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NUMBER 30 - JUNE 2016

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FILLING THE PORSCHE POWER VACUUM

THE GROWING SPORTS RACERS CATCH UP WITH JACK PERKINS

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WELCOME TO round 3 Cameron McConville - Series Director Welcome to the third round of the Shannons Motor Racing Nationals presented by Penrite for 2016, just two weeks after the highly anticipated GT 101 and Australian Production Car Series return. This weekend continues that GT flavour with the all-new Australian GT Trophy Series back for their second of a five round series, and the return of the ever-popular Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Pirelli. Winton Motor Raceway is the spiritual home of the Shannons Nationals and once again they have welcomed everyone here this weekend free of charge. There is no doubt; all the competitors and officials enjoy the friendly country hospitality of the region. Endurance racing continues on Saturday with a 35-lap event for the Porsche GT3 Challenge. This is the first time drivers have competed for the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy in 2016. Whilst it’s not new to the Nationals, the separate point score within the Porsche ranks carries a certain prestige and the mix of

experienced and young gun drivers makes it a must see late on Saturday afternoon. All new to the Shannons Nationals this weekend is a Top 10 Shootout for Sports Sedans. Based on the very popular V8 Supercars style session, the 10th placed driver from the qualifying session will go first and so on right through to our provisional pole driver to go at the end of the allocated 30 minute session. All eyes will be on Jack Perkins as he takes to the new surface in what could well be lap record speed. Also returning for to the Nationals’ calendar is the Sports Racer category for their second round and the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series for Round 3. Finally a huge thank you to all our volunteer officials who assist CAMS in the running of this meeting from our Clerk of the Course through to each and every flag marshal.

in this issue 4 Filling the Porsche power vacuum 6 The growing Sports Racers 9 Catch up with Jack Perkins 10 RaceFuels: Fuelling the fire 16 Entry lists 22 Championship points 24 Schedule 26 Officials thanks 27 TV schedule

Please enjoy a great weekend of racing and the Winton Motor Raceway hospitality. Publisher: Confederation of Australian Motor Sport

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filling the porsche power vAcuum WORDS: Richard Craill IMAGES: Nathan Wong

The 2016 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli represents something of a changing of the guard.

So with Simpson gone there’s now a place for one of the three young stars to stand up and make his name this year.

At least, it has since round two of the championship was completed at the Porsche Rennsport festival in Sydney early in May.

On paper, Jaxon Evans seems like the most likely subject. The Gold Coast-based Kiwi is now into his second season of Porsche racing, having finished second to Aaron Seton in the Class B title last year by a narrow margin.

For the first time in years, the series has no established benchmark and no pace-setting form driver on which to measure the abilities of the rookie class that are all looking to establish themselves at the pointy end of the grid. Defending champion Ryan Simpson is gone – he was a oneround wonder at Sandown. There he came, saw, kicked butt and then disappeared to focus on the family firm in Sydney’s West. It leaves a power vacuum that three young stars, namely Jaxon Evans, Hamish Hardeman and Jake Klarich, will all desperately be looking to fill. Simpson has been one of the most dominant champions in GT3 Cup history: His remarkable qualifying ability, impressive cold tyre pace and ability to manage a race propelled him to not only the 2015 title, but six round victories, 17 race wins and six pole positions in a remarkable career.

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That, combined with a summer racing in New Zealand, means he’s battle hardened and sharp – and that’s been reflected by his performances so far in his stunningly-liveried, McElrea Racing-run Simulate IT supported 997. Remarkably he out qualified Simpson for his maiden pole at Sandown and then brilliantly won all three races at Sydney Motorsport Park (having redeemed his somewhat poor starts earlier in the year in Melbourne) to take his first round win. However expect young Melburnian Hamish Hardeman to push him hard. Unlike Evans, Hamish has had less seat time in the Porsche’s: he jumped into the championship late last season in what was originally a one-off deal to drive for Sonic Motor Racing.

However the 22-year-old (now a fully qualified carpenter) had that man Simpson on which to lean, not to mention the calming voices of Sonic’s experienced leadership to learn from. And develop he did. Instantly on the pace in just a few rounds last year he raced to eighth in the championship and featured on the podium – not bad for a kid who had jumped out of Formula Ford the year prior with no real plans or budget with which to continue racing. Hardeman was bang on the money at Sandown – finishing second to Simpson – and was again second in Sydney after doggedly leading Evans for all bar the final two laps of the final race of the weekend at Rennsport. The third ace in the GT3 Cup deck this year is Porsche Junior driver, Jake Klarich - the 20-yearold West Aussie and first ever Australian Porsche junior driver. Despite winning all there was to win in Karting, the Jamey Blaikie scholarship winner is still young in his racing car career – especially relative to his rivals this year – yet third place at Rennsport is proof that the force is indeed strong with this one. By the end of the season you suspect he’ll be right there looking for wins.


There’s also a certain sense of irony this year that the GT3 Cup Challenge’s elite class is also in a similar situation to the Pro’s at the front. Class veteran (and now centurion – he made his 100th race start in the class at Sandown) John Goodacre has at least for the short term parked his Porsche, leaving a host of competitive drivers to battle for the series’ ‘race within a race’. Tim Miles not only won the opening two rounds in his class this year, but pressured and for a time led his young teammate Jake Klarich across both rounds. Sydney lawyer Dave Ryan rebounded from a horror opening round (no points, no finishes, lots of damage) to finish on the podium at Rennsport – but the fact he qualified

fourth (within one second from pole) at Sandown was proof of his pace. Sam Shahin has also been impressive this year and qualified fifth at Sydney. The South Australian’s rapid improvement since joining the series a few seasons ago has been sensational to witness. Finally, newcomer Anthony Gilbertson is the rookie in the Elite crop, looking to impress in his maiden season in a very attractivelyliveried 997. The experienced enduro racer has revelled in the sprint format of GT3 Cup Challenge and already sits third in the Elite standings. It all makes this year’s series very notable indeed.

For the first time in years, the series has no established benchmark and no pace-setting form driver on which to measure the abilities of the rookie class

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THE GROWING SPORTS RACERS WORDS: Amanda Jackson IMAGES: Nathan Wong

This year is already a banner year for the Australian Sports Racer Series after it played host to the biggest ever field at its opening round earlier this year, with four more actionpacked events ahead for the season. Established in 2010, the series joined the popular Shannons CAMS Australian Motor Racing Nationals in 2014, successfully launching it onto the national stage. The series has gone from strength to strength, and in the last two years in particular has undergone significant growth. In 2015, the Series set in place a new championship structure to introduce divisional racing for the category - allowing more of the field to compete for race day honours with an SR2 Title, whilst also still being in the running for the ‘outright’ SR1 Championship. All drivers are seeded according to their performances at previous national rounds and/or their domestic meetings, while racers for individual events will be seeded on their merits. SR2 points are awarded as per the 2016 Series Sporting Regulations and SR2 drivers who qualify more than twice in the top three or finish a race more than twice in the top three during a season will be reclassified to be eligible only for the SR1 championship.

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Also introduced in 2015 was the F1000 championship – both the SR2 title and the F1000 championship continue in 2016, alongside the newly created Radical title. Australian Sports Racer Series category administrator Liam Curkpatrick said the future is looking bright for the series. “We have been really excited to see the competitor interest in the Australian Sports Racer Series steadily growing in recent times, boosted by the introduction of first the SR2 and F1000 championships and more recently by the Radical title,” Curkpatrick said. “The series is all about exciting, dynamic racing which offers something different and exciting amongst Australia’s crowded motorsport landscape. “With spiritual links to the hugely popular sports car racing scene of the 70s and 80s, these Le Mans prototype style sports cars offer scintillating performance, amazing dynamics and spectacularly close racing.” Also expected to boost numbers and competition is an upcoming import influx by West Race Cars Australia. “The racing in the Australian Sports Racer Series has always been exciting and the competition has been intensifying year on year for some time now – in 2016, we

expect to see more of the same,” Curkpatrick continued. “This year we have four championships up for grabs – outright and division two (SR2), and F1000 and Radicals – and we are expecting further boosts in numbers thanks to an influx of cars being brought into the country by West Race Cars Australia.” Sports Racers are designed to maximise aerodynamic performance. Weighing just 400kgs, these racers are powered by high-tech production-based motorcycle engines which rev to 13,200 rpm. Capable of punching out lap times equal to V8 Supercars at many circuits around Australia, these rockets are sure to grab your attention, whether you are behind the wheel, or in the grandstand. The series kicked off in 2016 with its opening round at Sandown Raceway on April 1-3. F1000 racer Josh Townsend took out the round win and the F1000 class victory in his #9 DSR Downunder Nova Race LSR F1000, ahead of SR2 racer and class winner Jason Makris (#44 Marina Mirage West) and Mark Short – driver of the #16 MSR Motorsport Fabrication Prince LSR. The Radical class was won by Peter Johnston in the #17 RAD PJS Air Radical. Racing for the championship will continue this weekend at Winton


“The series is all about exciting, dynamic racing which offers something different and exciting amongst Australia’s crowded motorsport landscape.” Raceway, before the field heads to Queensland Raceway on July 29-31. In September, Round 4 will get underway at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on September 9-11, before the final round is held at Sydney Motorsport Park on November 11-13. For more information on the Australian Sports Racer Series, visit www.sportsracer.com.au

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CATCH UP WITH JACK PERKINS

WORDS: Editor IMAGE: Nathan Wong

The Racing Magazine recently caught up with Sports Sedan racer Jack Perkins for a quick chat before the round to see how the season is going and what is to come further down the track this year. RM: You’ve had 12 wins a row! You must be feeling pretty good about this year’s season? JP: I’m feeling pretty good; it’s been a lot of fun racing. I don’t really like picking up drives when some else is injured, as Darren Hossack had driven the car for many years before he got injured last year. Since then, it’s been great to have somewhere else to race other than the Supercars enduros, I really enjoy driving the Sports Sedans … and the lap times everywhere we go are a lot quicker than V8 Supercars. RM: Talk us through racing in the series and why you love it? JP: It’s a really fun car to drive and it’s been fun winning races and smashing lap records as well. It brings back quite a bit of enjoyment because it’s a bit more low-key than the professional stuff we do.

It hasn’t been a walk in the park but I do enjoy going away with the team – there’s only three or four of us and we all get our hands dirty working on the car, and at night we have a beer. It’s sort of how motor racing always was when I was a kid – and it’s good to able to enjoy it for what it is.

difference to the cars. Although the Sports Sedan has 100-150 more horsepower, it’s a bit lighter and it’s got a lot more aerodynamic assistance so in high speed stuff the car handles really good; but at some tracks like Sandown for an example, the car doesn’t handle the kerbs as well as the V8 Supercars.

We have sort of helped bring up the profile a bit, which has been good for not only John [car owner] but for the Sports Sedan category. Hopefully we see a few more people drag their Sports Sedans out of the shed!

If you can combine the best of the two I’m sure you could make something even quicker!

RM: What are the major differences between the Sports Sedan and a Supercar? JP: A lot of people are asking what I think of the differences between the cars in comparison to V8s; they’re not worlds apart but in the same conversation they are a lot different. This year in particular in the Sports Sedans we’ve gone to a different tyre and that’s one of the biggest things that people sort of overlook as the tyre makes such a big

RM: What are you looking forward to heading into the second round of the series? JP: I’m looking forward to getting onto the resurfaced track; it’s where I first drove John’s car last year but we had a gearbox failure on the second lap in the first race. I’m looking forward to getting to Winton and hopefully we can set some really quick lap times – and if we can keep our winning streak going that will get us to 15! That’s pretty cool in a national championship to win that many races.

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fuelling the championships It might not be a sexy subject, but one Aussie company is proudly making the racing wheels go around thanks to a fire for all things fuel. WORDS: Richard Craill IMAGES: RaceFuels Archive

“FUEL,” says Mark Tierney, a director of Melbourne-based motorsport staple Race Fuels, “Is not a sexy part of going motor racing.” And that’s probably the truth. Despite distributing the product that quite literally makes the internalcombustion wheels go round, it’s hard to get people excited about their racing fuels. You put it in the tank and it makes the car go: as a consumable, it doesn’t change the outcome of a race for a spectator in the same way, say, a soft tyre does when compared to a hard. To most, it’s just a useable commodity that costs more money the higher the Octane number is. Naturally Tierney, a long time racer who now helms a business that distributes nearly one million litres of fuel around every state in Australia per year, doesn’t share that opinion. Race Fuels was founded in 2003 and started distributing ELF racing fuels and products in Melbourne and Tasmania.

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“It started with me dropping a few drums down to Sandown or Phillip Island in the back of a BA Falcon Ute – we later added a box trailer – on Friday morning and then we were done for the weekend,” Tierney remembers. Today the business is the primary supplier of fuel to the V8 Supercars, Shannons Nationals, Australian GT, Bathurst’s 12 and 6 hour races and a host of other events. It makes for a busier schedule than days gone by. “Across the year we would be supplying product to several hundred people each weekend, and that’s before you take into account needing to deliver product to V8 Supercars and the Shannons Nationals. They all operate very professionally and expect a level of service that’s a bit more than dropping off the fuel drum and saying ‘seeya’. “The business is as much about providing that service and support to teams and drivers as it is actually

pumping fuel at race tracks.” The Race Fuels organisation is certainly larger than a Ford Ute and a trailer these days. An enormous B-Double transporter carries the fuel across the country with multiple staff on hand to ensure the product is properly and promptly distributed at each round. RaceFuels does not request pre-bookings, they believe it is their role to carry enough to cover all contingencies. “We have four types of fuel that we supply and we carry enough of each to make sure everyone that’s going to be at the race meeting is catered for, but we try to do more than that too,” Tierney explains. “At a lot of events like the Kuhmo V8 rounds, for instance, they’re only allowed to have 60 litres of fuel in the garage at a time so part of it is making sure that everyone is resupplied across the weekend. We go to them instead of them coming to us so that customer service side of things is very important.


“It’s a logistical challenge to say the least, the start of the year in particular. We’ve already been to the Bathurst 12 hour and Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, then back to Melbourne for the Grand Prix. Then it’s a quick turnaround to make sure we’re in Bathurst on the Thursday for the 6-hour and then we head back down to Sandown for the first Shannons Nationals event of 2016. “They all need fuel and in that month we’re supplying more than 1000 competitors directly. “We even go to the test days and spend a lot of time predicting who is testing where so we can plan our supply. It is not uncommon for RaceFuels to attend multiple circuits on the same day”. But wait, there’s more. In this day and age when you need to sign a waiver before you go to the bathroom, there’s a significant safety effort around the Race Fuels business to the point where it’s unlikely people could go racing without the procedures and standards companies like Race Fuels provide. Sean Scott, RaceFuels’ operations manager, has a full time job preparing the compliance paperwork ahead of a race meeting. “It’s a fact of life that the events wouldn’t get a permit unless they had a fuel management plan in place,” Tierney says. “There’s so many regulations and OH&S issues surrounding the control of dangerous goods in quantities that it’s not feasible for people to bring their own fuel to the track, especially at major events, any more. You just wouldn’t get a permit, so our role is to take that issue out of the equation and make sure it’s safe and we’re conscious of taking away everything we bring in.” Hailing from a passionate racing family, Tierney believes it’s critical that the enjoyment of the sport has to be number one in operating the business. “I think you have to be very fond of it to be involved at the level we are,” he says. “We try and go above and beyond to help people out. We’ve had several Melbourne teams without space in their transporter come to us and go ‘hey, could you take a drum back to Melbourne for us?’ and we’ll do it and drop it at their workshop. It’s no problem. “It’s all part of what we do and hopefully it’s making it better for everyone. We certainly get a buzz out of it.”

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Nationals HOT SHOT Round 1 winners of the first-ever round in the Australian GT Trophy Series of Greg Taylor and Barton Mawer. Taken by: Speedshots Photography – Nathan Wong

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round 3 WINTON Motor Raceway, VIC

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Turnbull

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Fire Rating Solutions

VIC

Lamborghini

LP-560 GT3

V10

12

Brendan

Cook

Challenge

Walz Group

QLD

Porsche

GT3 Cup Car MY09

V6 Boxer

Challenge

Exotic Track Days Porsche

997 GT3 Cup Car MY11

V6 Boxer

33 35

Indiran

Padayachee

Trophy

Rentcorp Forklifts

38

Greg

Taylor

Trophy

Adina Apartment Hotels

NSW

43

Brenton

Griguol

Trophy

Koala Motorsport

SA

Ferrari

F430 GT3

54

Tony

Alford

MARC

MARC Cars Australia

QLD

MARC

Focus V8

V8

57

Rob

Smith

Trophy

Southern Star Developments

VIC

Audi

R8 LMS 2011

V10

60

(A) Jed

Wallis

Trophy

Warrin Mining Volvo CE

SA

Porsche

997 GT3 Cup Car MY11

V6 Boxer

(B) Adam

Wallis

72

Con

Whitlock

Trophy

Whitlock Bull Bars

VIC

Audi

R8 LMS 2011

V10

77

Jan

Jinadasa

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JJA Consulting Group

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Lamborghini

LP560 GT3

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91

Ryan

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MARC Cars Australia

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Michael

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MARC Cars Australia

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Jake

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MARC Cars Australia

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Morgan

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MARC Cars Australia

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Brenton

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Koala Motorsport

SA

Ferrari

F430 GT3

15

Keith

Wong

Invitational Trophy

Veloce Motorsport ULX110

SA

Porsche

GT3 Cup Car MY11

43

Brenton

Griguol

Invitational Trophy

Koala Motorsport

SA

Ferrari

F430 GT3

15

Keith

Wong

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Porsche

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Tony

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TBA (A) Benny

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Fire Rating Solutions

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Andrea

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Mathew

Turnbull

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porsche gt3 cup challenge ON THE WEB: www.gt3cupchallenge.com.au Danny Stutterd leads Class B, ahead of Richard Gartner and Michael Tsigeridis. The Cup Challenge was created to bridge the gap between club racing and the Australian Carrera Cup Championship, and is now known as the feeder category into Carrera Cup. Former GT3 Cup Challenge racers include Nick Foster, Richard Muscat and Matt Campbell. The Shannons Nationals is looking forward to seeing another strong year of racing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, with a mixture of young and older drivers in the series for 2016. The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge returns to the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite for their third round, following a successful round at the Porsche Rennsport Festival.

Upcoming Rounds

Jaxon Evans currently leads the Professional Class points by eight to Hamish Hardeman, with Jamey Blaikie Scholarship winner Jake Klarich sitting in third.

Round 6: Phillip Island, 9-11 September

Round 4: Sydney Motorsport Park, 1-3 July Round 5: Queensland Raceway, 29-31 July

In the Elite Class Tim Miles leads to Sam Shahin, with Anthony Gilbertson, Brian Finn and David Ryan rounding out the top five.

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Asset Partner/Racing Dynamics

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Sonic Motor Racing Services / arris property group

Hamish Hardeman

A

VIC

Porsche GT3 Cup

13

HTFU

Sam Shahin

A

SA

Porsche GT3 Cup

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Motiv8 Racing/Hallmark Homes

Anthony Gilbertson

A

QLD

Porsche GT3 Cup

21

Melbourne Orthopaedic Group

Shane Barwood

B

VIC

Porsche GT3 Cup

30

Wrightlands GAM Soltronic

David Ryan

A

NSW

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32

FREEM

Daniel Stutterd

B

VIC

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72

Power Street Racing

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QLD

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Brian Finn

A

VIC

Porsche GT3 Cup

81

Hunter French Real Estate

Michael Tsigeridis

B

VIC

Porsche GT3 Cup

91

Simulate-It/Willship

Jaxon Evans

A

QLD

Porsche GT3 Cup

95

Super Rooster

Jake Klarich

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QLD

Porsche GT3 Cup

99

Southern Star Windows

Ross McGregor

A

VIC

Porsche GT3 Cup

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round 3 WINTON Motor Raceway, VIC

kerrick sports sedan series ON THE WEB: www.sportssedans.com.au Jack Perkins has won the last 12 Sports Sedan races, and will be looking at extending his championship lead from Tony Ricciardello, who currently sits second in the standings. David Wall who currently sits third in the standings is absent for the weekend, but the battle between Steven and Daniel Tamasi is brewing as they fight for the third spot. These cars are built and raced by an enthusiastic group of devotees chasing the ultimate power-to-weight performance and share a special place in Australian motor racing heritage. The Kerrick Sports Sedans are arguably the most dynamic and exciting motor racing category in the country – with the noise and serious horsepower from these winged and wild racers being an awe inspiring spectacle. The Sports Sedans are entering their second round of the championship, with over 20 entries boosting the field for the weekend.

U p c om in g Rou n ds Round 3: Queensland Raceway, 29-31 July Round 4: Phillip Island, 9-11 September Round 5: Sydney Motorsport Park, 11-13 November

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Ricciardello Racing

Tony Ricciardello

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Graeme Hume

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VIC

Toyota MR2

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Auto Union Motorsport

Jack Perkins

SS

VIC

Audi A4

9

Domain Prestige Homes

Daniel Tamasi

SS

VIC

Holden Calibra

11

Cowley Security Australia

Ian Cowley

SS

VIC

Holden Commodore

12

Lennon Engineering International

Phil Crompton

TA

QLD

Ford Mustang Trans-Am

19

For Andrea

Damian Johnson

SS

VIC

Holden Torana

21

G & G Eng/P & L Mechanical

Graeme Gilliland

SS

VIC

Mazda RX7

29

DS Industries/Total Oil

Brett Dickie

SS

VIC

Honda Prelude

32

Bell Real Estate

Michael Robinson

SS

VIC

Holden Monaro

41

Stawell Cartage

Bruce Henley

SS

VIC

Mazda RX8 GT

44

MR Automotive

Colin Smith

SS

QLD

Holden Monaro

53

Rural & Cival Earthworks

Stuart Inwood

TA

NSW

Corvette C5

56

BJ Banks Electrical

Bruce Banks

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TAS

Mazda RX7

68

Aston Air Conditioning

Chris Donnelly

TA

QLD

Chev Camaro

86

LRM Global Pty Ltd

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SS

VIC

Subaru V5 STI

87

Shepparton Toyota

Daniel Zandt

SS

VIC

JCW Mini Cooper S

92

MARC Cars Australia

Michael Benton

M

QLD

MARC Focus V8

93

Dream Motorsport

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SS

VIC

SAAB

94

MARC Cars Australia

TBA

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TBA

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MARC Cars Australia

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M

TBA

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MRT Automotive

Vin McNair

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VIC

Honda Prelude

99

Domain Prestige Homes

Steven Tamasi

SS

VIC

Nissan 300ZX

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sports racers ON THE WEB: www.formula3.com.au In 2016, look out for the battles deeper in the field with the ‘championship within a championship’ for the F1000 and Radical racers. Joshua Townsend took out the first round win at Sandown, leading the F1000 championship and also the outright series. Jason Makris currently leads the SR2 championship, after finishing second outright for the round. Round 2 will also see more Radicals join for the category, with Peter Johnston leading the way on 108 points.

The Australian Sports Racer Series is one of Australia’s newest and exciting motor racing categories, and it returns for another season with the Shannons Nationals. The Sports Racer cars are designed to maximise aerodynamic performance while weighing just 400kgs, and are powered by high-tech production-based motorcycle engines.

U p c om in g Rou n ds Round 3: Queensland Raceway, 29-31 July Round 4: Phillip Island, 9-11 September Round 5: Sydney Motorsport Park, 11-13 November

The category also includes Supersport Cars such as Radical SR3 and Minetti along with Formula 1000 cars.

CAR # DRIVER NAME

SPONSOR/TEAM NAME

CLASS

STATE

VEHICLE

Greg Steer

2

West Race Cars

F1K

SA

RFR F1000

3

Vantage Freight Services David Crampton

RAD

NSW

Radical SR3

4

Orlando Phoenix

Terry Peovitis

F1K

WA

RFR F1000

5

Aventis Racing

Josh Cranston

F1K

NSW

West WR 1000

14

Ken's Exhaust Systems/ Rivergraphics

Roger I'Anson

SR1

SA

West WR 1000

17

PJS Air

Peter Johnston

RAD

NSW

Radical SR3

27

West Race Cars

Aaron Steer

SR1

SA

West LMP4

32

Hughes Motorsport/Pro Vinyl

Sue Hughes

RAD

NSW

Radical SR3

34

Motorsport Leasing P/L

John Morriss

RAD

VIC

Radical SR3 RSX

35

Sutto's Motorcycle Supply

Chris Sutton

RAD

NSW

Radical SR3

42

Hughes Supercar Services

Philip Hughes

RAD

VIC

Radical SR3

44

West Race Cars

Jason Makris

SR2

QLD

West WX10

55

Laucke Flour Mills

Mark Laucke

SR1

SA

West WX10RS

56

West Race Cars

Adam Cranston

SR1

NSW

West WR1000

66

West Race Cars

John-Paul Drake

SR2

SA

West WX10

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australian formula 3 ON THE WEB: www.formula3.com.au

AUSTRALIAN

FORMULA 3

For third place in the drivers’ championship, R-Tek Motorsport’s Roland Legge and Team BRM’s Trent Shirvington are fighting to round out the podium, with Shirvington currently leading Kumar by eight points. In the National class 15-year-old Cameron Shields currently leads with Nathan Kumar sitting in second. The Kumho Cup class also returns for 2016, with the entry-level class for F3 introducing a new points system that allows drivers to pick three of the best seven rounds over the season to score points, which opens the potential for teams to share the car with other drivers throughout the year. After the first two rounds of the season, a battle has started to brew with double Formula 3 champion Tim Macrow and McDonald’s Gilmour Racing’s Christopher Anthony. Alpine Motorsport driver Tim Macrow currently leads the points in the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series, with Anthony a mere 19-points off of the current championship leader.

Upcoming Rounds Round 4: Sydney Motorsport Park, 1-3 July Round 5: Queensland Raceway, 29-31 July Round 6: Phillip Island, 9-11 September Round 7: Sydney Motorsport Park, 11-13 November

No.

Sponsor/Team

NAME

State

CAR

CLASS

3

Quicksilver Team BRM

Trent Shirvington

NSW

Mygale M11-Mercedes Benz

Championship

7

Bluechip Taxation R-Tek Motorsport

Nathan Kumar

NSW

Dallara F307-Spiess Opel

National

8

PowerTx R-Tek Motorsport

Roland Legge

Qld

Dallara F311-Mercedes Benz

Championship

13

Wiltec Wilson Team Racing

Shane Wilson

Qld

Dallara F304-Spiess Opel

Kumho Cup

17

McDonalds Gilmour Racing

Christopher Anthony

NSW

Dallara F311-Mercedes Benz

Championship

73

McDonalds Gilmour Racing

Cameron Shields

Qld

Dallara F307-Mercedes Benz

National

81

Ross McAlpine

Ross McAlpine

NSW

Dallara F304-Sodemo Renault

Kumho Cup

88

AIE/Brookes Alpine Motorsports

Tim Macrow

Vic

Dallara F307-Mercedes Benz

Championship

91

Andrew Wlodek

Andrew Wlodek

NSW

Dallara F307-Mugen Honda

Invitational

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CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Kerrick Sports Sedans Series

Professional Class

1. Jack Perkins

135

159

2. Tony Ricciardello

122

2. Hamish Hardeman

151

3. David Wall

121

3. Jake Klarich

126

4. Daniel Tamasi

108

5. Steven Tamasi

92

1. Jaxon Evans

Elite Class 1. Tim Miles

172

2. Sam Shahin

131

Formula 3 Premier Series

3. Anthony Gilbertson 120

Premier Series

Class B 1. Danny Stutterd

173

2. Richard Gartner

88

3. Michael Tsigeridis

75

Outright 105

2. Jason Makris

103

3. Mark Short

90 111

2. Mark Short

106

3. Jonathan Stoeckel

68

3. Trent Shirvington

53

1. Cameron Shields 2. Nathan Kumar

82 71

Kumho 1. Ross McAlpine

7

Australian GT Trophy Series

SR2 1. Jason Makris

90 71

National

Australian Sports Racer Series 1. Joshua Townsend

1. Tim Macrow 2. Chris Anthony

Trophy Class

F1000

1. Greg Taylor

208

1. Barton Mawer

208

3. Rob Smith

159

1. Joshua Townsend

114

Challenge Class

2. Josh Cranston

103

1. Scott Hookey

210

100

2. Brendan Cook

91

2. Ockert Fourie

91

3. Jim Manolios

8 8

3. Terry Peovitis

Radical 1. Peter Johnston

108

2. Chris Sutton

104

3. Ryan Millier

3. David Crampton

99

MARC Class 1. Jake Camilleri

208

2. Morgan Haber

154

2. Jimmy Vernon

154

3. Michael Benton

151

3. Bruce Williams 151

WINTON MOTOR RACEWAY LAP RECORDS CATEGORY

DRIVER

LAP TIME

YEAR

Formula 3

Ricky Capo

1:16.5494

2015

Sports Racer

Roger I’Anson

1:20.2345

2014

Sports Sedans

Tony Ricciardello

1:21.3739

2015

Australian GT

Cameron McConville

1:22.3907

2012

Porsche GT3 Cup

Ryan Simpson

1:24.4543

2015

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round 3 schedule FRIDAY 10 JUNE 10:00 - 10:20

10:30 - 10:50

11:00 - 11:20

11:30 - 11:50

12:00 - 12:20

12:30 - 12:50

13:00 - 13:20

13:30 - 13:50

14:00 - 14:20

14:30 - 14:50

15:00 - 15:20

15:30 - 15:50

16:00 - 16:45

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20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

45 minutes

Formula 3 Practice 1

Sports Racer Practice 1

Sports Sedans Practice 1

Formula 3 Practice 2

Porsche GT3 Practice 1

Sports Racer Practice 2

Sports Sedans Practice 2

Formula 3 Practice 3

AGT Trophy Practice 1

Sports Racer Practice 3

Porsche GT3 Practice 2

Sports Sedans Practice 3

Meeting Rides


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round 3 schedule Saturday 11 JUNE 9:30 - 9:50

9:55 - 10:15

10:20 - 10:40

10:45 - 11:05

11:10 - 11:40

11:45 - 12:05

12:15 - 12:35

12:45 - 13:05

13:15 - 13:35

13:45 - 14:15

14:25 - 14:55

15:05 - 16:05

20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

30 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

12 laps

12 laps

30 minutes

30 minutes

Porsche GT3 Practice 3

Sports Sedans Qualifying 1

Sports Racer Qualifying 1

Formula 3 Qualifying

AGT Trophy Practice 2

Porsche GT3 Qualifying

Sports Sedans Qualifying 2

Sports Racer Race 1

Formula 3 Race 1

AGT Trophy Qualifying

Sports Sedans Top 10 Shoot Out

60 minutes

Porsche Race 1 35 laps

12 laps

Sports Sedans Race 1

SUNDAY 12 JUNE

12:30 - 12:55

13:05 - 13:35

13:40 - 14:00

14:10 - 14:35

14:45 - 15:10

15:20 - 16:10

50 minutes

12 laps

18 laps

15 laps

12 laps

15 laps

50 minutes

Sports Racer Race 2

Porsche GT3 Race 2

AGT Trophy Race 1

Sports Sedans Race 2

Formula 3 Race 3

Sports Racer Race 3

Porsche GT3 Race 3

Sports Sedans Race 3

AGT Trophy Race 2

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round 3 WINTON Motor Raceway, VIC PROMOTER Winton Motor Raceway Pty. Ltd. P O Box 249, Benalla VIC 3672 Email: info@wintonraceway.com.au. Telephone: 03 5760 7100

ORGANISING COMMITTEE Chris Lewis-Williams, Wayne Williams, Wayne Giles, Daryl McHugh, Cameron McConville, Graham Sattler

AUTHORITY The meeting is conducted under the International Sporting Code of the FIA, the National Competition Rules of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport and the Standing and General Supplementary Regulations issued by the Winton Motor Raceway Pty. Ltd. and authorised under CAMS Permit Number: 816/1206/02

THANKS: STAFF & OFFICIALS SERIES MANAGEMENT

Technical Commissioners

Series Director Cameron McConville Series Operations Manager Graham Sattler Series Operations Jack Lynch Series Media Manager Loren Hazelwood Series Media Rob James, Richard Craill Series Commentators Tony Schibeci, Darren Smith Series Photographer Nathan Wong

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli: Stephen Robertson Kerrick Sports Sedan Series: Laurie Griffin

OFFICIALS OF THE MEETING Stewards of the Meeting Bradley Tubb, Colin Smith, Mark Scorah Secretary of the Event Wayne Giles Deputy Secretary of the Event Sarah Ackerly Clerk of the Course Daryl McHugh Deputy Clerk of the Course Bruce Robertson Assistant Clerks of the Course Richard Weston, Gary Gourlay Compliance Checker Deanne Millett Emergency Controller Simon Maas Chief Medical Officer Dr John Moran Chief Timekeeper Melissa Hatton Chief Scrutineer Laurie Griffin Chief Starter Andrew O’Brien Course Marshal Keith McDonald

ENTRIES The organisers accept entries and drivers’ nominations in good faith. Every effort is made to adhere to the printed programme of competitors, but the promoters cannot accept responsibility for the failure of any driver to appear. Although every endeavour is made to avoid inaccuracies in the description of competing cars, the organisers accept no responsibility for any that may occur. The organisers reserve the right to postpone, abandon or cancel the meeting or any part thereof. PARKING Vehicles are permitted to enter and park on condition that the promoters and circuit owners are not under any liability whether in contract or in tort and whether for negligence as an occupier, or on any other basis or for any cause for action, for loss or damage to the vehicle or its contents no matter how or whether such may be caused. PROHIBITED AREAS The Organising Committee of today’s races has made every effort to ensure the safety of spectators at this meeting. In the interest of public safety, all areas other than the official spectator areas are PROHIBITED. The spectator areas are plainly defined and spectators are requested to keep behind the safety fence at all times. In the event of an accident on the circuit, the public MUST remain behind the safety fence as their entry to the track may cause further accidents and hinder officials. SAFETY The fencing erected around the circuit is there for your protection. It is forbidden to sit, stand or climb on it.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT & THANKS All Officials Victorian Flag Marshalling Team Victorian Scrutiny Team Medical Team RACESAFE Medical Team Fire & Rescue Services RACESAFE Australia Recovery Team RACESAFE Australia All Competitors, Drivers and Teams Category Managers and Administrators Winton Motor Raceway Staff

Winton Motor Raceway President - Benalla Auto Club Inc. Barry Stilo CEO – Benalla Auto Club Group Chris Lewis-Williams Operations Manager Wayne Williams Paddock Office Charlie Bonnitcha Credentials Office Leanne Ackerly Media Centre Supervisor Maggi Kirk Corporate Hospitality Michelle King Winton Administration Office Glenys Collins, Sharon Laurie Gates John Binion PETS & ANIMALS In the interests of safety, dogs and other pets or domesticated animals are NOT permitted at Winton Motor Raceway. UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV) The use of any type of unmanned, remotely controlled aircraft (e.g. drone) is prohibited at Winton Motor Raceway. MESSAGES The organiser regrets that announcements to assist spectators cannot be made over the public address system except in cases of genuine emergency. LITTER Please help keep Winton Motor Raceway tidy. IMPORTANT NOTICE – TRAFFIC CONDITIONS In the interests of safety, please ensure you obey all directions given by traffic management personnel when both entering and leaving and when moving within Winton Motor Raceway. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We urge you to support our Advertisers. The firms and individuals who advertise around the track and in this programme/magazine have been of considerable assistance to us. Please help them to help us. Mention their Winton Motor Raceway advertisement when you give them your business. COPYRIGHT All material in this programme/magazine is copyright and must not be used without permission f the publishers. The opinions of the contributors are not necessarily those held by the publishers or race organisers.


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TV SCHEDULE SPEEDWEEK

Show 1 – Sunday 10 July 4pm Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australian GT Trophy Kerrick Sports Sedans Series

Show 2 – Sunday 17 July 4pm Australian Formula 3 Premier Series Australian Sports Racer Series All Speedweek episodes are now broadcast free to air on SBS HD & SBS One simultaneously. Live Internet TV from 9am on Saturday via www.thenationals.com.au Shannons Nationals on Fox Sports visit Fox Sports website for TV schedule

JUNIOR DRIVE

DAYS 2016

GET INVOLVED IN MOTOR SPORT! UPCOMING EVENTS Date

14 July

Venue

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State WA

29 September

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Qld

21 September

Sandown Raceway

Vic

26 September

Ringwood Park

NSW

12 October

Mallala Motorsport Park

SA

30 October

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