The RX8 Cup season headed to Winton Motor Raceway for their opening round with the AMRS – Australian Motor Racing Series. With four races across two days of competition, it was an action packed opening round.
Check out all the highlights here on Blend Line TV.
The second round of the Light Car Club of Tasmania Super Sprint Championship was held at Symonns Plains Raceway on March 17th. A field of 25 cars taking part in 15 timed sessions across the day of activity.
With competitors divided into four classes, the competition is tight, most drivers utilizing a majority of runs for the day to establish their best time.
Class A (0 – 1600cc)
In Class A it was Steve Martin who took home the victory in his Mk 1 Ford Cortina with a best lap of 1:12.25 recorded in the eleventh session of the day. The lap pipping Austin Healey Sprite driver Michael Sullivan by 0.3 of a second. In third place Geffrey Parker set a 1:23.6 best time in his PRB Clubman 1600.
Class B (1601 – 2000cc & Turbo Class A)
Richard Thimm took home class honours in Class B with a 1:06.68 best lap in his Mazda 3, setting his best time in session 4 it would not be bettered all day. Paul Waddingham piloted a Ford Escort to second with a 1:19.19 while third went to Peter Brumby in a Ford Escort RS 2000 with a 1:24.84
Class C (6 Cylinder & Turbo Class B)
The Subaru WRX Sti RA of Bill Rattray was too quick for the other competitors in Class C with a best time of 58.95s around the Symmons Plains circuit. The time set very early on in session two stood all day, with second place Grant Medwin and his Toyota Sprinter producing a 1:04.42 in session seven. Behind them Ian Green put down a 1:08.65 in his Mitsubishi Lancer for third.
Class D (8 Cylinder & Turbo Class C)
The fastest class of the day was taken out by Chris Boyd with his Nissan Skyline producing a 59.81s best lap in session ten. John Bennett managed a 1:01.53 lap in his Holden Torana during the fifth session for second place on the day. Third overall went to Adrian Cassidy in another Holden Torana who again put together his best lap in session five with a 1:03.10 time.
This story originally appeared in our weekly show Blend Line TV Live. Take a look at Episode 5 below. Make sure to tune in every Wednesday night at 8pm for all the latest news from Australian Motorsport.
The next round of the Light Car Club of Tasmania Super Sprint season heads to Symmons Plains on April 14th. Head to their website for more information.
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This week on BLEND LINE TV Live our guest in the studio is RX8 Cup series founder Ric Shaw. We’ll chat with him about the stellar growth of the new one make series as it enters its’ second year with the AMRS.
We’ll also take a look at the 2019 Rockstar automotive minidulla rallycoming up on March 30th.
There’s some chats with Production Touring Cars and NSW Sports Sedans competitors about their vehicles and plans. After which we head to WA for the CollieMotorplex Supersprints, Tasmania for the Light Car Club of Tasmania Supersprints and Pheasant Wood Circuit – Marulan NSW for a wrap of the Cheap Car Challenge.
The opening round of the new for 2019 Thunder Sports category saw 20 cars travel to Winton Motor Raceway for the opening round of the Australian Motor Racing Series season.
With plenty of battles throughout the field there was an abundance of action to enjoy across four races. While the standout was definitely the fight at the front with Cory Gillett in his Nissan Silvia S13 taking on Mark Tracey in the BMW E36. Both with V8 power the two were extremely closely matched, something which we hope to see continue into the second round at Taliem Bend on June 22/23.
Check out one of their battles below:
Those battles down the field were also intense, with Nissans, Commodores, Fords, Utes, RX7/8s and Subaru all in the mix.
If you want to see half an hour of highlights from the event make sure to tune in to Foxtel Channel 173 on Monday March 18th at 8:30pm. Or check out the package on our YouTube channel below:
Cover Picture Credit: AMRS/Hunter Media
This is one of the best battles we’ve ever seen. Strap yourself in for 14+mins of fighting between these two as the Thunder Sports Championship kicks off at Winton Motor Raceway.
cover picture credit: AMRS/Hunter Media.
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