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AMRS Round 1 Welcome from Series Management Welcome to the opening round of the 2022 Australian Motor Racing Series at Sydney Motorsport Park. Like all other national motorsport series, the last two seasons have been difficult for the AMRS due to travel restrictions, lockdowns and border closures brought about due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite the ongoing postponements and cancellations of our events, the support from our categories and competitor groups has never wavered, and I must say a big thank you to everyone for their ongoing support of our series. Fingers crossed we can get through the 2022 season without any disruptions to our schedule. This weekend is shaping up to be an exciting one. After the success of last year's inaugural Super GT 4 Hour under lights, the marathon endurance race makes a return to field with a high-quality array of drivers (including a Bathurst winner) on the entry list. An exciting addition to this year's AMRS line-up is the Kumho V8 Classic Racing Series, which features an assortment of iconic V8 Supercars from the 1990s and 2000s, while the ever-popular TA2 Muscle Car Series, Thunder Sports National Series, Australian Formula 3 Championship and Stock Cars all return to the track. After a couple of false starts last year, this AMRS round will be the first to be live-streamed by our new broadcast partner, Fuzzy Media. The broadcast will be anchored by experienced sports broadcaster Tony Schibeci, while reality TV star Lachlan Mansell will provide expert analysis in the commentary box and another familiar face, Kylie King, will provide updates and colour stories in the pits and paddock. We hope you enjoy all the action from the opening round of the AMRS, and look forward to seeing you trackside throughout the season.

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Cheers, Matt Baragwanath – AMRS Series Manager

Officials Track map Schedule 2020 AMRS Media Team Event Preview Super GT 4 Hour TA2 Muscle Car Series Kumho V8 Classic Racing Series Australian Formula 3 Championship Thunder Sports National Series Stock Cars and Invited

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AMRS Round 1 official event programme Editor: Lachlan Mansell Photos: Hunter Media, Trapnell Creations, Insyde Media, Judi McDonald, Trackside Media The AMRS is proudly owned by the Benalla Auto Club and sanctioned by the Australian Auto Sport Alliance. Publisher: Chequered Flag Media 212/18 Marine Parade, Wentworth Point NSW info@cfmedia.com.au

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Officials list

Duty

Name

Series Manager

Matt Baragwanath

Steward

Gary Gourlay

Clerk of Course

Michael Nielsen

Deputy Clerk of Course

Damien Mitchell

Assistant Clerk of Course

Bruce Robertson

Emergency Controller

Clark Motorsport Safety

Race Secretary

Bec Middlemiss

Senior Comms

Kevin Watson

Flag Comms

Steve Buchanan

Starter

Zac Dawes

Pit Lane

Kate Dixon, Rick Subotic, Steven Dixon

Flags

Tracey King, Dean Steward, Sarah Moore, John Drew, Greg Rose, Peter Richardson, Tamara Lancaster, Michael Rovers

Safety Car

Peter Durkin

Fire/Recovery

Clark Motorsport Safety

Scrutineering

John Street

Media Centre

Lachlan Mansell, Ryan Jones


Circuit map

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Event schedule FRIDAY 18th FEBRUARY 2022

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Finish

Category

Session

Duration

08:30

08:50

Thunder Sports National Series/Stock Cars Aust & Inv

Practice 1

20 minutes

08:57

09:17

Aust Formula 3 Championship

Practice 1

20 minutes

09:24

09:44

Kumho V8 Classic Series

Practice 1

20 minutes

09:51

10:11

TA2 Muscle Car Series

Practice 1

20 minutes

10:18

10:38

Super GT Australia

Practice 1

20 minutes

10:45

11:05

Thunder Sports National Series/Stock Cars Aust & Inv

Practice 2

20 minutes

11:12

11:32

Aust Formula 3 Championship

Practice 2

20 minutes

11:39

11:59

Kumho V8 Classic Series

Practice 2

20 minutes

12:10

12:25

Officials Break

12:30

12:50

TA2 Muscle Car Series

Practice 2

20 minutes

12:57

13:27

Super GT Australia

Practice 2

30 minutes

13:34

13:54

Stock Cars Aust and Inv

Practice 3

20 minutes

14:01

14:21

Aust Formula 3 Championship

Practice 3

20 minutes

14:28

14:48

Thunder Sports National Series

Qualifying

20 minutes

14:55

15:15

Kumho V8 Classic Series

Practice 3

20 minutes

15:22

15:42

TA2 Muscle Car Series

Qualifying

20 minutes

15:49

16:34

Super GT Australia

Practice 3

45 minutes

16:41

17:01

Thunder Sports National Series

Race 1

10 Laps (Time Cert)

17:08

17:28

TA2 Muscle Car Series

Race 1

12 Laps (Time Cert)

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Finish

Category

Session

Duration

08:45

09:00

Stock Cars Aust & Inv

15 Minutes

Qualifying

09:07

09:23

Kumho V8 Classic Series

15 Minutes

Qualifying

09:30

09:45

Super GT Aust Qualifying Part A

15 minutes

Qualifying

09:50

10:05

Super GT Aust Qualifying Part B

15 Minutes

Qualifying

10:12

10:27

Thunder Sports National Series

8 Laps

Race 2

10:34

10:49

Australian F3 Championship

15 Mins

Qualifying

11:06

11:25

Stock Cars Aust & INV

10 Laps

Race 1

11:32

11:52

Kumho V8 Classic Series

10 Laps

Race 1

12:00

12:30

Super GT Aust Top 10 Shootout

30 Minutes

T10 Shootout

12:30

12:50

Officials Break

20 mins

12:50

13:06

Aust Formula 3 Championship

10 Laps

Race 1

13:13

13:33

Stock Cars Aust & INV

10 Laps

Race 2

13:40

14:00

Kumho V8 Classic Series

10 Laps

Race 2

14:07

14:27

TA2 Muscle Car Series

10 Laps

Race 2

14:33

14:49

Thunder Sports National Series

10 Laps

Race 3

14:56

15:12

Aust Formula 3 Championship

10 Laps

Race 2

15:19

15:39

Stock Cars Aust & INV

10 Laps

Race 3

15:46

16:16

Kumho V8 Classic Series

18 Laps

Race 3

16: 23

16: 43

TA2 Muscle Car Series

10 Laps

Race 3

16: 45

17:10

Officials Break

25 mins

17:15

21:15

Super GT Australia 4 Hour

242 Mins

Race 1

21:25

21:50

TA2 Muscle Car Series

15 Laps (Time Cert)

Race 4

22:00

22:19

Thunder Sports National Series

10 Laps (Time Cert)

Race 4

22:25

22:42

Aust Formula 3 Championship

13 laps (Time Cert)

Race 3

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amrs 2022 Media team The Australian Motor Racing Series will be live streamed across Facebook and YouTube platforms by the Fuzzy Media production organisation, headed up by experienced automotive and motorsport producer Rob Fazzino. The 2020 AMRS media team will consist of:

Kylie King Live Stream Host/pit reporter Experienced journalist and reporter Kylie King is a familiar face on many Australian motorsport television broadcasts. The highlights on Kylie’s extensive CV include support category reporter for Supercars Television, feature story producer for Network 10’s RPM program, story producer for the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, television pit reporter for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and producer of Supercars race highlights packages. Kylie is a prominent public figure in the Albury-Wodonga region; she was recently elected Mayor of Albury City, and copresents the breakfast program on local radio station, 2AY. Kylie will produce feature interview content, pit lane and paddock coverage for the AMRS live-stream and television broadcasts.

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Tony schibeci Live Stream host Tony Schibeci’s career as a commentator started back in 1992, commentating the then-VFL before he was recruited by Channel 7 for their hit show Gladiators in 1995. Since then, Schibeci has commentated numerous sports including AFL, soccer, cricket, baseball, boxing and wrestling, while also covering 2 Olympic Games and 2 Commonwealth Games. He has also been the ground announcer at the MCG for some 30 years. Additionally, Schibeci has a wealth of motorsport experience and knowledge – he has been the series commentator for the Australian Formula 4 Championship, Australian Production Car Series and has spent the last three years calling the Porsche Carerra Cup at Supercars events. He will act as host for the live stream at each AMRS round.

Lachlan mansell Media Manager/expert commentator Lachlan Mansell is a familiar media figure, winning the 2021 Beauty and the Geek reality TV show and currently featuring on Sydney's top-rating Kyle and Jackie-O breakfast radio programme. Lachlan has extensive experience as a motorsport commentator and has been a part of the AMRS since its inaugural season in 2018, while his business, Chequered Flag Media, represents clients across a range of motorsport categories As well as providing expert commentary for the live stream, Lachlan will oversee the entire media programme for the series including the publication of social media content, generating feature stories for online and broadcast channels.

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AMRS Round 1 Preview Your essential form guide for each category It's the start of a new AMRS season, and as Lachlan Mansell discovers, each category has a wealth of intriguing storylines to follow.

The 2022 season of the Australian Motor Racing Series (AMRS) is set to kick off with a thrilling spectacle at Sydney Motorsport Park on February 18 and 19, including the return of the Super GT 4 Hour under lights. AMRS features a selection of national categories, of which six will be in attendance at the SMP round. Despite COVID-19 interrupting the previous two AMRS seasons, interest has remained at a premium with all categories boasting strong entry numbers for the season opener. Super GT Australia will serve as a highlight, with practice, a pair of qualifying sessions and a Top 10 Shootout all leading up to the main event. Last year’s inaugural enduro was won by Luke Youlden and Vince Muriti in a Mercedes AMG GT3, in a dramatic contest that culminated in a lead change on the very last lap. Youlden and Muriti are back to defend their crown, while other notable names on the entry list include the father-and-son duo of Indiran and Duvashen Padayachee in their Porsche, the Mercedes AMG-GT3 of Garth Walden/Michael Sheargold and the Richard Gartner/Hadrian Morrall Lamborghini Gallardo. The race meeting will also host the debut of the new Kumho V8 Classic Racing Series, which will feature an assortment of machinery including the ex-Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden VE Commodore that finished third in the 2012 Bathurst 1000 and is


now owned by Jim Pollicina. Other notable Supercars on the entry list include Michael Anderson's ex-Tickford Racing FG Falcon and Jason Foley's Dick Johnson Racing BF. The Australian Formula 3 Championship will break new ground in its 23-year history with the category’s first ever night race. With F3 cars currently holding the outright lap record on the full Gardner Circuit at SMP, expectations are high of seeing yet more record breaking pace in the cooler night time conditions. A notable vehicle on this year’s F3 grid will be the Dallara F312/16 of Trent Grubel – it is the newest car in this year’s field, and will be run by Tim Macrow Racing, which will also oversee the entries of young gun Ben Taylor and the experienced Ross McAlpine. The Gilmour Racing squad has signed last year’s Australian Formula Ford Championship runner-up Noah Sands as its main title protagonist, while Ryan Astley will line up for another season with 99 motorsport. A crowd favourite, the TA2 Muscle Car series will once more hold a hotly contested affair in their 425 horsepower, low downforce cars that have taken the Australian motorsport scene by storm. Early entry numbers for the category are extremely positive and is filled with a mixture of rising stars and experienced hands. Thunder Sports, a national category geared to the grass roots competitors, has also secured a night race at the event with an incredible and diverse range of cars. The series is split into Classes A and B, depending on lap times achieved by the different vehicles; both classes offer their own winners, podiums and prizes. Thunder Sports cars are typically loud and exciting to watch, with either large capacity V8 or highly-tuned turbocharged motors. In previous seasons, Albury-Wodonga racers Cory Gillett and Mark Tracey have been the main title contenders but in more recent times, it has been OzTrucks that have ruled the roost, with drivers like Stephen Chilby coming to the fore. The OzTrucks are also eligible to compete in the Stock Cars Australia category, which loudly and proudly showcases cars derived from American NASCAR machines. The field consists of all manner of American stock car machinery, while the drivers include former Legend Cars Australia Champion James Burge. AMRS Series Manager Matt Baragwanath is enthused about the commencement of this year’s series. “We’re excited to kick off our 2022 season at Sydney Motorsport Park, and very pleased to have the continued support of our national categories despite the COVID interruptions of the last two seasons,” Baragwanath said. “The fans will be treated to plenty of entertaining racing, especially the Super GT 4 Hour, which will be a thrilling night-time spectacle.”

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ENTRY LIST No.

Sponsor

4

Driver 1

Driver 2

Car Make and Model

Darren Currie

Frank Mammarella

MARC Mazda

5

Garage1

Nathan Murray

Grant Sparks

Porsche 991 GT3 Cup GEN ll

11

OUR KLOUD

Eric Constantinidis

Jacque Jargo

Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen II

20

Wall Racing

Matthew McLellan

Drew Hall

Porsche GT3 Cup GEN II

23

KFC

Matt Stoupas

Yasser Shahin

Audi R8 LMS Evo II

33

PERFECT AUTO BODY

Vince Muriti

Luke Youlden

MERCEDES-BENZ AMG GT3

35

RENTCORP HYUNDAI FORKLIFTS

Indiran Padayachee

Duvashen Padayachee

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

36

Grand prix Mazda Caboolture

Jake Camilleri

John Goodacre

Marc Car Mazda

45

RAM Motorsport/GWR

Michael Sheargold

Garth Walden

Mercedes AMG GT3

47

D-BIT

Warwick Morris

Dylan de Szabo

Lamborghini Gallardo GT3

50

M-Motorsport/Vantage Freight

David Crampton

Trent Harrison

KTM GT2

51

Imak Kwikmit

Andrew Macpherson

Ben Porter

Lamborghini Huracan

55

Valmont Racing

Marcel Zalloua

Sergio Pires

Audi R8 LMS Ultra

69

SafeTstop

Richard Gartner

Hadrian Morrall

lamborghini gallardo

Geoffrey Taunton

Chris Pither

MARC II V8

95 111

Axles Earthmoving & Civil Works

Grant Donaldson

Treigh Maschotta

MARC Focus V8

707

Cyclo

Lachlan Gardner

Jason Busk

Marc car 1 Mazda 3

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ENTRY LIST No.

Sponsor

Driver

Car Make and Model

3

Access Linemarking Equipment

Robert Leonard

Chevrolet Camaro

4

crutcher developments

Mark Crutcher

howe mustang

8

WealthRite

Chris Pappas

Ford Mustang

11

Kobelco Australia Sydney Trucks and Machinery

Michael Coulter

Ford Mustang

15

Pacific petroleum

Michael Rowell

Howe TA2 Mustang

17

myRacewebsites.com

John McLaughlin

TA2 Mustang

20

Localsearch

Adam Hargraves

Chevrolet Camaro TA2

21

Excelerate Motorsports/ Tempest Solutions

Zach Loscialpo

Camaro TA2

Nicholas Bates

TA2 Muastang

24 26

Hass Pumps

Jason Hassett

Chev Camaro

37

Elvin Group

Josh Haynes

CHEVROLET CAMARO

40

Motorsportsales.com

Karl Begg

HOWE Mustang

48

Whitsunday Holiday Rentals

Nick Lange

Chevrolet Camaro

49

Allgate Motorsport

Christopher Formosa

Dodge Challenger

50

IES motorsport

Paul Hadley

Howe Camaro

51

IES motorsport

Graham Cheney

Howe Camaro

55

WPI Rentals

Russell Wright

Ford Mustang

67

Supercheap Auto

Nash Morris

Ford Mustang

68

Sensational Kitchens CXC Racing

Dylan Thomas

TA2 Mustang

69

TENKATE PLANT HIRE

Anthont Tenkate

HOWE TA2 FORD MUSTANG

70

Wild Digital

Lachlan Granger

TA2 Ford Mustang

74

Retro Motorsport / Fit Flask

Murray Kent

Chevrolet Camaro

117

Full Throttle BBQ

Jett Johnson

Ford Mustang

321

321 MotoFit

Chris Sutton

Ford Mustang

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ENTRY LIST No.

Sponser

Driver

Car Make and Mode

5

Anderson Motorsport

Michael Anderson

Ford FG

7

Mocomm Motorsports Communications

Jim Pollicina

Holden Commodore VE2

9

Inwood Racing

Stuart Inwood

Ford AU

17

TF Maintenance

Jason Foley

Ford BF

22

Wake Up!

Chris Pither

Holden Commodore VE2

23

RHM / NULON

Ray Hislop

Ford Falcon FG

Francois Habib

Holden VZ

23

14

46

Turbo Brisbane

Jarred Danaher

Ford Falcon FG

52

Grimtrans

Damien Grima

FORD FALCON FG

62

Tint-a-car

Derek Hocking

Holden VE2

68

Turbo Brisbane

Shane Beikoff

Ford Falcon AU

111

Custom Garage race preparation restoration

Andy Cantrell

Ford Falcon BF

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ENTRY LIST No.

Sponsor

Driver

Car Make and Mode

6

R-TEK MOTORSPORT

Maxamilian Demeyrick

DALLARA F307

7

R-TEK MOTORSPORT

Andrew Roberts

DALLARA F307

8

STREAMLINE ENERGY

Mitchell Neilson

DALLARA F308/11

9

TIM MACROW RACING

Ross McAlpine

MYGALE F308/11

17

GILMOUR RACING

Noah Sands

DALLARA F308/11

22

HAMMERSLEY AUSTRALIA

Gerrit Ruff

DALLARA F305

25

UCS GROUP RACING TMR

Ben Taylor

DALLARA F308/11

74

TIM MACROW RACING

Trent Grubel

DALLARA F312

99

99 MOTORSPORT

Ryan Astley

DALLARA F308///

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ENTRY LIST No.

Sponsor

Driver

Car Made and Model

5

JKL Constuctions

John Angiolella

BMW E36

7

STEEL N STUFF

Danny Burgess

Oztruck Silverado

8

Hunter Valley spraybooths jimy tools

Brett Mitchell

Chevrolet Austruck

9

Retractable Tarps Pty Ltd

George Kulig

Howe Monty Carlo

17

Mini Muscle Cars

Shayne Smith

Mini Muscle Car XB Falcon

44

Truckrite, Phoenix Lubruicants, Ausfleet

Cameron McKee

Ford AU Falcon

60

PTS

Bob Brewer

HOLDEN COMMODORE GTS

69

Prime Financce

Merrick Malouf

Ford Ute

77

Mini Muscle Cars

Garry Roberts

Mini Muscle Car HQ Monaro

177

Snap-on Ringwood

Travis Condon

Toyota Corolla

226

Dom's Motors/Signpro Graffix

Stephen chilby

Chev Silverado

255

Elements Group

Owen Boak

Mazda MX5

799

Dowelly racing

Josh Dowell

Ford Falcon

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ENTRY LIST No.

Sponsor

Driver

Car Made and Model

7

STEEL N STUFF

Danny Burgess

Oztruck Silverado

8

Hunter Valley spraybooths

Brett Mitchell

Chevrolet Austruck

9

Retractable Tarps Pty Ltd

George Kulig

Howe Money Carlo

11

Shields Automotive

James Burge

Chevrolet Silverado

16

Intercontinental Spares

Scott Nind

Ford Mustang

27

SCA. Wyadra Brewing, Steel & Stuff Goulburn.

Zac O'Hara

Chevrolet Monte Carlo

41

Goulburn Motor Trimmers

Michael Heppleston

Ford Thunderbird

43

McHitch Trailer Couplings

Corey Gurney

Pontiac Grand Prix

63

PITSTOP FUEL SERVICE CENTRE

Peter Byrnes

pontiac gta

75

Angus Car Service

Aaron Hills

Chevrolet Montecarlo

82

Power Line Design/First Sun Solar

Laurence Mckinnon

Ford XE Falcon

84

La Scaletta

Robert Marchese

Chevrolet Silverado

97

A-One Lift Truck Services

Gregory Morris

Pontiac Grand Prix

226

Dom's Motors/Signpro Graffix

Stephen chilby

Chev Silverado

8D

Blue Hills Farm retreat

Rod Gurney

Ford Falcon XT GT

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