HQ 4 Hour & Excels Endurance

This weekend it’s the final weekend of racing for the HQ Holdens and Hyundai Excels with the pair of categories undertaking a weekend of endurance at Winton Motor Raceway.

The traditional HQ Holden 4 Hour will be held over two segments, with the first two hours being held late Saturday afternoon, before the run to the flag on Sunday. With expected warm weather it will no doubt be a tough weekend of racing for the HQs, with driver changes and a mandatory wheel change set to bring the teams into the race equation as well.

Joining the HQs the Hyundai Excels will see a large field of cars take to Winton across the weekend with a pair of 90 minute endurance races. Each race will have it’s own qualifying and Top Ten shootout in the morning, no doubt mixing up the order of each race.

We’ll have all the highlights from both events coming soon on Blend Line TV and plenty of social media updates across the weekend.

Schedule of Events: 

SATURDAY

9:05AM – Qualifying Driver A Excels

9:35AM – Qualifying Driver A HQ Holdens

10:05AM – Qualifying Super Minis

10:30AM – Qualifying Driver B Excels

10:55AM – Qualifying Driver B HQ Holdens

11:25AM – Race 1 Super Minis

11:45AM – Top Ten Shootout Excels

12:10PM – Top Ten Shootout HQ Holdens

1:00PM – Race 2 Super Minis

1:20PM – Race 1 Excels

3:00PM – Part 1 HQ Holden 4 Hour

SUNDAY

9:00AM – Race 3 Super Minis

9:25AM – Qualifying Driver A Excels

9:50AM – Warmup HQ Holdens

10:15AM – Qualifying Driver B Excels

10:45AM – Race 4 Super Minis

11:05AM – Top Ten Shootout Excels

11:30AM – LUNCH

12:00PM – Part 2 HQ Holden 4 Hour

2:10PM – Race 5 Super Minis

2:30PM – Race 2 Excels

 

HQ Holden Entries:

3. D.Ling / S. Ling

8. R. Jardine / P. Bekkers

9. M. Lindscott / K. Wright

15. A. Ivers / P. Aitken

16. J. Heinrich / B. Heinrich

24. D. Smith / W. King

29. D. Lines / S. Godding

33. G. Bond / C. Griffin

35. J. Bekkers / A. Lawton

40. D. Jenkins / D. Crouch

43. G. Holdsworth / B. Holdsworth

51. J. Baxter / B. Osborn

53. B. Potts / W. Potts

57. J. Flett / A. McMasters

60. P. Brown / R. Kines

63. A. Nickolas / E. Babour

69. B. Woods / E. Woods

75. A. Magilton / M. Magilton

76. S. Banks / G. Ross

77. R. Whyte / M. Fitzgerald

81. N. Corey / P. Holmes

82. A. McLeod / R. Raatjes

85. G. Francis / T. Francis

87. G. McDonald / R. Woods

 

Excel Entries:

1. C.Wilson / B. Bargwanna

4. D. Innes / M. Thewlis

9. A. Price / J. Agosta

10. N. Blight / N. Blight

14. G. Slade / M. Dohnt

17. M. McGarry / J. McGarry

21. B. Hamilton / M. Hamilton

23. M. Telfer / A. Macrow

24. R. Dowel / B. Avard

26. K. Lehmann / G. Phillips

27. D. Cooper / G. McPherson

30. M. Jeffs / D. Field

31. C. Featherstone / T. Brinsley

36. N. Bell / G. Stubbs

37. C. Webster/ T. Pope

38. M. Bink / D. Musgrave

40. J. Agosta / C. Agosta

42. T. Jeffs / D. Sharp

44. J. Sinni / P. Sinni

47. D. Webster/ C. Christie

48. N. Skelton / J. Robotham

50. M. Horne / D. Horne

51. M. Fraser / M. Fraser

53. A. Wassing / J. Dean

54. P. Breust / W. Longmore

61. B. James / N. Schembri

62. P. Van Waart / M. Gray

75. B. Crossland / J. Martin

81. J. Kay / L. Irving

83. A. Bywater / A. Cameron

87. K. Cook / S. Appledore

90. M. Seymour / D. Lowe

96. D. Page / B. Page

911. M. Pesavento / J. Pesavento

Arsonists Destroy Race Car

To help Dean get back on track hit the link: HELP DEAN POTTS

For most Aussies out there racing on circuits around the country the desire to race is what keeps them coming back. Hard earned dollars are spent and weekends/evenings sacrificed to work on cars to get them out for the next event.

In Production Touring Cars, Dean Potts is one of those guys. For the last five years Dean has worked two jobs to support his racing and family. Willing to lend a hand to others at the track and working incredible hours himself to get a car to the circuit. He’s also supported the local club and NSW Motorsport in general by making sure the car is available for ride days and community events for display.

Last weekend, after a particularly tough weekend of racing, Dean left his car at SMSP. During the night, vandals broke into the circuit, smashed the windows of the Commodore and torched Dean’s pride and joy. Something we can all agree is a pretty low act.

Instead of a Go Fund Me for a new car, or season of racing, Dean’s doing it to get himself back on track, in the category he wants to be part of. So, why not head over to the link and help a guy out.

HELP DEAN POTTS

Like Pottsmotorsport on FACEBOOK HERE

Pictures of the car are below: 

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2018 Victorian Excel Association Round 5

The 2018 Victorian Excel Association season wrapped up at Winton Motor Raceway on September 29/30 2018. Blend Line TV was on hand to capture all of the action live, and with two huge fields of cars, there was bound to be plenty of action.

You can watch all the races in full below.

PRO A RACE 1

PRO A RACE 2

PRO A RACE 3

PRO B RACE 1

PRO B RACE 2

PRO B RACE 3

2018 GT-1 AUSTRALIA CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 3 PREVIEW

Marc Mustang driver Jake Camilleri will be looking to extend his championship lead and add to his winning tally at Wakefield Park as the GT-1 Australia Series head to the circuit in country NSW on August 18/19. With three race victories to his credit, Camilleri has been the standout performer of season 2018, only missing out on victory in the opening race of the season to teammate Clint Harvey in another Marc Mustang.

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Camilleri leads the field away in the GT-1 Endurance round at Morgan Park

Audi Performance Racing will be looking to turn around its fortunes at a track where it has found success before, most recently with Daniel Gaunt taking a pair of victories in Production Sports Car races back in May. Currently Matt Stoupas leads the way for the MPC cars with a pair of podium finishes at Morgan Park no doubt giving him confidence as he heads to Wakefield Park. Meanwhile, Rio Nugara and Rod Salmon will be looking to strike back after a pair of difficult opening rounds. Both Audis have shown pace during the endurance races, however incidents and mechanical failures have seen their title attacks take significant damage.

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Mat Stoupas (Audi) has been the strongest performer from the Audi contingent so far this season.

In the Marc car competition for MARC 1 race vehicles, John Goodacre holds a handy lead. Despite losing a wheel before the start of the second race of the championship, a pair of top five finishes at Morgan Park have aided his championship position.

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Jamie Arraton leads the Ferrari Challenge category heading to Wakefield Park. The Ferrari 458 driver battling with 458 compatriots John Nikolovski and Scott Hookey all weekend at Morgan Park, ultimately gaining the upper hand in both races. Mixed amongst the Ferraris, Rick Mensa took a ninth and fifth place in Queensland. Strengthening his hold on the GT3 Cup category, also moving himself into eight place in the outright championship.

Heading into Wakefield Park the battle is sure to tighten up at the top as GT-1 Australia returns to tracks where significant data has been collected previously by teams. The fight between Marc and Melbourne Performance Centre teams is sure to be intense.

You can watch both 50 minute endurance races in full on our LIVE&FREE stream on August 19th. (Link Below) Until then, catch up on the season so far with our full race uploads.

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

1: Jake Camilleri – MARC II Mustang – 586pts

2: Matt Stoupas – Audi R8 – 452pts

3:  John Goodacre – Marc I Ford Focus – 368pts

4: Rod Salmon – Audi R8 – 342pts

5: Adam Hargraves – Marc I Ford Focus – 262pts

6: Clint Harvey – Marc 1 Ford Focus – 250pts

7: Rio Nugara – Audi R8 – 238pts

8: Rick Mensa – Porsche GT3 Cup – 228pts

9: Steve McLaughlan – Audi R8 – 214pts

10: Geoff Taunton – Marc I Ford Focus – 198pts

11: Jason Busk -Marc I Ford Focus – 146pts

12: Jamie Arratoon – Ferrari 458 Challenge – 134pts

13: John Nikolovski – Ferrari 458 Challenge – 122pts

14: Scott Hookey -Ferrari 458 Challenge – 104pts

 

ROUND 2 RACE 1 FULL RACE:

ROUND 2 RACE 2 FULL RACE:

AMRS ROUND 4 WAKEFIELD PARK LIVE: 

 

2018 RX8 CUP ROUND 3 PREVIEW

The 2018 RX8 Cup at the Australian Motor Racing Series has provided plenty of entertainment during their two rounds this season.

While Ric Shaw has been unstoppable at the front of the field, the growing throng of RX8s behind have been gaining ground. Round two saw some great close racing, as well as an opportunity for a new winner. Shaw had an atrocious start in even worse conditions in race four, and he dropped down the order.  Aaron Prosser seized the opportunity and ran away out in front. However, Shaw’s prowess in an RX8 came to the fore, he would retake the lead before the mid-point of the race, never to be headed again.

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Shaw and Prosser battle for position at Morgan Park

With an average finishing position of fourth across the eight races completed in 2018, Stephen McLaine is the most likely to challenge Shaw with three rounds remaining. His form at round 2 yielded a pair of second and third place finishes. No doubt McLaine will be hoping that Prosser, or round 1 challenger William Harris, could assist with taking some points off Shaw at Wakefield Park.

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Averaging 4th place in races this season, McLaine is the closest challenger to Shaw in the championship standings.

At the time of writing, over fifteen RX8 Cup competitors are entered for the third round at Wakefield Park. No doubt they’ll produce some exciting racing across two days of competition. To get a feel of where the Championship currently sits, why not check out the four races broadcast live so far this season, from rounds one and two of the Championship.

Don’t forget you’ll be able to see race 3&4 of the third round LIVE&FREE on our YouTube stream. (LINK BELOW)

ROUND 1 RACE 3:

ROUND 2 RACE 3:

ROUND 2 RACE 4:

AMRS ROUND 4 LIVE STREAM:

**TUNE in from 9am on Sunday 19th August 2018**

 

2018 AMRS – AUSTRALIAN MOTOR RACING SERIES ROUND 4 LIVE STREAM

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Make sure to join us on Sunday August 18th for every race from the Sunday program of the Australian Motor Racing Series fourth round.
This free live stream is proudly produced by Blend Line TV and the Australian Motor Racing Series.

Schedule for the stream:
9:00 LEGEND CARS Race 3 10 laps
9:20 Trans AM 2 Race 2 12 laps
9:40 Outlaw V8’s /Stockcars Aussie Utes/ GP4/ Super Six Race 2 12 laps
10:00 Mazda RX8 Race 2 12 laps
10:20 GT-1 Australia Race 1 50 Minutes
11:15 Miniature Race Cars Race 3 10 laps
11:35 IROC Porsche Race 3 10 laps
11:55 LEGEND CARS Race 4 10 laps
12:15 Outlaw V8’s /Stockcars Aussie Utes/ GP4/ Super Six Race 3 12 laps
12:30 Trans AM 2 Race 3 12 laps
12:45 Mazda RX8 Race 3 12 laps
1:00 National Formula Vee race 3 14 laps
1:15 LUNCH
1:30 GT-1 Australia Race 2 50 Minutes
2:25 IROC Porsche Race 4 12 laps
2:45 Trans AM 2 Race 4 12 laps
3:05 LEGEND CARS Race 5 10 laps
3:25 Outlaw V8’s /Stockcars Aussie Utes/ GP4/ Super Six Race 4 12 laps
3:45 Mazda RX8 race 4 12 laps
4:05 Miniature Race Cars race 4 10 laps
4:25 National Formula Vee race 4 12 laps

Formula Vee Australian Series 2018 Round 3

If you like overtaking the Formula Vees provide in spades. At Sydney Motorsport Park for round four of the NSW Motor Racing Championships we were treated to three hugely entertaining Formula Vee races. Races which if you missed them in the live stream, you can now watch on our YouTube channel in full.
Make sure to check out both www.fvee.org.au and www.fvansw.asn.au for more information on both the Australian series an the NSW Championship as both are set to provide plenty of entertaining racing as the season progresses.

 

RACE 1

 

RACE 2

 

RACE 3

NSW Sports Sedans Round 4

The NSW Sports Sedans Championship headed to Sydney Motorsport Park across the weekend of June 30th / July 1st for the fourth round of the 2018 season. In the videos below you can relive all of the action from the three races, in full, as produced live by Blend Line TV.

RACE 1

 

RACE 2

**Skip to 8:04 for race start**

 

RACE 3

**Skip to 9:33 for race start**

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