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WELCOME TO round 7 Michael Smith - Series Director Welcome to the final round of the

Australian Formula 3 Premier Series,

Shannons Nationals presented by

Australian Sports Sedans, Sports Racer

Penrite, as we return to Sydney

and Superkarts.

Motorsport Park for the last time this

Two champions were decided at our

season.

last round in Phillip Island, with Tim

2016 has been a fantastic for the

Macrow taking his third F3 title and Tony

Nationals, and we have seen many great

Ricciardello re-writing the record books

things come from this year.

with his tenth Sports Sedan title.

Even though we have crowned three

Roger I’Anson is expected to wrap up the

champions out of the five of the

outright title in the Sports Racers, after a

categories racing this weekend, the

stellar 10-wins in a row. Of course, there

battle is still on for multiple categories

are three more class champions to be

and their respective classes, especially

decided in the Sports Racer Series, with

in the Australian Production Car Series,

a Radical, SR2 and F1000 winner to be

the Australian Sports Racer Series and

crowned.

Superkarts Australia.

Superkarts will wrap up their final

The Australian Production Cars will join

round this weekend; their three classes

us for the fourth time this season, with

including the 250cc International, 250cc

their final round featuring their largest

National and 125cc National will be

entry list for the year. Drivers will battle it

decided come Sunday evening.

out in the four-hour endurance race, and

If you want to recap on ‘the year that

they’ll hang it all on the line for title glory.

was’, flick over the page and read a great

The outright class is currently being led

summary on the season, as well as some

by the dominant pairing of Luke Searle

stats and facts about the 2016 season.

and Paul Morris – and they will have their

Enjoy the weekend and we look forward

sights set on crossing the finish line first

to seeing you trackside in the new year!

at the end of their final 2016 stint.

in this issue 4 The year that was 8 APCS: Racing into the future 12 Map 12 Lap records 16 2017 calendar 17 Celebrating our champions 18 Entry lists 23 Series points 24 Round schedule 26 Officials thanks 27 TV schedule

As well as endurance racing, we have our regular sprint race format for the

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the year that was There have been a lot of things to follow throughout this year’s Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite tour. Close racing–as always, has been a highlight, but there’s also been controversy, lap records, big crashes and smaller, quieter moments in the paddock that continue to define the sport for being more than just loud race cars going around and around. So, while we take a look at some of the bigger storylines of the year below, let’s also take a journey through some of the things you might have missed. WORDS: Richard Craill IMAGES: Nathan Wong but the fact that drivers can walk–or in this case, hobble – away from them so often is a testament to the safety procedures in place. Well played to West, too for their strong race cars.

young Toowoomba driver Cameron Shields-14 years of age at the start of the year and 15 when he won his first race. The young Will Power wannabe was electrifying this season. Should he go on to achieve all that most around his inner circle think he can, we can all say ‘we were there’ when he was truly discovered.

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C R A N T S T O N C R AS H The series of violent flips that saw Adam Cranston sent skywards at Queensland Raceway on the last day of July saw everyone in the venue hold their breath – but they needn’t have worried for too long. Once again the safety of the sport was shown as the Sports Racer competitor was helped from his rather damaged West race car and taken to hospital with a broken ankle. Incidents are part of the sport,

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Y OUNG AN D O LD(ER) Formula 3’s fight was more nuanced this year than the straight-out shootout between Tim Macrow and Chris Anthony would indicate, mainly because it also involved

Speaking of Formula 3, words must be spared for how good Tim Macrow is. History will record that he won his third title this year, but a detailed examination will reveal that he also did it in a previous - generation car and with a budget so small that on some occasions they didn’t even run Friday. What a testament to the Victorian and the Alpine Motor Sport team he has truly established as an open-wheel force.

JACK-O F-ALL TRADES Not much more can be said about the way Jack Perkins adapted to his Audi than what has already been written, but few have an insight into


mower–a 280km/hr one–at Turn 1 in the opening race. His drive through the field was spirited but it also showed that the best of the Kumho Series young guns, namely Josh Smith and Tyler Greenbury, aren’t far off matching it with the guy who leads the DVS. Nothing like having a good benchmark.

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the passion that the third-generation driver put into the program. When reliability was instilled in the car at Phillip Island, his ruthless dedication to breaking the lap record created thrills in a race that would otherwise be considered dull. The stream of text messages this author received throughout the weekend, relating to the gradual increase top speed achieved down the Gardner straight, affirmed the level of enjoyment being had at the other end of the phone.

Y OUNG R I V A L S Hamish Hardeman versus Jaxon Evans will be remembered as one of the better Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia title battles. Both young drivers were at the top of their game this year and their battles at Sydney Motorsport Park – including an epic last-lap duel in July – were amongst the best GT3 Cup Challenge has seen in 150 plus races and were much better exchanges than anything Telstra or Optus has ever offered. Hardeman was the winner, but had Evans’ not suffered that devastating DNF at Winton when caught up in someone else’s spin, the title fight would’ve been a whole heap closer.

STA C K I NG U P Phillip Island’s Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Car Series round in September gained added interest thanks to the addition of Supercars Dunlop Series runner Garry Jacobson to the grid ... and then his impressive efforts to turn his Matt White Racing Falcon into a lawn

2016 will be remembered as the year of the MARC car–at least, outside of Mount Panorama. Already well established in the Bathurst 12 Hour, the MARC Cars Australia squad found a sensational home in the Australian GT Trophy Series this year and boy, did they impress. Not only were they positively racy when competing head-to-head with their own kind, but they also starred when the bigger, faster and much more expensive GT3 cars failed. Jake Camilleri’s outright victory was superb and only served to boost the popularity of these cleverly engineered, all-Aussie race cars.

WINNI N G STRE AK Roger I’Anson has been desperately unlucky in previous years of the Australian Sports Racer Series. In a fluctuating finale two years ago he was in the box seat to beat yearlong rival Adam Proctor before his car broke just a few laps from home. Last year his series campaign was aborted early after a shocking opening round, and then work commitments stood in the way. But his return this year has been breathtaking, dominating a majority of the races after an early hurdle at Sandown. Roger is one of more underrated drivers around – but we’re sure his Sports Racer rivals rate him very highly indeed.

MAS TE RS One of the most memorable moments of the year happened at Round 1 at Sandown, when Touring Car Masters legends Jim Richards and Steve Johnson had a terrific fight up the long back straight of the iconic Melbourne circuit. Two classic surnames, two great drivers and two sensational cars cracking on certainly generated some buzz

– the subsequent video posted on the TCM Facebook page is still the series’ most viewed of the year to date.

P RO DU CTIO N BO O ST Perhaps inspired by the enormous lure of their own 6 Hour race at Bathurst, the advent of new, stable regulations across the board or perhaps just a natural evolution: the slowly growing grids in Aussie Production Car racing has been a good news story this year. With time will come new models and there are already reports of at least two new Ford Focus RS’s being built for next year – will they be the next EVO?

10 1 TH RILLS The Phillip Island 101 has never, ever disappointed. Perhaps it’s just longdistance GT racing in a nutshell, but it was a pearler. It’s the kind of race where the Aussie GT parity system has less of a role in deciding the result and the drivers can have their say. This year’s thrilling finish, where Shane van Gisbergen chased down Nathan Morcom (and Grant Denyer nearly had a coronary watching) was a cracker. And so was Garth Tander’s drive in the Audi and Craig Baird’s in the Merc … and… and… well. I could go on for days.

TH E N E ARLY MAN Finally we conclude with a brief mention of the fickle Victorian weather. Your intrepid author was all set to drive a Porsche GT3 Cup Car at Winton this year, a generous offer made by Sydneysider Dave Ryan. Fully suited (thanks Ross McGregor), helmeted (McElrea Racing) and booted (my own purchase) things were all set to happen until light drizzle (okay) turned into rain (not okay) during the meeting ride session we were due to partake in. When an Audi R8 – fully loaded with traction and stability control – spun twice, a look from down low where the author was to the race control above, and the subsequent shake of the head from the race director Darryl, ended the party. So close – yet, so damn far. The beauty of the sport is, there’s always next year!

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APCS RACING INTO THE FUTURE WORDS: Amanda Jackson IMAGES: Nathan Wong

After experiencing a large resurgence across 2016, the Australian Production Car Series will hit Sydney Motorsport Park for its final round of 2016 with its biggest field of the year. Thirty-five plus racers will hit the Eastern Creek facility for the fourth and final round of its 2016 season as part of the final round of the Shannons Nationals presented by Penrite.This marks not only the biggest entry list for the series’ year, but also for national-level production car racing in some time.

this support and the fact we will end our season with our biggest field to date is very exciting as we look towards what will be an even bigger and better 2017.

In addition to the new calendar, also in the works for 2017 is the introduction of the new 3E technical regulations for 2017, the series is also in discussions with CAMS regarding some new eligibility regulations. The revisions are designed to expand vehicle eligibility for the category to cover all cars under the $150k purchase price which are covered by the 3E regulations ratified earlier this year.

A 40-minute SBS Speedweek feature will also cover all the highlights of the action in the weeks following the event.

The latest evolution of CAMS production car racing, the Australian Production Car Series has announced an expanded calendar for 2017 – including a round held as part of the 2017 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour as well as five events with the Shannons Nationals.

“With so many entries coming in for our last round of the year we were worried about not having enough spots, which was a nice problem to have!” Category Manager Iain Sherrin said.

“We recently announced an expanded six-round calendar for 2017, including not only the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour but also five rounds of the Shannons Nationals and more racing than ever before.

“A number of new regulations and revisions are with CAMS, which are intended to help open up the Australian Production Cars category to some exciting new entries,” Sherrin said.

“To say that I have been very pleased with the support we have received from Australia’s production car community across the year and in particular around this last round would be a massive understatement.

“We will race at not only the iconic Mountain, but also Winton Motor Raceway, Sydney Motorsport Park, Phillip Island, Queensland Raceway and Wakefield Park, utilising a mix of competitive formats from one hour races to 300km double-headers to four hour stanzas.”

“While still keeping to the production car style and under a $150k purchase price, the new regulations will allow a range of two-seater cars such as Nissan 370Zs, Mazda MX5s, Jaguar F-Types, Alfa Romeo 4Cs and so on to join us – moving away slightly from

“It has been a big year for us, and

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what is currently a touring carheavy category to a more inclusive production-focused category. “It is an exciting new stage for us and after such a big development year this year, I can’t wait to see how we grow in the next 12 months.” While there are exciting times ahead next year, there is still plenty of action to be experienced this weekend. With series bragging rights as well as race glory on the line, excitement is guaranteed whether you are watching trackside or live and free online on the Sunday, or enjoying the special expanded feature on SBS Speedweek in the weeks following. “We have six class championships and an outright title on the line, and in almost all of them it is still a case of anything can happen,” Sherrin said. “In Class A, Beric Lynton leads from Luke Searle and Paul Morris; while in Class B my brother Grant and I are leading the way from David Ayres and our dad, Michael Sherrin. “In Class C, none other than veteran Doug Westwood has the points advantage, but only by a minor margin – sitting just three points ahead of long-time racer Colin Osborne. Francois Jouy is just 27 points shy of Osborne, with Franck Donniaux in fourth on 225 points. “In Class D, father and daughter pairing Barry and Carly Black are on the top of the ladder with 315 points, leading current class champions Andrew Turpie and Grant Phillips. “Class E has showed some great battles this year, with youngsters Ellexandra Best and Liam Thompson – our youngest ever (cumulative age) driver pairing currently leading from the only slightly older Naylor brothers – Mitch and Leigh. “Class I is being lead convincingly by Kyle Alford, but be ready for plenty of great race battles in this class no matter what the championship picture looks like! “When it comes to the outright title, there is sure to be plenty of intensity this weekend – Luke Searle and Paul Morris are currently on top

of the point’s ladder with 270 points apiece, while Beric Lynton has 266 points ahead of Tim Leahy at 210. It is all going to come down to Sunday’s four hours of racing.” Pitting what are perhaps more well-known to the public as ‘daily drives’ against each other in a battle of ingenuity, skills, technology and determination at some of Australia’s best race tracks; the APC displays the prowess and skills of vehicles which can be purchased in the domestic automotive market. With six separate classes, all kinds of vehicles from high performance to hybrid racers are catered for, making for an incredibly diverse and interesting entry list every time the APCS heads to the race track. As a true endurance championship, Sherrin says the value for money on offer to competitors in the APC is unrivalled due to the comparably low costs compared to the sheer amount of racing delivered by each weekend. In addition, with all rounds of the APCS requiring at least two drivers, racers can spread their costs across a two or three-driver arrangement which makes what is already a grassroots program when it comes to affordability even more accessible. Australian racing legends like John Bowe, Mal Rose and Glenn Seton and identities like Rick Bates, Dean Fiore, David Russell and Craig Baird have all been hosted by production car racing over the years, and it is a great place for young up and coming racers as well – for instance, Chaz Mostert raced a BMW335i in 2011 and 2012 and even took home a race win in Sydney, all while he was cutting his teeth in the Supercars Dunlop Series; while Aaron Seton moved up to driving in the Porsche GT3 Cup after a year in a Mitsubishi Evo. Like these racers and many more, production car racing delivers an unbeatable and affordable opportunity to race with the best in production car racing, develop a career, and have fun. For more on the Australian Production Car Series visit www. australianproductioncars.com.au

BATHURST 6 HOUR WINNING CAR RETURNS FOR FINALE

Barry Morcom’s 2016 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour winning BMW 335i – supported by Direct Plasterboard Outlet – will be on-track this weekend for 2016 Australian Production Cars finale. While Nathan Morcom and Chaz Mostert took the DPO BMW to victory in March of this year, this time around it will be regular production car racer Leigh Burgess and a yet-tobe confirmed steerer at the wheel. “It is a great car, and I would definitely like to see it keep winning when we take her out on track at SMP,” Morcom said. “The APCS is a great series, I used to run with it but I haven’t for a while, and we will be back in 2017 for another go at the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour as well. “We are building a new car at the moment, a Focus RS for the 6 Hour, but as it is under construction it won’t be ready for November. “When she rolls out (at SMSP), the car will look exactly the same as it did at Mount Panorama – we pretty much rolled it out of the truck and put it under the cover after the six hour, so we do have a bit of work to do in it. “Not too much though, and we are confident it will be a strong entry.”


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“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. RaceFuels 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 RaceFuels 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 Kumho 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. “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 RaceFuels business to the point where it’s unlikely people could go racing without the procedures and standards companies like RaceFuels 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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LAP RECORDS CATEG ORY

DRIVER

L A P T IME

YE A R

Formula 3

Nick Foster

1:22.6290

2013

Sports Racer

Adam Proctor

1:26.7160

2014

Superkarts

Warren McIlveen

1:28.1133

2015

Sports Sedans

Tony Ricciardello

1:28.9391

2012

Production Cars

Paul Stokell

1:33.5918

2004

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

“The Nationals will also celebrate its 100th round since its inception in 2006, so there is plenty to look forward to next year.”

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

The season will begin at Sandown in April and will then travel to Phillip Island for the Nationals’ 100th round in

Director of the Nationals Michael Smith is looking forward to another big season of the Nationals.

The Nationals will head to Sydney Motorsport Park in July, then drive up north to Queensland Raceway after the Supercars round at Ipswich.

“We are pleased to see the calendar expand to nine rounds in 2017, which will allow for more racing time for the categories competing at the Nationals next season,” Smith said.

May, followed by Winton in June.

Competitors will then travel back to Victoria for Winton in August and Phillip Island in September for rounds six and seven.

“To assist with affordability, the nine rounds will be a combination of traditional three day formats and the introduction of two day formats for some rounds.

The final two rounds of the Nationals will be held at Morgan Park and finishing in Wakefield Park in November.

“2016 has been a great season of racing so far, and we are always looking at ways we can improve the Nationals to make it one of the best and most affordable ways to compete in national level circuit racing in Australia.

A list of categories running on the 2017 calendar will be announced in the coming weeks.

2017 CALENDAR Round

Track

Date

1

Sandown

7-9 April

2

Phillip Island

26-28 May

3

Winton

9-11 June

4

Sydney Motorsport Park

7-9 July

5

Queensland Raceway

4-6 August

6

Winton

26-27 August

7

Phillip Island

8-10 September

8

Morgan Park

23-24 September

9

Wakefield Park

(TBC November)

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crowning our champs Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli

Professional class winner Hamish Hardeman

Class B winner Tim Miles

Elite winner Shane Barwood

Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli

Trophy class winner Rob Smith

Australian Sports Sedan Series

Winner Tony Ricciardello

CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship

Winner Will Brown

Challenge class winner Scott Hookey

MARC class winner Jake Camilleri

Australian Formula 3 Premier Series

Premier class winner Tim Macrow

National class Cameron Shields

Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Car Series

Professional winner Taz Douglas

Privateer winner Jim Pollicina

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australian PRODUCTION CAR SERIES ON THE WEB: www.AUSTRALIANPRODUCTIONCARS.com.au NO.

sponsor/team

driver/s

1

Sherrin Rentals

Grant Sherrin Iain Sherrin

5

Falcon Fire Racing

9

state class vehicle Qld

B

BMW 135i

Douglas Westwood Chad Parrish

NSW

C

BMW E36 M3

Hurley Smash Repairs Racing

Jason Walsh Paul Currie

NSW

E

Suzuki Swift

8

ry.com.au

Bradley Carr Lindsay Kearns

Qld

I

Ford Falcon (Saloon Car)

10

Naylor Racing

Mitchell Naylor Leigh Naylor

Qld

C

Mazda MPS

11

Team DPO

Leigh Burges Matthew Brabham

NSW

B

BMW 335i

13

Osborne Motorsport

Colin Osborne Adrian Mastonardo

NSW

C

Renault Megane

15

Lauren Gray Motorsport

Allexandra Best Liam Thompson

Vic

E

Toyota Echo

16

Hi-Tec Oils/Muscat Trailers

Steve Hodges Robert Coulthard

NSW

B

Mondo CSV

19

Sherrin Rentals

Michael Sherrin Ayres

Qld

B

BMW 135i

22

Lighthouse Electrical/Jarvis Plumbers

Ashley Jarvis Paul Jarvis

Qld

I

Ford Falcon (Saloon Car)

23

Bruce Lynton Prestige Automotive

Beric Lynton Tim Leahy

Qld

A

BMW 1M

31

Osborne Motorsport

Scott Gore Patrick Galang

NSW

C

Renault Megane

34

Karadimas Motorsport

George Karadimas Geoff Russell

Vic

C

Ford Falcon

35

Syntec/Beyerdynamic/Ric Shaw Racing

Michael Sloss Ric Shaw Andrew Bollom

NSW

C

Mazda RX8

39

Advanced Gas Maintenance

David Bailey Matt Thewlis

NSW

D

Toyota 86

50

Shockwave Signs Motorsport/Massel

Jimmy Vernon Mark Caine

NSW

D

Toyota 86

53

Lachlan Deagle

Lachlan Deagle TBC

NSW

D

Toyota 86

54

Donut King

Anthony Alford Carey McMahon

Qld

A

Audi TTRS

55

Donut King

Kyle Alford Aaron Seton

Qld

A

BMW 1M

62

Roadchill Freight Express

Luke Searle Paul Morris

NSW

A

BMW M135i

68

CXC Global Racing

Dylan Thomas Stuart Kostera

NSW

A

EVO 9

72

TOA57D Motorsport

Alan Jarvis Rob Jarvis

Qld

E

Suzuki Swift

76

Black Arts Racing

Troy Williams Trevor Mirabito

NSW

C

Holden VE HSV SS

86

Pedders / Motorsports Training Australia

Grant Phillips Andrew Turpie

Vic

D

Toyota 86GTS

88

Gosford European Car Services/Dentbuster

Francois Jouy Franck Donniaux

NSW

C

Renault Megane

96

CXC Global Racing/Oozthiuzen Motorsports

Daniel Oosthiuzen Jacque Oosthiuzen

NSW

A

EVO 9

97

Gosford European Car Services/The Web Design

Carly Black Barry Black

NSW

D

Renault Clio

98

Strathbrook Industrial

James Abela Cameron Hill

NSW

A

Subaru WRX STI

99

CXC Global Racing/Oozthiuzen Motorsports

Roelof Oosthuizen Gavin Holland

NSW

A

EVO 9

111

FEDC Contracting

Michael Benton Tony Halton

Qld

B

Ford Falcon

Graeme Heath Joshua Heath

NSW

D

Toyota 86

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kerrick national sports sedan series ON THE WEB: www.sportssedans.com.au Despite Ricciardello claiming the overall series glory at Phillip Island, the battle for second is currently tied between Jack Perkins and Daniel Tamasi. Perkins has arguably been the fastest driver in the 2016 Nationals, but inconsistency hurt his outright series title chances. Tamasi and Perkins currenly sit on 330 points each, ahead of Michael Robinson and Steven Tamasi.

The Sports Sedans are entering their fifth and final round of the series, with second place in the series still up for grabs. Tony Ricciardello re-wrote the record books at the previous round, taking his tenth Australian Sports Sedan title.

The Kerrick Sports Sedans are arguably the most dynamic and exciting motor racing category in the county – with the noise and serious horsepower from these winged and wild racers being an awe inspiring spectacle. 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.

No.

SPONSOR/TEAM

DRIVER

STATE

CLASS

VEHICLE

1

Ricciardello Racing

Tony Ricciardello

WA

SS

Alfa Romeo GTV

4

Auto Union Motorsport

Jack Perkins

Vic

SS

Audi A4

9

Domain Prestige Homes

Daniel Tamasi

Vic

SS

Holden Calibra

13

Raptor Race Engineering

Matthew Reid

NSW

SS

Mitsubishi Lancer

18

Tomkin Aust/Real Dairy Aust

Steve Lacey

NSW

SS

Camaro

23

Couriers Please

Daniel Smith

SA

SS

Mitsubishi Evolution 7

25

Weldcraft Motorsport

Paul Boschert

NSW

SS

Chev Corvette

27

Billy's Motorsport & Auto Serv

Birol Cetin

NSW

SS

Chev Camaro

32

Bell Real Estate

Michael Robinson

Vic

SS

Holden Monaro

44

MR Automotive

Colin Smith

Qld

SS

Holden Monaro

53

Rise Again Smash Repairs

Stuart Inwood

NSW

TA

Corvette C5

66

Five Star Fencing & Gates

Dean Camm

Vic

TA

Chev Corvette

99

Domain Prestige Homes

Steven Tamasi

Vic

SS

Nissan 300ZX

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australian sports racer series ON THE WEB: www.sportsracer.com.au I’Anson currently sits ahead of Radical racer Peter Johnston by 30 points, with John-Paul Drake rounding out the top three. In the class battles Drake is comfortably ahead of Adam Cranston in the SR2 class, with 249 points separating the pair. Terry Peovitis took the lead of the F1000 class after the penultimate round at the Island, with Josh Cranston slipping to second. Second outright sees Peter Johnston lead the way in the Radical class, with John Morriss second and Chris Sutton third. The Australian Sports Racer Series battle will see four champions crowned at the end of this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The Australian Sports Racer Series is one of Australia’s newest and exciting motor racing categories, providing a new dynamic in the country’s motor racing landscape.

Roger I’Anson leads the way heading into the final round, with his incredible ten wins in a row helping his outright series chances.

The Sports Racer cars are designed to maximise aerodynamic performance while weighing just 400 kilograms, and are powered by high-tech productionbased motorcycle engines.

No.

SPONSOR/team

DRIVER

STATE

CLASS

VEHICLE

2

West Race Cars

Aaron Steer

SA

F1K

RFR F1000

4

Orlando Phoenix

Terry Peovitis

WA

F1K

RFR F1000

5

Aventis Racing

Josh Cranston

NSW

F1K

RFR F1000

9

DSR Downunder

Glenn Cooper

USA

F1K

Nova Race LSR F1000

14

Ken's Exhaust Systems/Rivergraphics

Roger I'Anson

SA

SR1

West WR 1000

17

PJS Air

Peter Johnston

NSW

RAD

Radical SR3

27

West Race Cars

Adam Cranston

NSW

SR1

West LMP4

35

Sutto's Motorcycle Supply

Chris Sutton

NSW

RAD

Radical SR3

42

Hughes Supercar Services

Philip Hughes

Vic

RAD

Radical SR3

53

Bryan Stoeckel

Jonathan Stoeckel

Vic

SR2

West WR1000

55

Laucke Flour Mills

Mark Laucke

SA

SR1

West WX10RS

66

West Race Cars

John-Paul Drake

SA

SR2

West WX10

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

FORMULA 3

Tim Macrow claimed his third Formula 3 title at the last Shannons Nationals round at Phillip Island and will be looking to finish the year on top with his Alpine Motorsports team. Chris Anthony comfortably sits in second after a strong year in the series, with Roland Legge third ahead of Trent Shirvington. Rookie racer Cameron Shields is currently fifth in the Premier class, after wrapping up the National class title at Round 5 on the sweeping Queensland Raceway circuit.

Even though this year’s Australian Formula 3 Premier Series title winner has been crowned for 2016, drivers will return to Sydney Motorsport Park for the second time this season and will be charging for overall round glory.

Even though two of the three classes are wrapped up for the season in Formula 3, the Kumho Cup class sees a mere six points separate current leader Shane Wilson and Ross McAlpine.

NO. SPONSOR/TEAM

DRIVER

STATE CLASS

VEHICLE

6

Cosmetic Medical Centre/RTek Motorsport

Roman Krumins

Qld

National

Dallara F307-Spiess Opel

7

Bluechip Taxation/R-Tek Motorsport

Nathan Kumar

NSW

National

Dallara F307-Spiess Opel

8

Mackay Regional Council/ PowerTx/R-Tek Motorsport

Roland Legge

Qld

Premier

Dallara F311-Mercedes Benz

27

Wiltec Wilson Team Racing

Shane Wilson

Qld

National

Dallara F307-Spiess Opel

McDonalds Gilmour Racing

Jon Collins

NSW

Premier

Dallara F311-Mercedes Benz Dallara F307-Mercedes Benz

73

McDonalds Gilmour Racing

Cameron Shields

Qld

Premier

81

Ross McAlpine

Ross McAlpine

NSW

Kumho Cup Dallara F304-Sodemo Renault

88

AIE Alpine Motorsports

Tim Macrow

Vic

Premier

81

Ross McAlpine

Ross McAlpine

NSW

Kumho Cup Dallara F304-Sodemo Renault

Dallara F307-Mercedes Benz

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Superkarts Australia National Series ON THE WEB: www.superkartsaustralia.org The four-sprint races at the previous round at Phillip Island showed classic Superkart racing, which also saw new class leaders heading into their final round for 2016. Russell Jamison currently leads the way in the 250cc International class, 19 points ahead of Ilya Harpas, with Anton Stevens currently in third. In the 250cc National class, Jordan Ford came back after an unfortunate season opener at Sydney Motorsport Park, leading the way from Aaron Cogger and Timothy Weier.

The Shannons Nationals are pleased to see the return of the Superkarts Australia National Series, joining the calendar for the second time this year and for their third round of 2016.

Adam Stewart leads by a mere five points in the 125cc National class, with the battle with Lee Velle expected to go down to the wire. Superkarting is an exhilarating and high performance form of motor racing, and will be one of the fastest categories on track here this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park.

No.

TEAM/SPONSOR

NAME

STATE

CLASS

VEHICLE

1

Coach Design

Russell Jamieson

Qld

250I

Anderson Maverick

7

Wizzer/IWT/Carlo SKE

Anthony Lappas

SA

125

SKE

8

Art Motorsport/Cicsos Race Tuning

Anton Stevens

Vic

250I

PVP

10

Wizzer Engines/BRC Engines

Gary Pegoraro

Vic

250I

Anderson

12

PSR Rockpress Metal Fabrications

Phillip Silcock

Qld

125

Avoig Elise RS125

14

Top Torque Performance

Matt Bass

Vic

250I

Anderson

20

Redback Racepaint (ACT)

Paul Campbell

NSW

125

Avoig Elise MK2

21

Master Painting & Decorating Aust

Shayne McLaren

NSW

250N

Anderson Maverick

22

Slipstream Signs

Jordan Ford

Vic

250N

Anderson Maverick

23

C-Systems Dyno

Timothy Philp

Qld

125

Avoig Elise

26

Bakker Superkarts/Ringwood Kart Centre

Brad Stebbing

Vic

125

Bakker X4

29

Your Amigo

Ilya Harpas

Vic

250I

Anderson Maverick

30

Middletons Printing/TJP Motorsport

Jason Smith

Qld

250I

Anderson Maverick

33

KJB Accountants & Business Advisors

Kristian Stebbing

Vic

250I

Anderson Maverick

38

Scoresby Paving

Raff Prionti

Vic

250N

Anderson Maverick

46

Colourite Painting

Mark Robin

NSW

125

Avoig Elise

48

KJB Accountants & Business Advisors

Geoff Lawrence

Vic

125

Stockman MR2

62

GioVa Racing

John Pellicano

NSW

250N

Avoig Elise

63

Sydney Asphalt Repairs

John Dunn

NSW

250N

Anderson Maverick

68

ShiftMN

Michael Nicholas

Qld

250I

Stockman MR2

69

Mehmet Sinani

NSW

125

Stockman MR2

74

Avoig/Rat Pack Racing

Aaron Cogger

NSW

250N

Avoig Elise

76

L & J Designs

Lee Vella

NSW

125

Avoig Elise MK30

80

FCS/GioVa Racing

Adam Stewart

NSW

125

Anderson Mirage

89

WFR

Timothy Weier

Qld

250N

Anderson Maverick

94

I Transport & Logistic/Pacific Finance/ Nibor

Grant Heard

WA

250I

NIBOR

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SERIES STANDINGS

AUSTRALIAN formula 3 PREMIER series

SUPERKARTS AUSTRALIA NATIONAL SERIES

PREMIER

250cc InternationAL al

1. Tim Macrow 249 2. Chris Anthony 201 3. Roland Legge 143

1. Russell Jamieson 157 2. Ilya Harpas 138 3. Martin Latta 101

National 1. Cameron Shields 213

250cc National

Kumho Cup

1. Jordan Ford 150

1. Shane Wilson 27

125cc National

australian SPORTS SEDAN series

1. Adam Stewart

130

1. Tony Ricciardello 514

Australian production car series

2. Jack Perkins 330

Outright

3. Daniel Tamasi 330

1. Luke Searle 270

AUSTRALIAN SPORTS RACERS SERIES

3. Beric Lynton 266

Class A leaders

Outright

1. Beric Lynton 287

1. Roger I’Anson 388 2. Peter Johnston

1. Paul Morris 270

358

3. John-Paul Drake 330

SR2

Class B leaders 1. Grant/Iain Sherrin 246

Class C leader 1. Doug Westwood 270

1. John-Paul Drake 398

Class D leaders

F1000

1. Barry/Carly Black 315

1. Terry Peovitis 424

Class E leaders

Radical

1. Ellexandra Best/Liam Thompson 297

1. Peter Johnston 432

Class I leaders 1. Aaron Seton/Kyle Alford

122

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round 7 schedule FRIDAY 11 november TIME

DURATION

ON TRACK

0900 - 0920

20 minutes

Australian Sport Racer Series Practice 1

0925 - 0945

20 minutes

Kerrick Sports Sedans Series Practice 1

0950 - 1005

15 minutes

Superkarts Australia National Series Practice 1

1010 - 1030

20 minutes

Australian Formula 3 Premier Series Practice 1

1035 - 1055

20 minutes

Australian Sports Racer Series Practice 2

1100 - 1120

20 minutes

Kerrick Sports Sedans Series Practice 2

1125 - 1140

15 minutes

Superkarts Australia National Series Practice 2

1145 - 1205

20 minutes

Officials Lunch

1210 - 1230

20 minutes

Australian Production Car Series Practice 1

1235 - 1255

20 minutes

Australian Formula 3 Premier Series Practice 2

1300 - 1320

20 minutes

Australian Sport Racer Series Practice 3

1325 - 1345

20 minutes

Kerrick Sports Sedans Series Practice 3

1350 - 1405

15 minutes

Superkarts Australia National Series Practice 3

1410 - 1430

20 minutes

Australian Production Car Series Practice 2

1435 - 1455

20 minutes

Australian Formula 3 Premier Series Practice 3

1510 - 1600

50 minutes

Meeting Rides

SATURDAY 12 novembeR

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TIME

DURATION

ON TRACK

0900 - 0920

20 minutes

Kerrick Sports Sedans Series Qualifying 1

0925 - 0945

20 minutes

Australian Production Car Series Practice 3

0950 - 1005

15 minutes

Superkarts Australia National Series Qualifying

1010 - 1030

20 minutes

Australian Sport Racer Series Qualifying

1035 - 1055

20 minutes

Australian Formula 3 Premier Series Qualifying

1100 - 1120

20 minutes

Kerrick Sports Sedans Series Qualifying 2

1125 - 1145

20 minutes

Australian Production Car Series Qualifying 1

1155 - 1215

10 laps

Superkarts Australia National Series Race 1

1220 - 1235

15 minutes

Officials Lunch

1245 - 1300

10 laps

Australian Sport Racer Series Race 1

1305 - 1325

20 minutes

Australian Production Car Series Qualifying 2

1330 - 1350

10 laps

Australian Formula 3 Premier Series Race 1

1400 - 1415

8 laps

Superkarts Australia National Series Race 2

1425 - 1445

10 laps

Kerrick Sports Sedans Series Race 1

1450 - 1505

15 minutes

Australian Production Car Series Practice 4

1510 - 1600

50 minutes

Meeting Rides


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round 7 schedule SUNday 13 november TIME

DURATION

ON TRACK

0830 - 1230

4 hours

Australian Production Cars 4 Hour Race

1230 - 1245

15 minutes

Officials Lunch

1245 - 1305

10 laps

Australian Formula 3 Premier Series Race 2

1315 - 1330

10 laps

Australian Sports Racer Series Race 2 10 laps

1340 - 1400

10 laps

Kerrick Sports Sedans Series Race 2

1410 - 1425

8 laps

Superkarts Australia National Series Race 3

1435 - 1500

15 laps

Australian Formula 3 Premier Series Race 3

1510 - 1525

10 laps

Sports Racers Series Race 3

1535 - 1555

10 laps

Kerrick Sports Sedans Series Race 3

1605 - 1620

8 laps

Superkarts Australia National Series Race 4

Schedule: V4 24/10/16

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THANKS: STAFF & OFFICIALS CAMS Permit no. 816/1311/01 This Meeting is conducted under the International Sporting Code of the FIA, the National Competition Rules of CAMS Ltd. the Race Meeting Standing Regulations of CAMS 03/2012 and Supplementary Regulations issued for this meeting.

Series Director Michael Smith Series Operations Manager

Graham Sattler

Series Operations

Jack Lynch

Series Media

Loren Hazelwood

Media Richard Craill Series Commentators Tony Schibeci Darren Smith Series Photographer

Nathan Wong

Event Organising Committee D. Butchers M. Hancock S. Preece A. Fairweather Secretary of the Meeting

Doreen Butchers

Secretary of Entries

Hannah Holloway

2016 Australian Formula 3 Premier Series Category Administrator Ian Richards Tech Advisors Jonathan Hawkins Shane Rogers 2016 Australian Sports Racer Series Category Administrator Liam Curkpatrick 2016 Kerrick Sports Sedans Series Category Administrator Liam Curkpatrick Tech Advisor

Laurie Griffin

2016 Superkarts Australia National Series Category Administrator Pam Pegoraro

Senior Race Officials Clerk of the Course Deputy Clerk of the Course

Michael Hancock Vince Morgan

Assist Clerks of Course Steve Preece Evan Jones David Martin Gary Peterson Ronda Turner Chief Scrutineer

Steve Dimmock

Series Steward Bradley Tubb Stewards Graham Humphreys Glenn Pincott Chief Medical Officer

Dr Asher Livingston

Chief Timekeeper

David Douglas

Judges of Fact Start David Douglas Kerry Tunks Michael Hancock Finish David Douglas Michael Hancock Pit Lane Speed

Gordon White

Phil Holt David Douglas Noise

TBA

Category Officials 2016 Australian Production Car Series Category Administrator Iain Sherrin Tech Commissioner

Peter Kemp

Race Director

Paul Overell

Tech Advisor Frank Lowndes

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WATCH THE NATIONALS Live Internet TV from 9am on Sunday via www.thenationals.com.au or download the MotorsportsTV app through the App Store.

Shannons Nationals on Speedweek Show 1: Sunday 27 November 1pm

Show 2: Sunday 4 December 2pm

• Australian Sports Racer Series

• Australian Production Car Series

• Australian Sports Sedan Series

• Australian Formula 3 Premier Series

All Speedweek episodes are now broadcast free to air on SBS HD & SBS One simultaneously.

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