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Formula 3

By Nathan Wong

Canon 1DX, 400mm lens, 1/200 at f8, ISO100 It’s late afternoon at Sydney Motorsport Park and the setting sun is lighting up the circuit with a warm glow on a sunny Winter’s day. Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship leader Tim Macrow is trying to hunt down John Magro, but despite his car’s best efforts at an afterburner impression, he isn’t able to catch Magro who took three wins from three races.

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CRAILLSY’S Words: RICHARD CRAILL

SOAPBOX

MOTORSPORT is, of course, a very subjective

weekend on the couch watching SPEED.

each V8 round, that’s 280 new people alone

thing. Not everyone likes it and even if they

This brings me rather nicely to the challenge

introduced to the sport in one weekend –

do, not everyone likes the same bits of what is

of converting people to our cause – whatever

before you get to the support categories.

really a very diverse sport.

part of it that may be – and with that point I

You could even charge people for getting

This brings up an interesting point, actually. If

have come up with a new mandatory inclusion

in with their favourite drivers for the race. I

you like soccer, you like.. well.. Soccer. If you’re

that needs to be implemented instantly into

know several people who would pay several

a football fan you’ll likely follow an AFL team

every category by the Powers That Be.

thousand dollars to sit alongside Craig

These are simply called Passenger Seats.

Lowndes in a Coffee shop, let alone the

(go you Crows) and perhaps a local club (the mighty Barossa Districts Bulldogs) near where you live but in the end it’s all the same game. But if you’re a motorsport fan you could be following any one of a number of disciplines. Take, for example, me. I love watching cars go circuit racing but for some reason motorbikes doing the same thing has never really floated my boat. I have, however, close friends in the industry that share exactly the completely

Seriously, stick with me for a moment. We all know that the single best way to sell our sport

Bathurst 1000. So it could turn into a potential revenue-generator for teams as well.

to sceptics is to bolt them into the side seat of

I say all this because a few weeks ago I got

any kind of racing car and let them experience

squeezed into the passenger seat of a Radical

what it’s like at speed, on the black stuff or on

SR8 RX at Sydney Motorsport Park and it

the dirt.

served as the basis for this column: I hadn’t

Independent studies I conducted only recently have verified that it is exactly four

forgotten what it was like to go for a lap – I just needed a reminder.

million percent better than watching for the

Good god, it was good. We saw 257km/

sides.

hr on the entry to turn one; pulled two G’s

is a chicken who needs pithy Carbon Fibre for

So I’m proposing that every racing category

under brakes and backed it into the turn eight

protection. I respect it, but I don’t love it. And

(where applicable, of course, it’s hard to stick

yet, it’s all motorsport.

a passenger seat in a Formula 3 car) needs to

Some like dirt speedway bikes and some

run a mandatory passenger seat and in every

love quarter-mile drag racing. I love IndyCar

session they need to carry a passenger. We’ll

Supercar.

with a passion outmatched by exactly one

write some regs about weight, so the heavy

The SR8 RX was hugely, massively impressive,

person in Australia and yet have friends who

drivers get light passengers and whatnot, and

a proper racing car. Driver James Winslow was

seem to spend much of their life telling me

we’ll send people out all the way across the

just as good. But the tap on the shoulder I gave

how rubbish it is, before tuning into the next

race weekend to experience the rush.

myself after it was the best bit; a reminder of

NASCAR race.

Think about it. There are 28 V8 Supercars

how good the good drivers are, and how fast

But that’s the beauty of the sport, isn’t it?

running at every round. That’s 28 new people

the fast cars are. It was a reminder of what the

There’s so much going on that you can afford

every session that can experience what it’s like

sport is all about.

to pick and choose what bits of it that you like

being out there, on track, in the heat of battle.

It re-sold me, and there’s no doubt passenger

and still fill the most productive hours of a

With an average of 8 sessions per weekend at

seats are the tonic to sell to new fans, too.

opposite viewpoint – they think Lorenzo is some kind of walking demi-god and Alonso

hairpin when we locked the rears. We slipped, slid, diced with other cars and went bloody quickly, ultimately lapping quicker than a V8

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SYDNEY THREE HOURS OF DRAMA Words: GARRY O’BRIEN IMAGE: Nathan Wong

Contentious ending to second AMChamps round as winners denied at the line and BMW handed victory – or were they? GARRY O’BRIEN looks at the dramatic conclusion to the second Production Car enduro of the year.

Next was the Falcon FPV GT of Michael Benton and Geoff Russell which

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.

335i of Peter O’Donnell and John Bowe which was hampered by brake

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 enforce. Dylan and Thomas and Stewart Kostera were leading when the chequered flag came out.

Honda Integra but finished ahead of class rival and the eighth outright

Running on fuel vapours and without radio or dash, Kostera coasted the CXC Global Mitsubishi Lancer Evo10 into pit lane. “I didn’t know the flag was out and I couldn’t see it was being displayed – it was fairly dark out there,” Kostera said. He received a quick splash of fuel but couldn’t continue as pit lane was close because the race had finished. Beric Lynton and Tim Leahy were awarded the provisional victory in their Alphera Financial Services BMW 1M with brothers Grant and Iain Sherrin (Sherrin Rentals BMW 135i) finishing second on the same lap. But both these cars were under a cloud and won’t be confirmed as winners until an official investigation into their intercoolers. Behind them were Garry Holt and Ryan McLeod (Eastern Creek Karting Evo 10) second in Class A behind the BMW 1M. They were delayed when a faulty fuel hose clamp triggered a small fire which was extinguished before McLeod charged to a provisional third.

was second in Class B (behind the Sherrins), having taking the Honda Integra of Jake Williams and Brandan Stone with just minutes to go. The latter won Class D and were just 8.3secs ahead of the Class B BMW problems throughout. Mark Eddy and Francois Jouy surrendered the Class D lead with a second, unscheduled stop for the Network Clothing placed Pedders Toyota 86 GTS of Grant Phillips and Andrew Turpie. Class C honours went with the West End/Valvoline Mazda 6 MPS of Adam Dodd and Mark Bell ahead of the Mazda 3 MPS of Colin Osborne and Hadrian Morrall – another to have a small fire in the pits, when getting an oil top-up. Glenn Seton and Bob Pearson had been the pace setters and led for the first 27 laps. They adopted a two-stop strategy but a clutch issue that meant denied them a chance for victory. They couldn’t select fifth gear on the long main straight before eventual engine overheating put their Pro-Duct Evo 10 out. The provisional winners led two laps of the race while Thomas/Kostera headed the field across the control line on 67 occasions. Front runner Jake Camilleri and Scott Nicolas were dominating Class C and running sixth outright until major engine dramas with the Grand Prix Mazda 3 MPS while class rivals and half-brothers, Mike and Scott Gore, also retired with a blown engine in their BMW Personnel BMW 130i.

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RECORD BREAKING

WEEKEND IN SYDNEY Words: RICHARD CRAILL IMAGE: Nathan Wong

THE STARS aligned at Sydney Motorsport Park’s Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals round last month, with five lap records smashed across the course of the July 12-14 weekend. In the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, dominant winner John Magro might have dominated proceedings, but it was Mygale driver Nick Foster who walked away with a new lap record – taking nearly sixtenths out of the existing benchmark to leave the new one at a very speedy 1m22.6290s. Only Formula Holden’s in the mid 1990s and A1GP cars have gone quicker. Jack LeBrocq was at his imperious best in Australian GT, lowering the mark in race one on Saturday before absolutely destroying the lap record in race two – the GT benchmark now stands at a staggering 1m27.9783s – a full second quicker than it was before LeBrocq and the Erebus SLS arrived. Speaking of being destroyed, the Radical Australia Cup lap record was obliterated in Sydney, falling in both legs of the series’ First Neon 250 endurance race. Existing record holder Neale Muston shaved

1.4 seconds off his own mark in race one, before James Winslow dropped it into the 1m25s (1m25.7027s, to be precise) in the second heat. Impressively, Muston got within 0.5s of Winslow’s best in that leg – meaning he’d gone a full two seconds faster than ever before at the 3.9km Sydney Circuit. After somehow and rather brilliantly dropping into the 1m40s in qualifying – uncharted territory for the AMChamps at SMP – Glenn Seton also set a new lap record for the class during the contentious three-hour race, his 1m42.2373s fastest lap a full second quicker than anyone else could manage during the race. Meanwhile, Ben Grice broke the Swift Series lap record in the series single sprint race held at the weekend, his 1m56.6827s the new benchmark for the one-make class. interestingly, despite fronting with a hugely competitive field, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Pirelli grid didn’t trouble the lap records chart this time around – Richard Muscat’s low 1m32s lap set in May this year standing now for the remainder of the year. The series did, however, set a qualifying

record; Phil Woodbury’s 1m32.3780s the quickest pole time the series has recorded there. Oh – and there was one other lap record set at the weekend. John Bowe set an ‘official’ lap record for an Electric Vehicle at Sydney Motorsport Park, driving a Radical SR8 powered by batteries charged by the Sun. The car lapped in 1m37.5s, with plenty more time to come. Look out for a feature on the car in future editions of The Racing Magazine – or check out http://youtu.be/E6X_kXWVzjk to see a video of the car in action!

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By Richard Craill & Garry O’Brien LET’S BE HONEST for a moment, shall we? Aussie Motorsport is in a pretty good place at the moment with a plethora of compelling storylines, interesting drivers and cool cars making waves and keeping the game full of interest and intrigue.

happening on the other side of the racing fence. They might not be as well covered by the motorsport media, but believe us when we say the goings-on in national motorsport at the moment are just as dramatic, just as interesting and just as juicy as those in the main game.

Naturally, V8 Supercars tops the news charts more often than not and so it should. The new brands involved and a highly compelling championship chase this year has reinvigorated the top Touring Car category around. There is also a good chance that, as a fan of the sport, you’re probably well up to speed on what’s rumbling on in the V8 paddock.

Great cars, better personalities and the prospect of some sensational racing to come this year – we reckon there are plenty of things to get excited about in the second half of year two thousand and thirteen.

So, we thought we’d delve beyond and highlight some of the best bits

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So, with the collaboration of our writing team, The Racing Magazine presents our Top 10 things you must not miss in the second half of 2013 list. Agree? Disagree? Check out www.facebook.com/theNationals and let us know!


More Kumho V8 Touring Cars in heritage livery.. THIS was not supposed to happen, though it has been a pleasing side-effect of the rapid growth of the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series. The proliferation of ‘historic’ liveries amongst this Kumho V8’s has exploded this year with several leading contenders electing to run genuine – or near genuine – reproductions of their cars’ original schemes. And it’s fantastic. Tony Evangelou and his front-running ex-FPR Falcon of course sports the famous CAT livery Jason Bright utilised to success in the championship in the late 2000s, and has done so since late last year. Evangelou is one of many with near identical liveries on their cars – making the series something of a flashback to the last decade of V8 Supercars competition. John Vergotis’ similar Ford has grown a bang-on OzEmail livery this year, Jim Pollicina’s ex-Tasman Holden instantly delivers memories of Jason Richards whilst Ian Yieng’s brilliant VY Commodore is bang-on identical to Greg Murphy’s Supercheap racer that was a Pukekohe winner. Series rookie Matt Chahda has simply replaced ‘Milk’ with ‘Matt’ on his ex 00-Motorsport AU Falcon – and it looks superb. Of course, several have elected to offer more of a ‘homage’ to their cars’ original livery. Matt Hansen, who broke through for his first win earlier this year, runs a variant of the period HRT livery his car once ran when Mark Skaife was driving. Series newcomer, Matt Palmer, runs a livery very similar to the BOC Gasses scheme his Ford sported when it was built and run by Brad Jones Racing. Our sources suggest yet more cars are set to appear running their original schemes – so watch this space!

“The proliferation of ‘historic’ liveries amongst this Kumho V8’s has exploded this year...”

The Kumho V8 Touring Car title rumble to intensify.. IF THE Kumho V8 Touring Car series was a child, its parents would be broke – because they’d have just funded three years of uni and sent it off into the real world; for this year, the series has grown up. In five short years the series has gone from a quaint sideshow with four or five cars running around, to a legitimate – if not official – third tier of the V8 Supercars Championship. That maturity has been echoed in the way that the title battle is playing out this year, with a group of experienced hands taking on the youth of Shae Davies and the defending champions, Fernandez Motorsport. It’s been mighty competitive, with multiple winners and – of course – the still-recent controversy and post-event chatter of the Winton round (for more of that – visit http://issuu.com/theracingmag) that had the mainstream motorsport media talking. To the half way point of the year, there have been three winners from three rounds and less than 20 points covering three drivers. The midseason addition of young gun Ryan Simpson to the grid has also stirred things up, and offers a different dynamic to the remainder of the season. Can the young gun beat the more experienced hands two years in a row? Or can Tony Evangelou, Terry Wyhoon or even Matt Hansen get up and take the title? The second half of the season can only be assured of more drama, more close racing and what should be a title fight to remember.. thenationals.com.au | 11


A thrilling end to the Formula 3 Championship.. IT MAY BE a little-known fact, but the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship has a reputation for producing edge-of-the-seat title thrillers. In fact, James Winslow’s title last season was the first in six years to not be decided in the final race. The statistics are quite remarkable since 2006 when Ben Clucas beat Tim Macrow to the title by 58 points, having sealed the series with two full rounds remaining. In 2007 Macrow edged out Leanne Tander by two points and Briton Charlie Hollings by nine in the second closest 1-2-3 points finish in series history. Three years later, it would be even closer. 2008 was all about James Winslow-versus-Leanne Tander, Winslow sealing his first title by just four points after failing to finish the final race of the year – won by Leanne. The following year Macrow was at it again, this time finishing second to British ace Joey Foster to the tune of just eight points in another final round showdown, though their title battle was somewhat overshadowed by a young New Zealander who would contend for the title the following season. Between Mitch Evans, Ben Barker and Tom Tweedie the ‘10 series lead changed hands five times throughout the season, the margin between the three never more than 12 points across the final ten races of the season. Barker would win by a point in a now-famous finish that saw the title decided by whoever scored the fastest lap in the final race. 2011 is recent history, Chris Gilmour holding out James Winslow’s end of year charge to take his first title. With Tim Macrow, Nick Foster, John Magro and Nathan Morcom all looking like regular title contenders this season, it’s likely that ’13 will offer something even closer. 12 | the Racing Magazine

Where Jack LeBrocq goes next.. If he didn’t last year (he did), Victorian Jack LeBrocq has made a huge impact this season fresh from winning his maiden Formula Ford championship in 2012. Of course, we all expected him to be super fast in whatever he turned his hand to this year, but no one quite expected the depth of abilities that he has showcased since stepping out of the light, nimble open wheeler to things with a little more grunt. First it was Formula 3 and in two rounds of the Australian Drivers Championship this season he was impressive, scoring a podium in only his second round. And then Erebus Motorsport took him GT racing and we saw even more. At Phillip Island and with only 30-laps in the 600hp SLS AMG under his belt beforehand, he didn’t just beat the Australian GT field – he pulverised them. Between the Island and Sydney Motorsport Park no one has even looked slightly like toppling the monstrous German supercar with the quietly spoken driver behind the wheel and that says a lot – because this years GT field isn’t lacking in relative talent. In May this year, a Racing Magazine scribe stood at Phillip Island’s famous Southern Loop and watched LeBrocq hustle the SLS through that long, long challenging corner that has a reputation for drivers coming in and not coming out. At the time and keeping in mind it was lightly raining at the time, he swore it was the hardest he’d ever seen a GT car driven. It will be interesting to see where Erebus take young Jack LeBrocq next, but boy, it will be worth watching. Can drive.


New Names, Faces and Shapes in the growing AMChamps.. This year the fight for outright honours in the Australian Manufacturers Championship has been between Mitsubishi and BMW. That situation could change next year, perhaps even this year, with an invasion of Aussie-built muscle.

Porsche’s next-generation stepping up to the big time.. An interesting situation awaits two of the leading drivers in this years Pirelli Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge; the top two in the championship are going to end up on the same grid in the top-tier Porsche Carrera Cup later this year. We’ve profiled the exploits of Richard Muscat and Michael Almond on these pages before (check our online edition to read it) and already talked about the fact that the record-setting Muscat will be on his way to the Carrera Cup at Winton in August. What has happened since is confirmation that Almond, too, will be on the grid the same weekend. Almond has inked a three-race deal to complete the year alongside his existing GT3 Cup Challenge commitments so the top drivers from one Porsche series will compete against the top drivers from another when we get to Winton in late August.

At the moment there is just one locally sourced Ford in the AMChamps, the Falcon FPV GT of Michael Benton which has been shared by Geoff Russell. The still-evolving team finished a provisional and credible fourth at the most recent round. Renowned Victorian preparer of fast Fords, Ted Robinson campaigned one last year at selected rounds and is reputed to have two more in the workshop for an appearance later this year. But the big news is that HSV’s latest Gen-F is being courted as ‘the’ weapon of choice for season 2014. With 6.2 litres of supercharged engine under the bonnet, 430kW of power and 740Nm of torque and under the price cap, it well and truly stacks up against the overseas manufacturers. One current team has already earmarked two while another former production car competitor, now in another category, is reputed to be very keen to source one and is currently in negotiations. Mazda too is likely to come under threat in Class C as a current Class D team has a Renault Megane being prepared to make its debut before the year is out.

Now we’re not saying that these two will be instant rivals for the likes of Baird, Richards, Percat, Luff and Patrizi – but at the same time they’re not going to be slow. It will be worth watching, too, how they compare to another former GT3 Cup Challenge now competing at the front of the Carrera Cup ranks this year; 2009 champion, Matt Kingsley.

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A proper head to head between Ricciardello and Hossack.. Mechanical problems and incidents have robbed the Kerrick Australian Sports Sedan Series of the most anticipated clash in years. Over the last couple of years the category has provided some memorable stoushes between past title holders Tony Ricciardello in his Chev-powered Alfa Romeo and Darren Hossack in the similarly-engined Audi A4. But this year was going to be something special until Hossack had a small fire at round one and then a dramatic off-road excursion into a tyre barrier at high speed when a tyre exploded. Ricciardello went away with a perfect win score but his luck would turn at round two with the weather and a clash with a lapped vehicle conspired to thwart his weekend. Hossack didn’t get away unscathed either, with a bad call on tyres and a blown headgasket ruining his weekend. In the midst of all this, defending title holder Kerry Baily flew under the radar to take the series lead in his Aston Martin/Chev. The remainder of the rounds are on fast tracks and inclined to favour Hossack. But Ricciardello will be most eager to re-establish his earlier advantage while Baily will keep ticking over the results. Daniel Tamasi (Calibra/Chev) has shown good pace this year and Shane Bradford appears to have overcome some reliability issues.

“Over the last couple of years the category has provided some memorable stoushes between past title holders Tony Ricciardello in his Chev-powered Alfa Romeo and Darren Hossack in the similarly-engined Audi A4.”

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A big Sandown Season Showdown.. We’ll keep this brief – this has the potential to be a tremendous race meeting. A late-spring date in Melbourne has (in the past two years, at least) generated nearly perfect weather and great racing. Sandown’s easy access to Melbourne and see-the-whole-circuit spectating makes it a perfect place to watch cars race. Speaking of that, five national categories will take to the track, and most of them will likely be going down to the wire – making the Sandown round even more important on the national racing landscape. The Kumho V8’s, Dial before you Dig Saloon Cars, Kerrick Sports Sedans, Australian Formula 3 and AMChamps will feature on the November 15-17 weekend. Put it in your diary now.


More V8-Powered Radicals.. The growth of the Radical Australia Cup has been one of the surprises of the past 18 months, and the introduction of the V8-powered SR8s has taken it a step further. The existing SR3s were cool, but the 2.7-litre, 450hp SR8s have made them properly exciting to watch and to listen to.

“WE SAW THEM GO FOUR WIDE AT WINTON...” Incredible racing in the Suzuki Swifts..

The resurgence of prototype racing globally – with Porsche set to join Audi and Toyota at LeMans next year – has people talking about sports car racing now more than in the last ten years, and the sheer pace and looks of the latest Radical’s should make this category more attractive to more people; both on the track, and off it.

AT THE MOMENT, people don’t seem to take the Swifts too seriously – but remember that the Kumho V8’s didn’t have big grids four years ago, either. But what they lack in grids, they make up for in incredible racing; we saw them go four wide at Winton – one of the narrowest tracks around – earlier this year and there was more of the same in Sydney.

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HAZELWOOD’S

FAMILY TIES WORDS: Loren Hazelwood IMAGES: Dirk Klynsmith

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NOT ONLY is Australian Formula 3 driver Todd Hazelwood supported by Fujitsu Racing and the team at R-Tek Motorsport, but also has his family working towards his racing career. For the past ten years, the 17 year-old from Adelaide has worked with his family in making crucial steps in his career to date; from karts to Formula 3, his mum, dad and sister have been there. With a family so racing-orientated, it’s not hard to believe they have been there every step of the way. Not only do they go to every race, they are managing his career by organising

With go-kart meetings happening all over Australia almost every weekend, the Hazelwood’s had to sacrifice fancy hotel rooms for tents at the track just to save money to race. This also left Todd’s dad with no other option but to stay in Adelaide to work, while Todd, his mum and sister would be travelling around Australia to support his racing. “My dad sacrificed a lot, while he was at home working my mum and sister would come with me to drive across Australia for racing. “This also meant that I had to be the mechanic

and uses his technical and racing knowledge to give back to the drivers who supported him when he was just starting out. For the last ten years, Hazelwood has raced diverse categories to help develop him as a driver. From dirt karts to sprint karts and Formula Ford to Formula 3, all of the categories have helped in their own way. “Each category I’ve raced has been different in each way, with dirt karts the most vital learning race craft and kart control in the early stages of my career,” said Hazelwood. “We then went on to race sprint karts and later Formula Ford, both being a completely different ball game. “We learned by racing every weekend so I am lucky to have a supportive family who have helped me in getting where I am today.” Todd Hazelwood is currently second in the Forpark National Formula 3 class, having a great debut season in the Formula 3 category. The South Australian also picked up his career best finish in open wheel racing, grabbing the round win at Sydney Motorsport Park for the fourth round of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship. “The category itself is fantastic, it doesn’t matter what team you are from, everyone helps out and it’s like a big family,” said Hazelwood.

sponsorship and funds to go racing and run all of Todd Hazelwood’s media.

and work on two karts, learning the technical side of the go-kart.

“My family is unreal, and are arguably the most dedicated family in Australian motorsport,” said Hazelwood.

“It was hard at the time, but now all of the hard work is starting to pay off and it helped me understand that it’s not all about the racing, it’s about the journey you go on to get there.”

“We do fundraising and sausage sizzles every weekend, sell Cadbury chocolates throughout the week and also sell merchandise to get my name out there. “We are always working hard together to think of new ways to make money and promote myself within the racing industry.”

With the teenager working on karts, this aspired a passion for working on cars, which has led Hazelwood to start a motor mechanic apprenticeship while completing his year 12 studies. Hazelwood also helps young karters racing

“To be racing the fastest open wheel category is unreal, especially with the racing being really close. “It’s been great for myself to be thrown in the deep end and being the youngest in the field definitely has taught me so much this year. “The aim for this year is to get some championship points and it’s a bonus we’ve been able to grab some race wins.” The Fujitsu driver will be continuing his Formula 3 campaign this year, aiming for his dream of racing overseas one day.

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Ford Performing

Falcons V8 Sleuth AARON NOONAN takes a look at a pair of ex-Ford Performance Racing Falcons running at the front of this year’s Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series … IN the issue of ‘The Racing Magazine Australia’ our resident V8 Sleuth

Brabham took over for Symmons Plains and Phillip Island.

has turned his attentions to two cars that began their lives with Ford

It began as a spare in 2006 but was wheeled out for Jason Bright to use

Performance Racing in Melbourne and that are now creating a lot of

after crashing his regular car in Adelaide.

interest in the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series for ex-V8 Supercars.

So Bright drove this car for the majority of the season in CAT colours, clinching a race win at Winton and later in the season a round win at

One car – the ex-CAT Falcon – won the last round of the Kumho Series

the inaugural Bahrain round.

at Winton in the hands of Tony Evangelou, while the other currently

For the Sandown and Bathurst enduros it was re-paneled back to

leads the series in the hands of Shae Davies with three rounds to go.

being the #5 car with Matt Halliday sharing with McLean at Sandown

Both cars, though run by separate teams now (501 Performance and

and Brabham at Bathurst.

Fernandez Motorsport respectively), started their lives as sister chassis

New signing Steve Richards used the car when he joined in 2007 for

at FPR in the V8 Supercars Championship.

four rounds before it became a spare again for the remainder of the

Now driven by Evangelou, FPR 501 (its name derived from the years

season and was sold to John Marshall for son Marcus to race in IRWIN

of its build reversed ‘05’ and the fact it was the first car built of that

colours in 2008 run out of Britek Motorsport.

specification under then-team chief John Russell) was new in 2005 and

It was put up for sale but attracted no buyers and was then put into

driven in blue and white colours as #5 by Greg Ritter in his one and only

storage, eventually purchased by Andrew Manson who was keen to

full-time season in the ‘main game’.

race it in the V8 Touring Car Series.

He drove it with Cameron McLean in the enduros before parting

However, it was finally purchased by the 501 Performance team in late

ways with the team post-Gold Coast and Aussie international David

2011 and returned to the track at Winton last year with Tony Evangelou

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at the helm. The CAT colours went back onto the car in time for the next round it ran at Phillip Island and it’s been an eye-catching car in the Kumho Series ever since.

It returned to the V8 Supercars Championship in 2008 and again ran under the Rising Stars banner, though with Michael Patrizi driving it before laying idle in storage at FPR in 2009.

The car that followed it at FPR – chassis 502 – was built late in 2005 and debuted as the #6 CAT car with Jason Bright and David Brabham at the Sandown 500.

FPR 502 re-appeared in 2010 in Norton 360 colours with James Moffat driving it as an FPR-prepared entry under the Rising Stars banner in the DVS before it was sold to Paul Freestone, who competed in a handful of development category rounds in 2011 in a distinctive aqua livery.

Bright used it for the remainder of the season and into 2006, though he had a major crash in qualifying at the Clipsal 500. After it ran at Albert Park, this car was pulled from racing and not used for the remainder of the year as Bright moved into the 501 chassis outlined earlier in this story. The car was retained by FPR in 2007 and initially ran as the #021 Team Kiwi car under a customer deal with David John. Adam Macrow drove it at the Clipsal 500 before Paul Radisich returned to racing after injuries sustained at Bathurst the year prior. The deal with TKR crumbled so this car was sold to Jim Morton and run as the Ford Rising Stars entry of Michael Caruso in the Development Series, finishing second in the series to Tony D’Alberto.

The car was purchased by Fernandez Motorsport in 2012 and was driven by Josh Hunter to the title in last year’s Kumho Series (including a mid-season livery change to the yellow of new backer Finance-Ezi) before becoming Davies’ machine for this season. It’s these cars – plus many more – that are helping to rapidly turn the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series into effectively a V8 Supercar history lesson on wheels - and at high speed! In the next issue of The Racing Magazine Australia we’ll take a look at an ex-Craig Lowndes car that has spiced the series in the hands of Ryan Simpson as well as the oldest car in the field – Matt Chahda’s ex-00 Motorsport/Milk Falcon AU. For more on the Kumho Series: www.v8touringcars.com.au For more on the V8 Sleuth: www.v8sleuth.com.au

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IN THEIR OWN WORDS: PHIL WOODBURY IMAGES: Nathan Wong

AMONGST A competitive Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Presented by Pirelli pack, PHIL WOODBURY is a consistent front runner. After picking his otherwise challenging season up with a victory in Sydney last month, Woodbury tells The Racing Magazine about his past, present and future in the sport.. in his own words. “I started out racing radio controlled cars, which is strange for most people. I was a factory driver and I raced all around the world. I was Australian champion, state champion and came sith in the world championships, as well. After that, though, I thought ‘I want to race big cars’ after that, so we went and built a little Mazda RX2 Historic race car, and started racing that. I got involved with a few people and John Bowe was probably the biggest influence on me. He said ‘you need to go and race something a bit more serious’ - He suggested a Porsche, so we went and bought one and here we are. The first season of GT3 Cup Challenge, we thought we’d just roll around. We’d never been to a lot of the tracks so we needed to get used to them but to come away with a race win and a pole at QR last year was a bit of a dream. I’d never been to Queensland Raceway before last year so to be as quick as we were was surprising. This year we know what to expect. 20 | the Racing Magazine

I’m pretty confident we have some good qualifying pace in the car at the moment and if we can get some more race pace I think we’ll be pretty good up there again. We started last year off a bit rough – which seems to be a trend. This year we thought we’d be a bit more competitive at the start of the year but a few things went wrong and it only now feels like we’ve started to get back on top of it.

a true national championship now. Guys like Richard Muscat, Michael Almond and Fraser Ross are all guys looking to get to bigger and better things in Australian Motorsport and I’m sure they all will. So it’s really good to race against guys like that and get a benchmark on where I am myself in the whole driving side of things. It’s super competitive at the moment.

This season has been really tough - mentally tough. We came in expecting to be one of the front couple in the championship and we had a solid (opening) round at Mallala but after that it turned pretty bad for us. After the gearbox issue at Winton (Where Phil’s gearbox literally exploded, putting them out of race one and two – ED.) I was questioning whether we should go on with the year or not, but I’m pretty happy that we kept to our guns because the last round in Sydney was pretty good to us.

Ideally I have the same path as what Richard and Michael have. The plan was to come in and do two years of GT3 Cup Challenge and then go to Carrera Cup in 2014, with the new car. At this point in time we’re trying to find enough money and sponsorship to make that step up, so if that fails I’d say we’ll still be in GT3 Cup Challenge next year. Whether we purchase one of the 2011 cars from the Carrera Cup guys this year or not, I’m not sure, but the main goal is to get to Carrera Cup so whether that’s this year or next, we’ll see what happens.”

The fields haven’t been as big this year but the quality of the field seems second to none. It’s

Phil Woodbury was speaking to Richard Craill


ROUND 6 Queensland Raceway

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ROUND 6 Queensland Raceway OFFICIALS OF THE MEETING CLERK OF COURSE: Phillip Livingstone DEPUTY CLERK OF COURSE: David Miller ASSISTANT: Phillip Miller SECRETARY OF THE MEETING: Neil Lewis ASSISTANT: Fred Burge CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER: Dr Dan Bitmead SERIES STEWARD: Steven Lisk STEWARDS: Barry Neuendorff, Errol Bailey SERIES DIRECTOR: Rob Curkpatrick RACE DIRECTORS: Paul Overell (Australian Manufacturers Championship) Mike Dennis (Australian GT Championship) TECHNICAL COMMISSIONERS: Bob Buck (Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge), Paul Grey (Aust Saloon Car Series), Laurie Griffin (Kerrick Sports Sedan Series), Ewan Cole (Australian GT Championship), Bob Hockley (Australian Manufacturers Championship), Fred Severin (Formula 3). CHIEF TIMEKEEPER: Bob Wilkinson TIMEKEEPERS: Vicki Eadie, Sam Russell, Terry Russell, Tiffany Baker-Schaffer JUDGES OF FACT: Bob Wilkinson, Steve Buchanan JUDGES OF FACT : Pit Lane Speed: TBA RACE CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS: Dale Ham, Steve Buchanan EMT COMMUNICATOR MEDICAL: TBA EMT CHASE CAR DRIVER: Bruce Muhling SAFETY CAR DRIVER: Matt Pegg SAFETY CAR COMMUNICATOR: Allan Cooke COMMENTARY: Darren Smith (Series) CHIEF SCRUTINEER: Lloyd Evans

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SUNDAY 14th July 700 Gates Open 800 Race 2 Hi-Tec Oils Aust. Swift Racing Series 825 Race 2 Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship 855 Race 2 Kumho Tyres Aust V8 Touring Car Series 925 Race 2 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge 955 Race 2 Dial Before You Dig Aust.Saloon Car Series 1025 Race 2 Kerrick Sports Sedan National Series 1055 Race 3 Hi-Tec Oils Aust. Swift Racing Series 1125 Warm up Australian GT Championship 1140 Race 3 Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship 1220 Race 3 Kumho Tyres Aust V8 Touring Car Series 1300 Race 3 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge 1330 Race 3 Australian GT Championship CPS 1420 Warm up Australian Manuf. Championship 1435 Race 3 Dial Before You Dig Aust.Saloon Car Series 1505 Race 3 Kerrick Sports Sedan National Series 1535 Race 2 Australian Manuf. Championship CPS 24 | the Racing Magazine

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Blue/Yellow

16

Kleenduct Australia P/L

Peter Phelan Harley Phelan

3800

Purple

23

Tyre Pro Motorsport

Travis Sharpe

Travis Sharpe WA AU Falcon

4000 Whi/Blk/Org

Raymond Moss

Bradley Moss NSW AU Falcon

4000 Green/Pink

29 Glider City Motel Benalla 38

Blackwell Race Engines Gavin Ross Gavin Ross

VIC

VIC

VT Comm

VT Comm

3800 Whi/Grn/Gry

3800 Green

41 Dial Before You Dig Mark Primmer Mark Primmer NSW AU Falcon

4000

Blue/Red

42 Dial Before You Dig Mark Primmer

4100

Blue/Red

Cameron Moss NSW AU Falcon

46 Isuzu Gary Beggs Gary Beggs

QLD

VT Comm

3800

Black

56

Baxter Electrical

Kane Baxter-Smith

Kane Baxter-Smith

QLD AU Falcon

4000

Blue/Black

57

Campbells Motorsport

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell

QLD

3800

Red

67

Scotts Rods Exhausts Lindsay Kearns Lindsay Kearns

VT Comm

QLD AU Falcon

4000 White

87 Multidrive Parts/Valvoline David Rogers David Rogers NSW AU Falcon

4000

Blue

88

4000

Blu/Blk/Whi

Spraytech Smash Repairs

Brian Hine

Brian Hine

QLD AU Falcon

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ROUND 6 Queensland Raceway

Australian Manufacturers Championship

Car # Class SPONSOR COMPETITOR

DRIVER

State

VEHICLE CC COLOUR

11

Falcon FG FPV GT

Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Qld

B

co-driver

Geoff Russell

NSW

13

C

Lovton Coal

Colin Osborne

Colin Osborne

NSW

co-driver

Hadrian Morrall

NSW

19

B

Osborne Motorsport

Sherrin Racing

Grant Sherrin

Qld

co-driver

Iain Sherrin

Qld

20

Garry Holt

Garry Holt

NSW

co-driver

Ryan McLeod

Qld

Eastern Creek Karts

21

D

Disc Brakes Australia

23

A

BMW 135i

2300T White

A

Sherrin Rentals

Mazda 3 MPS

5000 Red

Mitsubishi Evo 10

Honda Integra R

2995T Orange

2000T Wh/R/Y/Blue

Terry Conroy

Jake Williams

NSW

co-driver

Brendan Stone

Qld

1998 Blk/White

Alphera Financial Services/

Bruce Lynton

Beric Lynton

Beric Lynton

Qld

BMW 1M

2979T White

26

GWS Personnel

Peter O’Donnell

Scott Gore

Qld

BMW 130i

2998 Blk/Yellow

co-driver

Michael Gore

Qld

30

Bob Pearson

Bob Pearson

Qld

co-driver

Glenn Seton

31

Colin Osborne

C

A

C

King Springs

Osborne Motorsport

Mitsubishi Evo 10

Mazda 3 MPS

2000T Silver

2300T White

co-driver

33

Bob Pearson

Bob Pearson

NSW

A

King Springs

co-driver

Steve Glenney

SA

Mitsubishi Evo 10

2000T Silver

36

C

Grand Prix Mazda

Jake Camilleri

Jake Camilleri

Qld

Mazda 3 MPS

2300T Blue

46

I

Racer Industries

Ryan McLeod

Pieter Faulkner

Vic

Astra HSV VXR

2000T White

co-driver

51

Mark Eddy

Mark Eddy

Vic

D

co-driver

Francois Jouy

NSW

54

A

Donut King

Tony Alford

Tony Alford

Qld

BMW 1M

2979T Pink

68

A

CXC Global

David Thomas

Dylan Thomas

NSW

Mitsub Evo 10

1998T White/Blue

69

C

West End Mazda/Bell Heavy Haulage/ Mazda 6 MPS

2500T Chrome/Red/Blue

Network Clothing/Dentbuster

1998 Black

Adam Dodd

Adam Dodd

NSW

co-driver

Mark Bell

Qld

72

I

Valvoline Aust

Honda Integra

Michael Sherrin

Michael Sherrin

Qld

co-driver

David Ayers

Qld

86

D

Sherrin Rentals

Grant Phillips

Grant Phillips

Vic

co-driver

Andrew Turpie

Vic

91

Mark Bell

Greg Jenkings

Qld

Bell Heavy Haulage

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Toyota 86 GTS

1598T Orange

I

Pedders/Valvoline Racing

Mini Cooper S

1998 Red

Ford Falcon BA XR8 5400 Black

co-driver


ROUND 6 Queensland Raceway

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Presented by Pirelli ON THE WEB: www.gt3cupchallenge.com.au

Car # Class SPONSOR COMPETITOR

DRIVER

State

VEHICLE CC COLOUR

4 E Grove Group

Stephen Grove

VIC

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600

Stephen Grove

Red/Black

9 E

Fleet Plus McElrea Racing

Scott Taylor NSW

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600 White

16 E

Kinpath

John Karytinos

John Karytinos

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600 White

Philip Woodbury

Philip Woodbury NSW

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600 White

SA

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600 White

VIC

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600

17

P Wallerawang Engineering

18

P

22

P Muscrete Constructions/

Copyworld/Toshiba Michael Almond Michael Almond

PEG Genis Steel/Genisis (Aust)

SA

Richard Muscat

Richard Muscat

Black/Red

John Modystach

John Modystach NSW

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600 White

John Morriss

John Morriss

VIC

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600

44 E Merry Sparks Art Grant Sparks Grant Sparks

QLD

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600 Wh/Or/Blue

47 E Action Motorsport

26 E McFadyen Pipeline Group/

Prosurv Surveyors

34 E GT3 Factory/Copyworld

Blue/Wh/Silv

Richard Walker

Richard Walker

QLD

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600

Blue

Fraser Ross

Fraser Ross

VIC

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600

Blue/White

66 E GAP Solutions/Sektor

John Goodacre

John Goodacre

SA

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600 Green/White

69

Jon McCorkindale Jon McCorkindale NSW

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600 Yellow

Jack Falla

Jack Falla

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600

Peter Fitzgerald

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

3600 White

65

P

The Ross Partnership

P Dial Before You Dig

87 E 91

Porsche Centre Brighton/

Ronald Racing

P Eva Racing/AF Engineering Services Alex Franes

VIC

HI-TEC OILS AUSTRALIAN SUZUKI SWIFT RACING SERIES ON THE WEB: www.swiftracing.com.au Car #

State

VEHICLE CC COLOUR

1 Achilles Radials

SPONSOR COMPETITOR

Trans Tasman M/sp Allan Jarvis

DRIVER

QLD

Suzuki Swift Sport

1600

Black

4

S & J Automotive Services

Trans Tasman M/sp

Brad Day

SA

Suzuki Swift Sport

1600

Blue

6

Finance Ezi

Trans Tasman M/sp

Ben Grice

QLD

Suzuki Swift Sport

1600 Yell/Black

7

CLS Finance

Trans Tasman M/sp Luke Fraser

SA

Suzuki Swift Sport

1600

Black

9 Macline Group

Trans Tasman M/sp

QLD

Suzuki Swift Sport

1600

Black

13

Race 4 Kids

Trans Tasman M/sp Andrew Price

QLD

Suzuki Swift Sport

1600

Red

17

BVC Racing

Trans Tasman M/sp

Rob Jarvis NSW

Suzuki Swift Sport

1600 White

22 Melbourne Perf Centre

Trans Tasman M/sp

Shane Marshall

VIC

Suzuki Swift Sport

1600 Grey

30

Project Ventures

Trans Tasman M/sp

Bronte Michael

QLD

Suzuki Swift Sport

1600

33

Shannons Nationals

Trans Tasman M/sp

Callan Sayers

QLD

Suzuki Swift Sport

1600 White

Jamie MacMaster

Black

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ROUND 6 Queensland Raceway Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series ON THE WEB: www.v8touringcars.com.au

Car # Class SPONSOR COMPETITOR

DRIVER

State

VEHICLE CC COLOUR

00 H

Falcon Spares & Repairs Matt Chahda Matt Chahda NSW

Ford Falcon AU

5000

2

Parramatta Smash Repairs

Ryan Simpson

Ryan Simpson NSW

Ford Falcon BF

5000 Wh/Blue/Red

3 H

Fernandez Motorsport

Jose Fernandez

Shae Davies

Qld

Ford Falcon BA

5000 Green/White

4

S

ROH Wheels

Sean Day Dan Day

SA

Ford Falcon BF

5000 White

5

S ACM/Vanglobe/Bossen Matthew Hansen Matthew Hansen WA

Commodore VZ

5000

Red/White

Ford Falcon BA

5000

Black/Yellow

S

6 H

501 Performance Les Morrall

Tony Evangelou

7

Poll Performance/McDonalds

Jim Pollicina

Jim Pollicina NSW

Commodore VZ

5000 Orange/Black

8 H Ozzy Tyres/Holden Motorsport

Steve Briffa

Steve Briffa NSW

Commodore VY

5000

12

John Vergotis

John Vergotis NSW

Ford Falcon BA

5000 Green/Blk

22 H Westco Equip/SA Tractors Isidoro Ambrosio Dean Kovacevich WA

Commodore VZ

5000

Black

25 H

Qld

Ford Falcon BA

5000

Black/Red

Qld

Ford Falcon BF

5000

Black

Qld

Ford Falcon AU

5000 White/Black

28

S

S

JCV Automotive

Voight Contracting

Terry Wyhoon

Stephen Voight

S MiraFlores Estate/Haber Excavations MW Motorsport Morgan Haber

31 H Haymans Electrical

Ramon Connell

Ramon Connell

Vic

Black/Silver

Silver/Green

40 H GWS Personnel Garry Mennell

Peter O’Donnell NSW

Ford Falcon AU

5000 Yellow/Black

45

S

Torque Enterprises

Justin Garioch

Qld

Commodore VZ

5000

48

S

STR Truck Bodies Matthew Palmer Matthew Palmer

Vic

Ford Falcon BF

5000 White

Vic

Ford Falcon BF

5000

Blue

SA

Commodore VZ

5000

Red/Black

Qld

Commodore VZ

5000

Black/Orange

Ford Falcon BF

5000 Grey/White

Ford Falcon BF

5000 Yellow

49 H Lubrimax/Vectra 51 H

THR Motorsport

Terry Wyhoon

Terry Wyhoon

IR Yeing Transport/THR Developments THR Motorsport Ian Yeing

Blk/Red/Wh

57 H ADG Engineering/Precise Precut/ Gold Coast Postforming Lyle Kearns Lyle Kearns 62

S

Performance West MW Motorsport

Peter Rullo WA

72 H USQ Engineering Nathan Assaillit Nathan Assaillit

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Qld


ROUND 6 Queensland Raceway Kerrick Sports Sedan Series ON THE WEB: www.sportssedans.com.au

Car # Class SPONSOR COMPETITOR

DRIVER

State

1

SS

Kerry Baily

Qld Aston Martin DBR9 6000

Silver

4

SS Auto Union Deutsche

John Gourlay Darren Hossack

Vic Audi A4

6000

Silver/Orange

5

SS

Basil Ricciardello

Tony Ricciardello WA Alfa Romeo GTV

6000

Red

8

SS Mick Motors/Exelite Racing

Shane Hart

Shane Hart

Qld Mazda RX7

4000T Red

9

SS Luxury Auto Body Daniel Tamasi Daniel Tamasi

Vic Holden Calibra

6000

14

SS

Rosemount Smash Repairs Anthony Cox Anthony Cox

Qld

6000 White/Blue

19

SS

Johnson Motorsport Damian Johnson Damian Johnson

Vic Holden Torana

3300

21

TA Moonbi Oil Traders

Qld

5430 Orange

32

SS

Bell Real Estate Michael Robinson Michael Robinson

Vic Holden Monaro

6000 Grey

38

SS

Barnes High Performance

44

SS MR Automotive

45

SS

51

SS MR Automotive

55

Rent Depot

B&M Ricciardello Motors

Kerry Baily

Phil Crompton

Phil Crompton

VEHICLE CC COLOUR

Saab

Ford Mustang

Black

Red/White

Jeff Barnes

Jeff Barnes

Qld

Pontiac

6000

Red/Blue

Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Qld Holden Monaro

6000

Red

Jaguar XKR

6000

Black

Bob McLoughlin NZ

Commodore VS

6000

Red/White

SS Aston’s Pharmacy Garry Aston

Chris Aston

Qld

Commodore

2600T Blue

68

TA Aston Air Conditioning

Shane Bradford

Shane Bradford

Qld

Chev Camaro

6000 Yell/White

72

TA

BJ Banks Electrical

Bruce Banks

Bruce Banks

Tas

Chev Camaro

5860 Yellow

81

TA

The Car Mine/Liqui Moly/Meguiars Charlie Senese

Charlie Senese

Qld

Chev Corvette

6000

Campbelltown Frames & Trusses Dameon Jameson Dameon Jameson NSW Bob McLoughlin

Blue

Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship ON THE WEB: www.formula3.com.au

Car # Class SPONSOR COMPETITOR

DRIVER

State

2

C

Team BRM Mark Rundle

Tim Macrow

VIC Dallara F307 - Mercedes Benz

2000

Blue

3

C

Team BRM/FNQ Larger

John Magro

Qld Dallara F307 - Mercedes Benz

2000

Black

4

C

Team BRM Mark Rundle

Jordan Oon WA Dallara F307 - Mercedes Benz

2000

Blue

5

C

Team BRM/Mygale Aust. Nick Foster Nick Foster

Qld Mygale M08 - Mercedes Benz

2000

Black

6

C

R-Tek Motorsport/Rondo/

DPO/CSR Ian Richards Nathan Morcom NSW Dallara F307 - Mercedes Benz

2000

Blk/Orange

7

R-Tek M’sport/GreenOzNet Ian Richards Dallara F307 - Mercedes Benz

2000

Blue

8 N

Fujitsu Racing Ian Richards

Todd Hazelwood SA Dallara F304 - Spiess Opel

2000

Red

9 N

R-Tek Motorsport Ian Richards

Jon Collins NSW Dallara F304 - Spiess Opel

2000 Grey/Red

C

John Magro

16 N Gilmour Racing/McDonalds Chris Gilmour Arrie Marree

2000

Red/Silver

Ben Gersekowski Qld Dallara F307 - Mercedes Benz

2000

Red/White

C Erebus Academy Erebus M’sport PL Mygale M08 - Mercedes Benz

2000

Black/Yellow

2000

Blue

17 C Gilmour Racing/Vic’s Timber Chris Gilmour 36

VEHICLE CC COLOUR

Qld Dallara F304 - Spiess Opel

66 N AGI Sport Nathan Gotch Nathan Gotch NSW Dallara F304 - Renault Sodemo

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