 and Porsche Carrera Cup enduro highlights in a massive day.

Thrilling finishes highlighted both opening races in the Australian Formula Ford and Australian Formula 3 championships, while the grid was also set for tomorrow’s Great Southern 4 Hour AMChamp enduro.

Yet it was the sports cars that put on the big show today with a thriller Porsche battle between V8 stars Scott McLaughlin and Nick Percat the highlight and another down-to-the-wire Australian GT 101.

Click through for the full rundown of today's action.

May 22, 2015



A SURPRISE packet has topped the charts in practice for the Australian GT 101 at Phillip Island, as round two of the Shannons Nationals got underway today in cool conditions.

The V8-powered Ginetta G55 GT3 driven by Matt Campbell and Michael Hovey topped a monster 35-car field across the three practice sessions, just 0.01s quicker than the Porsche GT3 driven by James Koundouris and Marcus Marshall.

The Porsche Carrera Cup, AMChamp, Formula Ford and Formula 3 fields also practiced today ahead of tomorrow's qualifying and opening races.

May 22, 2015

In its ninth year, Fatality Free Friday calls for road users to make the pledge to consciously drive safely and obey road rules as a promise to themselves, their family and friends.

To support Fatality Free Friday, an initiative of the Australian Road Safety Foundation, the Bob Jane T-Marts interactive truck and inflatable car will be set up at the Porsche Carrera Cup at Phillip Island Circuit, Phillip Island, with Bob Jane T-Marts drivers Nick Foster and Nick McBride present to encourage racing fans and drivers to take the pledge to drive safely, by signing the inflatable car on Saturday 23 May 2015.

May 21, 2015

FOR THE SECOND year running the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals round at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit will be opening the drivers’ door to a host of ring-in drivers this weekend.

The annual endurance spectacular – where the Australian GT Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup Australia and Australian Manufacturers championship go into long-distance mode – allows drivers from other series to jump into the co-driver’s seat of race cars they wouldn’t usually get to steer.

It’s becoming an annual tradition as some of the biggest names of the sport have a weekend away from their ‘day job’ pressures and race for fun.. mostly..

May 18, 2015



THE SECOND round of the 2015 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals is going to be massive - so we've crunched the numbers to try and make sense of what's going on at Phillip Island this weekend.

Click the infographic above to download a hi-res version you can download, print, set as a screen saver or just about anything else.. and in the meantime, we hope to see you at the Island or watching on the live stream!

May 13, 2015

When the Australian Sports Racer Series hits Winton Motor Raceway later this week for their first round of the season in support of the V8 Supercars’ SuperSprint event (May 15-17), 2014 season runner-up Roger I’Anson will be one to keep an eye on.

Winton Motor Raceway is a happy hunting ground for I’Anson and last year played host to a clean-sweep by the then-rookie in just his second round of racing in the Australian Sports Racer Series last year.

May 13, 2015

When the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series hits Winton Motor Raceway this week (15-17 May) for its second round of the 2015 season, its largest field in recent years will see a wide array of contenders lining up to battle it out for glory in front of the V8 Supercars crowd.

Reigning and eight-time champion Tony Ricciardello will lead the 21-strong field to the Victorian facility after claiming the round one victory in the #5 B&M Ricciardello Motors Alfa Romeo GTV.

May 12, 2015

Porsche’s second-tier GT3 Cup Challenge series has emerged as a popular source of talent for Carrera Cup’s top drivers ahead of this month’s Pro-Am at Phillip Island.

With each Carrera Cup professional having to choose a Challenge co-driver, the popular Porsche feeder series will have six of its full-time racers feature in the upcoming two-driver Carrera Cup round.

May 10, 2015

THE next round of the Australian GT Championship Presented by Pirelli at Phillip Island has attracted a strong 35-car field for the 101-lap endurance race.

But while all eyes are set on who will run the Phillip Island 101 and enhance their championship chances, there’s another prestigious award partly riding on the race.

May 8, 2015

THREE-TIME Bathurst 1000 winner Garth Tander will spearhead the biggest Australian GT Championship field in five years when the rapidly-growing category returns to Phillip Island for its second round of the season on Saturday May 23 as part of the Shannons Nationals.

The Holden Racing Team V8 star paired with Tony Quinn to win last year’s Phillip Island 101-lap endurance race and this time will share Quinn’s McLaren 650S (repaired after an accident in the Adelaide season-opener) rather than the Aston Martin in which they won last year’s race.

May 8, 2015

TWO CORE Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals categories will feature on the support program for the upcoming Winton V8 Supercars Supersprint event on May 15-17 – and both feature strong grids.

Round two of the Kerrick Sports Sedan National Series and the season opener for the Australian Sports Racer Series will deliver rural Victorian race fans plenty of entertainment across the packed program that also includes the Dunlop V8 Supercars and ENZED Touring Car Masters.

May 5, 2015



STEVEN Devjak had never driven a Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series car before he rolled out onto the circuit for opening practice in the first round at Sandown in late March.

The 32-year-old from Sydney had purchased an ex-Brad Jones Racing Falcon just a fortnight prior from Simon Tabinor and then did something that got some attention – he qualified on the front row!

By the end of the weekend he had finished third in the Privateer class and is champing at the bit for the next round at Winton on June 13/14.

May 5, 2015

Two champion driver combinations are among the favourites for the upcoming Pro-Am round of Porsche Carrera Cup Australia as both primary drivers battle for the points lead.

Reigning champion Steven Richards and five-time winner Craig Baird have both selected their co-drivers from the TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge honour roll: Richards picking inaugural winner Dean Grant while Baird recruited triple champion Max Twigg.

May 4, 2015

LIVE, FREE online coverage will feature on both days of the second round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals this May.

The massive round at the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit includes marquee endurance races on both Saturday and Sunday, with all the action on both days to be available live through thenationals.com.au and the MotorsportsTV app for iPhone and Android platforms.

Apr 30, 2015

International sports car star Christopher Mies will take on some of Australia’s top racing talents in next month’s Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Pro-Am at Phillip Island. And the German can’t wait.

Mies will join the championship’s most experienced campaigner, Marc Cini, in the two-driver event and will look to add to his winning tally on Australian soil, which includes two outright Bathurst 12 Hour victories.

The duo has previously raced together in multiple endurance races including this year’s Bathurst 12 Hour, placing third in the GT3-Am class.

Apr 29, 2015

International sports car star Christopher Mies will take on some of Australia’s top racing talents in next month’s Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Pro-Am at Phillip Island. And the German can’t wait.

Mies will join the championship’s most experienced campaigner, Marc Cini, in the two-driver event and will look to add to his winning tally on Australian soil, which includes two outright Bathurst 12 Hour victories.

The duo has previously raced together in multiple endurance races including this year’s Bathurst 12 Hour, placing third in the GT3-Am class.

Apr 28, 2015

LEANNE TANDER has confirmed her return to the pointy end of the Australian Formula Ford Series via her blog, The Racing Mum.

After an absence of 15 years, Tander will contest selected rounds of the series in her recently purchased Mygale chassis, marking a return to the championship in which she rocketed to stardom following her debut in the late 1990s.

Apr 17, 2015

As regular steerer Darren Hossack recovers from injuries sustained in a speedway incident, V8 Supercar driver Jack Perkins will take the wheel of the John Gourlay-owned Auto Union Deutsche Audi A4 for round two of the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series (Winton Motor Raceway, 15-17 May).

Apr 13, 2015

KERRICK SPORTS SEDAN Series contender Darren Hossack looks likely to miss at least the next few rounds of the 2015 series after sustaining injuries in a Speedway crash at the weekend.

Hossack was involved in a nasty crash in a heat race at Victoria's Simpson Speedway and suffered injuries to both knees in the subsequent impact.

Apr 6, 2015



LOCAL HOPE Ricky Capo won his maiden Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship round this weekend at Sandown after rival Jon Collins struck dramas in the feature race of the round.

Collins was leading the 18-lap feature however struck issues on lap six when he momentarily slowed coming out of the Dandenong Road corner, allowing Capo to pounce and grab a race lead he’d never lose.

After stalling on the grid, Roland Legge charged through the field to finish second outright while Collins did the same after his disappointment – grabing third place with three laps remaining to at least get on the podium in the opening round of the championship.

Apr 1, 2015



WITH TWO wins and a third placing Travis Lindorff has won the opening round of the DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG Australian Super Six Touring Car Series at Sandown over the weekend of March 28-29.

It was an all Victorian podium with Lindorff’s Pakenham Tyres Holden Commodore VT finishing ahead of current title holder Gavin Ross (Carpet Shed VT) and Harley Phelan (Kleenduct VT) while Division Two honours went with Queenslander Ashley Jarvis and his Lighthouse Electrical Ford Falcon AU.

Mar 29, 2015

Robert and Shane Marshall have claimed a second consecutive Sandown 3 Hour Classic victory today in the Class A #22 Melbourne Performance Centre Mitsubishi Evo 10.

The race ended under red flag conditions, with a significant response required from track and fire officials for an aflame Morcomm/Poll Performance HSV GTS VF on turn 9. Driver Geoff Emery was unhurt in the incident.

Second outright was the Alphera Financial Services BMW1M of Beric Lynton and Craig Baird, ahead of the #54 Donut King BMW1M of Tony Alford and Peter Leemhuis; ahead of the Class B winners #19 Sherrin Rentals Racing BMW135i.

Mar 29, 2015

SIMPSON, EMERY AND CRESSWELL TAKES SANDOWN HONOURS

Newcomer Ryan Simpson has had immediate impact in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli series, taking the outright and Professional Class round win at the opening Sandown round while Geoff Emery and Nick Cresswell claimed the Elite Class and Class B round victories, respectively.

Following his race one win on Saturday, Simpson had a horror start in race two after being run off the circuit at turn one. This left Emery and John Goodacre clear in the lead until Jon McCorkindale, who started ninth, came through the field to join the leading duo, posting a new lap record in the process. McCorkindale passed Goodacre for second on the final lap but could not challenge Emery for the win.

Mar 29, 2015

Tony Ricciardello has got his championship defence off to a great start in the #5 B&M Ricciardello Motors Alfa Romeo GTV, claiming two race wins this weekend including the coveted Des Wall Trophy for round victory at Sandown Raceway.

Second for the round was Steven Tamasi as he starts his second year in the category aboard the #9 Domain Prestige Homes Calibra with a third and second result across today’s two races, ahead of Tom Randle in the #93 Kerrick/CKAS SAAB (fifth and third).

This morning’s second race of the weekend saw two-time champion Darren Hossack look like he might have had better luck on his side following yesterday’s lead-ending car fire. The #4 Auto Union Deutsche Audi A4 carved through the field from the rear of the grid to be fourth by turn two and challenging Tamasi for second by the end of the first lap.

Mar 29, 2015


A SUCCESSFUL opening round of the 2015 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals has been run and won in perfect conditions at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne’s suburbs.

Eight national categories have kicked off their respective campaigns with the promise of plenty of highly competitive racing to come across the remainder of the season.

Click through for the rundown of all categories from a massive day of racing at Sandown.

Mar 29, 2015

Clean sweep of V8 Touring Car round for Larry’s lad in 2015 season opener

EGGLESTON Motorsport’s Jack Perkins has completed a perfect weekend by clean sweeping the opening round of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Sandown in Melbourne.

The news was even better for his team given rookie teammate Liam McAdam finished runner-up for the weekend to give the team a 1-2 finish for the weekend.

Perkins claimed pole position and victory in Race 1 yesterday and kept the form rolling today, taking dominant victories in Races 2 and 3 held today.

Mar 29, 2015

DEBUTANTS CLAIM SANDOWN OPENER

Series experience meant little in the opening race of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli with three debutants sharing class victories, with newcomer Ryan Simpson taking the outright win.

Simpson took pole position in a rain interrupted qualifying session and continued to set the pace from the race start; pulling a gap on the field in the opening laps.

The safety car was soon called to recover the cars of Jono Taylor and Scott Taylor at turn nine while Ross McGregor and James Abela were also victims of early race contact; Jono Taylor the only driver of the four to finish.

Simpson maintained his position at the front until the chequered flag to take a convincing five second win.

Mar 28, 2015


THE FIRST winners of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals season commenced their respective seasons in style today at Sandown Raceway.

Opening races for seven of the eight competing categories this weekend went racing today, a variety of race winners featuring on a competitive day at the Suburban Melbourne venue.

The first races of the season for the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Formula Ford, Sports Sedans, V8 Touring Cars, Porsche GT3 Cup and Super Six touring Cars were contested today, while Round 1 of the Radical Australia Cup was run in its entirety.

Mar 28, 2015

In its AMChamp debut the Poll Performance/Mocomm HSV GTS VF has thundered to the top of the timesheets and pole position for the Sandown 3 Hour Classic today, with Geoff Emery posting the fastest time of the day with a 1m 18.4276s effort – 0.9 of a second quicker than last year’s pole clinching lap.

Second fastest on the time sheets was rally legend Rick Bates (1m 18.8022s), who has signed on to drive the Pro-Duct Mitsubishi Evo 10 this season alongside car owner Bob Pearson and young gun Aaron Seton.

Mar 28, 2015

Leads home 1-2 finish for Eggleston Motorsport with rookie teammate

HOLDEN Racing Team V8 Supercar endurance driver Jack Perkins has claimed victory in his first appearance in the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series today at Sandown.

The former full-time V8 Supercars Championship pilot claimed a comfortable race win in his Eggleston Motorsport Commodore.

Driving the car that claimed last year’s series with Justin Ruggier, Perkins started from pole position after comfortably qualifying fastest in a session that was held just after a rain shower had hit the Melbourne circuit.

Mar 28, 2015

V8 graduates Ryan Simpson and Geoff Emery have quickly adapted to the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car, taking the top two times of official practice at Sandown for the opening round of the 2015 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli series, while Jaxon Evans topped Class B.

Mar 27, 2015

THE OPENING shots have been fired within the eight national categories that make up the first round of the 2015 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, at Sandown Raceway today.

A combination of unofficial and official practice and a few key qualifying sessions were held in a big day and under grey skies – rain making the earlier sessions tricky for several categories.

Based on times lodged today, it looks like an ultra-competitive weekend of racing is in store with plenty of competition at the pointy end of every grid in store this weekend.

Mar 25, 2015

The Kerrick Sports Sedan Series is one of the most exciting on the annual Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals calendar, pitting a range of ‘wild and winged’ modified sports sedans and Trans-am spec cars against each other - and 2015 is looking like one of the best years on record. Click for a full preview of the action!

Mar 25, 2015

2015 is set to be arguably the most exciting year yet in the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series, with 16 entrants lined up for next week’s opening round at Sandown Raceway (March 27-29), and more expected to join throughout the season.

The optimism for the season ahead is echoed by words of National Australian Sports Sedan Association (NASSA) President and KSSS competitor Phil Crompton, as he outlined what lies ahead for the series this year.

Mar 25, 2015

This weekend will signal the beginning of yet another hard-fought Australian Manufacturers Championship, with the 2015 season set to open at Sandown Raceway across Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March with the prestigious Sandown 3 Hour Classic.

The Classic is the first of three endurance rounds scheduled for the 2015 season, alongside Phillip Island’s Great Southern 4 Hour and Sydney’s season-ending Australian 4 Hour.

Amid the endurance action, returning and new faces alike will also enjoy two sprint events at Queensland Raceway and Wakefield Park – including the popular Fight in the Night at QR which never fails to supply plenty to talk about for days following the event.

Mar 25, 2015

The National Formula Ford series found new stability and growth in 2014 - but most of all offered breathtaking racing all season long. With growing grids and a healthy National Series that has been commended for being "cheaper today than it was two decades ago", another strong field of hungry young drivers will be fighting hard for the 2015 National title. Consolidation is the key this year and a chance for new drivers to take their moment in the sun in a series that has delivered us names like Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander. And Webber. And Whincup. And Davison.. and, and..

Mar 25, 2015

The Kumho V8 Touring Cars are back with a bang in 2015, with expanded grids and deeper competition set to shake up th establishment in the category for ex-V8 Supercars. A guest drive for HRT enduro ace Jack Perkins will ensure a lot of interest in round one - but the battle for the championship is as open as ever! Click through for our complete series preview!

Mar 25, 2015

The AMChamp Series, incorporating the Australian Manufacturers Championship, the Australian Production Car Championship and the Australian Endurance Championship, sees a wide-ranging list of vehicles sold in the domestic automotive market take to the track and battle it out for prestigious CAMS Australian Championship titles. Click through for a full preview of the 2015 season!

Mar 24, 2015

Beric Lynton is set to co-drive with race car driver Craig Baird, multiple winner of the Australian Carrera Cup Championship in the ‘Sandown 3 Hour Classic’ this weekend.

Mar 24, 2015

BUMPER FIELD FOR GT3 CUP CHALLENGE OPENER

22 CARS. 10 ROOKIES. NEW CLASS STRUCTURE

A bumper 22-car field will highlight the return of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli series in 2015, which kicks off at this weekend’s Shannons Nationals opener at Sandown.

Following the progression of last year’s champions Fraser Ross and Matt Campbell to Carrera Cup, several up-and-coming rookies have joined the series eager to follow this proven path up the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid.

Mar 24, 2015

THE race for Australia’s oldest motor racing award, the CAMS Gold Star, returns full-time to the Shannons Nationals this season as Australia’s fastest racing cars once again do battle with lap records and the young drivers who steer them with each other. Click the link for a full preview of this year's F3ADC.

Mar 23, 2015

HISTORY will be created at Sandown this weekend with the youngest V8 drivers in history to compete in the opening round of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Sandown.

Western Australians Alex Rullo, 14, and Jake Kostecki, 15, will join the field in the category that is home to ex-V8 Supercars no longer eligible for the V8 Supercar Development Series.

Mar 23, 2015

It's classic Holden-versus-Ford battling - the Dial Before You Dig Australian Super Six Touring Car Series produces absolutely classic racing between six-cylinder Falcons and Commodores - and is set to be as good as ever in 2015. Click through to check out our season preview, the round one entry list, and everything you need to know about this Shannons Nationals staple.

Mar 23, 2015

A staple of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals program, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia (presented by Pirelli) has evolved over its seven seasons to date to become Porsche’s equivalent of the V8 Supercars development series. Click through for more info about this awesome one-make race series.

Mar 20, 2015



AFTER a challenging time behind the scenes prior, the FFord series found new stability and growth in 2014 - but most of all offered breathtaking racing all season long. Consolidation is the key this year and a chance for new drivers to take their moment in the sun in a series that delivered us names like Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander. And Whincup. And Davison.. and, and..

Click through to read about everything you need to know when it comes to this year's Australian Formula Ford Series!

Mar 19, 2015



Pollicina Motorsports has unveiled its brand-new weapon for the 2015 Australian Manufacturers Championship – HSV’s latest Gen-F GTS.

Powered by a supercharged version of the 6.2 Litre LSA V8 motor, the GTS punches out 430kW of power and 740Nm of torque, making it the most powerful vehicle to ever compete in the AMC.

Mar 19, 2015



Pollicina Motorsports has unveiled its brand-new weapon for the 2015 Australian Manufacturers Championship – HSV’s latest Gen-F GTS.

Powered by a supercharged version of the 6.2 Litre LSA V8 motor, the GTS punches out 430kW of power and 740Nm of torque, making it the most powerful vehicle to ever compete in the AMC.

Mar 19, 2015


MORE THAN 130 competitors across eight national level categories will help kick off celebrations for the 10th season of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Sandown Raceway this weekend.

Mar 19, 2015

Former series champion returns as Pro and Privateer classes debut

AN 18-strong entry list for the opening round of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Sandown next weekend has left category administrators buoyant for the new year of racing.

After a difficult season in 2014 with small grids and a tough economic climate, the series for ex-V8 Supercars has bounced back for the new season with a solid field, condensed calendar, entry incentive program for full-time competitors and a new class structure.

Mar 18, 2015

HOLDEN Racing Team V8 Supercar endurance driver Jack Perkins will compete in next weekend’s opening round of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Sandown in Melbourne. Perkins will join Eggleston Motorsport’s two-car team for the weekend and thus re-connect with the team for which he competed two years ago in the V8 Supercar Development Series.

He will be teammate for the weekend to rookie teenager Liam McAdam.

Mar 17, 2015

Holden Racing Team endurance pilot re-connects with Eggleston Motorsport

HOLDEN Racing Team V8 Supercar endurance driver Jack Perkins will compete in next weekend’s opening round of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Sandown in Melbourne.

Perkins will join Eggleston Motorsport’s two-car team for the weekend and thus re-connect with the team for which he competed two years ago in the V8 Supercar Development Series.

He will be teammate for the weekend to rookie teenager Liam McAdam.

Mar 10, 2015


SHANNONS AUSTRALIAN Motor Racing Nationals rounds will be broadcast in high definition for the first time in 2015 while comprehensive, free internet streaming coverage will return for all eight rounds scheduled this year.

Highlights of every round will be shown in HD on SBS HD at the same time they air on SBS’ popular Speedweek program each Sunday afternoon.

Feb 17, 2015



Jason Leoncini steps up from Super Six Touring Cars with THR Developments

ADELAIDE-based THR Developments will return to the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series this season.

The squad has previously campaigned multiple cars in the series for ex-V8 Supercars, though withdrew after last year’s opening round at Mallala.

2014 Super Six Touring Car Division Two Champion Jason Leoncini has signed with the team to drive its #45 Commodore VZ in the V8 Touring Car category.

Feb 3, 2015

Combining V8 Touring Car program with Manufacturers Championship

FORMER Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series runner-up Jim Pollicina is returning to the category for the 2015 season.

Pollicina has registered for the season in his ex-Jason Richards Tasman Motorsport Commodore VZ formerly raced by the late Kiwi in V8 Supercars in 2006.

Feb 3, 2015


Sports Sedan driver to carry 2007 FPR Cobra colours on ex-Winterbottom Ford

QUEENSLANDER Jason Heck is the newest competitor to join the grid for the 2015 Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series.

The Sports Sedan driver has secured an ex-Ford Performance Racing Falcon BF from Matthew White having previously raced an ex-Briggs Motorsport Falcon V8 Supercar in state-based Sports Sedan competition.

Feb 1, 2015

Formula Ford racer graduates into Kumho Series with Eggleston Motorsport

REIGNING Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series Champions Eggleston Motorsport have confirmed the signing of Formula Ford driver Liam McAdam for the 2015 series.

The 17-year-old Queenslander finished seventh in last year’s Australian Formula Ford Series and will pilot the team’s #38 ex-Garth Tander, Toll HSV Commodore VZ.

The same car won the Phillip Island round of last year’s Kumho Series in the hands of Cameron McConville for EMS.

Jan 28, 2015

Pro and Privateer classes to be created as V8 Touring Cars prepares for eighth season with Shannons Nationals

THE KUMHO Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series has confirmed a raft of changes of major benefit to competitors in the category in 2015.

A new class structure to split professional car preparers and owner/driver teams, an entry incentive program and a renewed television deal combine to give solid value to the loyal existing competitor base and any prospective entrant.

Jan 20, 2015



After a strong season in 2014, the Australian Formula Ford Association has officially launched the 2015 National series, announcing added refinements to build and further improve on last year’s success.

With registration now open to competitors of both Formula Ford 1600 (Kent) and Formula Ford (Duratec) classes, the 2015 national series will be fiercely contested over six rounds.

With all rounds running on the Shannons Nationals schedule, the series benefits from increased media exposure, with live web broadcasts of Sunday’s action on Nationals TV, and a highlights package on SBS’s Speedweek program.

Jan 9, 2015

THE SHANNONS AUSTRALIAN Motor Racing Nationals has confirmed a revised 2015 calendar that now includes eight rounds.

The series has announced that it will no longer visit Mallala Raceway in South Australia this year following changes to categories scheduled to compete at the round.

Click through for more details and the revised 2015 schedule.

Jan 8, 2015

Brent Edwards moves to Gen 3 BA Falcon in 2015 Australian Super 6 Touring Car Series with new naming rights sponsor DPS Enterprises

Super 6 Touring Car Driver Brent Edwards will debut one of the first of the new 3rd Generation Super 6 Touring Cars (formally Saloon Cars), a BA Falcon XR6 when Round 1 of the 2015 Shannons Nationals kicks off on March 27 at Sandown Raceway.

For 2015 the Australian Super 6 Touring cars will allow BA Falcons and VY Commodores to join the field. The popular Ford vs Holden series will provide even better racing with strict parity controls enforced in the new regulations for the new cars.

Jan 4, 2015

The Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship will again visit the country’s top motor racing events in 2015.

Carrera Cup will hold six of its eight rounds at signature motorsport events next season: The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will again feature as a highlight of the Porsche calendar and will also race at the Clipsal 500, Townsville 500, Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600 events.

The championship will also visit Sydney Motorsport Park alongside V8 Supercars and venture to the picturesque Phillip Island circuit as part of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals. Confirmation on the location of the Pro-Am event will be confirmed at a later date.

Jan 4, 2015


SKA has pleasure to announce to competitors and teams the 2015 Superkart Nationals dates confirmed at two rounds with the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals in 2015.

The 2 rounds dates are:

3-5 July: Sydney Motorsport Park

18-20 September: Phillip Island GP Circuit

 

Jan 4, 2015


Whilst the Australian motorsport industry is reeling from the announcement of depleting numbers, retiring manufacturers and a general downward trend in activity, the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli continues to gather momentum and promises another strong season of growth in 2015 after closing out the current season with a field of 34 cars.

“We really seeming to be bucking the current national trend, and there seems to be no end in sight for the enquiries that we’re receiving,” Australian GT category manager Ken Collier admitted.

Nov 28, 2014

JUSTIN RUGGIER is the 2014 Shannons Nationals RACER of the year.

The Sydneysider, who this year won the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car series driving an Eggleston Motorsport Holden Commodore VZ, edged out Formula 3 Australian Drivers’ Champion Simon Hodge and Kerrick Sports Sedan Series winner Tony Ricciardello to win the award.

Click through to get Justin's reaction, the full rundown and all the results from the 2014 RACER of the year awards.

Nov 25, 2014

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals has unveiled the full 2015 race and event schedule today at an especially pertinent time for the motorsport industry.

Results of an independent report commissioned by CAMS were released on Monday showing that motorsport contributes $2.7 Billion towards the Australian Economy, with the Nationals proud to contribute significantly to this figure.

Click through to read where each category will race in 2015 and more about the massive year just completed.

Nov 8, 2014


V8 TOURING CARS champion Justin Ruggier was a convincing winner in the Shannons Nationals Racer of the Year Fan Voting for 2014 - with the votes going towards the overall ROTY award to be announced later this month.

Ruggier topped an incredible list of drivers with more than 20% of the more than 3,800 votes cast in just one week!

Click through to find out where your favorite driver placed in the fan voting!

Nov 2, 2014



Simon Hodge won the 58th Australian Drivers Championship for the CAMS Gold Star in the same way he’s raced all season in Australian Formula 3. 

He battled hard, got to the front, and then ran away. 

The 20-year-old South Australian clinched the title in the second of three races contested at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend after a breathtaking four-car battle for the lead that, at one stage, had him only third. 

But he raced his way to the front past season-long rival Ben Gersekowski and grabbed a victory to seal the title. 

Victory in the 14-lap feature race was merely an exclamation mark on an incredible season, one that netted 12 wins, 18 podiums and, of course, the longest-consecutively awarded prize in Aussie motorsport. 

“It’s Amazing. I’m still pinching myself and I can’t believe it yet. Even though we came into the round with a lead, we were still nervous and it doesn’t necessarily mean terribly much,” he said.

Nov 2, 2014



Tony Ricciardello has claimed his eighth Kerrick Sports Sedan Series title today in the #5 B&M Ricciardello Motors Alfa Romeo GTV in an epic final round of the 2014 Series at Sydney Motorsport Park, which also saw him claim the finale round win ahead of Victorian Darren Hossack who overcame a tumultuous season in the #4 Auto Union Deutsche Audi A4 to finish the year on the podium and third in the championship.

On his way to the title and round win, Ricciardello claimed two race wins to Hossack’s one, with all three races delivering epic battles between the two top contenders to the delight of fans both on-track and watching online with the Shannons Nationals live stream. Third for the round was Queensland’s Phil Crompton in the #12 Moonbi Oil Traders Ford Mustang.

Nov 2, 2014




Claims final round victory to top off successful rookie season in V8 Touring Cars

SYDNEY driver Justin Ruggier has been crowned 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series Champion in the final round at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The Eggleston Motorsport driver claimed pole position and Race 1, finished second in Race 2 to main rival Ryan Simpson and then claimed the crown in style with an all-the-way win in the final 12-lap race.

The victory also gave his EMS team a unique double, adding the Kumho Series crown to the V8 Supercar Development Series title it sealed at Bathurst three weeks ago with Paul Dumbrell.

Nov 2, 2014

JUSTIN RUGGIER, Simon Hodge, Tim Berryman and Tony Ricciardello were all crowned national champions on the final day of racing for the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals for 2014.

While Hodge and Ricciardello clinched their respective Formula 3 and Kerrick Sports Sedan titles in race two, the Kumho V8 Touring Cars and Radical Australia Cup went down to their final races of the year.

Simon Hodge won the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship title, Justin Ruggier the Kumho V8 Touring Cars and Tony Ricciardello sealed a record eighth Kerrick Sports Sedan title. Tim Berryman won the Radical Australia Cup.

Click through to read all about a big day that concluded the 2014 Shannons Nationals in style!

 

Nov 1, 2014



Tony Ricciardello has his attempt for an eighth Kerrick Sports Sedan Series title well on-track after top qualifying for today’s final round of the 2014 season at Sydney Motorsport Park.

In both sessions, Ricciardello and his #5 B & M Ricciardello Motors Alfa Romeo GTV chalked up ‘twenty nines’, but with rain affecting the second session this afternoon, it was Ricciardello’s morning time which secured him the pole position.

Nov 1, 2014

AN ELECTRIFYING DAY of wild weather at Sydney Motorsport Park has failed to dampen the title showdowns of several key Australian National racing categories in Round 9 of the Shannons Nationals.

A clear, hot morning turned into a sultry afternoons with wave after wave of electrical storms lashing the region with rain and lighting – before clearing soon after only to repeat again.

The dramatic conditions were matched by some exciting on-track action as the Kumho V8 Touring cars, Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship and Radical Australia Cup series all took steps towards crowning their champions this year.

Click through to read more about a dramatic day at the races..

Nov 1, 2014

NOT even a wild pre-race thunderstorm today at Sydney Motorsport Park could derail Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series leader Justin Ruggier in his chase of the category title.

The Eggleston Motorsport driver won today’s nine-lap race from pole position, leading home series rival Ryan Simpson to the line by just over three seconds.

Oct 31, 2014

A THRILLER points battle in the Radical Australia Cup has two of the series best drivers almost locked together at the top of the standings ahead of this weekend’s Shannons Nationals season finale’.

SR8 class leader Tim Berryman (right) and SR3 benchmark Michael Shaw (left) might be in different cars – one races the V8 powered SR8 and the other a four-cylinder entry – but they are only one point apart on the overall standings ahead of the final three races.

Click though to read about one of several exciting title fights this weekend in our Friday wrap from Sydney Motorsport Park.

Oct 31, 2014

THE FORMULA 3 Australian Drivers Championship will join the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals exclusively in 2015.

A seven round championship, commencing at Sandown in March, will see the championship tackle the best ‘wings and slicks’ circuit in Australia – Phillip Island in Victoria - twice as well as visiting key locations in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland throughout the year.

Oct 29, 2014

This weekend’s final round of the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series (31 Oct – 2 Nov) at Sydney Motorsport Park is lining up as a perfect end-of-season showdown between long-time rivals Tony Ricciardello and Darren Hossack.

At a track which arguably provides the most equal playing field of the season for the two fastest racers of the field, Ricciardello has his eighth title on the line while Hossack has nothing to lose after a difficult year saw potential success repeatedly marred by mechanical issues.

Add to that the fact that both the #5 B&M Ricciardello Motors Alfa Romeo GTV and the #4 Auto Union Deutsche Audi A4 have undergone considerable repairs following a 235km/h last round incident with Steven Tamasi, and you have a situation in which anything can happen.

Oct 29, 2014

Final round of Kumho V8 Touring Car Series in Sydney this weekend

SYDNEY racer Justin Ruggier is aiming to win the 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park and drive his ex-V8 Supercar Commodore into the racing history books.

The Eggelston Motorsport driver races an ex-HSV Dealer Team Holden Commodore VZ that could be become the first car to win championships in all three tiers of V8 racing in this country.

Oct 28, 2014

RED-VERSUS-BLUE will be the underlying theme of key Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals title deciders this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Two major national titles – the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship and the Kumho V8 Touring Cars Series – will go down to the wire this weekend with two drivers in each seeking title glory.

The synergies between each are remarkable with two drivers and two different teams, one each representing the red or blue sides of the racing spectrum, set to do battle.

Oct 24, 2014

The Australian Sports Racer Series has announced a new championship structure, effective from 2015, which will see the introduction of divisional racing for the category.

From 2015, a SR2 Championship will be introduced, allowing more of the field to compete for race day honours whilst also still being in the running for the ‘outright’ SR1 Championship.

Oct 20, 2014


Adam Proctor has successfully defended his Australian Sports Racer series crown in one of the more dramatic conclusions to a national championship seen at a Shannons Nationals event.

Entering the day leading by two points, Roger I’Anson looked to be in the box seat to take the championship when Proctor spun off the road from second place mid-way through race two on Sunday morning.

With a damaged car, he recovered to the back of the field however I’Anson was in a position to place one hand on the trophy – right up to the point until his car expired with four laps to go.

Proctor could only sail past to the championship lead as I’Anson was left stranded on the start-finish straight watching his title hopes slip away.

Oct 20, 2014

Ruggier seizes V8 Touring Car lead with Sydney finale to decide champion

KUMHO Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series combatants Justin Ruggier and Ryan Simpson will take the fight for the series crown to Sydney Motorsport Park in a fortnight’s time after colliding in today’s deciding race of the penultimate round at Wakefield Park.

Despite the collision in the final race, Eggleston Motorsport driver Ruggier was able to clinch his first Kumho Series round victory to move into the series lead with one round to go.

He now holds a provisional 34-point advantage over Simpson with 143 points on offer in the final round.

Oct 20, 2014


Beric Lynton has secured the final round of the Australian Manufacturers Championship (AMChamp) series in style today, taking his Class A #40 Alphera Financial Services BMW 1M to a second victory for the weekend in the 200km enduro.

Lynton led from the outset after a close early fight with Mitsubishi Lancer rival Garry Holt in the #20 Eastern Creek Karts Mitsubishi Evo, pulling away to lead by more than 25 seconds after the final pit stops had been completed.

Triple champion Stuart Kostera charged in the closing stages in the #20 entry, however was unable to catch the leading BMW, eventually settling for second some 12-seconds behind.

Lynton’s double victory was enough to boost him to the overall AMChamp drivers’ title, edging out Class B racer Grant Sherrin who had led the outright standings heading to this weekend and was successful in clinching the Class B championship in the Sherrin Rentals BMW 135i.

Oct 20, 2014

KUMHO Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series combatants Justin Ruggier and Ryan Simpson will take the fight for the series crown to Sydney Motorsport Park in a fortnight’s time after colliding in today’s deciding race of the penultimate round at Wakefield Park.

Despite the collision in the final race, Eggleston Motorsport driver Ruggier was able to clinch his first Kumho Series round victory to move into the series lead with one round to go.

He now holds a provisional 34-point advantage over Simpson with 143 points on offer in the final round.

Oct 19, 2014


NATIONAL circuit racing champions have been crowned during round eight of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals today at Wakefield Park, near Goulburn.

Titles in the Australian Manufacturers Championship, Sports Racer and Super Six Touring Car series’ were decided today while dramatic rounds in the Kumho V8 Touring Cars and Australian Formula Ford series have shaken up the establishment going into the business end of their respective seasons.

Adam Proctor successfully defended his Australian Sports Racer series crown in one of the more dramatic conclusions to a national championship seen at a Shannons Nationals event.

Click through to read the full lowdown on an incredible day's racing in sunny Goulburn!

Oct 18, 2014

A DRAMATIC day of racing at Wakefield Park has seen both the celebration of success and emotions running high as round eight of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals teed off today.

While Beric Lynton won the first of two, 200km races that complete the Australian Manufacturers Championship season, Justin Ruggier defeated season-long rival Ryan Simpson in a straight fight for the first time to score a win in the Kumho V8 Touring Cars.

Click through for a full rundown of all the Saturday on-track activities at Wakefield Park.

Oct 17, 2014

FOUR MONTHS after breaking his back in a hefty crash in practice for Round two of the Australian Formula Ford Series, 17-year-old Sydney driver Jimmy Vernon will make his racing comeback this weekend at Wakefield Park’s Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals round.

Vernon fractured the C7 vertebrae in his upper back when his car aquaplaned at 150km/hr in a wet practice session at Winton in late June, impacting the wall backwards at high speed just before turn one.

He’s spent the intervening time in a full back and neck brace but a speedy recovery has the Listec Racing driver ready for a racing return at what is essentially his home track.

Oct 17, 2014

IT IS CRUNCH time in DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG Australian Super 6 Touring Car with the series final placings to be decided this weekend. With 360 points up for grabs, mainly three drivers are in with a chance to determine the outcome of the thirteenth nationals title for what was formerly known as Saloon Cars.

Victorian Holden Commodore drivers Gavin Ross and Travis Lindorff along with Queensland’s Kane Baxter-Smith, driving a Ford Falcon, will duke it out over three 14-lap races around the 2.2 kilometre rural New South Wales circuit.

Oct 16, 2014

Goulburn circuit to host first V8 Touring Car round in since 2011 …

THE Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series returns to Wakefield Park this weekend for the first time in three and a half years – and there’s a tight fight raging.

Just three points separates dominant series leader Ryan Simpson and rookie Justin Ruggier after the last round at Phillip Island where Simpson was not permitted to take part in the last race by track officials and Ruggier went on to claim his maiden race win.

Ruggier won the Wakefield 300 endurance race back in March and his Walkinshaw Racing-built VZ Commodore also has winning form at Wakefield Park given it won the V8 Supercar Development Series round there in 2007 in the hands of Tony D’Alberto.

Oct 14, 2014



An intense championship showdown is guaranteed for the Australian Sports Racer Series at Wakefield Park this weekend (17-19 September), courtesy of the ongoing battle between series rookie Roger I’Anson and defending champion Adam Proctor.

I’Anson leads Proctor to this weekend’s season finale by just one point, creating a ‘winner takes all’ scenario for the upcoming final round of the 2014 Series.

Over the year, each driver has taken two round wins apiece, with the 25 year old I’Anson of Berri in South Australia kicking off the year in grand style by claiming victory at round one and two at Mallala Motorsport Park and Winton Motor Raceway, despite making his Series debut at round one.

Oct 14, 2014



The Australian Manufacturers Championship will crown four victors this weekend, with its final round of 2014 to be contested at Wakefield Park across Friday 17 October to Sunday 19 October.

Champions in Class A, Class B, Class C and Class D will be awarded, with one of those racers also to hold aloft the outright AMChamp trophy for 2014 courtesy of being the driver with the biggest points haul of all entrants. Currently leading the way are Grant Sherrin (outright and Class B), Beric Lynton (Class A), Jake Camileri (Class C) and Kevin Herben (Class D). 

For Sherrin 2014 has all been about consistency, with he and brother Iain Sherrin taking every Class B round victory on offer so far this year in the #18 Sherrin Rentals BMW 135i.

Oct 14, 2014

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals will stage their own three-week finals series this year, commencing this week at Wakefield Park Raceway in Goulburn.

The two final rounds of nine this season will be held across a three-week stretch and will see a majority of every major national-level racing category on the Nationals program conclude their seasons in style, all in the space of three weeks.

Following the visit to Wakefield Park, the series heads to Sydney Motorsport Park in the first weekend of November to conclude the season.

Sep 26, 2014

The recovery of Australian Manufacturers Championship competitor Brock Giblin continues to progress positively, with the seventeen year old hopeful of being able to continue his recovery at home on the Sunshine Coast from around mid-October.

Last week Giblin was moved from the Royal North Shore Hospital burns unit – where he has been receiving treatment since his July 11 practice incident at Sydney Motorsport Park – to the Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre of Ryde Hospital.

Sep 25, 2014


Shannons Nationals category to consolidate with five rounds next season

KUMHO Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series organisers have confirmed the 2015 racing calendar for the category run for ex-V8 Supercars.

The most notable change is the category slimming back its schedule from six rounds to five.

The Kumho Series, which began in 2008, will again form an integral part of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals and will feature at five of its nine rounds in 2015.

After being absent from this year’s Kumho Series, Sandown International Motor Raceway in Melbourne will host the opening round next year on March 27-29 before visits to Winton, Queensland Raceway, Phillip Island and Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sep 22, 2014



SIMON HODGE has battled his way to victory in Round 6 of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship at Phillip Island – but by no way was it an easy ride. 

In two races he had to fend off closest championship rival Ben Gersekowski’s McDonald’s Gilmour Racing Dallara and on both occasion the intensity between the pair raised the bar on their already tight rivalry this season. 

Hodge won the feature race after earlier running behind Gersekowski and pulled out to win a race that could be key in his championship hopes. 

The Team BRM Mygale driver now leads the championship by 20 points heading into the next round at Sydney Motorsport Park. 

“It’s fantastic always to get a race win and at this stage of the championship, they’re becoming more and more crucial,” Hodge said. 

“To come away with a win not only in the first race but also the feature race this weekend, it’s been a massive boost for the championship and one we’ll look back on for Homebush. It’s only getting harder and harder against Ben, and it’s always great fun. It’s very, very close and at this place, the draft plays a massive part. It’s fantastic fun to mix it with him at the front of the field.” 

Gersekowski finished second and again took a sprint race win from his nearest rival when he won race two on Sunday morning and remains very much in title contention ahead of the final two rounds.

Sep 22, 2014


The championship battle for the Australian Sports Racer Series will be alive to the very end with series rookie Roger I’Anson and defending champion Adam Proctor separated by just one point following this weekend’s penultimate round of the series at Phillip Island.

Proctor claimed the round victory courtesy of a clean-sweep to significantly cut into I’Anson’s points buffer, to see just one point separating the pair heading to the final round, to be held at Wakefield across October 17-19.

While Proctor enjoyed a clean-sweep on the same weekend as his 32nd birthday, it didn’t come easy with many race battles waged between Proctor and I’Anson; including a thrilling second race that saw the pair swap the lead twice in the final two laps.

Sep 22, 2014



Matt Campbell has concluded the 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli season in style with a perfect round at the Phillip Island season finale; while Brenton Grove walked away from his maiden round with the Class B round victory.

Following Saturday’s Race 1 domination, Campbell was untouchable in Sunday’s two races, taking a clean sweep of race wins and setting a new lap record in Sunday’s opening race.

With a winning margin of seven seconds – following a five second penalty – and eight seconds in Sunday’s two races, Campbell showed his true pace aboard the Class A Porsche.

For Campbell, the round was a great way to conclude a sensational season for the 19-year-old Queenslander.

Sep 21, 2014



Simpson sidelined as title battle heats up with Ruggier’s first race win

V8 racing veteran Cameron McConville has returned to racing in style with victory in Round 4 of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series today at Phillip Island.

Despite being out of a V8 since October 2012, McConville qualified second on Saturday before clinching victory in Race 1 later that afternoon.

Sunday he claimed victory in Race 2 and finished second to Eggleston Motorsport teammate Justin Ruggier in the final after ceding the lead on the final lap.

Sep 21, 2014



Michael Robinson has taken victory at the penultimate round of the 2014 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series at Phillip Island today, joined on the national series podium by series leader and seven-time champion Tony Ricciardello and fellow Monaro-racer Colin Smith.

Sunday’s Kerrick Sports Sedan Series festivities were a complex affair, with the first race of the day red-flagged with no points awarded and the second race lead home by Tom Randle, Steven Lacey and Dean Camm.

Sep 21, 2014

THREE POINTS split Ryan Simpson and Justin Ruggier at the top of the Kumho V8 Touring Car series after the category was turned on its head following a controversial weekend at Round 7 of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals.

Comeback king Cameron McConville won the round thanks to victories in two of the three races contested, while Eggleston Motorsport regular Justin Ruggier won his first race of the season after passing McConville on the final lap of the last race.

The unpredictable V8 Touring Car weekend was one of several highlights in a massively competitive day of racing in Round 7 of the Nationals that saw eight categories do battle at the high speed circuit in Victoria’s South East.

Sep 21, 2014

The 2015 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals schedule has been confirmed - click the link to read all about it!

Sep 20, 2014



Cameron McConville has ended Ryan Simpson’s winning streak by scoring victory on debut in the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series.

The 40-year-old, making a guest appearance in the third-tier V8 Supercars class with Eggleston Motorsport, got the better of pole-sitter Simpson to lead each of the eight laps.

Simpson’s ex-Triple Eight Ford finished 1.3s adrift in second, with Justin Ruggier third in the second of Eggleston’s ex-Walkinshaw Holdens.

“I didn’t expect it and I knew Ryan (Simpson) would be very quick and a big challenge,” said McConville, whose win ended an eight-race streak from Simpson.

Sep 20, 2014

CAM McCONVILLE has returned to the winners list on his first race back in the seat today at the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

McConville’s victory and the crowning of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia series winner Fraser Ross were the highlights of a massive day at Phillip Island for round 7 of the Nationals.

Porsche’s Motorsport Manager traded his position in race control for one in the seat of an Eggleston Motorsport Commodore in the Kumho V8 Touring Cars this weekend and was immediately rewarded with victory in the first race of the weekend.

Sep 19, 2014

A RISING young star has already stamped his mark on the final round of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Pirelli, racing this weekend with the Shannons Nationals at Phillip Island.

19-year-old Warwick driver Matt Campbell is making his outright class debut in the one-make Porsche series and rocketed to the top of the timesheets in official practice on Friday afternoon – a full 1.2 seconds quicker than noted Porsche ace, Peter Fitzgerald.

Campbell's performance was the highlight of a busy day of practice at Phillip Island today as round 7 of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals got underway.

Sep 19, 2014

A 207km/hr crash at the fastest corner on the circuit less than a month ago hasn’t been enough to stop Chelsea Angelo from impressing in practice for round 6 of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship at Phillip Island.

The OzStaff Racing Dallara F307 driver finished 0.03s behind championship leader Simon Hodge in practice today in what is her first time back in the car following a massive crash at the track several weeks ago during a private testing session.

Sep 19, 2014


THE FIFTH round of the DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG Australian Super 6 Touring Car Series will be the most competitive round to date with not one, but two former champions set to take on the established stars at Phillip Island this weekend.

The series victor of 2009, Shawn Jamieson has already participated at two rounds and has had race wins. He is back for this one in the BRE/Morphett Vale Garage Holden Commodore VT and will be joined by the most recent title holder, two-time series winner Simon Tabinor.

Sep 18, 2014



Western Australian Jake Kostecki to drive Falcon in Kumho Series

TEENAGER Jake Kostecki is posed to become the youngest V8 driver in history this weekend at Phillip Island in Round 4 of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series.

The 14-year-old will drive an ex-Ford Performance Racing Falcon in the category, which is held as part of the Shannons Nationals for ex-V8 Supercars no longer raced in either the V8 Supercar Championship or its feeder Dunlop Series.

The Western Australian is under the wing of former V8 Supercar driver Matthew White, whose MW Motorsport team won last year’s Dunlop Series with driver Dale Wood and has competed in the Kumho Series over the last 18 months.

Sep 17, 2014



Former V8 Supercar racer to make Kumho Series debut at Phillip Island

FORMER full-time V8 Supercar Championship regular Cameron McConville will return to the wheel of a V8 Commodore in this weekend’s fourth round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Phillip Island.

McConville, 40, last competed in a V8 Supercar at Bathurst in 2012 and has since become Porsche Cars Australia Motorsport Manager.

The five-time Bathurst 1000 podium finisher will drive an ex-Holden Racing Team Commodore for Eggleston Motorsport this weekend as teammate to rookie Justin Ruggier.

Sep 17, 2014

FORMER full-time V8 Supercar Championship regular Cameron McConville will return to the wheel of a V8 Commodore in this weekend’s fourth round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Phillip Island.

McConville, 40, last competed in a V8 Supercar at Bathurst in 2012 and has since become Porsche Cars Australia Motorsport Manager.

The five-time Bathurst 1000 podium finisher will drive an ex-Holden Racing Team Commodore for Eggleston Motorsport this weekend as teammate to rookie Justin Ruggier.

Sep 17, 2014



THE THREE contenders for the 2014 Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship will fight the remainder of the season on equal terms following Chris Anthony’s switch to a current-spec Mygale for the remainder of the season. 

The 18-year-old from Cooma began the season in a Team BRM Dallara F307 and won the Bathurst round – however the slight performance disadvantage of the older-specification car compared to the later entries driven by rivals Simon Hodge and Ben Gersekowski was exposed in subsequent rounds. 

But a late switch to an available Mygale M11-Mercedes chassis raced to a podium finish at Sandown earlier this season by John Magro puts Anthony back on equal footings with his nearest title rivals. 

Team BRM sits first and third in the Gold Star standings after five rounds with McDonald’s Gilmour Racing driver Ben Gersekowski second. 

Gersekowski trails Hodge by just 14 points with Anthony just 44 from the lead and well in contention with plenty of racing still to come.

Sep 16, 2014



Blue Mountains racer John Vergotis typifies ‘privateer’ V8 racing spirit

WHEN the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series made its debut at Mallala Motorsport Park back in 2008, John Vergotis was part of the tiny four-car grid.

Fast-forward six years and the Katoomba workshop proprietor is one of the backbone competitors in the series, which caters for ex-Falcons and Commodores no longer eligible for the V8 Supercar Development Series.

Vergotis is one of the most experienced Kumho Series drivers in the field and typifies the traditional ‘privateer’ label, preparing and racing his own car at meetings all over the country.

Sep 15, 2014



Emerging open-wheel star Thomas Randle will make his national ‘tin top’ debut when he climbs aboard his father’s championship winning SAAB Aero for this weekend’s round of the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series, to be held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (19-21 September).

At just 18 years of age, the year 12 Beaconhills College student has already made a name for himself in the world of karting both domestically and internationally, and is currently making waves in his first full season of the Australian Formula Ford Championship.

This weekend’s national Sports Sedan debut will come after a single state-level Sports Sedan event in father Dean Randle’s 2010 national title winning (with James Sera at the wheel) SAAB Aero, where he impressed by resetting the race lap record and qualifying on pole at Winton earlier this year.

Sep 15, 2014



When the Australian Sports Racer Series hits Phillip Island this weekend (19-21 September), competitor Jason Makris will be looking to build on the work he began when he debuted with the Series at its last round, following a 13 year hiatus from the drivers’ seat.

The 33 year old commercial property developer has made strong steps since taking ownership of the #44 West Race Cars Sports Racer, and is sure to be one to watch at the Series’ penultimate round of the 2014 season.

Sep 15, 2014


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Sep 15, 2014

PLENTY OF drivers have got their national-level racing start at a Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals event – however this weekend’s seventh round of the 2014 series will see a second-generation racer make his debut for the first time.

17-year-old Brenton Grove will make his Porsche GT3 cup Challenge racing debut this weekend at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, following in the tyre tracks of his Porsche-racing dad Stephen.

Grove will race a 2008 Porsche 997 GT3 cup Car amongst a strong Porsche field that features as one of eight categories on a bumper three-day weekend of speed at Phillip Island.

Sep 8, 2014

The cars of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series have great stories. Here’s another one of them …

EVERY car that you see on the grid in the 2014 Kumho Series has a story to tell from its past in V8 Supercar racing.

In the case of this year’s points leader Ryan Simpson, his Triple Eight Race Engineering Falcon is one with plenty of interesting history.

Next in action at Phillip Island in just over a week, Simpson’s Falcon has very familiar colours on its flanks.

The same colours were on it back in 2008 when it was debuted as a TeamVodafone Falcon by Craig Lowndes at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.

Sep 4, 2014


The future of the Australian Formula Ford Series continues to look bright with the Formula Ford Association committing to run the 2015 Australian Formula Ford Series on the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals programme.

A six round series will be run with the aim to spread the racing across some of Australia’s best race tracks.

Sep 4, 2014

The future of the Australian Formula Ford Series continues to look bright with the Formula Ford Association committing to run the 2015 Australian Formula Ford Series on the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals programme.

A six round series will be run with the aim to spread the racing across some of Australia’s best race tracks.

Aug 19, 2014

QUEENSLAND AND FORD TOPS STATE AND MAKES

CONTINUING ON from Saturday’s race one, Kane Baxter-Smith notched up two more victories to win the fourth round of the DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG Australian Super Six Touring Car Series at Queensland Raceway last Sunday. Billed as a state verses state, make verses make contest, honours went to the Sunshine State and the Blue Oval runner.

Aug 19, 2014

Sonic Motor Racing Services’ young gun Hamish Hardeman is today on top of the world after scoring his maiden win in the third round of the Australian Formula Ford Series at Queensland Raceway over the weekend.

The livewire teenager scored his best ever result in national competition to bolster both his confidence and his overall point score as the Championship takes a break until October.

“It was such a great feeling getting my first win. It was a team effort and couldn't have done it without all the Sonic crew. I’ve been showing pace all weekend and to get the win just proved it. ”

Aug 11, 2014

Jon McCorkindale and Matt Campbell have taken dominant victories at the penultimate 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli round at Queensland Raceway, with the latter securing the Class B title.

Victory for McCorkindale in Saturday’s Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race was followed with wins in Sunday’s two sprint races, securing the New South Welshman his first round win of the season.

The clean sweep was a welcome change to McCorkindale’s season, which only included one round podium finish and three DNFs.

Aug 11, 2014

Two race wins Sunday at Queensland Raceway have delivered Tony Ricciardello and the #5 B&M Ricciardello Alfa Romeo GTV yet another clean-sweep in the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series, bringing his Series winning streak to 15 races straight.

Ricciardello led home last year’s QR round winner Darren Hossack (#4 Audi Union Deutsche Audi A4), returning six-time champion Kerry Baily (#68 Rent Depot Aston Martin DBR9), series veteran Phil Crompton (#12 Moombi Pil Traders Ford Mustang) and Michael Robinson (#32 Bell Real Estate Holden Monaro) in both of the 12 lap races.

Their performances saw Ricciardello and Hossack awarded first and second for the round respectively, while third went to Phil Crompton. Baily took third from each race, however as a ‘State of Origin’ competitor the Queenslander is not eligible for national Series points.

Aug 11, 2014

Stuart Kostera and Garry Holt have secured a pair of race victories in Queensland this weekend in the #20 Eastern Creek Karts Mitsubishi Evo X, backing up last night’s Fight in the Night win with success in this afternoon’s race.

After a frantic 200 kilometre sprint, Kostera (A) took the checkered flag ahead of Beric Lynton (A), Grant Sherrin (B), Jake Camilleri (C) and Mark Eddy (C); while Kevin Herben was the first Class D entrant home, crossing the line in tenth.

While not able to finish the race, Aaron Seton again drew praise from across the track with an impressive drive aboard the #33 Pro Duct Mitsubishi Evo X. Seton started off the 66 laps with a nail-biting side-by-side battle through the opening corners with Holt, before going on to lead the majority of the race before a mechanical flag for a loose exhaust saw him brought into the lane, and out of the race, with just nine laps to go.

Aug 11, 2014

Simpson extends points lead with clean sweep in Queensland

RYAN SIMPSON has extended his Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series points lead with a clean sweep of all three races in this weekend’s round at Queensland Raceway.

The Parramatta-based Falcon driver claimed pole position and victory in Race 1 on Saturday before sealing victory in Races 2 and 3 yesterday.

The victory means the former Formula Ford driver has won all three rounds held so far in 2014 and extended his overall winning streak to six rounds. He remains unbeaten in a Kumho Series round since Winton last year.

Aug 10, 2014



SIMON HODGE stopped a run of home-town victories from home-town hero Ben Gersekowski and won round five of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, in one of the upsets of the season at Queensland Raceway.

McDonald’s Gilmour Racing’s Ben Gersekowski had earlier tenaciously won both sprint races at the Ipswich circuit but the big-points feature went the way of the Team BRM Mygale when he won the start and led into turn one.

He pulled away to win from there to re-establish a 13-point lead at the top of the Gold Star standings with three rounds to go.

After enduring ‘less than spectacular’ starts for a majority of the season to date, it was the race three launch that ultimately got Hodge the round victory at Queensland Raceway.

Aug 10, 2014


ANOTHER UNPREDICTABLE Australian Manufacturers Championship enduro and some of the most thrilling Australian Formula Ford Series racing in years has highlighted a bumper day that concluded round six of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, at Queensland Raceway.

Seven national categories played to a great Queensland crowd and in near-perfect conditions as the Nationals heads into the second half of the season.

Aug 9, 2014

The annual Shannons Nationals ‘Fight in the Night’ for the Australian Manufacturers Championship has lived up to its billing, with a wild night at Queensland Raceway.

Garry Holt and Stuart Kostera edged out impressive rookie Aaron Seton after a late-race battle between the pair of Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions on a cool and crisp evening at the 3.1km circuit near Ipswich, taking both the outright and Class A win.

The race was an often confusing affair with several lengthy Safety Car periods and even a brief race suspension to re-order a jumbled field all featuring throughout – however there was nothing to stop the Eastern Creek Karts crew from grabbing a second ‘Fight in the Night’ win.

Once the field was sorted the leading pair battled for several laps before Kostera pulled away in the #20 Eastern Creek Karts Evo to grab the win from the young Seton and the #33 Pro Duct Evo.

Aug 9, 2014

Photo: Ben Gersekowski has won a tense opening race of Round 6 of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, edging out Simon Hodge with Chris Anthony third.   Garnet Patterson won the National class and battled with James Winslow to secure fourth - passing the double champ mid race.   Full report online soon!


IN A BATTLE OF EQUALS, McDonald’s Gilmour Racing driver Ben Gersekowski was slightly more equal than rival Simon Hodge today as he swept to victory in race one, round five of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship at Queensland Raceway.

Gersekowski made the better start from second on the grid and led Hodge into turn one and it was that way they crossed the line 14 laps later, Gersekowski 0.5s in front of Hodge after a tense battle that simmered rather than boiled over. 

There was literally nothing between the pair all race with the start the key factor in deciding who got home first. 

Hodge had earlier scored pole while Gersekowski scored the bonus point for the race's fastest lap, meaning the pair are now split by just 12 points in the Gold Star standings ahead of tomorrow’s pair of races, Hodge in front. 

Following a tough round in Darwin – that Hodge dominated – Gersekowski said he was pleased to bounce back to the top of the results list on Saturday in Queensland.

Aug 9, 2014

Tony Ricciardello has taken the race one win at Queensland Raceways this afternoon in the #5 B&M Ricciardello Motors Alfa Romeo GTV, ahead of defending round winner Darren Hossack and returning six-time champ Kerry Baily.

In the process, the top qualifying West Australian reset Hossack’s race lap record to 1m 08.3138 seconds after earlier resetting the qualifying lap record with a 1m 07.7769s effort.

“It was a pretty good race, we were on pole but it was a bit of a dirty line, so it probably took a good couple of laps to get the dirt and the rubber off the tyres,” said Ricciardello.

“Once that happened the car was pretty consistent across the race which is what we were looking for, and the drop in the tyres wasn’t too bad. It was just good to have a clean race and to have Kerry giving Darren a bit of a hurry up as well!

Aug 9, 2014

Ross Ross claims Jim Richards Endurance Trophy

Fraser Ross lifted the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy as he followed Jon McCorkingdale home in the opening race of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli at Queensland Raceway.

Ross initially led the 40 lap race into the night but was unable to match the pace of McCorkingdale as he went on to dominate the encounter.

Once he surged ahead, the 23-year-old from New South Wales took the chequered flag by a comfortable 13 seconds from Ross and John Goodacre.

While Ross was left to settle to second, the points were enough to wrap up the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy, a competition held over three rounds at Winton, Mallala and Queensland Raceway.

Aug 9, 2014

Commodore driver spends time up front in Queensland Raceway opener

THE Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series celebrated its 100th series race at Queensland Raceway today and, for a time, it looked as though the vice-like grip of Ryan Simpson on 2014 may be broken.

Rookie sensation Justin Ruggier qualified alongside poleman Simpson earlier in the day and jumped the Parramatta-based Falcon driver off the line to lead into the first corner.

Aug 9, 2014

THE ANNUAL Shannons Nationals ‘Fight in the Night’ for the Australian Manufacturers Championship has lived up to its billing, with a wild night at Queensland Raceway.

Garry Holt and Stuart Kostera edged out impressive rookie Aaron Seton after a late-race battle between the pair of Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions on a cool and crisp evening at the 3.1km circuit near Ipswich.

The wild race capped off a massive day at the Queensland Raceway with a bumper program and wild racing a highlight. Click through for a full rundown of a super Saturday!

Aug 8, 2014

A TIGHT WEEKEND of competition is in store at Round 6 of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, following completion of unofficial practice at Queensland raceway on Friday.

Several key categories featured results where the leaders were split by fractions of a second – setting up the potential for some intense racing when the race meeting proper commences on Saturday.

Today we caught up with Darren Hossack and Tony Alford to get their thoughts about the bumper weekend ahead..

Aug 7, 2014


Drew Russell to make series debut

THERE are some last minute additions and changes to the entry list for this weekend’s third round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Queensland Raceway.

Former V8 Supercar Development Series driver Drew Russell will make his Kumho Series in debut in the second Matt Palmer-owned STR Truck Bodies entry.

Russell, whose younger brother Aaren finished on the podium last weekend at Ipswich in the Dunlop Series, has not raced this season and will drive an ex-Brad Jones Racing Falcon BF.

Aug 7, 2014



Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli visits Queensland Raceway for the penultimate 2014 round this weekend, with all eyes focused on Race 1 to see who will secure the season’s first annual award – the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy.

Currently four drivers remain in contention to win the endurance championship with Victorian youngster Fraser Ross leading the way with 60 points following two race wins from both the Mallala Motor Sport Park and Winton Motor Raceway endurance races.

Aug 6, 2014

Round 3 of the Australian Formula Ford Series will resume racing this weekend at the sunny Queensland Raceway – with 21 entries confirmed to battle it out around the ‘Paperclip’.

At the mid-point of the 2014 season, the revamped Australia Formula Ford Series announced an innovative partnership with the Mazda Road to Indy Ladder System – establishing Formula Ford as a logical step for any Australian junior striving to make it on the international stage.

As part of the new alliance, the Australian Formula Ford Series champion receives a two-day USF2000 test in the United States, as well as a head start in receiving a financial incentive to compete in the entire USF2000 series..

Aug 6, 2014

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals will be watched by more five million people on national TV this year, following the release of broadcast audience figures gained across the first half of the 2014 season.

Metro and Regional TV ratings data supplied by SBS show that a combined audience of 2.76 million people have watched an episode of long-running motorsport TV show Speedweek containing Shannons Nationals coverage so far this season.

Aug 5, 2014

The return of former Formula 3 Australian Drivers champions James Winslow and Chris Gilmour to the series add serious spice to proceedings at Queensland Raceway this weekend.

2008 & ‘12 champion Winslow will return to R-Tek Motorsport while Gilmour Racing will add a second McDonald’s entry alongside their championship contender, Ben Gersekowski, for the 2011 champ.

Aug 5, 2014

Terranorra’s Brendan Strong to debut ex-Lansvale Commodore in Kumho Series

ROOKIE driver Brendan Strong will be a new face on the grid at this weekend’s round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Queensland Raceway.

The 23-year-old from Terranorra (on the New South Wales side of the Queensland border) will make his debut in the category, which is a headline class of the Shannons Nationals and features ex-V8 Supercar Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores.

He and his family-run team have sourced a Holden Commodore VZ from Western Australia for their first foray into the Kumho Series.

Aug 4, 2014

V8 Touring Car category reaches milestone at Ipswich circuit as points leader Ryan Simpson chases his own winning record

THE Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series will celebrate a major milestone - its 100th race - at the next round at Queensland Raceway on August 9-10.

The category, which first debuted with the Shannons Nationals back in 2008, has become a banner-head part of the multi-category Shannons-backed rounds.

Queensland Raceway will be the third round of the 2014 series and 34th held in the category’s history. The first race held on Saturday afternoon (August 9) will bring up the ‘100’ milestone.

Aug 4, 2014

TWO OF Queensland’s racing champions in two of Australia’s fastest racing cars will make an on-track return when the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals visits Queensland Raceway this weekend.

Six-time Kerrick Sports Sedan series champion Kerry Baily and 2011 Formula 3 Australian Drivers Champion Chris Gilmour will both make their first racing starts of the 2014 season at the Ipswich circuit – and both have sights on strong results.

The pair return to the track at one of the biggest Shannons Nationals rounds of the year with seven national categories to race over two days at the Ipswich circuit this weekend.

Aug 4, 2014


Six-time National Sports Sedan champion Kerry Baily will make his first start of 2014 with the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series, which will host its third round of the season this weekend at Queensland Raceway (8-10 August).

Baily last hoisted the championship trophy in 2012, and was leading the Series by 40 points heading to the penultimate round of 2013 when technical issues saw him excluded before business commitments required him to step away from the final round.

Now, the Gold Coast based, Tasmanian-born racer is set to make his return at his local Queensland Raceway.

Aug 4, 2014


When the Australian Manufacturers Championship hits Queensland Raceway this weekend, it will do so with its biggest and best field of the year with 21 cars and a who’s who of names set to hit the Ipswich facility across August 8-10.

This weekend’s action will also see the 35 racers enjoy their first ‘sprint’ round of the year with two 200km races to unfold, including the ‘Fight in the Night’ under lights on Saturday evening.

Jul 31, 2014

In 2013, the second running of the Australian Manufacturers Championship's 'Fight in the Night' was voted the Shannons Nationals race of the year. It was a race of pressure, of great action, drama and an epic battle between two of the best in the game. As we count down to the 2014 running of the annual duel in the dark, we take a look back at the 2013 epic.

Jul 16, 2014

Please click the link to read a statement from Colin Osborne regarding an update on Brock Giblin's status following his accident in Sydney last week.

Jul 16, 2014

The revamped Australian Formula Ford Series has received a boost for competitors with the announcement of an alliance with the INDYCAR-sanctioned Mazda Road to Indy ladder system in the US.

The alliance will see both the Formula Ford Association and Mazda Road to Indy promoters, Andersen Promotions, work together to provide Australian Formula Ford competitors with a defined pathway to the Verizon IndyCar series and Indianapolis 500.

Jul 15, 2014

THE FIRST CHAMPIONS of the 2014 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals season were crowned at Sydney Motorsport Park at the weekend.

The Australian 4 Hour enduro held at the Sydney circuit marked the conclusion of the Australian Manufacturers Endurance Championship – a ‘series within a series’ made up of the Sydney event plus the Great Southern 4 Hour at Phillip Island and the season-opening Sandown 3 Hour classic.

Jul 13, 2014

Ilya Harpas has been racing 250 Internationals since 2007. The young Melbourne-based South Australian has had some great results in the past but that win has eluded him. His brother Yiani has taken three in the best, including a gutsy win in his Zip Eagle at Sydney Motorsport Park in 2011. Ilya Harpas now has three wins as well and sits on a perfect 60 points at the conclusion of day 1 of the 2014 Australian Superkart Championships at the Shannons National Motor Racing Championships.

Jul 13, 2014

A season of disappointment for Garry Holt and Stuart Kostera has been revived thanks to victory in the Australian Four Hour AMChamp enduro at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The Eastern Creek Karts crew fought a tense strategy battle with the rival Pro-Duct Mitsubishi squad for the opening two-thirds of the race with the winning Mitsubishi electing to take a three-stop strategy, while the Pro-Duct team tried to make it on two.

Jul 13, 2014


A SEASON of disappointment for Garry Holt and Stuart Kostera has been revived thanks to victory in the Australian Four Hour AMChamp enduro at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The Eastern Creek Karts crew fought a tense strategy battle with the rival Pro-Duct Mitsubishi squad for the opening two-thirds of the race with the winning Mitsubishi electing to take a three-stop strategy, while the Pro-Duct team tried to make it on two.

Click through to get the lowdown on today's AMChamp enduro, plus all the other Shannons Nationals action from Sydney..

Jul 13, 2014

Defending Australian Sports Racer Series Champion Adam Proctor has enjoyed a clean-sweep of his home-round this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park, top qualifying before going on to take all three race wins.

Proctor has endured a difficult start to the season but had managed to persevere to be second in the point standings before this weekend saw him taste victory for the first time in 2014 – allowing him to claw back valuable championship points from title leader Roger I’Anson.

Jul 12, 2014

AFTER FAILING to finish the opening two rounds of the championship, Garry Holt and Stuart Kostera will aim for a win from pole position in this weekend’s Australian 4 Hour at Sydney Motorsport Park.

A last-session flyer from triple champion Stuart Kostera was enough to see the Eastern Creek Karts-sponsored Mitsubishi secure the top spot in qualifying for the third round of the Australian Manufacturers Championship, competing within the fifth round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals.

Click through for a full qualifying wrap and a rundown of all the Saturday action at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Jul 11, 2014

Please click through to read an update on Brock Giblin by Osborne Motorsport Team owner, Colin Osborne.

Jul 11, 2014

AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURERS Championship competitor Brock Giblin has been taken to Westmead Hospital following an accident in practice this morning at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The 17-year-old Queensland driver was driving a Mazda 3 MPS when it rolled several times at turn one.

Track officials quickly attended the accident scene with New South Wales Police, Ambulance and Fire services also in attendance.

Jul 8, 2014



Penrith's Adam Proctor will be looking to push ahead with his Australian Sports Racer Series title defence this weekend when the Series heads to his home-track of Sydney Motorsport Park across 11-13 July for its third round of 2014.

Proctor is currently second in the championship standings behind Series newcomer Roger I’Anson, joining the two-time event winner on the podium at each of the two 2014 outings so far with two second-place results.

Jul 3, 2014

As a zookeeper for Taronga Western Plains Zoo, it is no surprise that 22 year old Jake Williams is confident around a wide array of exotic beasts – from rare Black Rhinos to hard-charging race cars.

Next weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park, it will be his skill with mechanical beasts that will be on show, when he hits the track as part of the Australian Manufacturers Championship Australian Four Hour (11-13 July).

When he isn’t racing, the Dubbo resident is responsible for the daily care of 10 Black Rhinos, 9 Cheetahs, 10 African Wild Dogs and 8 Galapogas Tortoises.

Jul 2, 2014

THE SETON RACING dynasty will expand further during round five of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals this July, adding to an already remarkable family racing history.

16-year-old Aaron Seton, son of two-time Australian Touring Car / V8 Supercar Champion Glenn, will make his National racing debut driving with his father and Bob Pearson during the Australian Four-hour Australian Manufacturers Championship (AMChamp) endurance race at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Jun 15, 2014

Fraser Ross has fended off a weekend-long challenge from John Goodacre to take a clean sweep of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli race victories at Winton Motor Raceway, while Tim Miles achieved his maiden Class B round win.

Following victory in Saturday’s Race 1, Ross was pipped at the start of Race 2 by Goodacre, who led the race until moments before a safety car was called to the circuit.

Jun 15, 2014

Tony Ricciardello has kept his clean-sweep of 2014 alive by taking out victory in all three of this weekend’s Kerrick Sports Sedan Series races at Winton Motor Raceway on his way to his second round victory of 2014.

Today’s results for the West Australian means he has claimed both Top Qualifier honours and all six race wins on offer so far this year, getting his championship chase off to a perfect start. Joining him on the podium was Steven Tamasi (second) and Bruce Banks (third), as well as Colin Smith who received the Kerrick Awar

Jun 15, 2014

Roger I’Anson has claimed his second consecutive Australian Sports Racer Series round win at Winton Motor Raceway today by clean-sweeping all three races while setting and resetting lap records following yesterday’s top qualifying performance.

Joining I’Anson on the round two podium today were runner-up Adam Proctor (#1 AP Racing Stohr) and third-placed Aaron Steer (#3 West Race Cars West) who were separated by just one point in the final standings. Fourth for the round was Proctor’s stable mate Darren Barlow in the #2 AP Racing Stohr, while West’s John-Paul Drake secured fifth for the round in only his second national Sports Racer event aboard the #56 West Race Cars West.

Jun 15, 2014

Rookie Ruggier again impresses and local Chahda collects first podium finish

RYAN SIMPSON has extended his Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series winning streak to five straight rounds after claiming a pair of race victories today at Winton Motor Raceway.

Sydneysider Simpson has won the first two rounds of this year’s series in his ex-Craig Lowndes Falcon, extending his points margin over rookie Justin Ruggier to 40 points.

Ruggier, driving for Eggleston Motorsport, finished second in both of today’s races to score another podium finish in just his second weekend in the category for ex-V8 Supercars.

Jun 15, 2014


IN RACES WHERE passing opportunities were at a premium, Queenslander Jordan Lloyd has added his name to the illustrious list of Australian Formula Ford round winners today at the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals by racing his way to the front.

Lloyd won two races in the ultra-competitive Formula Ford series to secure his maiden victory as six national categories offered a mix of dominating performances and highly competitive racing during round four of the Shannons Nationals, at Winton Motor Raceway.

Click through to read about all the action from Winton Motor Raceway and Round 4 of The Nationals.

Jun 15, 2014

STARTING SIXTH on the grid, Travis Lindorff (Pakenham Tyres Holden Commodore) has come through to dominate the action-packed first 30-lap leg of the DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG CHALLENGE at the Winton third round of the Australian Super Six Touring Car Series.

Kane Baxter-Smith (Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes Ford Falcon) was second while Ben Grice (Hinde Transport Falcon) just held off Jason Leoncini (Inland Motor Body Works Commodore) for third.

Jun 14, 2014


RYAN SIMPSON has gone one step further in his quest to beat his incredible Kumho V8 Touring Cars winning streak from 2013, by taking the opening race in round two of the series today at Winton Raceway, in Victoria.

A safety-car filled Kumho Series opener was one of several dramatic races in a day that saw Tom Randle score his first Australian Formula Ford Series win of the year, Fraser take a Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge enduro that ended in the dark and Travis Lindorff outrace his rivals to deliver an upset win in leg one of the Super Six Touring Cars Dial Before You Dig Classic.

Round 4 of the 2014 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals continues tomorrow with a full day of racing, all of it streamed live via thenationals.com.au

Jun 13, 2014

AFTER PRESSURING the dominating Ryan Simpson all the way in the opening round at Mallala, Kumho V8 Touring Cars Series rookie Justin Ruggier is confident of continuing his strong form in round two this weekend at Winton Motor Raceway.

The Kumho Series, for ex-V8 Supercars, is one of six National categories competing in round four of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Winton this weekend.

Jun 12, 2014

RACING IN the Dial Before You Dig Australian Super Six Touring Car Series at Winton on June 14-15 will be a little different from the normal.

Instead of the usual three-race format, the popular Ford Falcon verse Holden Commodore six cylinder series will be over two races – longer than normal, will include a compulsory 30-second pitstop and be preceded by a top ten shootout.

This is the second year Dial Before You Dig Challenge has been contested and despite the different format, the usual protagonists ruled at the front last year. Then it was front runners Simon Tabinor, Wayne King and Travis Sharpe over the two races but all three are not contesting the series in season 2014.

Jun 11, 2014

New faces and endurance races will be the highlight of the fourth round of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli at Winton Motor Raceway this weekend.

The 17 strong Porsche field, which continues the series' strong on-track presence in its seventh season, will feature four new 2014 racers.

Andrew Macpherson returns having competed in 2013 while Greg Taylor, Stephen Bradford and Trent Young make their debut in the Porsche one-make category.

Jun 11, 2014

RACING IN the Dial Before You Dig Australian Super Six Touring Car Series at Winton on June 14-15 will be a little different from the normal.

Instead of the usual three-race format, the popular Ford Falcon verse Holden Commodore six cylinder series will be over two races – longer than normal, will include a compulsory 30-second pitstop and be preceded by a top ten shootout.

Jun 11, 2014

The reborn Australian Formula Ford Series is back for its second round of action this weekend as part of Round 4 of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Winton Motor Raceway June 13 - 15.

Following a strong opening round at South Australia’s Mallala Motorsport Park, another strong showing of 21 Formula Fords entries will line up at Winton, the home test ground for a majority of the field.

Jun 10, 2014

The Kerrick Sports Sedan Series has introduced a new concept which allows competitors the chance to compete as ‘state of origin’ entrants in the national Series at two rounds across the year, one of which must be held in their home state.

The concept allows racers who may otherwise not have the time or resources to compete in the full Series to compete in a national-level racing competition, with two State of Origin entries received for this weekend’s Winton Motor Raceway event (13-15 June).

One of those who has answered the call is 37 year old Warragul racer Shane Ryding.

Jun 10, 2014

Braeside’s Phil Hughes is used to working with exotic machines as an independent Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati repair specialist, so it is no surprise that he is drawn to the Le Mans-inspired cars of the Australian Sports Racer Series.

Hughes will field a Radical entry in this week’s second round of the 2014 Australian Sports Racer Series, which is being held at Winton Motor Raceway across June 13-15. 

Hughes has been a part of many racing campaigns throughout his time, including for Allan Simonsen and these days, Tony Defelice and the Team Vicious Rumour Racing Ferrari 458 GT3. For Hughes, Simonsen will always be a companion of sorts when he races his Radical.

Jun 10, 2014


FORMER Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series champion Tony Evangelou will return to the series this weekend in the second round of 2014 at Winton Motor Raceway in north-east Victoria.

Evangelou, who drives an ex-Ford Performance Racing Falcon for the 501 Performance team, won last year’s Winton round in addition to claiming victory at the three-kilometre circuit in 2010.

Evangelou missed the opening round of the season at Mallala in South Australia but will be back on the grid this weekend.

Jun 9, 2014

Evangelou and Ex-Ford Performance Racing CAT Falcon make 2014 debut

FORMER Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series champion Tony Evangelou will return to the series this weekend in the second round of 2014 at Winton Motor Raceway in north-east Victoria.

Evangelou, who drives an ex-Ford Performance Racing Falcon for the 501 Performance team, won last year’s Winton round in addition to claiming victory at the three-kilometre circuit in 2010.

He also holds the Winton lap record for the Kumho Series set in 2010 at 1m26.3601s.

Evangelou missed the opening round of the season at Mallala in South Australia but will be back on the grid this weekend.

 

Jun 6, 2014

NEARLY FOURTEEN years since a stunning 2000 Australian Formula Ford Championship campaign pushed her into the national motorsport spotlight, Leanne Tander is ready to go back to where it all began next week at the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals.

Tander will join a strong field for the second round of the Australian Formula Ford Series, competing alongside a packed program at Winton Motor Raceway near Benalla, in Victoria’s North.

Its remarkable how things have come full circle for the former V8 Supercar, Formula 3 and Formula Ford frontrunner – so much so that next weekend she will even be considered a rookie.

May 27, 2014

WE LOVE a bit of Twitter action - so we've gathered a random selection of content that came through the official Shannons Nationals Twitter account (@ShannonsNats) or via the hashtag: #TheNationals.

Click through to see if your tweet got a mention.. and if it didn't, make sure you get onboard for Round 4 at Winton!

May 25, 2014

GLENN SETON and Bob Pearson have successfully defended their 2013 Great Southern Four Hour victory, taking a repeat win in style at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in today’s Australian Manufacturers Championship enduro.

The Pro Duct Racing Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X led for a bulk of the race and survived a late-race safety car to take their second Phillip Island victory ahead of the Beric Lynton / Tim Leahey Alphera Financial Services BMW 1M and the class B-winning Iain and Grant Sherrin Sherrin Rentals BMW 135i.

May 25, 2014

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After a difficult weekend in often treacherous conditions, reigning Highlands 101 champion Tony Quinn has come through for his second GT endurance victory in 12-months, ably assisted by V8 Supercar regular Garth Tander who was making his GT3 debut in the VIP Petfoods Aston Martin.

Set for 101-laps of the Phillip Island circuit, the clock was against the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli regulars with a time certain restriction on the Phillip Island venue set at 5:00pm. Unfortunately for the GT teams, an accident in Carrera Cup immediately prior to the 2:05 start forced a length delay, as did an unusual occurrence as a result of the accident.

May 25, 2014

It was the greatest driver line-up to ever grace Porsche Carrera Cup Australia as the pairing of Stephen Grove and Scott McLaughlin performed faultlessly to claim the 2014 Porsche Pro-Am title.

V8 star David Reynolds dominated the race early, jumping to the lead by Lap 2, though the former Carrera Cup champion couldn’t gap the field once a safety car was called to recover the Porsche of Nick Foster, which stopped on the circuit.

May 25, 2014



GLENN SETON and Bob Pearson have successfully defended their 2013 Great Sothern Four Hour victory, taking a repeat win in style at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in today’s Australian Manufacturers Championship enduro.

The Pro Duct Racing Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X led for a bulk of the race and survived a late-race safety car to take their second Phillip Island victory ahead the Beric Lynton / Tim Leahey BMW 1M and the class B-winning Iain and Grant Sherrin BMW 135i.

Click through to read the full rundown of what happened in the close and competitive four-hour enduro.

May 25, 2014

The Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship ProAm and Radical Australia Cup have provided plenty of thrills and spills during round three of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Phillip Island.

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Three different winners from three races highlighted a competitive third round of the 2014 Radical Australia Cup, John Corbett and Tim Berryman adding their names to the list of winners on Sunday, following Peter White’s race one triumph.

May 24, 2014

GARTH TANDER has chased down Erebus Motorsport young gun Jack LeBrocq to win a thrilling Australian GT 101 Classic at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

The former V8 Supercars champion, driving with Tony Quinn in an Aston Martin Vantage GT3, passed the LeBrocq / Richard Muscat Mercedes Benz two laps from the time-critical race finish to take a thrilling victory in the inaugural running of Australia’s newest GT enduro.

It capped off a bumper day of action that saw bruising Porsche Carrera Cup and Radical Australia Cup races and the field set for the Great Southern Four hour to be run on Sunday afternoon in a big third round of the 2014 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals.

May 23, 2014

SOME OF THE biggest stars of the V8 Supercars circus have posted impressive performances in practice for the third round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Phillip Island.

Supercheap Auto Racing’s Tim Slade topped the sole fully-dry session in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia today while his Walkinshaw Racing stable mate, Garth Tander, helped Tony Quinn’s Aston Martin Vantage GT3 top the Australian GT charts in a day of typically mixed weather at the Victorian circuit.

Frequent rain showers were split by brief moments of sunshine today as Carrera Cup and Australian GT were joined by the Australian Manufacturers Championship and Radical Australia Cup in practicing for this weekend’s endurance event at the 4.46km circuit.

May 21, 2014

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The return of three-time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss completes a star-studded entry for this weekend’s Pro-Am Carrera Cup races at Phillip Island.

Bayliss will drive alongside Michael Patrizi, continuing the pair’s partnership from last year’s Rennsport event.

Having performed solidly last year, the 45-year-old expects that the new generation Type 991 Cup cars introduced to the class for 2014 will result in a tighter field this weekend.

May 21, 2014

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Ford Performance Racing’s David Reynolds is the sixth and final V8 Supercars Championship driver to be confirmed for this weekend’s Carrera Cup Pro-Am at Phillip Island.

Reynolds will link with second-year Elite Class runner Tony Walls for the two 60 minute races.

The 28-year-old Reynolds spent two full seasons in the Carrera Cup before graduating to the V8 Supercars Development Series in 2008.

May 21, 2014

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Holden Racing Team star Garth Tander will make his Australian GT Championship debut at Phillip Island this weekend aboard Tony Quinn’s Aston Martin.

Tander will share driving duties with car and series owner Quinn for the 101 lap, 450km contest.

The 37-year-old Tander is the only full-time V8 Supercars driver set to race in the 26-car field.

May 20, 2014

ELEVEN DRIVERS will attempt to ‘do the double’ during round three of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Phillip Island this weekend.

The endurance-only format and appearance of high profile categories has encouraged several notable drivers to double up their duties in an attempt to get two shots at some silverware at one of Australia’s best tracks.

For the first time, both days of practice, qualifying and racing will be streamed live on the internet via Nationals TV – available for free via the Shannons Nationals website.

May 20, 2014

Long-time Australian Manufacturers Championship competitor Lauren Gray will make her comeback to national level competition this weekend as an entrant in the Great Southern 4 Hour – to be contested at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit across May 23-25.

In what will be her first ‘major’ event back on-track since the birth of her first child William in August of 2013, Gray will join George Karadimas and Matt Lehmann at the wheel of the #34 Australian Auto Wreckers Ford Falcon XR6T for the second round of the AMChamp Series for 2014.

May 19, 2014

The Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals team was saddened to hear this morning of the passing of Sir Jack Brabham.

As motor racing fans ourselves, we are proud that our series is supported by so many passionate representatives of the sport who, whether they know it or not, all strive to compete with the same levels of ingenuity, sportsmanship and can-do Aussie attitude that Sir Jack showed throughout his career on the biggest stage of all.

He will be remembered as one of all time greats of our sport and as a series we hope that we can continue to allow our competitors the chance to innovate, enjoy and succeed in this great sport just like Sir Jack did.

We look forward to racing in his memory at Phillip Island this weekend and we extend our thoughts to the Brabham family.

May 13, 2014

Porsche Carrera Cup Australia is preparing for one of its most anticipated events of the season as several high-profile drivers are confirmed for the Porsche Pro-Am at Phillip Island on May 24-25, 2014.

A selection of the country’s top drivers will join Carrera Cup in the co-driver races; including V8 Supercars’ Scott McLaughlin, Dale Wood, Tim Slade, Nick Percat and Jason Bright, who will re-join the Ramsay family racing operation.

May 12, 2014

The Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli returns to the Phillip Island Circuit on May 23-24 for the second round of the six round schedule, but unlike previous ‘sprint’ events at the popular world-class venue, this round will be all about endurance.

CLICK the link to read a full preview and check out the Australian GT entry list for Phillip Island.

May 9, 2014

Erebus Motorsport GT driver Richard Muscat will be partnered with his fellow Erebus Academy driver Jack Le Brocq for the Australian GT Championship Endurance Race at Phillip Island on May 24.

May 8, 2014

ENDURANCE racing fans will be in their element at the third round of the 2014 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals – whether they are at the track or not.

For the first time, live and free internet streaming will be produced from both days of the May 23-25 event at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, showcasing Saturday’s action as well as the marquee Great Southern Four Hour AMChamp race on Sunday afternoon.

Both one-hour Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Pro/Am races and the Saturday Australian GT Championship Phillip Island 101, plus three, 40-minute Radical Australia Cup races, will all be streamed live via Nationals TV at www.thenationals.com.au

Apr 30, 2014



V8 Supercar ace Scott McLaughlin will partner Stephen Grove in next month’s Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Pro-Am endurance round at Phillip Island.

The popular Kiwi is scheduled to participate in both 60 minute races as the Carrera Cup Australia category makes its maiden venture onto the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals bill.

Apr 29, 2014

The 2014 Australian Formula Ford Series kicked off at Round 2 of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Mallala Motorsport Park with close and clean racing ensuing all weekend.

The series start heralds the new direction for the premier Formula Ford competition in Australia that has undergone a restructure during the off season that has focused on making the series more affordable for competitors.

Apr 29, 2014

BY WINNING THE second round at Mallala Motorsport Park last weekend, April 26-27, Blackwell Race Engines Holden Commodore VT driver Gavin Ross has taken the lead in the DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG Australian Super Six Touring Car Series.

The Victorian won race one and finish with seconds in the hard-fought subsequent outings to finish the round with 170 points, just four more than second placed Kane Baxter-Smith in his Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes Ford Falcon AU out of Queensland.

Apr 29, 2014


Sydney Falcon driver clean sweeps South Australian round of V8 Touring Cars

RYAN SIMPSON has opened his 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series campaign in style by taking a comfortable victory in the season opener at Mallala Motorsport Park today.

After claiming victory in Saturday’s opening race, the Sydney-based driver won both of Sunday’s races.

He finished 4.2-seconds clear of impressive rookie Justin Ruggier in the 15-lap race and then just under 10 seconds clear of Ruggier in the longer 20-lap final.

The Parramatta Smash Repairs driver also set a new lap record of 1m10.1865s in Race 1 on Saturday, slicing two-tenths of a second from the previous mark

Apr 29, 2014


SA local Roger I’Anson has won the opening round of the Australian Sports Racer Series at Malalla Motorsport Park today, winning two of the weekend’s three races en route to the ‘big trophy’.

By virtue of his round win, the 25 year old from Berri is also now leading the Series points ahead of defending champion Adam Proctor and fellow local racer Mark Short.

Apr 29, 2014

Local racer John Goodacre has dominated Sunday's racing of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli at Mallala to secure his first round win of the season, while Matt Campbell remains the Class B benchmark after another class victory.

Placing second in Saturday’s Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race, Goodacre was first off the start line on Sunday's opening race and led through to the finish from Race 1 winner Fraser Ross, Class B ace Campbell, Jon McCorkindale, Peter Fitzgerald, John Karytinos, Scott Taylor, Jed Wallis, Ross McGregor and Grant Sparks in tenth.

Apr 29, 2014

Tony Ricciardello has triumphed at Mallala Motorsport Park to clean-sweep the opening round of the 2014 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series whilst resetting the track record and claiming not one, but two ‘marquee’ trophies.

After claiming victory in the morning’s race aboard his #5 B&M Ricciardello Motors Chevrolet-powered Alfa Romeo GTV, the seven-time champion set a new lap record on his way to victory and a record fourth Clem Smith Trophy at midday before going on to secure the Des Wall Trophy in the final race of the weekend.

Apr 27, 2014


IT IS RARE in sports to win one ‘marquee’ trophy in a season and winning two is almost unheard of – just don’t tell that to Kerrick Sports Sedan Series hero Tony Ricciardello.

The seven-time champion won both of his series’ marquee trophies in the space of five hours, taking the Clem Smith Cup at lunchtime and the Des Wall Memorial Trophy just before the sun set over the plains North of Adelaide.

It amounted to a superb day for the West Australian amongst a day filled with stories at the second round of the 2014 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals today at Mallala Motor Sport Park.


Apr 26, 2014


FRASER ROSS has fired the opening salvo of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia Presented by Pirelli’s Jim Richards Endurance Trophy Series, winning a spectacular 40-lap enduro under lights at Mallala Motor Sport Park tonight.

Ross, the series leader following round victories at the opening two events, held out John Goodacre by just 0.2 seconds in a thrilling finish. John Karytinos was a career-best third and Matthew Campbell fourth and first of the Class B cars home.

Apr 26, 2014



A BUMPER DAY of on-track action at Mallala Motor Sport Park has helped kick-off the second round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals in style.

A big day of action included the opening races of the all-new Australian Formula Ford Series, the Australian Sports Racer Series and the Dial Before You Dig Australian Super Six Touring Cars, plus qualifying for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and Kerrick Sports Sedans. Ryan Simpson won the first Kumho V8 Touring Car race.

Click through to read a full rundown of today's activities!

Apr 26, 2014

RYAN SIMPSON has opened his 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series campaign in style by taking a comfortable victory in the season opener at Mallala today.

Simpson, driving an ex-Triple Eight Racing Ford BF Falcon, qualified on pole but had to battle fellow Falcon driver Matt Chahda for the lead in the opening lap of today’s 14-lap affair.

Apr 25, 2014

LOCAL SOUTH AUSTRALIANS lead the way in the build-up to the second round of the DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG Australian Super Six Touring Car Series at Mallala today.

Driving Holden Commodore VTs, Morphett Vale Garages’ team mates Wayne King and Shawn Jamieson (title winner of 2009) have provisionally locked out the front row. They headed the time sheets over the three sessions conducted at the South Australian provincial motor racing circuit.

Apr 25, 2014

DESPITE JUST ONE DAY of practice in the books, it is clear that a highlight of the 2014 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals will be a revitalised Australian Formula Ford series.

21-cars logged laps across three practice sessions today at the 2.6km Mallala circuit in South Australia with all indications pointing to the most competitive national series in years.

Click though to read a rundown of today's Formula Ford action plus early practice for each of the six categories competing at Mallala this weekend, as part of Round 2 of the Shannons Nationals.

Apr 23, 2014

SOUTH AUSTRALIANS ARE SET TO SHINE when the Dial Before You Dig Australian Super Six Touring Car Series hits Mallala Motorsport Park on the ANZAC weekend of April 25-27.

The champions of 2009 and 2011 are returning to the popular six cylinder Ford verse Holden series.

Matt Lovell and his Batteries Direct Ford Falcon AU will return to their home track, as too Shawn Jamieson who will take the wheel of the car he built for West Australia’s Tony James.

Apr 23, 2014

After two sensational rounds of the 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli season, the one-make series now heads to Mallala Motor Sport Park to begin its coveted endurance championship.

This weekend, the opening race at the South Australian venue, which hosted the first ever GT3 Cup Challenge event in 2008, will feature as the first of three Jim Richards Endurance Trophy races of the 2014 season.

Apr 23, 2014

NATIONAL-LEVEL Formula Ford will return to Mallala Motorsport Park for the first time since 2006 when the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals returns to the South Australian circuit this week.

Then, current V8 Supercar star Tim Slade took pole position and won two of the three races en route to a round victory, one that would help launch him towards a career in the V8’s. Since then, only state-level Formula Ford competition has been held at Mallala and the return of the national series will provide an exciting spectacle for fans of open-wheel racing.

Apr 22, 2014

When the Australian Sports Racer Series fires up at Mallala Motorsport Park for its first round of 2014 this weekend (25-27 April), 63 year old Mark Laucke of Strathalbyn will be looking for the home track advantage.

Laucke – Managing Director of Laucke Flour Mills and driver for the Knead for Speed team – will be one of 12 racers lining up for the first round of the Series, which in 2014 joins the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals for the first time.

Apr 22, 2014

Bruce Banks

When Tasmania’s Bruce Banks heads to Mallala Motorsport Park later this week for round one of the 2014 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series (25-27 April), he will be hoping recent changes to his Mazda RX7 help improve his track record at the notoriously challenging SA circuit.

Banks is no stranger to challenges, taking out the 2013 Kerrick Sports Sedan National Championship in no less than three different race vehicles. One such vehicle – lent to Banks by Sports Sedan identity Steve Vigurs during the 2013 title chase – saw him enjoy his best performance at Mallala to date.

Apr 22, 2014

The revamped Australian Formula Ford Series is set to kick off as part of this weekend’s Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals round at Mallala Motor Sport Park.

After a restructure of the series that focussed on cost reduction, the grid numbers are set to rise with 34 cars registered to compete in the series with 22 confirmed for the round 1 racing.

The series has become a two category affair thanks to the reintroduction of the Formula Ford 1600 cars that will race behind the premier Formula Ford category.

The bulk of the field will race in the Formula Ford category with some new blood entering the category alongside experienced runners.

The racing is set to be hotly contested with front running team and 2013 champions, Team Sonic, fielding three cars with experienced Formula Forders Nick Rowe, Hamish Hardeman and Christian Morina who are all set to be on the pace.

Apr 21, 2014



When the Australian Sports Racer Series fires up at Mallala Motorsport Park for its first round of 2014, 63 year old Mark Laucke of Strathalbyn will be looking for the home track advantage.

Laucke – Managing Director of Laucke Flour Mills and driver for the Knead for Speed team – will be one of 12 racers lining up for the first round of the Series, which in 2014 joins the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals for the first time.

Apr 21, 2014


Field full of familiar and new names for V8 Touring Car season opener

THE 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series begins this weekend at Mallala Motorsport Park in South Australia with a field of new names and faces set to compete.

The Kumho Series – held for ex-V8 Supercars no longer eligible to compete in the V8 Supercars Championship or Dunlop Series – is the banner head category at the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals event this weekend.

 

Apr 14, 2014

MELBOURNE-BASED Eggleston Motorsport has confirmed Sydney-based driver Justin Ruggier (Centre) as part of its 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series program. Ruggier will drive a well-known ex-HSV Dealer Team Commodore VZ in the series for ex-V8 Supercars, which begins next weekend at Mallala in South Australia.

His new car was used by Rick Kelly to win the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship and also finished runner-up at that year’s Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 with brother Todd co-driving.

Apr 14, 2014

Justin Ruggier to jump from iRacing online to real-life V8 Touring Car racing

MELBOURNE-BASED Eggleston Motorsport has confirmed Sydney-based driver Justin Ruggier as part of its 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series program.

Ruggier will drive a well-known ex-HSV Dealer Team Commodore VZ in the series for ex-V8 Supercars, which begins next weekend at Mallala in South Australia.

His new car was used by Rick Kelly to win the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship and also finished runner-up at that year’s Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 with brother Todd co-driving.

Apr 11, 2014



Round two of the 2014 Radical Australia Cup saw our competitors rejoin the Shannons Nationals for their first event of 2014, at Melbourne’s historic Sandown Raceway. It would be horsepower of a different kind as the SR3 and SR8 competitors continued their championship battles from Bathurst’s round one.

Apr 10, 2014



THE DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG Australian Super Six Touring Cars saved their best for the last race of round one last Sunday, March 30.

Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes Ford Falcon AU driver Kane Baxter-Smith (Queensland) made yet another great start to lead the Pakenham Tyres and Trik Trailers Holden Commodore VTs of Travis Lindorff and Gavin Ross in the early laps.

Apr 9, 2014


Porsche Carrera Cup Champion to dovetail role with racing program

FIVE-TIME Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Champion Craig Baird has been confirmed in the role of Driving Standards Observer for the 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series.

The Gold Coast-based New Zealander will dovetail the role with the DSO position for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, which also competes on the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals program.

Baird, a veteran of 19 Bathurst 1000 starts and 87 V8 Supercars Championship event appearances, takes over the role from Cameron McConville.

Apr 8, 2014

The revamped 2014 Australian Formula Ford Series is set to kick off with a bang with the first round to be held at the upcoming Shannons Motor Racing Nationals on the 26 -27 April at Mallala Motorsport Park.

Series entries of 35 cars, of which 24 are confirmed to be on track at the first round at Mallala, represents a great leap forward for the category that some had considered dead and buried.

Mar 31, 2014



• Richard Muscat claims back-to-back wins on AGT debut 

• Koutsoumidis/Winslow victorious in hotly contested GT Trophy class
• Cook/Kingsley weather storm in Challenge Class

• Lotus claims GT4 Sports round win after race two victory

Despite an early Safety Car intervention which all but decimated the advantage he had eked out over his title rivals, new Erebus Motorsport recruit Richard Muscat as dominated race two to comfortably claim back-to-back wins in the opening round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli and lead the points into round two.

 

Mar 31, 2014



Victorian father and son duo Robert and Shane Marshall have triumphed during an intense Sandown 3 Hour Classic which saw all four classes represented in the top five.

The pair not only survived the gruelling race that claimed several fancied runners early, but led for the majority before taking outright victory and ahead of the Sherrin Rentals BMW 135i driven by Grant and Iain Sherrin.

Mar 31, 2014

Local racer Fraser Ross has taken his second consecutive Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli round victory following two race wins at Sandown on Sunday, while Matt Campbell continued his Class B dominance.

Race 1 winner John Goodacre drove to the lead at the start of Race 2 followed by John Karytinos, who had an impressive start off the line with Ross and Jon McCorkindale close behind.

It wasn't long before Ross came through to the lead mid-race and pulled away from his rivals to claim a 1.5 second win from Goodacre and McCorkindale in third, who finished a mere 0.0055 seconds apart at the chequered flag.

Mar 30, 2014

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Championships have concluded their celebratory 75th round in style with a packed weekend of racing at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne.

Six top categories put on a show with a series of ultra-competitive sprint and endurance races entertaining today in perfect conditions at the suburban Melbourne venue.

Click through to read what happened in each of the six categories competing today at Sandown!

Mar 29, 2014

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals 2013 driver of the year Richard Muscat has firmly lodged his candidacy for the 2014 award – and it happened on the opening day of the season today at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne.

Muscat charged from last to first to win the season opener in the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli with a storming drive through the field that was one of many highlights in a massive day of on-track action.

Two Dial Before You Dig Australian Super Six Touring Car Series races, a Radical Australia Cup Enduro plus sprint races from the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and the F3 Australian Drivers Championship were included in an action-packed day.

Mar 28, 2014

THE DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG Australian Saloon Car Series has been reborn. The Shannons National core category is now known as the Australian Super Six Touring Car Series and it kicks off at Sandown International Raceway on March 28-30.

Not only has the popular six cylinder, iconic Australian Ford Falcon verse Holden Commodore series had a makeover, and many of the cars in it have too.

Mar 28, 2014

TWO YOUNG STARS of Australian Motorsport who came to prominence throughout the 2013 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals have taken their first laps in their new-for-2014 categories today at Sandown Raceway.

Reigning Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge winner Richard Muscat has switched to the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli this year, driving a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG for Erebus Motorsport. Meanwhile, former Suzuki Swift series star Ben Grice has switched his attention to the Dial Before You Dig Super Six Touring Car Series, driving a Ford Falcon.

Click through to find out more from two rising stars of the sport in action today.

Mar 27, 2014



Welcome to the 2014 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals..

Mar 25, 2014

This weekend’s opener for the Australian Manufacturers Championship at Sandown International Raceway (29-30 March) will host the category debut of two Queensland speedsters – 16 year old Brock Giblin of Landsborough and 30 year old Nick Lange of Airlie Beach.

Mar 25, 2014

The opening round of the 2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli gets underway at Melbourne’s Sandown Park this weekend (March 28-30) with a staggering array of cars and drivers.

24 cars will line up across the four classes for opening practice on Friday March 28, including seven of the best GT3 cars in the world battling for outright victory across the two one-hour compulsory pit-stop [CPS] races.

Mar 21, 2014

Ahead of the 2014 season kick-off for the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series in April, Series management have confirmed the eligibility of the MARC Focus GTC for the category.

The MARC Focus GTC will be eligible for both outright and Sports Sedan class honours, as well as a special MARC Focus trophy which will be awarded to the highest performing entrant of its type.

Mar 21, 2014

PICKING RACE WINNERS will be tough at the opening round of the 2014 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals when a new season commences at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne next week.

The 75th Shannons Nationals round to be held since the series’ formation in 2006 features six national-level Australian race categories, with more than 100 entries received for the March 28-30 event.

Mar 18, 2014

Good news for spectators heading out to Sandown on March 28-30 for our blockbuster series opener!

Mar 12, 2014

A LATE CHANGE to the Australian Sports Racer Series calendar has been confirmed by the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals today.

Originally scheduled to commence at the season opener at Sandown on March 28-30, the Sports Racer category will instead now commence at Mallala in April with the Sandown round switched to Wakefield Park, in New South Wales, this October.

The decision to switch rounds was made to ensure competitor safety and equality following delays in securing stock of the series’ control Kumho tyre for competitors.

Mar 10, 2014

MORE THAN 250 hours of action from the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals will be broadcast online, on free-to-air and subscription TV throughout the 2014 season.

It will make the 2014 season the most comprehensively covered Nationals series on record.

The Nationals have confirmed an extension of their existing relationship with the popular SBS program Speedweek, which will produce and broadcast more than 20 hours of first-run Shannons Nationals content this season across their Sunday afternoon timeslot.

Feb 26, 2014

Preparations for the 2014 Australian Formula Ford Series is gearing up for the first round in late April.

With management of the national series returning to the Formula Ford Association after an eight year hiatus and a philosophy of cost containment for competitors driving decision making, competitor interest has been high with a forecasted increase in participation on previous years.

“If competitor enquiries are an indication to participation then we should have a strong grid of cars on track in 2014. This is testament to the change in direction for the series that will see dramatic cost reductions in the areas of entry fees, travel and associated costs”, said Formula Ford Association chairman John Van Leeuwen.

Feb 26, 2014


V8 Development Series opener to showcase range of Kumho V8 talent

A RANGE of past and present drivers from the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series are among the grid for next weekend’s opening round of the V8 Supercar Development Series on the streets of Adelaide at the Clipsal 500.

No less than 11 of the 31 drivers entered in Adelaide have ties to the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series. A last minute entry for Adelaide is last year’s Kumho Series runner-up Ryan Simpson, who will drive an ex-Ford Performance Racing Falcon for MW Motorsport in his debut in the Development Series.

2012 Kumho Series champion Josh Hunter will drive an ex-Garry Rogers Motorsport Commodore for RSport Engineering, while local South Australian Dan Day will make his Development Series debut in an ex-Nick Percat/Walkinshaw Commodore.

Feb 17, 2014

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals will support the Childhood Cancer Association in 2014.

The first official charitable partner of the Shannons Nationals, the CCA will be supported at all Nationals events throughout 2014 with the series working to raise awareness, funds and support for the cause.

Jan 28, 2014

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals is building for its best season yet – and has confirmed the celebrations will kick off early at the opening round this year.

The Nationals will celebrate their 75th round at Sandown International Raceway in Melbourne, with a bumper program that includes some of the highest profile national racing categories in Australia.

The opening round on the March 28-30 weekend will expand to a three-day program to accommodate seven national categories, including the Australian GT Championship, Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship and the opening Australian Manufacturers Championship (AMChamps) enduro of the season.

Jan 13, 2014

Preparations for the 2014 Australian Formula Ford Series are gearing up for the first round in late April, with the series to contest five rounds with the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals this year.

Teams and drivers are preparing for a big season with bumper fields anticipated throughout the year. Click through to find out what some of the teams set to be involved had to say!

Dec 20, 2013

OLD AND NEW Shannons Nationals categories alike will get a facelift and an image change ahead of the 2014 season, commencing at Sandown next March.

The ever-popular Australian Saloon Car Series will change its title to the ‘Australian Super Six Touring Car Series’, to reflect the beginning of a new era that will see next-generation cars introduced into the series throughout the year.

Dec 19, 2013

OLD AND NEW Shannons Nationals categories alike will get a facelift and an image change ahead of the 2014 season, commencing at Sandown next March.

The ever-popular Australian Saloon Car Series will change its title to the ‘Australian Super Six Touring Car Series’, to reflect the beginning of a new era that will see next-generation cars introduced into the series throughout the year.

The series rebranding also brings the category into line with the ever expanding V8 Touring Car Series – giving the Nationals both six and eight-cylinder Touring Car competition between Holden and Ford across the series’ nine rounds next year.

Dec 12, 2013

THE PORSCHE CARRERA CUP Australia will join the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals in 2014.

Australia’s premier one-make championship will join the series at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit on May 23-25 next year, with two Pro-Am 60-minute endurance races to be contested across the weekend.

Professional drivers – this year including the likes of Craig Baird, Steven Richards and Warren Luff – will join with elite-level co drivers across the two races. Meanwhile, the series regular elite drivers will team with non-regular co-drivers of their choice.

Dec 12, 2013

Porsche star Craig Baird secured a world record-equalling fifth Carrera Cup Championship on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

As Steven Richards (Laser) prevented Nick Percat (Coates Hire) from a clean sweep by winning Race 3, Baird had a lonely but untroubled race to finish fifth and seal the crown in the third and final race.

Dec 12, 2013

A SECOND Sports Car category will join the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals in 2014.

The fledgling Australian Sports Racer Series will join the Nationals for a five-round series next year, adding a diverse mix of prototype-style race cars to the expanding group of categories already on the Nationals program.

Dec 12, 2013

The Formula Ford Association has announced an expansion of the 2014 Australian Formula Ford Series calendar with an additional round as part of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals.

Formula Ford will now join other racing categories at Sydney Motorsport Park between the 31 October and 2 November. This round will represent the fifth round in the 2014 National Formula Ford Series.

Dec 11, 2013

The future of Formula Ford national level racing in 2014 has been secured with CAMS officially giving the Formula Ford Association’s proposal for a revised national series the tick of approval.

The five round series will see four rounds held as part of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals and an additional round as part of the Island Magic event at Phillip Island.

Round 1          25-27 April                   Mallala Motorsport Park

Round 2          13-15 June                  Winton Motor Raceway

Round 3          8-10 August                 Queensland Raceway

Round 4          17-19 October             Wakefield Park Motor Raceway

Round 5          29-30 November         Phillip Island

Dec 11, 2013

The NSW Formula Ford Championship enjoyed an exciting fifth round and final round Sydney Motorsport Park over the weekend, navigating the Northern Circuit configuration for one qualifying session and three races resulting in the wrap of the 2013 NSW Formula Ford 1600 Championship for Cameron Walters and Christopher Anthony in the NSW Formula Ford Championship.

Nov 21, 2013

A title winning season for Garry Holt in the Australian Manufacturers’ Championship ended in fine style as co-driver Nathan Morcom swept to victory in the Sandown finale.

The 3 hour race was a battle in three between the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Xs of Holt/Morcom, Rob Marshall/Shane Marshall and Dylan Thomas/Stuart Kostera.

Nov 21, 2013

NEW KERRICK AUSTRALIAN SPORTS SEDAN title holder for 2013, Bruce Banks achieved the win in the most unprecedented circumstances ever imagined. The fact that he had used two cars to be leading into the final round was no so unusual, but then having to resort to a third car after his mount expired in qualifying, was certainly inconceivable.

To be even heading the points coming to Sandown Raceway for the finale at the Shannons Nationals on November 16/17 had the humble Tasmanian in awe. He wasn’t expecting to hold off the might of this round winner Tony Ricciardello in his charge to an eighth title, even more so when his Mazda RX7 expired before gathering a point.

Nov 21, 2013

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals has today unveiled the breakdown of categories competing at each of its nine rounds in 2014. A packed program includes two new endurance-specific rounds and bumper programs at several key events targeted for growth next year.

Click the link below and find out who is racing at your track in 2014!

Nov 17, 2013

SHAE Davies won the championship, Ryan Simpson won the round and Matthew White won the last race in the final day of racing in the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series today at Sandown in Melbourne.

Davies, 23, sealed the Kumho Series by virtue of his result on Saturday and endured a tough day today including a pit lane penalty for contact with Jack Le Brocq in Race 2.

Nov 17, 2013



THE FINAL round of the 2013 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals lived up to its ‘Super Sandown’ promotional tag, with a massive day of competition wrapping up Australia’s key national-level motorsport series for the season.

Six national categories competed in warm conditions with major titles decided across a series of eventful races.

Click through to find out who won what today at Sandown!

Nov 17, 2013

THREE TIME AUSTRALIAN Manufacturers Championship Driver Stuart Kostera is out to make amends after qualifying fastest for the final round of the AMChamps at Sandown Raceway yesterday.

The West Australian posted a sub-lap record time in the CXC Global Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X to head up the small but competitive line-up, and will be setting out to atone for a costly, if controversial error, at round two that cost he and co-driver Dylan Thomas victory at the Sydney Motorsport Park.

Nov 16, 2013

A REMARKABLE SPORTING gesture from his title rivals driver may allow Victorian driver Bruce Banks to take an incredible championship victory in the Kerrick Sports Sedan national series this year.

After his own car failed in qualifying, series leader Banks was allowed to switch from his own Mazda RX-7 into Dean Camm’s Chevrolet Corvette for today’s opening Sports Sedan race at Sandown, held as part of the grand finale’ of the 2013 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals.

Click through to read the full wrap from today's action at Sandown.

Nov 15, 2013


IT DIDN’T take long for Jack LeBrocq to come to grips with the V8 Touring Car he is driving during this weekend’s Shannons Nationals Grand Finale’ at Sandown Raceway.

The Erebus Academy-sponsored driver is making his Kumho V8 Debut this weekend driving a BA Falcon for Matt White and after having already driven a GT Mercedes Benz and a Dallara Formula 3 car this season, the young Victorian was quickly on the pace.

Click through for a full wrap from a big Friday at Sandown..

Nov 15, 2013



PORSCHE GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli champion Richard Muscat has won the inaugural Driver of the Year poll conducted by the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals and The Racing Magazine.

The 21-year-old Melbourne driver edged out Kumho V8 Touring Cars ace Ryan Simpson and F3 Australian Drivers Championship leader Tim Macrow in voting conducted prior to this weekend’s grand finale’ at Sandown in Melbourne.

Nov 14, 2013

A TWO-DRIVER, THREE HOUR Production Car race will conclude the Australian Manufacturers Championship (AMChamps) and the Shannons Nationals for 2013 at Sandown Raceway this weekend.

Championship leader Garry Holt is poised to add another scalp to an already impressive list of accomplishments in Australian Production Car racing.

Nov 14, 2013


BY THE MIDDLE of next Sunday afternoon the winner of the 2013 Kerrick Australian Sports Sedan Series will be known. With the completion of the fifth round this weekend at the Sandown Raceway Shannons Nationals, it could be title number eight for a seven-time winner or it could be someone new.

Two rounds ago, none of the three now in contention, really rated themselves but how soon things change. Tasmanian Bruce Banks finds himself an unlikely series leader, starting the season with a Chev Camaro and racing most recently, racing his trusty Mazda RX7. Queenslander Shane Bradford (Chev Camaro) always believed he had what it takes to be in contention . . . and still is, while West Australia’s Tony Ricciardello (Alfa Romeo/Chev) felt he had the pace but not enough rounds left to make it work.

Nov 13, 2013

THE DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG Australian Saloon Car Series winner for 2013 may have been already been decided, but there is still a lot at stake at Sandown Raceway’s final round this weekend.

Victorian Simon Tabinor had gone back-to-back in taking out this year’s Ford verses Holden six cylinder contest with his Holden Commodore VT and will not be contesting round six, thus paving the way for as many as six others to decide the final minor placing for 2013.

Currently second is in the hands of fellow Victorian Harley Phelan in his Commodore ahead of the Ford Falcon AUs of West Australia’s Travis Sharpe and Queenslander Lindsay Kearns with just 26 points covering them.

Nov 13, 2013

GOLD Coast-based driver Shae Davies is hot favourite to claim the 2013 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series this weekend with the sixth and final round to be hosted at Sandown in Melbourne this Saturday and Sunday.

The Fernandez Motorsport driver, who finished sixth in this year’s Porsche Carrera Cup, holds a 96-point lead over nearest rival Terry Wyhoon with 143 points available this weekend.

Nov 13, 2013

Formula Ford Champion, V8 Ute race winner and Saloon Car Champion join field for finale as young Gold Coaster closes in on title

GOLD Coast-based driver Shae Davies is hot favourite to claim the 2013 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series this weekend with the sixth and final round to be hosted at Sandown in Melbourne this Saturday and Sunday.

The Fernandez Motorsport driver, who finished sixth in this year’s Porsche Carrera Cup, holds a 96-point lead over nearest rival Terry Wyhoon with 143 points available this weekend.

Nov 12, 2013

Eggleston Motorsport secures pair of ex-Toll HSV Dealer Team Commodores for two-car 2014 program

V8 SUPERCAR Development Series team Eggleston Motorsport has confirmed plans for a two-car team in next year’s Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series.

The Melbourne-based team has secured a pair of Walkinshaw Racing-built, ex-Toll HSV Dealer Team Commodore VZs for their Kumho Series program, which will be run alongside their multi-car V8 Supercar program.

The team recently secured the very car that Rick Kelly won the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship aboard – the same car involved that year in the controversial season-deciding race with Craig Lowndes at Phillip Island – it also finished second in the ’06 Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000.

Nov 6, 2013

THE SHANNONS NATIONALS are giving you the opportunity to win big at our massive season finale – at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne on November 15-17.

CLICK THE LINK TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN WIN!

Nov 5, 2013

Erebus Academy driver Jack Le Brocq will race a V8 Supercar for the first time when he joins the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series for its season finale at Sandown.

The 21-year-old is building towards a Dunlop Series campaign for 2014 and sees linking with MW Motorsport at Sandown as an important step in his progression.

Nov 4, 2013

TWO THRILLING national titles will be on the line when the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals completes the 2013 season at Sandown Raceway.

Billed as ‘Super Sandown’, the final round of nine this year features two title deciders that are likely to go down to the final race of the year - and two other major championship titles yet to be decided that could go either way.

Click through to read more about these thrilling championship battles to be decided at Sandown!

Oct 24, 2013

SERIES organisers have today confirmed the racing calendar for the 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series.

The series, run for ex-V8 Supercars as part of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, will again feature six rounds of racing though will take on a different look from previous years.

Oct 24, 2013


Six round series finalised including return to Wakefield Park

SERIES organisers have today confirmed the racing calendar for the 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series.

The series, run for ex-V8 Supercars as part of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, will again feature six rounds of racing though will take on a different look from previous years.

Mallala Motorsport Park in South Australia will host the opening round on the ANZAC Day weekend of April 25-27 (the same weekend as V8 Supercars race at Pukekohe in New Zealand) before the series takes in traditional venues at Winton, Queensland Raceway and Phillip Island.

Oct 24, 2013

NEW NAMES and faces adorned the top of the podium at the final round of the 2013 Radical Australia Cup at Wakefield Park last weekend. John Corbett scored his maiden victory thanks to a storming 50-minute feature race that was filled with drama and excitement throughout. Meanwhile, the SR3 title battle went down to the wire with a last-ditch round victory from Simon Haggarty not quite enough to steal the title from Liam Talbot, in a thrilling decider for the four-cylinder class.

Oct 23, 2013

The Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship will return to four major Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals Events in 2014, in the continuation of a partnership that commenced in 2006.

F3 will race at Sandown Raceway (March), Queensland Raceway (August), Phillip Island (September) and Sydney Motorsport Park (November) with the Nationals offering four circuits that are geared towards producing both exciting ‘wings and slicks’ racing, plus two of the most challenging and fastest circuits in Australia.

Oct 22, 2013


SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 was a repeat win for the Eastern Creek Karting Mitsubishi Evo X of Garry Holt and Nathan Morcom.

They won race two of the fourth round of the Australian Manufacturers Championship for Production Cars at Wakefield Park.

Oct 20, 2013

ONE ROUND of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals remains this year with a massive season finale’ at Sandown set to conclude the season in style - following completion of activities at Wakefield Park Raceway near Goulburn today.

Garry Holt and Nathan Morcom backed up their Saturday success in the Australian Manufacturers Championship today, taking another commanding victory as their rivals again faltered.

Meanwhile, John Corbett scored a shock Radical Australia Cup victory as leading contenders clashed in the first turn whilst a win by Luke Fraser tied up the Australian Swift Racing Series with one round to go.

Click through to read the full wrap from today!

Oct 20, 2013


AFTER TWO DRAMATIC changes of lead, it was Nathan Morcom who brought Garry Holt's Eastern Creek Karting Mitsubishi Lance Evo X home to win the first race at round four of the Australian Manufacturers Championship for Production Cars at Wakefield Park yesterday.

Holt had done all the early week, establishing a handy lead over the CXC Global Evo of Dylan Thomas before handing over to his young co-driver. Morcom held the lead until an error caused him to spin and surrender the lead.

Oct 19, 2013

AN ENGAGING BATTLE between the two top teams in the Australian Manufacturers Championship has today ended with Garry Holt and Nathan Morcom winning the first of two, 200-km races at Wakefield Park near Goulburn.

Dylan Thomas’ CXC Global Mitsubishi Lancer had led today’s race by 20 seconds with 10 laps remaining before a mechanical failure turned him into a spectator; a spectator watching his closest rivals sweep to a commanding one-lap victory.

The dramatic AMChamps race capped of an action-packed day as the Radical Australia Cup, Australian Swift Racing Series and three NSW State Championship categories battled during round eight of the Shannons Nationals.

Oct 18, 2013



V8 Touring Car Series organisers today confirmed Kumho Tyres as control tyre supplier to the national-level category for ex-V8 Supercars until at least 2016.

The Korean tyre manufacturer has extended its contract in a new deal that will see it supply tyres over the next three seasons.

Kumho has supplied tyres to the series since it began in 2008 and will continue to provide on-track support at all rounds to competitors.

Oct 18, 2013

IT MAY BE early days however a close fight at the front is evolving in the fourth round of the Australian Manufacturers Championship (AMChamps) series this weekend at Wakefield Park.

The production-based series headlines round eight of the Shannons Nationals this weekend and a close battle of the brands is in store.

Through three unofficial practice sessions held in perfect condition today, Dylan Thomas edged out defacto points leader Garry Holt’s near identical Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution by just 0.1 seconds.

Oct 18, 2013



V8 Touring Car Series organisers today confirmed Kumho Tyres as control tyre supplier to the national-level category for ex-V8 Supercars until at least 2016.

The Korean tyre manufacturer has extended its contract in a new deal that will see it supply tyres over the next three seasons.

Kumho has supplied tyres to the series since it began in 2008 and will continue to provide on-track support at all rounds to competitors.

Oct 16, 2013

THE AUSTRALIAN MOTORSPORT ‘Season of Endurance’ will continue this weekend when the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals travel to Wakefield Park Raceway, near Goulburn.

Two, 200 kilometre races for the Australian Manufacturers Championship will highlight two days of competitive racing at the 2.2km circuit an hour up the highway from Canberra, with six categories competing.

Tickets are available at the gate for $15 (Saturday) $25 (Sunday) or $35 for a weekend pass. Sunday’s action will be streamed on the internet live and free via the Shannons Nationals website.

Oct 10, 2013

THE PORSCHE CARRERA CUP Australia will join the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals in 2014.

Australia’s premier one-make championship will join the series at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit on May 23-25 next year, with two Pro-Am 60-minute endurance races to be contested across the weekend.

Professional drivers – this year including the likes of Craig Baird, Steven Richards and Warren Luff – will join with elite-level co drivers across the two races. Meanwhile, the series regular elite drivers will team with non-regular co-drivers of their choice.

Oct 10, 2013



After their Class D victory in the 2012 Australian Manufacturers Championship, Mark Eddy Racing team-mates Mark Eddy and Francois Jouy were looking for a new challenge, and that challenge emerged recently in the shape of a matte black Renault Megane RS 265.

“We won Class D last year with the team’s trusty old workhorse,” Eddy admitted alluding to their ageing Honda Integra Type R, “and we were on track to do it again this year, but we wanted another challenge so we went looking for alternatives.”


Oct 9, 2013

A SECOND Sports Car category will join the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals in 2014.

The fledgling Australian Sports Racer Series will join the Nationals for a five-round series next year, adding a diverse mix of prototype-style race cars to the expanding group of categories already on the Nationals program.

The Sports Racers will compliment the increasingly strong Radical Australia Cup series that has become a major part of the Shannons Nationals across the last two seasons.

Oct 8, 2013

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals has today announced a nine-round racing calendar for the 2014 season.

The series mixes the most diverse array of categories in Australian Motorsport with open wheelers, touring cars, GT cars, production-based vehicles and open-top sports racing cars amongst the slate of top-level categories included.

Click through to find out where the Nationals will be racing in 2014!

Oct 3, 2013

Everyone who as so far seen Highlands Motorsport Park in the South Island of New Zealand has acknowledged that it goes well beyond expectation, and that it is truly a world-class facility, a facility that is constantly undergoing updates and changes ahead of it’s maiden event; the final round of the Australian GT Championship.

After much speculation about numbers the initial entry list has been revealed and the list is impressive, not just in its content, but in the calibre of cars and drivers.

Sep 26, 2013

EXCESSIVE NOISE FOR Kerrick Australian Sports Sedan Series leader Kerry Baily at Phillip Island could well cost the Chev-powered Aston Martin driver his seventh title. He came into the round with a 40-point buffer but was forced out of the second of three races and not allowed to start the third.

With a round to go the defending title holder has dropped to fourth spot, 40 points adrift of new series leader Bruce Banks who was also the round winner ahead of Daniel Tamasi in his Holden Calivra and the Holden Commodore Chev of Bob McLoughlin.

Sep 25, 2013



Russell Jamieson became an Australian champion for the second time on September 22. He is a vastly different driver than the one who won the 125 cc title back in 2006, but this title was built on the back of the technical challenge of operating the latest Anderson Maverick and DEA engine package so far from their factories in a completely different environment than Europe. It is the path, albeit with different partners, forged initially by Zip BDH team in years past and more recently by Gary Pegoraro and the extended RMR Superkarts/Wizzer Race Engines team.

Sep 24, 2013



FOR THE FIRST time since 2007 the Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car title has a back-to-back winner.

Even before the fifth round at Phillip Island on September 22 was completed Eurostar Diesels’ Simon Tabinor had successfully defended his series win of last year, beating the fellow Holden Commodore VTs of Morphett Vale Garages’ Wayne King and Casey Accident Repairs’ Travis Lindorff.

Sep 22, 2013

Gary Pegoraro threw everything at Russell Jamieson in Race 3. The gap ebbed and flowed as the two negotiated traffic and Pegoraro dived at the line but Jamieson had enough gap in hand to win race 3 and wrap up the championship a race early. Matt Bass won the battle for third fighting with a reborn Jason Smith, back up to pace after engine repairs. Martin Latta pitted early falling out of this fight and Kristian Stebbing dropped out of the meeting. A broken gearbox also took Warren McIlveen out of third place and he limped home fifth ahead of Brendan Luneman and Ilya Harpas.

Sep 22, 2013

Victorian ace Richard Muscat has capped his title winning 2013 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli in perfect style, while John Morriss took the Elite Class round win and John Goodacre won the Elite Class title.

Muscat’s impressive Race 1 victory on Saturday was followed by two dominant race wins on Sunday, including GT3 Cup Challenge’s 100th race start on the morning.

Starting from pole position in the final race, Muscat held off early challenges from Jon McCorkindale to win the final race of the season.

Sep 22, 2013



Davies retains series lead as White loses race win with start penalty

SYDNEY young gun Ryan Simpson has clean-swept Round 5 of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Phillip Island, winning both of today’s races after taking pole position, a new lap record and victory in Race 1.

The Sonic Motor Racing Falcon driver now has won seven consecutive races in the series for ex-V8 Supercars, breaking the record set last year by teenager Josh Hunter.

He won the round clear of series leader Shae Davies and Matthew White, who tied on points for the weekend.


Sep 22, 2013



THE SUN EVENTALLY SHONE on the seventh round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Phillip Island as seven national race categories put on a show full of drama and tight competition.

A wet start soon gave way to dry weather racing as the first few national-level racing champions of the season were crowned.

Click through for a full run down of who did what today at Phillip Island!

Sep 21, 2013

THROWING DOWN THE GAUNTLET at the fourth round of the Kerrick Australian Sports Sedan Series at Phillip Island today, Victorian Darren Hossack was comprehensively faster than the lap record on his way to starting the first of three races from pole position tomorrow.

His Auto Union Deutsche Chev V8-powered Audi A4 was 1.2secs faster than arch rival West Australia’s Tony Ricciardello in the B & M Ricciardello Motors Alfa/Chev while third quickest was the Rent Depot Aston Martin/Chev of defending title holder and current series leader Kerry Baily (Queensland).

Sep 21, 2013

Porsche pace-setter Richard Muscat has dominated a fast-paced opening race of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli at Phillip Island for the series’ final round, with stablemate John Morriss taking the Elite Class race win.

Muscat claimed pole position early on Saturday, followed by a largely unchallenged victory in the nine-lap opening race.

Sep 21, 2013


THE DOMINANT drivers of the second half of the 2013 season have brought their A-game today to the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit today, dominating proceedings as round seven of the Shannons Nationals kicked off today.

Four of the five classes racing today broke existing lap records on the high-speed Victorian circuit, while John Magro, Ryan Simpson, Neale Muston and Richard Muscat – all drivers who have done plenty of winning in recent months – were the drivers on top of today’s racing.

Click through for a full wrap of today's racing from Phillip Island.

Sep 21, 2013

RETURNING TO HOME TURF had already proven fruitful for Gavin Ross who has taken pole position for the fifth round of the Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series here at Phillip Island today September 21.

The Blackwell Race Engines Commodore VT driver heads a trio of local Victorian Holdens in the penultimate round that undercut the existing race record for the first of three races tomorrow. Currently sixth in the points standings, the boost could be just the platform to launch his bid for a series podium by season’s end.

Sep 21, 2013

ROOKIE Ryan Simpson has smashed the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series lap record at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on his way to victory in today’s opening race of Round 5.

Sep 21, 2013

2014 season set for a Melbourne kick-off and spectacular finale’ in Sydney amongst other changes to next year’s calendar.

Click through to read more about the proposed changes to the 2014 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals calendar!

Sep 20, 2013

WITH THE PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE presented by Pirelli series already in the bag, the category’s standout performer Richard Muscat can set some interest milestones this weekend at the Phillip Island final round in GenisSteel/Muscrete Constructions Porsche GT3 Cup 997.

At the seventh round of the Shannons Motor Racing Championships on the September 21-22, the bucket list will be to gain the most amount of race wins in a season, improve his number of top qualifying spots, add another category lap record, and post a trifecta of race fastest laps.

Sep 20, 2013

WET WEATHER has failed to stop a slew of impressive times in practice for round seven of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit in Victoria today.

Sports Sedan champion Darren Hossack and Formula 3 points leader Tim Macrow were the two standouts of the day, dry running in their respective final practice sessions allowing them to reach previously unheard of lap times at the already high-speed circuit.

Macrow’s sub-record 1m26.0s lap in his Formula 3 Dallara was impressive enough, however Hossack’s staggering 1m26.7899s lap late in the final Kerrick Sports Sedan series practice sessions was perhaps the most surprising – almost three seconds underneath the existing race lap record for the series.

Click through to read more..

Sep 20, 2013

ROUND FOUR OF THE Kerrick Australian Sports Sedan Series could be a record breaker this weekend at Phillip Island. Weather pending the resurfacing of the Victorian island circuit should lead to some stunning times by the category’s big three Darren Hossack, Tony Ricciardello and Kerry Baily on the huge Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships program.

Sep 19, 2013

CURRENT DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG Australian Saloon Car Series top dog Simon Tabinor could make it back-to-back titles this weekend when he and his Eurostar Diesels Holden Commodore VT take on a big field in round five at Phillip Island in Victoria.

The British-born Victorian has a 235-point advantage going into the penultimate round and if the margin is more than 180 at the end of the big Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals program that runs from September 20 to 22, than he cannot be beaten for his second title.

Sep 19, 2013



Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli will this weekend feature its strongest field of the season at its 2013 finale at Phillip Island, with the occasion marking a significant milestone for the popular one-make series.

Concluding its sixth season at the Victorian circuit, Race 2 will be the 100th race of the GT3 Cup Challenge series in Australia with a season-high 18 cars entered for the round.

Sep 16, 2013

AN ALL-OUT fight for lap records is expected between some of Australia’s fastest racing categories during round seven of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals this weekend, at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit in Victoria.

Amongst a packed schedule featuring seven different classes, the three fastest national racing categories in Australia feature on this weekend’s program; the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Radical Australia Cup and Kerrick Sports Sedan Series.

Twice Gold Star champion Simon Wills holds the outright lap record at the island but the Formula 3 cars – and possibly the Radical Australia Cup racers - may have a shot at challenging his 1m24.2215s benchmark, set way back in the year 2000, if the weather and conditions suit.

Sep 11, 2013



Formula Ford racing will return to the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, with confirmation today that the series and the Formula Ford Association have reached agreement to contest four rounds of a new National Formula Ford Series next year.

Sep 5, 2013

SOUTH Australian teenager Dan Day is the latest Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series driver to confirm a move into the V8 Supercar Development Series for 2014.

The 19-year-old and his family team have secured the ex-Nick Percat Coates Hire Commodore from Walkinshaw Racing for next year.

Day’s team will collect the ex-Percat car – which won the Bathurst and Winton rounds of the 2012 DVS – in mid-December.

Aug 27, 2013



Ben Grice won Round 5 of the Australian Swift Racing Series. Grice won all three races in dominant fashion to take over the Championship lead from Luke Fraser.

Allan Jarvis was second for the round, closing in on Fraser & Grice in the Championship. Fraser rounded out the podium for round 5.

Aug 8, 2013



LUCK PLAYED ITS part at the third round of the Kerrick Australian Sports Sedan Series staged at Queensland Raceway as part of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals last weekend. It didn’t go with Darren Hossack in race one on the Saturday but did on Sunday, whilst for Tony Ricciardello it worked the other way.

While he admitted he couldn’t have beaten Ricciardello in the opening race when the lead changed hands due to lapped traffic, Hossack bounced back with a solid second in the second race before taking a comprehensive win in the last driving the John Gourlay-owned Auto Union Deutache Audi/Chev V8.

Aug 8, 2013



DRIVING HIS EUROSTAR Diesels Holden Commodore VT, Simon Tabinor’s bid to defend his Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series crown looks almost assured after winning round four at Queensland Raceway last weekend.

The British-born Victorian has a huge 235 points advantage with two rounds to go. “We had a head gasket that need sorting yesterday (Saturday) which we worked on between qualifying sessions and it was all good from there,” he said after winning all three races.


Aug 6, 2013

Points leader Klark Quinn effectively sealed back-to-back titles at Queensland Raceway during the penultimate round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli, but despite taking two race wins from three races across the weekend, the result may very well have swung in Tony Quinn’s favour had the Darrell Lea Aston Martin not suffered a rare mechanical glitch in the closing laps whilst holding an unassailable lead.

Reigning GT Challenge class champion Jan Jinadasa overcame the difficulties of Phillip Island and Sydney Motorsport Park to claim his maiden victory in GT Trophy, whilst Brendan Cook and Matt Kingsley continued their march up the leader board with another win in Challenge class to move within striking distance of points leader Ben Foessel heading to the final round at Highlands Motorsport Park.

Aug 4, 2013

Haber and Davies round out podium as Kumho Series has fourth different round winner of 2013

SYDNEY young gun Ryan Simpson has clean-swept Round 4 of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Queensland Raceway, winning both of today’s races after taking pole position and victory in Race 1.

The Sonic Motor Racing pilot was untouched in either of Sunday’s two races and scored his first Kumho Series round win in just his second appearance.

Aug 4, 2013

SHOULD HE go on to win the 2013 Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Tim Macrow will likely look back at Queensland Raceway round as the one where it all came together.

Macrow jumped to the biggest lead of the season after a dominating performance this weekend that saw him win three races, score pole position, a lap record and all bar one championship point available.

Aug 4, 2013

Richard Muscat has continued his winning form in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Presented by Pirelli at Queensland Raceway, winning round 5 of the series in style.

Meanwhile, Stephen Grove broke through for his maiden triumph in the series’ Elite division today.

Aug 4, 2013



Garry Holt and Ryan McLeod avenged a narrow Saturday night defeat to score overall victory in the second running of the Australian Manufacturers' Championship's 'Fight in the Night' at Queensland Raceway.

The second AMChamps enduro capped off a massive sixth round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals today at Queensland Raceway.

Click though for a full wrap of todays racing..

Aug 3, 2013

Glenn Seton has edged out Ryan McLeod in a thrilling Fight in the Night AMChamps enduro tonight at Queensland Raceway. The 200km thriller ended a massive day of racing at round five of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, featuring eight categories and more than 14 hours of on-track action.

Click through to read the full story of a massive day of on-track action at QR...

Aug 3, 2013

TIM MACROW’s biggest issue in winning today’s opening Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship race at Queensland Raceway was, in fact, the race immediately before it.

Macrow had a last-minute call up to drive Dean Koutsoumidis’ Audi R8LMS in the Australian GT Championship this afternoon and adapting from the GT car to his regular Dallara F3 racer would turn out to be his biggest issue.

Aug 3, 2013

AFTER A NEAR race-long battle, Tony Ricciardello has emerged victorious in the first race of the third round of the Kerrick Australian Sports Sedan Series at Queensland Raceway this afternoon.

For much of the 12-lap race his Alfa/Chev shadowed the pole position sitting Audi/Chev of Darren Hossack until the tenth lap when Ricciardello slipped passed. “Lapped traffic played a part in the outcome twice, but in the end I didn’t have enough to hold him out,” Hossack admitted.

Aug 3, 2013

ROOKIE Ryan Simpson has converted his second straight Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series pole position into a win in Race 1 of Round 4 at Queensland Raceway today.

The Parramatta Smash Repairs Falcon driver piloted his ex-Craig Lowndes Ford to a comfortable 4.69-second victory, leading home 2012 Queensland round winner Morgan Haber and MW Motorsport team owner Matthew White in the 12-lapper.

Aug 3, 2013

CLICK THE LINK to find out the stewards decisions surrounding the controversy and race finish dramas at the Sydney Motorsport Park AMChamps round in July.

Aug 2, 2013

RYAN SIMPSON laid down an impressive benchmark in opening practice for the Kumho V8 Touring Car series round this weekend, as practice for round five of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals got underway at Queensland Raceway today.

The Kumho V8’s were one of eight national categories that practiced today ahead of two massive days of racing scheduled for this weekend – one of the biggest Shannons Nationals rounds ever staged.

Click through to find out who topped what session today at Queensland Raceway!

Aug 2, 2013

The Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals will use this weekend’s sixth round of the series to evaluate the use of more night racing at future events.

The monster Queensland Raceway event – which includes eight national level categories racing across a bumper three-day program – will be the second Shannons Nationals round of the year to feature night-time action; Mallala’s April event also featuring racing under lights on the Saturday night.

This weekend marks the return of the ‘Fight in the Night’ 200km AMChamps Production Car enduro as part of an expanded night and twilight racing schedule at the Ipswich circuit.

Aug 1, 2013

AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL longer two races with compulsory pitstop event at the last round, it is back to the regular three sprint race format for fourth round of the Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series at Queensland over the weekend of August 3-4.

Reigning title holder Simon Tabinor (Holden Commodore VT) has a hefty 165 point lead heading north but nothing is certain in the popular six cylinder Ford verse Holden six round series. He was in a similar situation last year and came away with less of an advantage then when he arrived as the Queensland Fords dominated the results.

Jul 31, 2013

THE KERRICK AUSTRALIAN SPORTS SEDAN SERIES competitors will be banking on better conditions after round two when they vie for top honours in third round at Queensland Raceway this weekend.

The last round at Mallala threw up a conundrum of weather conditions that affected all the favoured car and driver combinations. Series front runner Tony Ricciardello, from West Australia, hit a back marker with his Chev-powered Alfa Romeo, and Victorian Darren Hossack was delayed badly with a late call on tyre strategy with his Audi/Chev.

Jul 31, 2013

THE THIRD ROUND of the Australian Manufacturers Championship, or AM Champs, at Queensland Raceway this weekend will make for intriguing viewing, given the circumstances leading up and surrounding these pair of races.

Results of the second round at Sydney Motorsport Park remain unresolved with potential disqualifications and appeals forthcoming. There is a race format change too, from a single endurance race to two 200 kilometre races, one of them in the dark, at the sixth round of the huge Shannons Nationals program.

Jul 31, 2013



The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli will make its second ever appearance at Queensland Raceway this weekend, with the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy set to be decided under lights.

After dominating the opening two endurance rounds, Richard Muscat heads to final race on maximum points, with Peter Fitzgerald heading a trio of drivers, including Michael Almond and John Goodacre, who could mathematically claim the Trophy.

Jul 31, 2013



Just 19 points separates top three drivers in Kumho V8 Touring Car Series

THE fight for the 2013 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series will intensify at Queensland Raceway this weekend with just 19 points separating the top three drivers at the halfway mark of the six-round season.

Queensland young gun Shae Davies leads former Kumho Series champion Terry Wyhoon by just eight points heading into the weekend, with last start winner Tony Evangelou third, another 11 points behind.

Jul 30, 2013

THE MOST OPEN Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship in years will head to Queensland this week with three drivers looking to find consistent momentum for a title charge – and two seeking breakthrough wins to get their title hopes on track.

Four drivers have won the first four rounds of the season and predictably sit first through fourth in the Gold Star standings as a result.

John Magro (2nd), Nick Foster (3rd) and Nathan Morcom (4th) have each scored a feature race win this year but consistency has been lacking in their respective title charges – allowing Macrow to build a 13-point lead as the season enters its second half.

Jul 29, 2013

Just three weeks after the Sydney Motorsport Park round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli, teams are back on the grid for the penultimate round of the championship at Queensland Raceway this weekend (August 2-4).

With Phillip Island and Sydney round winner Jack Le Brocq sitting out the Queensland round, the foundations have been laid for a new race winner, although for opening round winner, reigning champion and current points leader Klark Quinn, he’ll be hoping that he can emulate Le Brocq and Craig Baird and take his second victory of the year in the VIP Petfoods Porsche GT3-R.

Jul 28, 2013


It has been a long break between Round 2 (Mallala) and Round 3 of the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series, with drivers admitting to withdrawal symptoms, so the teams are keen to hit the track and resume battle at Queensland Raceway this weekend.

This round is being run in conjunction with a bumper Round 6 of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals. The Shannons Nationals return to QR is being billed as one of the largest national race meetings to be held at the circuit – with a record breaking eight national level race categories and more than 150 competitors set to race across the three days (and Saturday night).

Jul 27, 2013

Queensland motorsport fans get double the dose of racing action at the Ipswich circuit – with the sixth round of the 2013 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals to be held across the August 2-4 weekend – just one week after the V8 Supercars annual trip.

The Shannons Nationals return to QR is being billed as one of the largest national race meetings to be held at the circuit – with a record breaking eight national level race categories and more than 150 competitors set to race across the three days.

Jul 24, 2013

THE GWS PERSONNEL team will put their Australian Manufacturers Championship campaign on hold following a weekend fraught with dramas in the second round, a three hour race, at Sydney Motorsport Park recently.

The Class A High Performance BMW 335i will be overhauled top to bottom in a bid to secure the lost reliability.

In the meantime, company principle and team boss Peter O’Donnell will go to Queensland Raceway and try his hand racing a former V8 Supercar in the Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series at the Shannons Motor Racing Championship Nationals meeting on August 2-4.

Jul 19, 2013


THE SECOND ROUND of the Australian Manufacturers Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park on July 14 concluded in confusing and contentious circumstances and might take some time to finalise.

The time-certain endurance race was shortened slightly from its scheduled three-hour duration due to a slightly late start and finish was determined by the curfew the circuit operators have to inforce. Dylan and Thomas and Stewart Kostera were leading when the chequered flag came out.

 

Jul 18, 2013


FNQ LAGER driver John Magro says today was ‘The day he had to have’ to remain in contention for the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship this year. 

With just two podium finishes to his credit this season before today, Magro turned his year around in one day by taking both sprint race victories and closing the margin to the leading drivers in this years championship. 

Magro qualified second and led both races today from start to finish in his Team BRM Dallara to record his fourth and fifth career F3 victories. He becomes the fifth different race winner from ten races held so far this year – showing the competitive nature of the 2013 championship.

Jul 18, 2013

THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL finish in the recent history of the Australian Manufacturers Championship has clouded results after Sunday's 3 hour race at Sydney Motorsport Park.

On track to take a strong one lap victory but running on fumes and driving without the benefit of pit-to-car communication or a working dashboard, Stuart Kostera (sharing with car owner, Dylan Thomas) brought the CXC Global Mitsubishi lancer in to pit lane for a desperate splash-and-go fuel stop, at the end of today’s three-hour race.

Jul 17, 2013


This round of the Hi-Tec Oils Australian Swift Racing Series could be described in two words, 'Biff and Barge'. With only one car escaping any sign of damage. Everyone else made use of their guards, doors and bumpers to try and make it to the front or stay in front. Tyre conservation was also a key word for the weekend with driver's having in the back of their mind the 1 Hour race that was looking on Sunday. The Achilles 123S proving by the end of the weekend that it was up to any punishment the drivers could throw at it.

Jul 17, 2013


The First Neon Radical 250 was an event not to be missed - 23 Radical drivers & 10 co-drivers, including several given 'pro' status, competed during the longest race the series has ever held - over 250km around Sydney Motorsport Park. Pro drivers doubled as driver coaches - lap records tumbled & many regular drivers set new PB's, SR3's breaking the 1min 30 barrier, whilst the SR8's were down into the 1min 25's and 26's! There's clearly a lot of learning going on in the Radical Australia Cup right now! At the end of it Radical Australia Cup (RAC) series leader Neale Muston continued his recent domination to win both 45 minute legs, whilst SR3 and Radical Australia works driver Simon Haggarty scored two victories in the four-cylinder class – the pair scoring equal points for the weekend.

Jul 14, 2013


• Le Brocq wins fourth consecutive AGT race
• Antunes stunning in opening stanza of the race
• Points leader Klark Quinn backs up with second, Edwards/Bowe third
• McLaughlan, Cook/Kingsley and Griffith/Perkins take class victories

Australian GT rookie Jack Le Brocq and the Erebus Motorsport GT team have continued their domination of the championship leaving the Sydney Motorsport Park round with the fastest qualifying time, two race wins and a new lap record - a handy weekend for the Mercedes-Benz customer team.

Jul 14, 2013

THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL finish in the recent history of the Australian Manufacturers Championship has clouded results after Sunday's 3 hour race at Sydney Motorsport Park.

On track to take a strong one lap victory but running on fumes and driving without the benefit of pit-to-car communication or a working dashboard, Stuart Kostera (sharing with car owner, Dylan Thomas) brought the CXC Global Mitsubishi lancer in to pit lane for a desperate splash-and-go fuel stop, at the end of today’s three-hour race.

However, uncertainty surrounding the end of the timed race and the displaying of the checkered flag saw the car classified as a non finisher, due to being in pit lane at the end of the race.

Click through for a full report on today's massive day of action at the Shannons Nationals...

Jul 13, 2013

Sports car ace Philip Woodbury has experienced a vast shift in luck to claim his maiden victory of the 2013 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli season at Sydney Motorsport Park, while Elite Class winner John Goodacre and series debutant Jon McCorkindale rounded out the top three.

Woodbury qualified on pole position earlier in the day however lost the lead at the start of the opening 30-lap endurance race to fellow front row starter and series leader Richard Muscat.

Jul 13, 2013

SUPER SATURDAY at the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals has delivered plenty of success to key drivers at Sydney Motorsport Park today.

Jack LeBrocq (Australian GT), Phil Woodbury (Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge), John Magro (Formula 3) and Allan Jarvis (Swifts) were the big winners today, whilst qualifying has set the scene for two major endurances races that are a feature on tomorrow’s massive program.

Click through for a full report on today's action from Sydney Motorsport Park..

Jul 13, 2013

ON HIS WAY to taking pole position for round two of the Australian Manufacturers Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park this afternoon, former touring car great Glen Seton produced record pace to obliterate his own lap record in the class by 1.9 seconds.

Jul 12, 2013

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli returns to Sydney Motorsport Park for the second time this season, with the series regulars joined by two new faces to the category this weekend.

Among the seasoned Porsche racers will be debutants Jon McCorkindale and Ben Foessel, both lining up for the series’ second visit to the Sydney circuit following May’s Porsche Rennsport Australia event.

Jul 12, 2013


• Steven Richards on top after three practice sessions
• Jack Le Brocq and John Bowe within tenths of Richards/McMillan

• McLaughlan, Cook, and Griffith on top in their respective classes

The expected battle royale between former open-wheel champions Steven Richards, Jack Le Brocq and John Bowe played out to the script today at Sydney Motorsport Park [SMP] during opening practice for Rnd#4 of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli. Rod Salmon’s new co-driver and SMP specialist Nathan Antunes impressed too, setting the fifth fastest time, only ousted by Tony Quinn during the closing stages of the final session to be in a group of five cars within a second of each other.

Jul 12, 2013

A LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO was the surprise pace setter in practice for the Australian GT Championship at this weekend’s Shannons Nationals event at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Round 5 of the Nationals commenced today with unofficial practice and it was the Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 shared by Justin McMillan and two-time Bathurst 1000 winner, Steven Richards, who topped the times in a competitive Pirelli GT championship field.

Click through to read more from today's action at Sydney Motorsport Park..

Jul 9, 2013


THE biggest, toughest race in the history of the Radical Australia Cup (RAC) is now less than a week away.

The First Neon Radical 250 will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend within the fifth round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, and will feature the most unique race format yet seen during an RAC round.

Instead of the regular twin, 50-minute races contested at the majority of RAC rounds, the First Neon 250 will feature one race of 250km, split into two, 45-minute ‘back to back’ legs on Sunday morning.

Whilst this time around neither race will feature pit stops, a 25-minute window between races will allow teams to safely re-fuel and, if a second driver is nominated, perform a driver swap.

Jul 9, 2013

V8 Supercar part-timer and Carrera Cup regular Steven Richards joins the M Motorsport/GB Galvanizing team again this weekend for the fourth round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli, and he - like effervescent team owner Justin McMillan - is looking forward to seeing just how quick the 2013-spec Lamborghini really is.

“Eastern Creek perhaps suits the strengths of the Gallardo more than any other circuit the series competes on this year,” Richards explained. “It’s perfectly suited to mid-to-high-speed corners, and there’s more than a few of them at SMP.

Jul 9, 2013

THE biggest, toughest race in the history of the Radical Australia Cup (RAC) is now less than a week away.

The First Neon Radical 250 will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend within the fifth round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, and will feature the most unique race format yet seen during an RAC round.

Instead of the regular twin, 50-minute races contested at the majority of RAC rounds, the First Neon 250 will feature one race of 250km, split into two, 45-minute ‘back to back’ legs on Sunday morning.

Jul 9, 2013


Motor School Racing pilots, Ben and George Foessel are in final preparations for the next round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli to be held as part of the next round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Sydney Motorsport Park, and the pair is looking to make a further impression on the competitive series.

The last round of the series held at Phillip Island proved successful for the Father/Son pairing, with both Ben and George scoring a podium result in their respective classes, and becoming used to the fast flowing Victorian layout.

Jul 8, 2013

ONE OF THE most decorated champions from the past three years of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals will return to the circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park this week.

Perth-based Stuart Kostera, a three-time Australian Manufacturers Championship (AMChamps) winner, will make his return to the series at the Sydney circuit alongside regular frontrunner, Dylan Thomas.

Jul 7, 2013


ONE OF THE most decorated champions from the past three years of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals will return to the circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park this week.

Perth-based Stuart Kostera, a three-time Australian Manufacturers Championship (AMChamps) winner, will make his return to the series at the Sydney circuit alongside regular frontrunner, Dylan Thomas.

The pair will tackle a field of production based cars in a three-hour enduro that concludes a monster fifth round of the 2013 Shannons Nationals on the July 12-14 weekend.. click through to find out more!

Jun 28, 2013

We were thrilled to be representing CLS Finance yet again at the third round of the Australian Swift Racing Series held at Winton.

We started off well in practice, clocking the fastest time for the weekend, before a slight misjudgement ended in a rollover. Fortunately, the car was able to be repaired and back on track for the final practice session that afternoon. A big thanks to the Trans Tasman Motorsport team for getting the car back on the track for us.

I was a bit tentative in the afternoon practice, but came back the next morning and topped the timesheets in the practice session. I then qualified second for the first race, behind Callan Sayers.


Jun 23, 2013

Series front-runner Richard Muscat has claimed his second consecutive round clean sweep at the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli series’ third round at Winton Motor Raceway, while John Goodacre impressed with the Elite Class victory and second outright for the round.

Following victory in Saturday’s opening race, Muscat continued at the front in Sunday’s Race 2, pulling away from the field to take a four-second win from Goodacre, Fraser Ross and John Morriss, who were all embroiled in an exciting three-way contest for second for the majority of the race.

Stephen Grove drove impressively to place fifth ahead of Michael Almond, Peter Fitzgerald, Jack Falla, Scott Taylor and Phil Woodbury, who overcame gearbox dramas on Saturday only to be forced to make a tyre change in Race 2 to finish 10th.

Jun 23, 2013

Former V8 Touring Car champion collects Winton round victory as series debutante Simpson claims final race

FORMER Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series champion Tony Evangelou has claimed victory in Round 3 of the 2013 series at Winton Motor Raceway today.

Driving an ex-Jason Bright/Ford Performance Racing in its original CAT colours, Evangelou claimed victory in today’s opening nine-lap race – his first race win in 12 months - and finished second to young gun Ryan Simpson in the 15-lap final.

He finished second in yesterday’s opening race of three to claim his first round win since Eastern Creek in 2010.

Jun 23, 2013


FAMILIAR names featured at the top of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals results sheets at Winton Motor Raceway, as round four of the series concluded in perfect conditions at the Victorian circuit over the weekend.

Wayne King (Saloon Cars), Richard Muscat (Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge), Tony Evangelou (V8 Touring Cars) and Allan Jarvis (Swift Series) were the big, winners today – each having already tasted success at Shannon Nationals rounds in the series recent history.

Click through to read a full rundown of all four categories from Winton today!

Jun 23, 2013

FORMER Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series champion Tony Evangelou has claimed victory in Round 3 of the 2013 series at Winton Motor Raceway today.

Driving an ex-Jason Bright/Ford Performance Racing in its original CAT colours, Evangelou claimed victory in today’s opening nine-lap race – his first race win in 12 months - and finished second to young gun Ryan Simpson in the 15-lap final.

He finished second in yesterday’s opening race of three to claim his first round win since Eastern Creek in 2010.

Jun 22, 2013

Series standout Richard Muscat has continued his impressive pace in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli series with victory in the opening race at Winton Motor Raceway, strengthening his grip on the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy.

Muscat qualified on pole position for the 30-lap endurance race, however it was the Victorian’s title challenger Michael Almond who led to the opening corner.

Jun 22, 2013

HE ENTERED THE series at round two and won, then qualified fastest for round three earlier today before going quickest in the category’s first ever Top Ten Shootout for pole position. That is the story of Holden Commodore driver Wayne King in the Winton round of the Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series.

But a late call for the compulsory pit stop in the 30-lap race one most likely cost him a victory. The race was won by series leader and defending title holder Simon Tabinor with King battling his way back from as low as 15th to take second place on the last lap, passing Travis Sharp’s Ford Falcon.

Jun 22, 2013

Shannons Nationals Swift Series scholarship winner Callan Sayers took pole position for tomorrow’s round of the nimble one-make racers, edging out series leader Luke Fraser and Ben Grice by just over one-tenth of a second.

Sayers, driving the Nationals TV-sponsored Swift, scored his first pole in  the series but drivers are expecting tough racing tomorrow with times tight  across the field.

Just half a second covered the top five that includes defending champion  Allan Jarvis and the speedy Andrew Price.

Jun 22, 2013

A BATTLE between Holden and Ford has ended a spectacular day of racing as round four of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals got underway at Winton Motor Raceway in regional Victoria.

Under perfect blue skies and in bright sunshine, Ford driver Luke Westall and defending champion Simon Tabinor battled for the lead in the inaugural Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car series endurance race after a late-race safety car this afternoon – with the Melbourne-based Holden ace eventually coming out on top.

Tabinor passed Westall’s Falcon for the lead with eleven of the scheduled thirty laps to go and dominated from there in an unpredictable race that featured three different race leaders.

Jun 22, 2013

A BATTLE between Holden and Ford has ended a spectacular day of racing as round four of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals got underway at Winton Motor Raceway in regional Victoria.

Under perfect blue skies and in bright sunshine, Ford driver Luke Westall and defending champion Simon Tabinor battled for the lead in the inaugural Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car series endurance race after a late-race safety car this afternoon – with the Melbourne-based Holden ace eventually coming out on top.

Click through to read a full wrap from the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Pirelli, Kumho V8 Touring Cars and Australian Swift Racing Series from today.

Jun 22, 2013

ROOKIE Ryan Simpson claimed pole position today for the third round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Winton, but series leader Shae Davies was able to extend his lead in the title race by claiming victory in the opening nine-lap race.

Having started third on the grid, the Fernandez Motorsport Falcon driver took advantage of a slip up by Tony Evangelou on lap 6 to move through and take the race win, his third of the 2013 season.

the six-round series by 26 points over 2011 champion Terry Wyhoon, who finished eighth after ignition problems earlier in the day left him an uncharacteristic 11th on the grid.

Jun 22, 2013



Simpson takes pole on debut but series leader extends points margin

ROOKIE Ryan Simpson claimed pole position today for the third round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Winton, but series leader Shae Davies was able to extend his lead in the title race by claiming victory in the opening nine-lap race.

Having started third on the grid, the Fernandez Motorsport Falcon driver took advantage of a slip up by Tony Evangelou on lap 6 to move through and take the race win, his third of the 2013 season.

Jun 21, 2013


THE LATEST star signing for one of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals’ key categories is ready for a tough debut at Winton Motor Raceway in regional Victoria, this weekend.

25-year-old Sydney driver Ryan Simpson will make his Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car series debut this weekend driving a Ford Falcon BF prepared by Sonic Motor Racing.

He got his first laps today as round four of the Shannons Nationals got underway beneath blue skies at the venue near Benalla, in regional Victoria. Click through for a full report from Friday practice!

Jun 21, 2013

This weekend’s third round of the Australian Swift Series at Winton Raceway will feature a new face: James Spicer.

The 18 year-old Sydney driver, who was Rookie of the Year in the 2011 NSW Formula Ford Championship Kent class, is making his racing return in the budget one-make series after a 20-month layoff.

He will contest the Swift Series round with sponsorship from Spicer Consulting and Copybook Printing.

“I wanted to continue racing last year, but didn’t have enough funds,” he said.

“So I did a Certificate III Motorsport course at Wodonga TAFE, and this year I’ve started a motor mechanic apprenticeship at Castle Hill HSV to give me other career options in the motorsport industry.

Jun 20, 2013

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli will continue the theme of endurance competition this weekend when the series visits Victorian motorsport hub, Winton Motor Raceway.

The GT3 Cup Challenge round will hold the second Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race of the season at Winton in only the second occasion the Porsche category has visited the regional 3.0 km circuit.

Jun 19, 2013

EXTENDED RACE LENGTHS and compulsory pitstops do not happen in the Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series, but this weekend the round five combatants at Winton Raceway will have to adopt a different mindset and strategy.

Generally the traditional Aussie six cylinder battle between Fords and Holdens consists of three sprint races of around 20 minutes in duration, but this weekend at the rural Victorian race track, they will compete over two 30-lap, or around 45-minute, races.

Jun 19, 2013

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli will continue the theme of endurance competition this weekend when the series visits Victorian motorsport hub, Winton Motor Raceway.

The GT3 Cup Challenge round will hold the second Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race of the season at Winton in only the second occasion the Porsche category has visited the regional 3.0 km circuit.

Jun 19, 2013

EXTENDED RACE LENGTHS and compulsory pitstops do not happen in the Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series, but this weekend the round five combatants at Winton Raceway will have to adopt a different mindset and strategy.

Generally the traditional Aussie six cylinder battle between Fords and Holdens consists of three sprint races of around 20 minutes in duration, but this weekend at the rural Victorian race track, they will compete over two 30-lap, or around 45-minute, races.

Jun 19, 2013

EXTENDED RACE LENGTHS and compulsory pitstops do not happen in the Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series, but this weekend the round five combatants at Winton Raceway will have to adopt a different mindset and strategy.

Generally the traditional Aussie six cylinder battle between Fords and Holdens consists of three sprint races of around 20 minutes in duration, but this weekend at the rural Victorian race track, they will compete over two 30-lap, or around 45-minute, races.

Jun 18, 2013



22-strong field features first Triple Eight-built car to compete in V8 Touring Cars

A RECORD field of Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Cars will take part in round three of the series at Winton Motor Raceway in Victoria this weekend as part of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals.

A total of 22 ex-V8 Supercars have entered for the round, eclipsing the 21 cars that took part in the opening round in March at Sydney Motorsport Park.

It’s a sure sign that the category – first established in 2008 as a home for ex-V8 Supercars no longer eligible for the Development Series – is continuing its impressive growth spurt.

 

Jun 18, 2013

ROUND 4 of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals is set to be a record breaker when the series arrives at Winton Motor Raceway, on the June 21-23 weekend.

A record 22 car field is set for the third round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series this weekend, the series continuing to grow in popularity thanks to an influx of new cars and new drivers this year.

This weekend's round will also feature the Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Cars, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Presented by Pirelli and the Hi-Tec Oils Swift Racing Series.. Click through for a full preview!

Jun 18, 2013

NICK FOSTER has stormed to victory in the City of Darwin Cup in a day of domination at Hidden Valley Raceway. 

Fresh from taking his and French constructor Mygale’s first ever Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship victory earlier this morning, Foster dominated the 14-lap feature race from start to finish to take home the series most prestigious race. 

Foster won by six seconds, led every lap and jumped from sixth to second in the championship standings in a crushing weekend that took his F3 win tally from zero to two within the space of five hours.

Jun 7, 2013


Dunlop Series driver Sam Walter will make a one-off appearance in the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series at Winton, driving an ex-Tasman Motorsport Holden made famous by the late Jason Richards.

The Commodore VZ finished second in the 2005 Bathurst 1000 with Richards and Jamie Whincup behind the wheel, while the former used the car to take his only solo V8 Supercars race win at Winton the following year.

The car has recently been purchased by Kumho Series regular Jim Pollicina and relocated from Perth to the east coast.

Jun 7, 2013

Shannons Nationals content will exclusively feature on a brand new iPhone application called Motorsports TV - available from the App Store right now!

Motorsports TV is your very own motorsport channel on the iPhone. Featuring Live Streaming of Australian events, Catch Up TV and the latest racing News. Watch Shannons Nationals content when you want and where you want!

Jun 6, 2013

THE SHANNONS NATIONALS has announced today it has elected to postpone the return of the Australian 6-hour endurance race at Sydney Motorsport Park until the 2014 season.

A limited entry potential for this year encouraged the promoters to revert to a standard Shannons Nationals round format rather than run a costly enduro with a limited grid.

Round 5 of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals will remain at Sydney Motorsport Park on July 12-14 and will feature a packed schedule of six high-profile national level categories.

 

Jun 5, 2013

Following his success in Round 2 of the Australian Swift Racing Series at Phillip Island, Luke Fraser has been invited to represent CLS Finance in Round 3 of the Series to be held at Winton Raceway from June 21 – 23.

Fraser was thrilled with the invitation and looks forward to representing CLS Finance again. “Hopefully, I will be able to have a strong performance again,” said Fraser. “I would like to repay their confidence in me.”

“I feel very privileged that they have asked me to race for them again. I was pleased to bring home the round win for them at Phillip Island and will do my best to run towards the front again.”

Jun 2, 2013



Round 3 of the Radical Australia Cup has again been won by Neale Muston, despite a strong challenge from Aussie F3 champ James Winslow, sharing with Chris Medland in the works SR8 RX. In the series first visit away from Sydney Motorsport Park for 2013, the high speed and recently re-surfaced Phillip Island circuit offered a more significant advantage for the 2.7L V8 powered SR8 RX class over the 4 cylinder SR3’s. This was clearly displayed by the time sheets as James Winslow set the second fastest official lap time ever recorded around the famous motorcycle venue.

May 30, 2013

Queenslander secures ex-Paul Radisich machine for series return

SHANE Hunt is the latest driver to upgrade for the 2013 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series, confirming the purchase of a Triple Eight Race Engineering-built Falcon BF.

Hunt, who has been racing an ex-Brad Jones Racing AU Falcon in the series for ex-V8 Supercars, has decided to make the step up into a newer machine and will return to the race track later this season.

The car is the second constructed by Triple Eight Race Engineering after its purchase of John Briggs Motor Sport, racing in the hands of Paul Radisich in the 2004 V8 Supercars Championship as the #88 Team Betta Electrical entry.

May 29, 2013

A COMPETITIVE fight for the 2013 Australian Manufacturers Championship awaits fans of Production Car style racing – at least, that’s the word from the duo who won the Great Southern Four hour at Phillip Island last weekend.

Pro Duct Motorsport’s dynamic duo of Bob Pearson and Glenn Seton won the inaugural four-hour enduro event at the weekend, driving a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X RS.

The race was held within round three of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at the stunning Victorian circuit.

May 28, 2013



Coming into the Phillip Island round of the Australian GT Championship, new Erebus Motorsport recruit Jack Le Brocq was somewhat flying ‘under the radar’, the 20-year old an unknown quantity in amongst the series regulars. He had big shoes to fill too, sitting in a seat formerly occupied by such names as Christian Klien, Craig Baird, Bernd Schneider, Maro Engel, Tim Slade…

By the close of the two-race program though, everyone knew exactly what the reigning Australian Formula Ford champion was capable of, the young Victorian smashing both the qualifying and race lap records by more than three-seconds, on the way to two dominant race victories.

May 28, 2013

Three rounds into the 2013 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli, Minda Motorsport’s reigning Trophy Class champions continue to punch above their weight in the Equity-One Audi R8 LMS. Team-mates Dean Koutsoumidis and Andrew McInnes continue to improve with every outing to be right in the championship fight amongst an array of much newer 2013-specification cars.

May 27, 2013

Sunday saw the Hi-tec Australian Swift Racing Series compete in it's first ever 1 Hour Mini Enduro. No one knew what to expect with the recently refurbished Phillip Island being notoriously hard on tyres and no fuel stops question marks were raised on how the Achilles Tyres would handle the punishment of what was undoubtedly going to turn into a One Hour Long Sprint race and if Driver's would have to turn to fuel conservation to finish the race. Driver's had planned ahead saving their best tyres for the final race and filling the cars to the brim and then just a little more to be on the safe side.

May 26, 2013


IT WAS A BATTLE against the elements and against bitter rivals BMW, but Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X pilots Glenn Seton and Bob Pearson have won today’s Great Southern Four Hour at Phillip Island.

In a race that was closer than the final results show, the Pro Duct Motorsport team edged out the Sherrin Rentals BMW of Iain and Grant Sherrin by little more than one lap after a bruising four-hour race that claimed some big names and fancied runners.

The race was only decided in the last 45 minutes when a rain shower tipped the favour in the balance of the four-wheel-drive Mitsubishi’s, whilst the Class B Sherrin BMW led through to the final pit stops and used superior fuel economy and one less pit stop to remain in contention.

May 26, 2013

IT WAS A BATTLE against the elements and against bitter rivals BMW, but Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X pilots Glenn Seton and Bob Pearson have won today’s Great Southern Four Hour at Phillip Island.

In a race that was closer than the final results show, the Pro Duct Motorsport team edged out the Sherrin Rentals BMW of Iain and Grant Sherrin by little more than one lap after a bruising four-hour race that claimed some big names and fancied runners.

Click though for a full wrap of the Australian GT, Suzuki Swift Series, Radical Australia Cup and PRB Racing Series action from today's third round of the Shannons Nationals.

May 25, 2013

Ben Grice (Finance Ezi) wins the first race from Pole. With close racing throughout the pack Grice managed to make a small break and hold off a hard charging pack. Luke Fraser (CLS Finance), Keishi Ayukai, Callan Sayers (Shannons Nationals) and Allan Jarvis (Achilles) finished the race line astern with barely a few tenths separating the group.

With the drivers now getting ready to tackle the One-Hour on Sunday their thoughts turn to how best prepare the cars to manage fuel and the Achilles tyre life. It will be a new challenge for the drivers but one they are all relishing. If you can't make it to the track head to the Nationals website to watch the action live http://thenationals.com.au/index.php?page=nationals-tv

May 25, 2013

POLE POSITION for Glenn Seton and Bob Pearson for tomorrow’s Great Southern Four Hour enduro and a first-up win for Jack LeBrocq in the Australian GT Championship were the big stories of a busy day at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit.

Stunning speed from the Radical sports cars and a maiden win for a legendary name racing in the Suzuki Swifts capped off an action packed Saturday at round three of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals.

LeBrocq stormed to the race victory in the first of two, one-hour Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli races held this weekend, dominating proceedings in his Erebus Motorsport Mercedes Benz SLS AMG.

May 25, 2013

Glenn Seton and Bob Pearson have edged out Mitsubishi rivals Garry Holt and Ryan McLeod for pole position in tomorrow’s Great Southern Four Hour endurance race at Phillip Island.

The Holt / McLeod combination topped the initial 20-minute session with a strong 1m43.0350s lap – only for Seton’s 1m42.7789s to bump them back to second in the later session.

The two Mitsubishi's will start 1-2, with the Dylan Thomas / Ryan Simpson car in third.

May 24, 2013

IT’S EARLY DAYS, but an early lock-out of the top three positions has Mitsubishi teams well placed for this Sunday’s inaugural Great Southern Four hour endurance race, at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit in Victoria.

Strong early pace by the trio of Evolution Lancers was the focal point of a busy day of practice as the third round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals commenced at the Victorian circuit

Meanwhile, Jack LeBrocq was stunning on his debut in the Australian GT Championship, whilst James Winslow flew into the 1m26s in practice for the Radical Australia Cup, driving one of the brand-new V8 powered SR8s.

Click through to read a full recap of today's on-track action!

May 23, 2013

Round 2 of the Australian Swift Racing Series hits the iconic Phillip Island Circuit for the first time ever. The other first for the series is the introduction of a one hour enduro race on the Sunday. Competition is sure to be fierce with Allan Jarvis (Achilles), Keishi Ayukai, Andrew Price (Race 4 Kids) and Ben Grice (Finance Ezi) all looking to take the lead of the championship from first round winner Luke Fraser (CLS Finance). The Shannons Nationals  scholarship driver Callan Sayers will be looking for a solid showing at Phillip Island after having a tough start to the series at Mallala. With double points being on offer and a cast of young racers looking to prove themselves it could quite possibly end up as a 1 Hour Sprint Race.

May 22, 2013


JAMES WINSLOW is predicting stunning lap times when he makes his V8-powered Radical Australia Cup debut at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit this weekend.

The reigning Australian Formula 3 Champion will team with RAC regular Chris Medland in the Radical Works Team SR8 RX this weekend, adding serious firepower to an already competitive title battle entering its third round of the year.

Round three of the Radical Australia Cup will be held in conjunction with the third round of the Shannons Nationals at the Victorian circuit this weekend.

May 20, 2013

ASILY ACCOUNTING FOR a strong field, Wayne King has won the opening race of the second round of the Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series at Mallala Motorsport Park on May 20. He will be looking to clean sweep the round with two more wins tomorrow.

The South Australian drove his brand new Morphet Vale Garage Holden Commodore VT in its race debut to a decisive eight-second victory over Simon Tabinor and his Eurostar Diesels Commodore. The British-born Victorian is the reigning title holder and currently leads the series after a dominant effort in round one.

May 20, 2013

TWO, ONE-HOUR endurance races for the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli will add to the endurance flavour at this weekend’s third round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals.

The third round of Australian GT will feature alongside the inaugural running of the Great Southern Four Hour for the Australian Manufacturers Championship, plus rounds for the Radical Australia Cup, Swift Racing Series and PRB Clubmans.

This weekend marks the first of three GT rounds to form part of the Shannons Nationals program this year – the exotic supercars also featuring at July’s Sydney Motorsport Park event and at Queensland Raceway, in August.

May 20, 2013



Local Victorian based team, Pedders Racing, recently completed testing at Winton Motor Raceway in preparation for the opening round of the Australian Manufacturers Championship at Phillip Island next weekend.

The test, held in chilly conditions, much like those often experienced at the Island circuit, was held at the tight Winton track as has proven to be to be an ideal testing environment due the variations in corner types and surface conditions, as well as allowing for the team to put their drivers to the real test in speed and race craft as explained by Team Principle and lead driver, Grant Phillips who explained,

May 15, 2013

Luke Fraser Racing is thrilled to announce that driver Luke Fraser will represent CLS Finance for the Phillip Island Enduro Round of the Australian Swift Racing Series across May 24 to 26.

The announcement comes after the 22 year old St Morris (Adelaide) resident took victory in the first round of the series, held at Mallala Motorsport Park in April, with an impressive ‘clean sweep’.

May 14, 2013


THE OUTRIGHT FIGHT for the inaugural Great Southern Four Hour endurance race at Phillip Island next week looks likely to be between Mitsubishi and BMW.

The opening round of the new-look 2013 Australian Manufacturers Championship on May 24-26 will see a four-car fleet of Mitsubishi’s dominant EVO X RS arrive at the high-speed 4.46km circuit as outright favourites, armed with strong drivers and experienced teams pushing them forward.

May 14, 2013

THE OUTRIGHT FIGHT for the inaugural Great Southern Four Hour endurance race at Phillip Island next week looks likely to be between Mitsubishi and BMW.

The opening round of the new-look 2013 Australian Manufacturers Championship on May 24-26 will see a four-car fleet of Mitsubishi’s dominant EVO X RS arrive at the high-speed 4.46km circuit as outright favourites, armed with strong drivers and experienced teams pushing them forward.

Cars from the Japanese brand will go into battle against the strongest BMW fleet ever assembled for an AMChamps race, plus entries representing Ford, Mazda, Honda, MINI, Toyota and Renault - but the Lancer’s are expected to again enter as favourites.

May 13, 2013

Adelaide-based squad to run pair of Jack Daniel’s Commodores in 2014

ADELAIDE-based Kumho V8 Touring Car Series team THR Developments will expand their operations to include the Dunlop Series in 2014.

The team has confirmed the purchase of two ex-Jack Daniel’s Racing Commodore VE II V8 Supercars from Kelly Racing in Melbourne.

The cars were the last two built under the previous V8 Supercar regulations prior to the introduction of ‘Car of the Future’ specification machinery this year and were collected from the Kelly team’s Braeside workshops this week.

Apr 30, 2013

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals was saddened this morning to hear about the passing of Winton Motor Raceway CEO, Mick Ronke.

Mick was a true supporter of the Nationals concept of opening up national-level motorsport to as wide an audience as possible, and was pro-active in supporting and growing the series’ annual Winton round, held each year in late June.

Though Winton only joined the calendar in recent years, the round has quickly grown and firmly established itself as a key date on the calendar for our competitors.


Apr 22, 2013

Series newcomer Luke Fraser dominated the opening round of the Hi-Tec Oils Australian Swift Racing Series, backing up from his race 1 win on Saturday night to take both heats today and seal the overall round result.

The Adelaide driver used his local experience to the max today, overcoming difficult conditions in each race to win against the Swift series strongest-ever field.

There was a countback for second overall in the round, Allan Jarvis edging out Mike Gore for the remaining spots on the podium by virtue of finishing higher in the deciding final race of the weekend.

Apr 22, 2013

Local Porsche ace Michael Almond has claimed his first round win in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli series at Mallala Motor Sport Park, with impressive debutant Richard Muscat and young gun Phil Woodbury also having reasons to celebrate.

After placing second to Muscat in Saturday’s endurance night race, Almond got the jump at the start of Sunday’s Race 2 in wet conditions and led the Porsche field into the first corner from Muscat, Woodbury, Fraser Ross and John Goodacre.

Almond’s time at the front was made easier when Muscat left the circuit on Lap 7 of the 14-lap event, allowing Almond to pull a sizeable gap on the field, while Muscat dropped back to 10th.

Apr 22, 2013


Competition strong as three different drivers claim race wins across weekend

FORMER Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series champion Terry Wyhoon has claimed victory in round two of the series for ex-V8 Supercars at Mallala Motorsport Park in South Australia.

The Lubrimaxx Falcon driver won a wet Race 2 today and finished second to young gun Shae Davies in the 20-lap Race 3 to seal overall victory.

The win was the sixth of Wyhoon’s Kumho Series career, equalling Chris Smerdon’s record of most round wins in series history.

Wyhoon now moves within striking distance of Davies in the points battle, moving to within just one point of the young Gold Coaster with two rounds of six completed for the season.

Apr 21, 2013

IN A REMARKABLE turn of events, the race named in honour of Mallala’s circuit owner has been won by his good friend.

Kerrick Sports Sedan series stalwart Jeff Barnes won today’s feature race – named after his good mate Clem Smith, the Mallala promoter and a long time fan and competitor in Sports Sedan racing – after a series of events ruled out the three major contenders for the series' biggest race of the year.

Barnes also won the round and dedicated his victory to another mate of his – Sports Sedan champion Des Wall – who passed away late last year. Barnes is running Wall’s racing number (#38) this season as a tribute to his mate.

Apr 21, 2013

IN A REMARKABLE turn of events, the race named in honour of Mallala’s circuit owner has been won by his good friend.

Kerrick Sports Sedan series stalwart Jeff Barnes won today’s feature race – named after his good mate Clem Smith, the Mallala promoter and a long time fan and competitor in Sports Sedan racing – after a series of events ruled out the three major contenders for the series' biggest race of the year.

The race was the highlight of round two of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, held in windy and often torrentially-wet conditions at the South Australian circuit, North of Adelaide.

Apr 20, 2013

KERRICK AUSTRALIAN SPORTS SEDAN SERIES leader Tony Ricciardello continued his unbeaten streak in season 2013 by qualifying on pole position for round two at Mallala Motorsport Park today with a best lap time of 1 minute 6.6722 seconds.

At the helm of the B & M Ricciardello Motors Alfa Romeo/Chev, the West Australian proved to be too fast on his new tyres in both sessions to head arch-rival Victorian Darren Hossack by seven tenths of a second. He was fastest in the first where his times were impeded by coolant and sand on the track, and cemented pole by going faster in the second.

 

Apr 20, 2013

Western Australian heads the pack in Mallala Kumho Series opener

WESTERN Australian Matt Hansen has claimed a breakthrough victory in the opening race of this weekend’s second round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Mallala Motorsport Park in South Australia.

Hansen, driving the same Holden Racing Team Commodore that Mark Skaife put on pole position for the 2006 Bathurst 1000, claimed his first race win in four years of competing in the series for ex-V8 Supercars.

The Commodore driver was fastest in yesterday’s private practice sessions and qualified on the front row of the grid for today’s race.

He led home Tony Evangelou’s ex-Ford Performance Racing Falcon in the twilight 15-lap race; the first of three to be run over the weekend.

Apr 20, 2013

THE LIGHTS were turned on at Mallala Motorsport Park this evening, the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals doing it in the dark with a 40-lap feature race for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia the star attraction.

The Kumho V8 Touring Cars and Hi-Tec Oils Australian Swift Racing Series also raced under Mallala’s lights in a cool yet otherwise fine evening, but it was a pressure-cooker Porsche enduro that was the highlight.

Click though to read a full report from all of today's racing at Mallala!

Apr 19, 2013

A STRONG performance in practice by Holden driver Matt Hansen has Holden fans hoping that a good result may be coming their way in the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series this weekend at Mallala.

The V8’s are one of five national-level categories racing in round two of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals this weekend at the 2.6km circuit 50km north of Adelaide.

Click through to find out who was quickest in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, Australian Saloon Car, Australian Swift Racing and Sports Sedan practice sessions today..

Apr 18, 2013

HE IS the son of a two-time Bathurst champion and an all-round Aussie motorsport hero, but Ben Grice is ready to begin carving his own name for himself at this weekend’s Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals round at Mallala, near Adelaide.

22-year-old Grice, son of Allan, will make his national-level racing debut in the Hi-Tec Oils Australian Suzuki Swift Racing Series this weekend, driving a car sponsored by Gold Coast company, Finance EZI.

Apr 18, 2013

THE KERRICK AUSTRALIAN SPORTS SEDAN SERIES moves to Mallala Motorsport Park on April 20-21, focused not only on the second round of the 2013 title chase, but also on the prestigious Clem Smith Cup which is part of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals this weekend.

This round is the hallmark event for Australia’s fastest tin top racing cars and the Cup is eagerly sort after. Clem Smith is the owner of the South Australian motor racing complex and a former Sports Sedan competitor – he uses his former racing car, a Valiant Charger-based Sports Sedan, as the pace car for the 15-lap race.

Apr 18, 2013

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli will this weekend welcome the first ever paraplegic racer to enter Porsche one-make competition worldwide at its opening 2013 round at Mallala Motor Sport Park.

Coinciding with the start of the series’ sixth season, Matt Speakman will make his first appearance in national level motorsport competition at the South Australian circuit, using a meticulously developed hand control system in his Porsche 911 race car, developed by McElrea Racing.

Apr 18, 2013

A REVITALISED and exciting 2013 Australian Manufacturers Championship is in store for fans of production-based racing as the series closes on the final month before the season opener.


The Great Southern Four-hour race at Phillip Island will start the 2013 AMChamps year with a bang – and a bumper field could take the starter, too.


AMChamps organisers have received more than twenty entry forms ahead of the May 24-26 event at the iconic Victorian circuit – all committed to the full five-round endurance based schedule.


As well as the Great Southern Four Hour, the 2013 calendar includes three-hour races at Sydney Motorsport Park and Sandown, respectively, plus two, 200-km races at the Queensland Raceway and Wakefield Park rounds.

All five rounds will be held in conjunction with the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals.

Apr 18, 2013

Reigning South Australian Formula Ford Duratec Champion Luke Fraser will be competing in the first round of the Australian Swift Racing Series this coming weekend at Mallala Motorsport Park.

Fraser narrowly missed out on winning the sponsored drive in the pre-season driver challenge. He is looking forward to competing in the largest field that has ever been assembled for the Swift Series.

This is a change from the open-wheelers Fraser is used to driving, but his on-track performance during the challenge bodes well for a good result in the event.

Apr 16, 2013

Rookies ready for second round of Kumho Series in South Australia

WHILE South Australian Chris Smerdon may be the defending round winner at his home circuit at Mallala Motorsport Park, there is a range of local young guns keen to follow in his wheel tracks this weekend in the second round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series.

Adelaide teenagers Dan Day and Josh Kean are only just starting their respective V8 careers but both have experience on the 2.6-kilometre circuit that should hold them in good stead this weekend.

18-year-old Day comes from a rallying background, while Kean has made the step up from six-cylinder Saloon Cars in just his second ever year of car racing.

Apr 15, 2013

YOUNG SOUTH AUSTRALIAN talent will aim to be at the front of some of Australia’s most competitive national racing categories at Mallala Raceway next weekend.

Round two of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Championships arrives at the 2.6km circuit north of Adelaide next week with local drivers racing at the forefront of almost every category on the program – including the ever-expanding Kumho V8 Touring Car Series and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Pirelli.

The V8’s and one-make Porsche series will join the fire-breathing Kerrick Sports Sedans, the Holden-v-Ford Saloon Cars and Suzuki Swift one-make series in a big program of racing across next Saturday and Sunday.

Apr 11, 2013

Crafers teenager Mitchell Lukasz will make his Australian Swift Racing Series debut on home soil next week as the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals bring their second round to Mallala Motorsport Park. 

Lukasz formed part of the inaugural Swift Series Drivers’ Challenge in Queensland where the winner received a fully funded drive in the series for 2013, Mitchell was a runner up to the win, however it has instilled him with a wealth of confidence leading into his home event.

Mar 24, 2013

SALOON CAR CHAMPION Simon Tabinor was one of several big winners today as Round 1 of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals concluded at Sydney Motorsport Park, in New South Wales.

Tony Ricciardello opened his Kerrick Sports Sedan series title attack in style with a round win and victory in the Des Wall Trophy Race, whilst there were wild scenes in the final Kumho V8 Touring Car series race of the weekend – Shae Davis carving his way through the pack to bounce back from a drive-through penalty yesterday to take the win.

Neale Muston won the Radical Australia Cup round to continue his clean sweep of race wins – dating back to the start of 2012 – at his home circuit.

Mar 24, 2013

THE Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals and Kerrick Sports Sedan Series will honour series great Des Wall with a tribute during today’s opening round of the season - and for years to come.

Competitors in the Kerrick Sports Sedan series will contest the Des Wall Trophy Race this afternoon – the third race of the opening round each year to be maintained as a tribute to Des’ involvement and passion for Sports Sedan racing in perpetuity.

Click through to read more..

Mar 23, 2013

ONCE AGAIN it has been hard to separate long-time rivals Tony Ricciardello and Darren Hossack in qualifying for the opening round of the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series today at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Ahead of three races tomorrow, the pair were split by just 0.08s in qualifying as round one of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Championships kicked off in warm and blustery conditions at the 3.9km circuit in Sydney’s West.

Six categories were in action today ahead of a full on-track program tomorrow, to be broadcast live via thenationals.com.au NATIONALS TV free live streaming service.

Mar 22, 2013

THE KERRICK AUSTRALIAN SPORTS SEDAN SERIES is set for a thundering 2013 season opening round this weekend as part of the Shannons Nationals at Sydney Motorsport Park with 17 high powered monsters set to do battle.

At the wheel of his Chev-powered Aston Martin, Queensland-based Tasmanian Kerry Baily will be defending the title he won last year and is expecting it to be a lot tougher tussle than and that arch rivals West Australia’s Tony Ricciardello (Alfa/Chev) and Victorian Darren Hossack (Audi/Chev) will kick off their seasons with a lot more luck than they had last year.

Mar 22, 2013


Formula Ford graduate Shae Davies has made a quick switch from Porsche Power to V8 Touring Car grunt today as the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals kicked off at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The Queensland youngster stepped into Carrera Cup for the first time this season and impressed in the first two rounds of the year – but will dovetail his Porsche commitments with a season driving with Fernandez Racing in the Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Cars this year.

The growing V8 series is one of the drawcards of the Shannons Nationals, and helps kick off the 2013 season this weekend in a big program at the Western Sydney circuit.

Mar 19, 2013

THE 2013 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals will blast into a new season at Sydney Motorsport Park in New South Wales this weekend.

Headed by a record-setting Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series field and the fire-breathing Kerrick Sports Sedan Series, the six-category program features plenty of horsepower and big fields to kick off an exciting nine-round Shannons Nationals series.

Sunday’s action will be broadcast live on the internet via The Nationals TV, available via the Shannons Nationals website. Click through to read our full preview of a big weekend!

Mar 18, 2013



22 entries for expanding series for ex-V8 Supercars

A RECORD field of 22 cars is set to take to Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend for the opening round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series for ex-V8 Supercars.

After debuting with just four cars at Mallala back in 2008, the Kumho Series looks set to comfortably surpass its record field of 20 cars this weekend as the headline act of the first Shannons Nationals round of the season.

Mar 18, 2013

The 2013 Radical Australia Cup kicked off at last weekends Top Gear Festival Sydney, with a new multi-class format taking to Sydney Motorsport Parks new extended 4.5km circuit.

The one-make Sportscar category had a bumper grid of 29 cars – it’s largest yet in Australia - incorporating the 2.7L V8 powered SR8 RX models joining the more familiar 4 cylinder SR3 RS, which makes up the bulk of the grid. The category also now features rolling starts which added to the spectacle of a large grid amongst a 30,000 strong crowd  - all enjoying Radical’s involvement in the high publicity motor magazine festival.

Mar 13, 2013

THE Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals will continue to offer competitors, fans, supporters and sponsors unparalleled ways to become involved with the series this year.

An expanded television package across two networks, a brand-new printed publication and an expanded and revamped online TV presence will be hallmarks of an expanded media package for this year’s nine-round Shannons Nationals.

Click through to find out how you can interact with the Shannons Nationals in 2013 - and to see the inugural cover for our new publication!

Mar 13, 2013

BY ANDREW PRICE

There aren't too many opportunities where you are provided with the chance to compete for a fully backed drive in a National Level Motorsport Series. The team at the Shannons Nationals , the Australian Swift Racing Series and TransTasman Motorsport have come together to provide one lucky driver with just that chance.

13 of Australia's top up and coming drivers were given the opportunity to contest for the drive. Bringing together drivers from across Australia, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to compete for this fantastic prize.

The contest was broken up into three days. Friday and Saturday saw us coming to grips with the cars at Lakeside Raceway with the drivers being provided tuition from Allan Grice the Bathurst Winning Legend and Allan Jarvis who has won the Australian Swift Racing Series for the last two years running, Jarvis will be giving it a crack for a third year in his Achilles Tyres backed Swift.

Mar 12, 2013

They are fast, rough riding, exhilarating and frightening all at the same time. That is the world of Superkarts. It is high performance, affordable motorsport – cheap racing that is second to none when compared to any other form of motor racing.

These “go-karts on steroids” feature engines up to 250cc in capacity, six-speed gearboxes, bodywork, four-wheel disc brakes and wings, and are fast, have no suspension and can lap fast circuits like Sydney Motorsport Park and Phillip Island only a couple of seconds slower than the country’s best Sports Sedans – all that and just five centremetres off the ground.

Superkarts have been around as a national category since 1989 and features classes for 250cc (two cylinder) International, 250cc (single cylinder) National and 125cc engines which mainly come from specialist karting engine Rotax but can be motorcycle-sourced such as Husqvarna, Kawasaki and Yamaha.

Mar 12, 2013

Saloon Car racing enters its 14th season this year as a national status category and the 2013 Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series competition is as strong as ever.

The series is about Ford verse Holden, Falcon verse Commodore, and was originally for their respective six cylinder EA and VN models before updating to AU and VT. The model transition was in 2006, a significant year in Saloon Car history for it also became one of five core category for the then new CAMS Nation Racing Championship, or as it is known now, the Shannons Nationals.

Both makes record similar lap times and are strong and weak in different areas. They race on a control Bridgestone Tyre and Pedders suspension components.

Mar 12, 2013

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals is pleased to announce Callan Sayers as the winner of the inaugural Swift Drivers Challenge.

The 19-year-old Queensland-based Sayers will receive a fully-funded drive in the 2013 Australian Suzuki Swift Racing Series in a Shannons Nationals-backed entry, valued at $50,000.

Sayers edged out an impressively close competition across three days of driving at Lakeside Raceway and the Norwell Driver Training facility near the Gold Coast, winning the competition by just a handful of points.

Feb 26, 2013

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals is pleased to announce Callan Sayers as the winner of the inaugural Swift Drivers Challenge.

The 19-year-old Queensland-based Sayers will receive a fully-funded drive in the 2013 Australian Suzuki Swift Racing Series in a Shannons Nationals-backed entry, valued at $50,000.

Sayers edged out an impressively close competition across three days of driving at Lakeside Raceway and the Norwell Driver Training facility near the Gold Coast, winning the competition by just a handful of points.

Feb 20, 2013

HANKOOK AUSTRALIA will become the sole tyre supplier and a major sponsor of the Australian Manufacturers Championship (AMChamps) for the next three years.

It is the first time that the AMChamps have had a control tyre supplier, with the move designed to lower competing costs and inject valuable funding back into the sport to grow the series.

A major part of their brand, Hankook have been involved in motorsport since 1992 and has since competed in many of the world’s premier racing series or events, including the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, Germany’s VLN endurance series and the LeMans series.

Feb 19, 2013

A SUPER HEALTHY Radical Australia Cup is set for 2013, with grid numbers closing in on 30 cars three weeks out from the opening round.

28 entries have currently been received for the opening round of 2013 at Top Gear Festival Sydney, to be held at Sydney Motorsport Park between March 8-10.

Eight of the brand-new V8-powered SR8 models have been entered with a further 20 SR3s nominated for their own ‘Race within a race’ battle that is set to be just as exciting as the very competitive 2012 title fight.

Feb 18, 2013

A FULL GRID of young racing hopefuls will line up for the inaugural Suzuki Swift Drivers Challenge in Queensland this weekend.

Drivers from all walks of life will compete across three days of on and off-track activities this weekend for the chance to win a fully-funded season of racing in the Suzuki Swift Racing Series this year – valued at $50,000.

The competition is being jointly organized by the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals and Swift Series officials, whilst the winner will compete this year in a Shannon’s Nationals-liveried car.

Feb 18, 2013

CONTINUED growth is expected to be a hallmark of the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series in 2013.

A radical change to the commercial arrangements in 2012 brought stability and viability, and a new sense of optimism for one of Australia’s enduring and exciting motor racing categories.

The prediction of a steady growth has come true with a net growth of 4 cars adding to the solid 2012 core group of 14 cars.

Feb 1, 2013

ADELAIDE Saloon Car young gun Josh Kean is the latest driver to seal a deal to compete in this year’s Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series.

Kean, who finished runner-up in last year’s Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series, will make the step up and drive an ex-Jason Richards/Team Dynamik Commodore for Adelaide-based THR Developments in this year’s six round national series.

Jan 30, 2013

The Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals has released the breakdown of each of its nine rounds scheduled for a busy 2013 racing season.

The series will continue to innovate with race formats, distances, times and class structures to continue to provide the most diverse and wide-reaching motorsport platform for competitors and fans to enjoy throughout the year – with the series to again race in four states and at seven circuits throughout the year.

Jan 22, 2013

2011 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series champion Terry Wyhoon will return to driving in the series for ex-V8 Supercars this season.

The Image Racing boss, who ran as many as four cars in last year’s series for ex-V8 Supercars, will be back on the grid for the opening round at Sydney Motorsport Park in March with the backing of long-time sponsor Lubrimaxx.

Jan 21, 2013

THE Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals and Australian Suzuki Swift Racing Series will offer one of the most valuable prizes within Australian Motorsport in 2013.

The Swift Drivers Challenge will pit drivers against the clock and each other to compete for a sponsored full-season drive in the 2013 Australian Swift Racing Series valued at approximately $50,000.

The Swift Drivers Challenge will be held across three days across the February 22-24 weekend in Queensland, commencing with a series of practice and orientation sessions at the famous Lakeside Raceway on Friday, February 22.

Dec 28, 2012

The Radical Australia Cup will host a special marquee event at Sydney Motorsport Park next year.

The Radical 250 will be an approximately 250km race to be split into two halves, on the Saturday of the July 13-14 weekend next year, supporting the Australian Six-Hour race weekend.

A 50-minute first half will be followed by a 20 minute ‘compulsory pit stop’ for all competitors before being followed by a resumption under Safety Car conditions, for another 50 minutes of racing to the final flag – with no compulsory pit stops required during each 50-minute ‘half’.

The grid will be determined by a 20 minute qualifying session followed by a Top 10 one-lap shootout – believed to be a first for Radical racing worldwide.

Dec 24, 2012

NATHAN Assaillit has received a late Christmas present – a new Falcon to use in the 2013 Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series.

The University of Southern Queensland engineering student will also have the backing of USQ Engineering and Toowoomba Engineering on his BF Falcon.

A recent knee reconstruction has left Assaillit sidelined for the moment, leaving brother Damien – a former V8 Supercar Development Series driver – to shake down the car at Queensland Raceway on Friday (December 21st).

Assaillit and his family team have secured the use of the Falcon that was formally raced in the V8 Supercar Development Series by Luke Youlden, Ryan Hansford, Brett Hobson and David Besnard.

Dec 18, 2012

CAMS, in association with the CAMS National Racing Championships (CNRC) Pty. Ltd. – promoters of the Shannons Australian National Motor Racing Championships Series – have moved to secure the long-term future of the Australian Manufacturers Championship for Production Cars.

Following the withdrawal of the previous promoter, CAMS and the CNRC have moved quickly to secure the long-term future stability of the championship, including announcing a comprehensive race program with the Shannons Nationals and new management that injects stability and long-term planning into the series.

Dec 18, 2012

CAMS, in association with the CAMS National Racing Championships (CNRC) Pty. Ltd. – promoters of the Shannons Australian National Motor Racing Championships Series – have moved to secure the long-term future of the Australian Manufacturers Championship for Production Cars.

Following the withdrawal of the previous promoter, CAMS and the CNRC have moved quickly to secure the long-term future stability of the championship, including announcing a comprehensive race program with the Shannons Nationals and new management that injects stability and long-term planning into the series.

A new management entity is presently being established to manage the category with Operations, Technical and Media roles to be filled heading into the 2013 season.

Dec 13, 2012

BF Falcons and sequential gearboxes permitted for first time next season

KUMHO Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series officials have today confirmed a new two-class structure for next year’s series for ex-V8 Supercars.

The introduction of sequential gearboxes into the category in 2013 has prompted the series to create ‘Class H’ for cars fitted with H-pattern gearboxes and ‘Class S’ for more modern cars running with a sequential gearbox.

Only Holden Commodore VZs and Ford Falcon BA and BF model cars may run in ‘Class S’ with the use of the Holinger sequential gearbox - those cars must also run with an M800 MoTeC ECU and a control engine camshaft.

The Ford Falcon BF is eligible for the Kumho Series for the first time in 2013 given it has now beenphased out of the V8 Supercar Development Series.

Dec 4, 2012

THE 2013 Radical Australia Cup will feature a six-round calendar and more events with the Shannons Nationals, Radical Australia confirmed today.

Commencing at the Top Gear Festival Sydney in March, the series will then contest its next five rounds with the Shannons Nationals, including two visits to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, a new, one off feature event with three hours race time at Sydney Motorsport Park and a return to Wakefield Park, near Goulburn.

Nov 28, 2012

Lining up for the final laps of a season that has so far seen eight rounds, five states, 24 races, 220 laps and 817 kilometres of awesome racing, the remaining 19 Masters took to the grid for the very last time to close the sixth year of a growing and ever popular showcase of muscle. At last it would be a race without carnage, but there was certainly action as Miedecke charged from rear of grid to take the win in the final moments, while for O’Brien and Bowe it would be the final class round wins, with Stillwell strong again to take his maiden Masters title in Pro-Sportsman (Class B), with Bowe sealing back-to-back Outright (Class A) titles.

Nov 28, 2012

The Masters have put in another wild and interrupted nine laps, seeing Tilley take his second win of the season, while Collins has repeated unwanted series history becoming the second vehicle in in the series’ six years to roll on a race weekend, and both have happened in today’s races.

Nov 28, 2012

The final round, three races remain and it was on for all in today’s opening race of the Masters, with reigning title holder and champion elect, Bowe, to start from pole, Miedecke, Richards, Tilley and Bressington set to fire from the top five. It would be an early roll over that would see a full restart and the green light action was epic from front to rear of the field on both launches.

Nov 28, 2012

THE Shannons Nationals was saddened to hear of the passing of Kerrick Sports Sedan competitor Des Wall today, after a brief battle with Cancer.

Des was a strong supporter of the resurgence of Sports Sedan Racing in Australia and won the 2009 series in his Chevrolet Corvette after a long Sports Sedan career that included a NSW title and a rise to prominence in the 1980s and early 90s in his now-iconic V8 Supra.

Nov 28, 2012

THE Shannons Nationals was saddened to hear of the passing of Kerrick Sports Sedan competitor Des Wall today, after a brief battle with Cancer.

Des was a strong supporter of the resurgence of Sports Sedan Racing in Australia and won the 2009 series in his Chevrolet Corvette after a long Sports Sedan career that included a NSW title and a rise to prominence in the 1980s and early 90s in his now-iconic V8 Supra.

Nov 27, 2012

The Pedders Racing Team have wrapped up the Class E Championship in the 2012 AMC and close the book on their mighty Proton Satria’s racing history.

This final round for the 2012 Championship and Shannons Nationals series saw the team come together in a last ditched effort to put on a great show for the public and their special guests for the weekend.

The team were able to welcome several special guests at this event to see the Proton off in its last race including Heidi Yi from Heidi Yi Cosmetics who did a fantastic job looking after our promotional models and ARC competitor Mark Pedder of Pedders Suspension who has been an avid supporter of the team’s efforts over the last two years.

Nov 27, 2012

The Hi-Tec Oils Australian Swift racing series has never ceased to provide the most exciting close racing seen in the Shannons Nationals and the fight for the series this weekend at Sandown Park put the icing on the cake.

With three races over the day the crew from Trans Tasman Motorsport was always going to have their work cut out for them and with the series on the line it was imperative that all competitors were on the ball with tyre choice and set up options as the day grew warmer and the track became sticker with the rubber from the V8 touring cars and the GT Masters cars being laid down.

Nov 25, 2012

UNPREDICTABLE results, close championship showdowns and plenty of drama were the order of the day in the final round of the 2012 Shannons Nationals, the season concluding in style today at Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway.

An incident-filled day saw driver walk away from three separate rollover incidents – showing off the safety in the sport - whilst plenty of hard and close racing showcased all that was good about this years’ series that has featured highly competitive racing since round one, in March.

Nov 25, 2012

BY WINNING THE first of three races at the seventh and final round at Sandown Park yesterday, Simon Tabinor has won the 2012 Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series.

The British born Victorian driver of the Eurostar Diesels Holden Commodore VT needed a 24th or better to secure the title but instead he qualified on the front row, went straight to the lead and withstood the challenge of polesitter Gavin Ross for the duration of the ten lap event.

Nov 25, 2012

TEENAGER Josh Hunter has claimed victory in the opening race of the final round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Sandown Motor Raceway in Melbourne.

The Finance-Ezi Falcon driver started from pole position - his second of the 2012 season - and hunted down a fast-starting Tony Evangelou (ex-Jason Bright/CAT FPR Falcon) to take the lead on lap five of 10, going on to claim his eighth race win of the year.

Nov 25, 2012

IN A SENSATIONAL conclusion to the first 40-lap leg of the final round of the Australian Manufacturers Championship at Sandown Raceway today, Dylan Thomas has pulled off a remarkable victory over series leader Stuart Kostera.

Nov 25, 2012

Sandown provided thrills and spills for the Hi-Tec Oils Australian Swift racing series with many of the drivers finding the high speed layout a different beast from the more technical layouts of Winton and Wakefield. Unfortunately Jamie MacMaster (Macline #9) felt the bite of turn 5 in Friday practice and rolled 4 times.

He was back in the saddle this morning thanks to the generosity of fellow competitors Scott and Mike Gore (Future Assist Finance #99) who made available to MacMaster their spare car.

Nov 24, 2012

DYLAN Thomas’ co-driver and father David was a last minute withdrawal from today’s 40-lap Australian Manufacturers Championship enduro at Sandown Raceway; so the son just looked after the family business on his own instead.

Yet another down to the wire finish in the Production Car series saw Thomas’ CXC Global Mitsubishi hunt down and pass the identical works-supported TMR Australia entry driven by Stuart Kostera and Inky Tulloch for the lead with two laps to go.

It capped off a scorching day at Sandown as the Shannons Nationals kicked off their ninth and final round of the 2012 season in 35-degree temperatures.

Nov 23, 2012

Quadriplegic Tanya Clarke experienced the hot lap of a lifetime today at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, as round 9 of the Shannons Nationals presented by Hi-Tec Oils commenced in perfect conditions.

Her ride was part of a big day of practice at the picturesque suburban Melbourne venue that was not without its share of dramas, with two cars badly damaged in on-track incidents.

Nov 23, 2012

SIMON TABINOR WANTED to wrap up this year’s title at the last round but it did not quite work out that way. But now he virtually only has to finish one of the three races at the final round of the Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series at Sandown Park this weekend to do so.

The British born Victorian driver of the Eurostar Diesels Holden Commodore VT has pretty much dominated the seven round series since Matt Lovell and his 2011 series winning Batteries Direct Ford Falcon AU stopped competing after the third round due to business pressures.

Nov 22, 2012

WELCOME to part two of our top 8 races of the 2012 Shannons Nationals season! As outlined in the first part, we put the collective heads of some of the travelling series media contingent and sorted out what we thought were the pick of the bunch from the season so far.

Part one contained some cracking races - and we think you'll agree that this installment does as well!

Nov 21, 2012

THERE has been some sensational racing across the eight rounds of the Shannons Nationals presented by Hi-Tec Oils this year, but we wanted to find out which ones stood out as the very best of the bunch before this weekend’s grand finale offers up any chance to add to the list.

So, we put our collective heads together, came up with a shortlist and then collated the nominations into the list you see here – a list of eight pretty sensational races that aren’t just good for a Shannons Nationals round;  they’d stand up at any race meeting in the world as great races.

Here are our first four – with the remainder to come tomorrow!

Nov 20, 2012

KUMHO Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series officials have today confirmed the calendar for the 2013 season, which will again form a major part of the successful Shannons Nationals.

The series for ex-V8 Supercars will again be contested over six rounds with the same venues and similar dates as this year’s series.

Nov 19, 2012

SIX national champions will walk away from Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway this weekend when the Shannons Nationals presented by Hi-Tec Oils concludes the 2012 season in style.

Nearly 120 cars across six categories will compete at the fast and challenging 3.1km layout in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs and all bar one - Commodore Cup was decided at the previous round - has a title on the line going into their respective final rounds.

Nov 15, 2012

MELBOURNE’S Sandown Raceway – the Home of Horsepower, CAMS and the Shannons Nationals will extend the arm of international motorsport cooperation next week.

The final round of the 2012 Shannons Nationals presented by Hi-Tec Oils (November 23-25) will see a delegation of several Korean officials visit the circuit to gain hands-on experience working in selected trackside and operational posts, furthering the international cooperation between Australia and Korea fostered in recent years.

Nov 13, 2012

Season 2013 has proven to be an epic year for the Touring Car Masters with loads of classic racing action, new cars and stars, circuit debut challenges, and both Class A and B now come down to the Sandown Raceway finale with the Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships, just two weeks away.

Let’s take a look at the statistics from the sixth year of Australia’s favourite muscle cars…

  • 7 rounds, 5 states
  • 21 races
  • 203 laps
  • 764 kilometres of racing
  • 6 Class A, 7 Class B race winners
  • 4 Class A, 5 Class B round winners
  • 6 lap records (Bathurst lap record not broken, remaining held by Jason Richards, 2:22.6622, 2011)
  • 3 Class A (Bowe), 2 Class B (Stillwell, Benson) race win clean sweeps
  • 133 points separates 1st (Bowe) and 2nd (Richards) in Class A, 159 points separates 1st (Stillwell) and 2nd (Benson) in Class B

Nov 9, 2012

Porsche motor racing in Australia is set for an exciting 2013 season with the announcement of next year’s impressive race calendar for its two one-make categories - Porsche Carrera Cup Australia and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli.

Australia’s signature one-make sports car championship, Carrera Cup Australia, will again visit Australia’s greatest motor racing events – Clipsal 500 Adelaide (TBC), Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix, Sucrogen Townsville 400, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and Armor All Gold Coast 600 – for the 2013 season.

Oct 24, 2012

THE Shannons Nationals presented by Hi-Tec Oils has announced a nine-round calendar for 2013 that builds on the growth experienced throughout 2012.

The 2013 season will commence at Sydney Motorsport Park, in New South Wales, in late March before visiting Victoria, Queensland and South Australia and concluding in mid-November.

Click the link to find out the dates, tracks and new plans for the 2013 Shannons Nationals!

Oct 17, 2012

Adam Beechey has continued his perfect record of round victories in 2012, winning the fourth round of the Commodore Cup national series at Wakefield Park on the weekend in his Donut King / Achilles Tyres VS Commodore.

Beechey qualified on pole position by 1.3 seconds and then claimed a commanding victory in Race 1, which he won by some 26 seconds.

Oct 17, 2012

Wakefield Park raceway at Goulburn turned on another great day for the Hi-Tec Oils Australian Swift racing series ensuring great racing on a warming track. Sunday’s first race the ever popular reverse grid did not disappoint the spectators as the main players in the series found themselves mid field on the grid with Rob Jarvis (BVC racing #17) on pole and Mike Gore (Future Assist Accounting #47) in P2.

Damian Ward (Hi-Tec Oils #11) had the advantage out of P3 and by dint of a good start managed a breakaway leaving Allan Jarvis (Achilles radials #1) and Reece Murphy (Gen-Tech Performance #62) to fight their way into second and third positions. What followed was the dog fight of the season with the two points leaders not giving an inch highlighted by a run down the front straight where Murphy seemed glued to Jarvis’s rear bumper. As drivers fought and swapped each position Ward managed to increase his lead and Jarvis finally got the better of Murphy as the race wound down.

Oct 17, 2012

A totally different vista greeted the Hi-Tec Oils Australian Swift racing series competitors as they prepared for the competitive aspect of the weekend at Wakefield Park raceway, the sun was shining and the clouds stayed away for great day of racing.

Morning practice saw Damian Ward (Hi-Tec Oils #11) continue his dominance but Allan Jarvis (Achilles Radial #1) taking to the track for the first time easily fitted into second on the time sheet. With the charging Reece Murphy (Gen-Tech Performance #62) leading the rest.

Oct 14, 2012

DEFENDING CHAMPION Tony Ricciardello won the battle however it was Kerry Baily who won the Kerrick Sports Sedan series war at Wakefield Park Raceway in Goulburn, at Round 8 of the Shannons Nationals presented by Hi-Tec Oils.

The Tasmanian-born Queenslander sealed a stunning sixth Sports Sedan title today with a consistent three-race performance that did everything he needed and nothing more to ensure another title.

Ricciardello was in crushing form today: winning all three races and beating Baily’s existing lap record at the circuit in race two; but it wasn’t enough to overhaul the Aston Martin DBR9 that has led the title since the opening round at Mallala back in April.

Oct 14, 2012

Simon Tabinor moved one step closer to secure his first Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series with a lights-to-flag victory in race one of round six at Wakefield Park today.

Driving his Eurostar Diesels Holden Commodore VT, Tabinor continued on from qualifying to start from pole position and lead the 14-car field throughout the 14-lap event. “We made quite a few setup changes between the two qualifying sessions and that made it a better car for the race,” he said. “There is still two races to go . . . and another round if we need it to win the title, but I would like to do it here this weekend.”

Oct 13, 2012



A KERRICK SPORTS SEDAN title fight years in the making is in store for Goulburn’s Wakefield Park Raceway tomorrow.

Seven-time champion Tony Ricciardello scored pole position today as action began at Round 8 of the Shannons Nationals presented by Hi-Tec Oils; the West Australian topping an intensely competitive day of qualifying with a sub-record time of 58.03s.

His long time arch-rival Darren Hossack was second and series leader Kerry Baily third in a day that saw the top three split by just three-tenths of a second after 50 minutes of running across two sessions.

Oct 12, 2012

IN A CASE of ‘if you build it, they will come’, Shannons Nationals Presented by Hi-Tec Oils organisers hope this weekend’s inaugural V8 Touring Car heritage round at Wakefield Park quite literally becomes a ‘field of dreams’ in the future.

A modest field of seven cars has nominated for the inaugural event that gathers pre-2000-specification V8’s to celebrate the history of Australia’s top Touring Car category.

The V8 Touring Car heritage round follows on from the success of the Kumho V8 Touring Car series, which now regularly features grids of 16-20 cars after starting with just four in 2008.

Oct 11, 2012

British born Victorian Simon Tabinor can win the 2012 New Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series with a round to go at this weekend’s Wakefield Park Shannons Nationals.

The Holden Commodore VT driver needs to have a 121-point advantage at the end of round six and the title is his - and the good news is that he plans to defend the series victory in 2013.

“The last four national series winners have not seriously tried to go back-to-back – well I intend to,” he vowed recently.

Oct 9, 2012


THREE DRIVERS sharing an astonishing 14 national titles will battle for the 2012 Kerrick Sports Sedan series, when the Shannons Nationals Presented by Hi-Tec Oils returns to Goulburn’s Wakefield Park Raceway this weekend.

Australia’s fastest tin-tops have produced a staggering season that will go into a title decider at the tight, tricky 2.2km circuit just down the highway from the nation’s capital.

The three drivers – Kerry Baily, Darren Hossack and Tony Ricciardello - rate amongst the best in the storied 36-year history of Australian Sports Sedan Racing. All have had seasons of contrasting fortunes in their pursuit of an additional title.

Sep 25, 2012

German ace Maro Engel led an impressive Erebus Racing one two finish in race 2 of the Australian GT Championship – protected by Sargent Security at Phillip Island today.

With the pole position in qualifying and a close 2nd place to Craig Lowndes in race 1 on Saturday, Engel led home team mate Peter Hackett, a hard charging Lowndes and a determined Klark Quinn to take the overall round win to top off a very successful weekend for the likeable German.

Sep 25, 2012

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia has officially crowned its 2012 champion, Kane Rose, after the Victorian's fourth round win of the season at Phillip Island, sharing race victories with Jeff Bobik at the final round.

Rose started Sunday with victory in Race 2 in wet conditions, quickly gapping the field early and maintaining his position at the front until the chequered flag.

Sep 25, 2012

MUCH like a team chasing a premiership in any football code, wins away from home are absolutely critical – and that’s why Radical Australia Cup points leader Neale Muston can feel a little more secure about his title hopes this year.

The New South Wales driver had won three times at Sydney Motorsport Park this season but at the weekend broke through for his first ‘away’ win of the year – taking out Round 6 of the series at Victoria’s Phillip Island.

Sep 25, 2012

A SEASON of records has ended with James Winslow winning the final round of the 2012 Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, today at Phillip Island in Victoria.

Winslow won the feature race this afternoon in a day that rapidly changed from torrentially wet to bright and sunny; 17-year-old rookie Hayden Cooper winning the morning’s second sprint race in stunning fashion with a masterful wet weather performance.

Sep 23, 2012

TORRENTIAL rain turned to blue skies and sunshine as Round 7 of the Shannons Nationals Presented by Hi-Tec Oils experienced all four seasons at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, in Victoria, today.

Six national-level categories produced typically competitive racing, another thrilling one-hour Australian GT Championship enduro again a highlight of the day producing a race that went right down to the closing stages.

Sep 23, 2012

CHRIS Gilmour might be farewelling the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship this weekend – but remains determined to end the year on a high.

Gilmour won the first of three races to be held this weekend at Phillip Island after a controversial penalty for then-leader James Winslow saw him penalised and sent to the back of the field post-race.

Sep 23, 2012

Victorian racer Kane Rose has secured the 2012 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia title with victory in the opening race at Phillip Island.

Rose’s preparation for the Phillip Island round was hampered when his Porsche suffered substantial damage at the series' penultimate round at Queensland Raceway. Fellow Porsche driver Stephen Grove came to his assistance, lending Rose his spare Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car for the season finale.

Sep 23, 2012

Semi regular national series runner Gavin Ross will start from pole position for the first of three races in round five of the Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series tomorrow after qualifying fastest today. The Black Race Engines Commodore VT pilot headed the way in a whitewash for Holden – the “red” machines taking the top three places.

Sep 23, 2012

A controversial start to race one of the Australian GT Championship – protected by Sargent Security saw Allan Simonsen jump clear of Maro Engel in a rolling start duel to lead by over a car length as they crossed the start line, incurring an immediate black flag drive through penalty from race officials for the offence.

Sep 22, 2012

CRAIG LOWNDES is a winner again, taking out the opening race in the Australian GT Championship’s round at this weekend’s Shannons Nationals presented by Hi-Tec Oils event at Phillip Island.

Just a week after winning the Sandown 500, Lowndes held out international GT ace Maro Engel in a thrilling finish to today’s one-hour Australian GT race, taking his Audi R8LMS to victory – his first in a GT car.

Sep 21, 2012

A SPEEDY international and the recent Sandown 500 winner featured at the front of an already feisty Australian GT Championship grid, as practice for round 7 of the Shannons Nationals Presented by Hi-Tec Oils began at Phillip Island today.

The Kumho V8's were also in action, with title contender Josh Hunter and Queensland winner Morgan Haber, pictured, right at the pointy end of the field.

Check out all the action from Friday's practice day at Phillip Island here...

Sep 20, 2012

A FORMER Dick Johnson-driven Bathurst 1000 Falcon will make its return in this weekend’s fifth and penultimate round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Phillip Island.

Repaired from an accident while competing in the Sports Sedans category at the last Shannons Nationals round at Phillip Island in May, Leigh Moran’s ex-DJR EL Falcon is one of 14 entries for this weekend’s Kumho Series round for ex-V8 Supercars.

Sep 20, 2012

The 2012 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia title will be decided at Phillip Island Shannons Nationals Presented by Hi-Tec Oils round this weekend, with friendly rivalry coming to the aid of the 2012 series favourite.

Points leader Kane Rose’s campaign for the 2012 title suffered a blow when his Porsche departed the last round at Queensland Raceway with substantial damage after a Race 2 accident. Rose, therefore, was left without a race car for the Phillip Island finale.

Sep 20, 2012

The 2012 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia title will be decided at Phillip Island this weekend, with friendly rivalry coming to the aid of the 2012 series favourite.

Points leader Kane Rose’s campaign for the 2012 title suffered a blow when his Porsche departed the last round at Queensland Raceway with substantial damage after a Race 2 accident. Rose, therefore, was left without a race car for the Phillip Island finale.

The 2012 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia title will be decided at Phillip Island this weekend, with friendly rivalry coming to the aid of the 2012 series favourite.

Points leader Kane Rose’s campaign for the 2012 title suffered a blow when his Porsche departed the last round at Queensland Raceway with substantial damage after a Race 2 accident. Rose, therefore, was left without a race car for the Phillip Island finale.

Fellow Porsche competitor Stephen Grove, however, came to the aid of the Victorian young gun, offering the use of his spare Grove Group Porsche GT3 Cup car for the final round. Rose accepted the offer, and will now line up in Grove’s 2006 Type 997 Porsche GT3 Cup car carrying the branding of Melbourne’s Cheapest Cars and the Grove Group.

“Once we had the bingle at Queensland Raceway, Steve said that he had a spare car for me to finish the championship off in. No money changed hands, just a kind-hearted gesture. That helped us out a lot,” said Rose.

“The season has gone perfectly, apart from the Queensland Raceway round. We’ve had a good run; won a lot of races and had good pace all year. We then had the one incident at Queensland, but you get that from time to time.

“The competition this year has stepped up and there are probably seven people who can genuinely win races, which makes it exciting, but you definitely have to work a lot harder.”

The Phillip Island round will also see two new drivers enter the GT3 Cup Challenge category, with John Karytinos and Tim Miles taking to the Porsche field in the 997 Cup Class.

Fraser Ross also returns to the series, along with Jon Trende, who will make his 20th GT3 Cup Challenge round start this weekend.

Entering the Phillip Island round, Rose holds a convincing 70 point lead over John Modystach in the Outright standings, with the series’ most capped driver, Jeff Bobik, a further six points behind in third position from Brent Odgers, John Goodacre, John Morriss and Michael Almond.

While Rose has a lengthy lead in the Outright points, his grasp on the 997 Cup Class trophy isn't as strong, sitting only five and seven points from Modystach and Bobik, respectively, after Rose only competed in a Type 997 Porsche from the second round of the season onwards.

Behind the leading trio in the 997 Cup Class in points are Odgers and Goodacre, who sit 35 and 40 points, respectively, behind class leader Rose.

All Sunday’s racing from the Phillip Island round of the Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships, including Race 2 and Race 3 of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia, will be streamed live at www.thenationals.com.au.

2012 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia points standings

Outright
1. Kane Rose - 338
2. John Modystach - 268
3. Jeff Bobik - 262
4. Brent Odgers - 238
5. John Goodacre - 230
6. John Morriss - 216
7. Michael Almond - 192
8. Adam Marjoram - 158
9. Philip Woodbury - 146
10. Fraser Ross - 115

997 Cup Class
1. Kane Rose - 274
2. John Modystach - 269
3. Jeff Bobik - 267
4. Brent Odgers - 239
5. John Goodacre - 234
6. John Morriss - 224
7. Michael Almond - 199
8. Adam Marjoram - 162
9. Philip Woodbury - 148
10. Fraser Ross - 117

Sep 20, 2012

New Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Car Series points leader Simon Tabinor has a good chance to consolidate his bid for the 2012 title with a solid performance at the Phillip Island Shannons Nationals race meeting, round five of the series this weekend.

“I am hoping to win this round and then wrap up the series at the (next) round at Wakefield Park,” says the British-born Victorian driver of the Eurostar Diesels Holden Commodore VT. He took over the series lead at the last round in Queensland where reigning champion Matt Lovell was not able to compete – but it did not all go well. Lovell has continuing business commitments that have put his racing activities on hold for the time being.

Sep 18, 2012

RISING Sprint car star Jon McCorkindale will switch the dirt banks of Sydney Speedway for the flowing curves of Australia’s fastest track this weekend when he makes his circuit racing debut at Round 7 of the Shannons Nationals, presented by HI-Tec Oils.

The 21-year-old from New South Wales’ Riverina district will drive a Dial Before You Dig-sponsored AU Ford Falcon in this weekend’s round of the Australian Saloon Car series, for six-cylinder Ford and Holden racers.

Sep 13, 2012

Nathan Morcom will return to openwheel racing in the final round of the Australian Drivers’ Championship at Phillip Island on September 21-23.

The 20 year-old Sydneysider has switched to the local F3 series after his American F2000 Championship Series campaign was beset by car problems in the first two rounds.

Morcom will drive Astuti Motorsport’s Dallara F307-Renault, sponsored by Direct Plasterboard Outlet and Rondo, at the 4.445km Victorian circuit.

Sep 10, 2012

Having run fifth in Saturday’s race 1 due to a deflating rear tyre Allan Jarvis #1 found himself sharing the front row with Brooke Leech #84 for today’s reverse grid race 2. In his Achilles Radial backed Swift Sport Jarvis was able to use the position to get a clear lead and left Reece Murphy #62 and Damian Ward #11 to battle together for the minor pacing’s with the Hi-Tec Oils supported Ward taking second from Murphy’s CMI/Viridian car.

Jarvis’s clear run allowed him to settle into a groove around the fast Queensland Raceway circuit set a race lap record of 1:32.115. the best of the rest was Brooke Leech (Haber Excavations) with Dale Corbett (#3 Bartercard) fighting it out with debutant Callan Sayers in the Kitten Car Care #5. Rob Jarvis (#17 BVC racing), Ben Foessel (#37 Motor School) and new comer Jamie MacMaster (#10 MacLine) all improved their lap times considerably to set up an interesting race 3.

Sep 10, 2012

How many times can the lead change in a 9 lap race? The Hi-Tec Oils Australian Swift racing series provided exciting
viewing as each position during the race kept changing which had the commentators baffled at which dice to call.

New drivers in the 2012 series Murphy (#62 CMI/Viridian), Ward (#11 Hi-Tec Oils), Corbett(#3 Bartercard) and Sayers (#5
Kitten Car Care) were all on the pace and had A Jarvis (#1 Achilles) and R
Jarvis (#17 BVC Racing) fighting hard to stay in touch.

Sep 10, 2012

FINALS FEVER has hit the Shannons Nationals Presented by Hi-Tec Oils, with a big September round at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit to decide the first big winners of the racing year.

Round seven of the Shannons Nationals will be contested at the high-speed 4.46km circuit in Victoria on September 21-23, two major national titles to be finalised on the same weekend Australia’s major footy codes decide their grand finalists.

Sep 3, 2012

AN INTERNATIONAL ace will join the Australian GT field at Round 7 of the Shannons Nationals Presented by Hi-Tec Oils, at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit this September 22-24.

The blockbuster return to the Island - for the second time this year - will include the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, Kumho V8 Touring Car Series, Radical Australia Cup and the Dial Before You Dig Australian Saloon Cars. 

Click through to find out who will join the already massive round!

Aug 15, 2012

SIMON HAGGARTY won an unbelievable fifth round of the Radical Australia Cup at Queensland Raceway at the weekend.

The Haggarty Racing Team Radical SR3 Cup Car driver didn’t actually take the chequered flag first in any of the three races contested; however the unpredictable results and Haggarty’s consistency saw him score enough points to take an incredible round win.

Aug 15, 2012

Queenslander Jason Smith, Victorian Brendan Luneman and New South Welshman Jeff Reed were the series winners at the end of racing on Sunday, each of the three with different tales of how it came to pass as the sixth round of the Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships presented by Hi-Tec Oils concluded at Queensland Raceway.

Smith and the Fuji Xerox/Zahl 1 Karting team broke a 20-year drought for Queenslanders in 250 International to claim the championship. A consistent run at Phillip Island set it up and his pole position, particularly the margin, at Queensland Raceway surprised many. Of the top three drivers he was the only one to finish all eight races and seven top three finishes was also unmatched. He also set the fastest ever lap at Queensland Raceway for a Superkart with his pole position lap.

Aug 12, 2012



IF their first race victory was a heart in the mouth thriller, Garry Holt and Ryan McLeod’s win in the second Hydraulink 400 race was a relative walk in the park in comparison.

If you can call a walk in the park a 240km/hr 90 minute battle under lights at Queensland Raceway, that is.

The Team Eastern Creek Karts outfit dominated the second of two ‘Fight in the night’ races at the 3.1km Ipswich circuit, taking the second race of two by 49.5 seconds in their ex-TMR Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X.

Aug 12, 2012

ROUND SIX of the Shannons Nationals presented by Hi-Tec Oils brought eight categories to Ipswich’s Queensland Raceway.

It left having put on a big show with several key results making the championship picture increasingly competitive in several categories as the series heads deep into the second half of the season.

Check out our wrap of each category in action this weekend by clicking the link below!

Aug 12, 2012

Hard charger Brent Odgers has secured his maiden Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia round win at Queensland Raceway this weekend in a round that capped three new race victors.

Following Michael Almond’s maiden race win on Saturday, Odgers claimed his first victory in the Porsche category in Sunday’s opening race, taking the lead from the start.

The race was soon stopped after a three-car crash at Turn 3, which saw the car of Andrew Menzies make contact with Almond and series leader Kane Rose; ending the trio’s weekend.

Aug 12, 2012

QUEENSLAND young gun Morgan Haber has claimed a breakthrough victory in Round 4 of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Queensland Raceway today.

The MW Motorsport driver won today’s opening race (Race 2 of the weekend) and finished third in the final 18-lapper to take a comfortable round victory clear of series leader Jim Pollicina and Western Australian Matt Hansen, who claimed his second career Kumho Series podium finish.

Haber had looked on target to take a clean sweep of the weekend in Race 3, though outbraked himself at Turn 4 while passing leader Pollicina.

Aug 12, 2012

QUEENSLAND young gun Morgan Haber has claimed a breakthrough victory in Round 4 of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Queensland Raceway today.

The MW Motorsport driver won today’s opening race (Race 2 of the weekend) and finished third in the final 18-lapper to take a comfortable round victory clear of series leader Jim Pollicina and Western Australian Matt Hansen, who claimed his second career Kumho Series podium finish.

Haber had looked on target to take a clean sweep of the weekend in Race 3, though outbraked himself at Turn 4 while passing leader Pollicina.

Aug 11, 2012


GARRY HOLT and Ryan McLeod have combined to win a gripping opening leg of the Hydraulink 400 at Queensland raceway this evening, in what turned out to be a race of fuel strategy that resulted in a tense finish.

The Eastern Creek Karts crew gambled on a safety car to meet their fuel numbers, only electing to make one stop for the driver change before driving economically – yet quickly – to make it to the finish without requiring fuel.

The gamble paid off, holding off a fast-finishing Dylan Thomas in the CXC Global EVO in a tense race to the flag in the 200km race.

Aug 11, 2012

Quick South Australian Michael Almond has taken victory in the opening race of the penultimate Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia round at Queensland Raceway, while series leader Kane Rose secured the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy after a nail-biting 40-lap twilight event.

Rose’s nearest endurance points rival, John Modystach, who started in second position, took the lead of the race early from pole-sitter Philip Woodbury and Brent Odgers.

Aug 11, 2012

DARREN Hossack stormed to the front and then pulled away from the Kerrick Sports Sedan series field to take race one this afternoon, as Round 6 of the Shannons Nationals presented by Hi-Tec Oils turned up the heat at Queensland Raceway.

The Audi A4 driver started third and was gifted second when polesitter Kerry Baily pitted with mechanical dramas at the end of the formation lap. He then passed Tony Ricciardello mid way through lap two to take a lead he’d never lose.

Check out our full Saturdat race report including news from Radicals, Swifts, Saloon Car and Superkarts by clicking the link below.

Aug 11, 2012

EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Queenslander Morgan Haber has collected a breakthrough win in Race 1 of the fourth round of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Queensland Raceway in Ipswich.

Fresh from competing at the same circuit last weekend in the V8 Supercar Development Series for the first time, the MW Motorsport pilot took his second straight Kumho Series pole and overcame a five-second jump-start penalty to claim victory in Race 1.

Aug 11, 2012

Former Confederation Of Australian Motorsport President and ardent Production Car racer Colin Osborne will have his four hundredth race state at national level at Queensland Raceway this weekend.

He will achieve the milestone when lining up on the grid for the first of two Hydralink “THE FIGHT IN THE NIGHT” races for the fourth round of the Australian Manufacturers Championship, part of round six of the Shannons Nationals.

Aug 10, 2012



GARRY HOLT and Ryan McLeod have fired a warning shot to rival Mitsubishi team TMR Australia following official practice for the Hydraulink 400 ‘Fight in the Night’ Production Car enduro, at Queensland Raceway this weekend.

The Eastern Creek Karting Raceway Evo X has been completely rebuilt prior to the weekends’ twin 200-km races, the efforts rewarded by the Sydneysider topping the official practice session in fine Queensland conditions this afternoon.

Car #21’s 1m20.79s lap was 0.58s faster than the TMR Evo, driven this afternoon by Inky Tulloch, who will share with regular driver Stuart Kostera this weekend.

Aug 9, 2012


SEVERAL stunning brand-new racing cars will make their debut at this weekend’s sixth round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Hi-Tec Oils, at Queensland Raceway.

The headlining Hydraulink 400 ‘Fight in the Night’ for Production cars will feature what is thought to be the global racing debut for BMW’s 1 Series M coupe.

Phil Crompton's new Ford Mustang Kerrick Sports Sedan and a stunning new look for Radical champion Ed Singleton also highlight some of the new looks on offer this weekend.


Aug 9, 2012

CURRENT Radical Australia Cup Champion Ed Singleton heads to this weekend’s fifth round of the 2012 Radical Australia Cup with a new sponsor.

The 2011 RAC champion has joined forces with Queensland-based Finance EZI Racing for the remainder of the season, with his #1 Radical SR3 to run the distinctive bright branding of the company for the remainder of the year.

Singleton’s partnership with Finance EZI was announced on the Gold Coast this Monday, with the first full outing as part of the organisation to be at this weekends Shannons Nationals round at Queensland Raceway.

Aug 8, 2012

The fourth round of the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series at the Shannons Nationals this weekend will see a category stalwart unable to compete as another returns with new equipment, while the defending champion simply wants to keep winning at Queensland Raceway this weekend, in order to be in with a chance.

Currently third in this year’s title hunt with his Trans Am spec Chev Corvette, 2009 series victor Des Wall has been forced to miss this round after recent surgery while Phil Crompton is set to debut his exquisite Australian-built Ford Mustang Trans Am.