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AMRS Round 5 Welcome from Series Management Welcome to Round 5 of the Australian Motor Racing Series at Wakefield Park! After travelling to four different states for the first four rounds of 2019, the AMRS returns to a couple of Benalla Auto Club-owned venues for the final two rounds, with Wakefield Park hosting the penultimate event this weekend. One of the headline events on the program will be the City of Goulburn Cup - this prestigious trophy has been shared between Australian Formula 3 Championship and NSW Formula Race Car rounds since it was introduced in 2015. It's an accolade for the fastest race cars we see at Wakefield Park, and as you'll see in our City of Goulburn Cup feature on page eight, it hasn't been without a little controversy in the past! It's bound to be hotly-contested, that's for sure. The Mazda RX8 Cup will conclude this weekend, and promises to produce an exciting title decider, while we also have the GT-1 Australia cars on our programme for a couple of 50-minute races - the handicap pit stop system is bound to create plenty of interest. It's good to have the Miniature Race Cars back on the AMRS programme, and making their first appearance are the NSW Historic Touring Cars, in a combined grid with the Utes and Production Cars. Wakefield Park has some of the most talented and dedicated volunteer officials in the country, and we thank those who have given up their time to be part of this weekend. Planning is well underway for the 2020 AMRS, and we look forward to announcing some news about this in the very near future. Whether you’re a competitor, official or spectator, we hope you enjoy Round 5 of the 2019 AMRS!

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Cheers, Matt Baragwanath – AMRS Series Manager

Track map Schedule City of Goulburn Cup Event Preview Mazda RX8 Cup GT-1 Australia Australian Formula 3 Championship Miniature Race Cars NSW Historics/Utes/Production Cars Officials

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With motorsport events attracting competitors from all walks of life, including business owners, contractors and executives, the AASA has been approached to offer greater flexibility in insurance options, should injury result in their inability to work whilst participating in AASA sanctioned events. For further information, contact: The Australian Auto Sport Alliance on (03) 5721 7800.

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Event schedule FRIDAY 18th October 2019

SATURDAY 19th october 2019

Start

Finish

Category

Session

Duration

Start

Finish

Category

Session

Duration

09:00

09:20

Mazda RX8 Cup

Practice 1

20 minutes

09:30

09:45

Utes/PCA/ HTC

Qualifying

15 minutes

09:25

09:45

Formula 3

Practice 1

20 minutes

09:50

10:05

Qualifying

15 minutes

10:10

Miniature Race Cars

Mazda RX8 Cup

Practice 1

20 minutes 10:10

10:30

GT-1 Australia

Practice 3

20 minutes

10:35

10:55

Formula 3

Qualifying

20 minutes

11:00

11:15

Miniature Race Cars

Qualifying

15 minutes

11:20

11:40

Utes/PCA/ HTC

Race 1

12 laps

11:45

12:05

Mazda RX8 Cup

Race 1

12 laps

Practice 4

20 minutes

09:50

10:15

Practice 1

20 minutes

10:40

11:00

Mazda RX8 Cup

Practice 2

20 minutes

11:05

11:25

Formula 3

Practice 2

20 minutes

11:30

12:00

GT-1 Australia

12:05

12:35

LUNCH

12:40

13:00

Miniature Race Cars

Practice 2

20 minutes

12:10

12:30

GT-1 Australia

13:05

13:25

Mazda RX8 Cup

Practice 3

20 minutes

12:35

13:05

LUNCH

13:10

13:30

Formula 3

Race 1

14 laps

13:50

Utes/PCA/ HTC

Practice 2

13:35

13:50

Race 1

10 laps

GT-1 Australia

Miniature Race Cars

Practice 2

13:55

14:15

Utes/PCA/ HTC

Race 2

12 laps

14:20

14:35

GT-1 Australia

Qualifying 1

15 minutes

13:30

13:55

6

10:35

Utes/PCA/ HTC

14:25

Practice 1

30 minutes 30 minutes

20 minutes

30 minutes

30 minutes

14:30

14:50

Formula 3

Practice 3

20 minutes

14:55

15:15

Mazda RX8 Cup

Practice 4

20 minutes

15:20

15:40

Utes/PCA/ HTC

Practice 3

20 minutes

14:40

14:55

GT-1 Australia

Qualifying 2

15 minutes

15:45

16:05

Miniature Race Cars

Practice 3

20 minutes

15:00

15:20

Mazda RX8 Cup

Race 2

12 laps

16:10

16:40

Selected Categories

Meeting Rides

30 minutes

15:25

15:40

Miniature Race Cars

Race 2

10 laps

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SUNDAY 20th october 2019 Start

Finish

Category

Session

Duration

09:30

09:45

Miniature Race Cars

Race 3

10 laps

09:50

10:10

Utes/ PCA/ HTC

Race 3

12 laps

10:15

10:35

Mazda RX8 Cup

Race 3

12 laps

10:45

11:35

GT-1 Australia

Race 1

"48 minutes + 1 lap"

11:40

12:00

Formula 3

Race 2

14 laps

12:05

12:35

LUNCH/ PIT LANE WALK

12:45

13:35

GT-1 Australia

Race 2

48 minutes + 1 lap

13:40

13:55

Miniature Race Cars

Race 4

10 laps

14:00

14:20

Mazda RX8 Cup

Race 4

12 laps

14:25

14:45

Utes/ PCA/ HTC

Race 4

12 laps

14:50

15:15

Formula 3

Race 3

18 laps

15:20

15:40

Mazda RX8 Cup

Race 5

12 laps

15:45

16:05

Utes/ PCA/ HTC

Race 5

12 laps

16:10

16:25

Miniature Race Cars

Race 5

10 laps

30 minutes

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City of goulburn cup The coveted City of Goulburn Cup will be on the line at this weekend's AMRS round, for the winner of the third and final Formula 3 race of the weekend. Since it was introduced in 2015, the City of Goulburn Cup has been awarded to the winner of the feature race in the national F3 round at Wakefield Park. In 2016, the circuit did not host a national F3 round, so the trophy was instead awarded at a NSW Formula Race Cars round. Coming into this weekend's round, John Magro is the shortpriced favourite for the accolade. The Cairns mango farmer is undefeated so far this season, and provided there are no dramas with his R-Tek Motorsport Dallara, Magro should be speed in abundance. However, drama and unpredictability has become something of a tradition in the City of Goulburn Cup race, and if Magro is to claim the prize, he'll also be hoping he reverses a piece of history: no driver has won the City of Goulburn Cup and the Australian F3 Championship in the same season. In 2015, the City of Goulburn Cup race was a torrid affair, season-long title protagonists Jon Collins and Ricky Capo battling ferociously for the entire 18-lap journey. A bold move from Capo on the outside of Turn 10 on the final lap saw the two cars making contact, with Capo taking the chequered flag first. However, the story didn't end there - a series of technical

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protests ended up in the FIA International Court of Appeal, the ultimate outcome being that both Capo and Collins were excluded from the results. That saw the City of Goulburn Cup awarded retrospectively to Roland Legge... some 13 months after the race was actually run. In the 2016 NSW Formula Race Car event, it was Nathan Gotch who narrowly took the win ahead of Tim Berryman; Gotch had made a slow start, but a mid-race Safety Car enabled him to close in on Berryman, before grabbing the lead with an outside move into the final corner. The 2017 event saw eventual F3 champion Calan Williams starting from pole position, but a stall on the grid saw him falling well down the order. Williams fought hard as he charged his way back through the field, but ultimately he fell 0.7s short of the win, which went to Harri Jones. Jones had a good chance of becoming the first double winner of the City of Goulburn Cup in 2018, but had to settle for second behind Cameron Shields. City of Goulburn Cup - Honour Roll 2015 - Roland Legge 2016 - Nathan Gotch 2017 - Harri Jones 2018 - Cameron Shields

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AMRS Round 5 Preview Your essential form guide for each category At least one champion will be crowned in this weekend's AMRS round at Wakefield Park, with the Mazda RX8 Cup reaching its conclusion. The title battles in other categories are close as well, so there will be plenty of intriguing storylines to follow throughout the event. Series commentator Lachlan Mansell previews the action.

GT-1 Australia The GT-1 Australia contest is shaping up to be a battle between two famous German marques, Audi R8 racer Matt Stoupas moving into the series lead at SMP. Stoupas is just eight points ahead of Porsche GT3-R driver John Morriss, while MARC drivers Adam Hargraves and John Goodacre are also in contention for the title. This weekend’s GT-1 round also sees the first appearance of the season for Canberra brothers James and Theo Koundouris, aboard their Audi R8.

What to watch:

Drivers playing the game. With the business end of the championship approaching, every point is critical, and with the handicap pit stop system in place, it's difficult to score maximum points in both qualifying and the two 50-minute races. Some drivers might look to sacrifice one session to give themselves a better chance in another.

Points after Round 2 1

Matt Stoupas

573

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John Morriss

565

3

Keith Kassulke

501

4

Adam Hargraves

490

5

John Goodacre

403


Australian Formula 3 John Magro’s dominant performances in the Australian Formula 3 Championship have been well documented; the Cairns mango farmer has won the first 12 races of the season on the trot, and is well-placed to wrap up the championship with a round remaining. However, the battle for the National Class (cars from 2007 and before) title is much closer, just five points separating leader Roman Krumins from second-placed Gerrit Ruff.

What to watch:

The City of Goulburn Cup race. Since it was introduced in 2015, the feature race for Formula 3 cars at Wakefield Park has become renowned for throwing up surprises and unexpected results.

Points after Round 4 (outright)

Points after Round 4 (national class)

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John Magro

192

1

Roman Krumins

138

2

Josh Buchan

109

2

Gerrit Ruff

133

3

Richard Peasey

62

3

Ryan Astley

92

Mazda RX8 Cup Aaron Prosser holds a slender 13-point advantage over Will Harris heading into the final RX8 Cup round of 2019. Prosser wrestled the lead away from Harris with three race wins in the previous round at Sydney Motorsport Park; third-placed Terry Lewis’ title hopes were dealt a severe blow with a nasty crash at SMP, but the experienced production car racer remains an outside chance to take the title this weekend, should Prosser and Harris strike trouble.

Points after Round 4 What to watch:

The title fight. Aaron Prosser and Will Harris have had contrasting seasons (Prosser - lots of wins but a couple of DNFS, Harris - no wins but super-consistent finishes) and just a handful of points separates them coming into the final round.

1

Aaron Prosser

349

2

Will Harris

336

3

Terry Lewis

303

4

Ben Silvestro

268

5

Stephen McLaine

267

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Miniature race cars Defending Miniature Race Cars champion Craig White leads the standings by nine points from Chad Cotton; interestingly, the two Future Racer drivers have never competed against each other at Wakefield Park. Peter Griffiths is the best of the Aussie Racing Car drivers, sitting third in the standings. Returning to the MRC Series is Rob Free, who is back in a Future Racer after being sidelined since 2012 due to a spectacular crash at SMP.

Points after Round 3

What to watch:

Future Racers vs Aussie Racing Cars. The battle of the motorcycle-engined vehicles is always entertaining, and at Wakefield Park, it's anyone's game. A joker in the mix will be Stephen Chilby's Legend Car.

1

Craig White

215

2

Chad Cotton

206

3

Peter Griffiths

196

4

Garry Roberts

192

5

David Halls

179

Combined HISTORICS, production cars & Utes The Paynter Dixon NSW Historic Touring Cars run in a combined grid with the Aussie Racing Utes and Production Cars Australia. The NSW HTC will see some larger-capacity cars like Adam Walton’s Mustang doing battle with smaller, lighter and more nimble vehicles including Ford Escorts, Holden Toranas and Mazda RX2s. In the Utes, Australian Paralympian Colin Sieders returns to the driver’s seat, where he will battle with series regulars such as Wayne Williams and Clint Henderson.

What to watch:

Power versus handling. The Wakefield Park circuit lends itself to entertaining battles between cars with lots of horsepower (such as the V8 Mustangs), and cars with less power but more agile handling. Often this results in cars swapping places multiple times every lap.


ENTRY LIST No.

Sponsor

Driver

Car Make and Model

3

Simon Slade

Simon Slade

Mazda RX8

7

Exclusive Switchboards

William Harris

Mazda RX8

11

Prep'D Motorsport

Alexander Cook

Mazda RX8

12

Nick Dunkley

Nick Dunkley

Mazda RX8

13

Andrew O'Keefe

Andrew O'Keefe

Mazda RX8

19

Narcotect/Occsafe Australia

Aidan Riley

Mazda RX8

23

Butters Motorsport-Continental Appliance Repairs

Matthew Butters

Mazda RX8

24

Occsafe/Lachlan O'Hara Racing

Lachlan O'Hara

Mazda RX8

27

China Merchant Bank

Terry Lewis

Mazda RX8

44

Justintime Auto Glass

Justin Barnes

Mazda RX8

51

Mischief Motorsport

Jason Galer

Mazda RX8

55

S-Sport Racing

Sam Silvestro

Mazda RX8

66

Allstars Racing

Jake Lougher

Mazda RX8

69

Prep'd Motorsport

Lachlan Cook

Mazda RX8

77

Elliot Malouf

Elliot Malouf

Mazda RX8

85

S-Sport Racing

Ben Silvestro

Mazda RX8

88

Mcdonalds West Gosford

Shannon McLaine

Mazda RX8

91

Aaron Prosser Contracting Pty Ltd

Aaron Prosser

Mazda RX8

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ENTRY LIST No.

Sponsor

Driver

Car Made and Model

6

Oneworld Superyacht Charters

Rod Salmon

Audi R8 LMS (2014)

16

MPD Steak Kitchen

Vic Zagame

Audi R8 LMS GT4

20

Local Search

Adam Hargraves

MARC MARC II

22

CCC Polished Concrete

Rick Mensa

Porsche GT3 Cup (997)

23

KFC Motorsport

Matt Stoupas

Audi R8 LMS (2014)

28

GJ Motorsport

Bayley Hall

MARC MARC I

34

Motorsport Leasing Pty Ltd

John Morriss

Porsche 911 GT3 R

66

GaP Solutions.com.au / Sektor

John Goodacre

MARC MARC I

69

Audi Sport Customer Racing

James Koundouris

Audi R8 LMS (2016)

Theo Koundouris 73

Showergrate

Peter Corbett

Lamborghini Gallardo LP-560-4

80

Mornington Mazda Racing

Tony Groves

MARC MARC I

92

Gladrock Transport

Jason Busk

MARC MARC I

93

MARC Cars Australia

Hadrian Morrall

MARC MARC I

95

Taunton Motorsport

Geoff Taunton

MARC MARC II

97

Grand Prix Mazda

Jake Camilleri

MARC MARC I

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ENTRY LIST No.

Sponsor

Driver

Car Make and Mode

6

Cosmetic Medical Centre

Roman Krumins

Dallara F307

8

Magro Farming Co

John Magro

Dallara F308/11

17

Mcdonalds Toowoomba

Joshua Buchan

Dallara F308/11

22

Hammersley Australia

Gerrit Ruff

Dallara F305

27

Wiltec Industries

Shane Wilson

Dallara F308/11

34

Sea-Trek Kck Lubricants

Rielly Brook

Mygale Mo7

99

99 Motorsport

Ryan Astley

Dallara F304

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race cars

ENTRY LIST No.

Sponsor

Driver

Car Make and Model

9

Ruthie Bowler

Ruthie Bowler

ARC 1940 Ford Coupe

17

Shayne Smith, True Blue Restorations

Dylan Whitworth

ARC Falcon

22

True Blue Restorations

Garry Roberts

ARC Falcon

26

PK Transport

Peter Klein

ARC Commodore

27

Car Finance 4 You, Makulu Vehicle Storage

Matthew Thewlis

ARC Falcon

34

Dave's Panel & Paint

David Halls

ARC Commodore

48

Nippys, PJK Transport, Substruct

Blake Purdie

ARC Nissan Altima

69

LuDicrous Spray Painting

Peter Griffiths

ARC Nissan Altima

71

Robert Free Design

Robert Free

Future Racer, 2005

77

Spray Booth Services Australasia

Sam Chester

ARC Commodore

221

STC Contracting

Stephen Chilby

MRC Legend

222

Team Supreme

Chad Cotton

Future Busa, 2004

347

ACT Spray Seeding

Craig White

Future Busa, 2004

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ENTRY LIST

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No.

Sponser

Driver

Car Make and Mode

3

Sieders Racing Team

Glenn Hancox

Holden VE Ute

7

NSW HTC

Christopher Thomas

Holden Torana

8

NSW HTC

Tony Land

Ford Capri

21

Hankook

Jason Walsh

Kia Proceed

21

Corowa Kitchens & Cabinets

Colin Sieders

Holden VE Ute

57

NSW HTC

Adam Walton

Ford Mustang

77

NSW HTC

David Noakes

Ford Escort

88

Williams Race Tech

Wayne Williams

Ford FG Ute

96

NSW HTC

Bill Attard

Mazda RX2

TBA

Sieders Racing Team

Aaron King

Holden VE Ute

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Officials list

Duty

Name

Series Manager

Matt Baragwanath

Race Secretary

Ruth Walsh

Clerk of Course

Daryl McHugh

Deputy Clerk Of Course

Bruce Robertson

Chief Steward

Gary Gourlay

Chief Commentator

Lachlan Mansell

Timing

Lucy Hatton

Race/Flag Comms

Kate Epplestun

Starter

Glenn Nichols

Pit Lane Chief

Tara Hall

Chief Scrutineer

Steve Dymmock

Chief Flagmarsall

Kate Epplestun

Safety Car

Alan Grix

Chief Pit Lane

Cathy Cassidy

Flagmarshalls

Wakefield Park Officials Team

Medical

Ambulance Service Australia

Fire/Rescue/Recovery

Racesafe


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