SA Championships to shine under lights

Friday 12 March, 2021
Photo: Bob Taylor
The Motorsport Australia South Australian Motor Racing Championship get underway this weekend at Mallala Motorsport Park with a special meeting on the cards for the 118 entries entered in the season opener.  

It’s been more than six months since the circuit last held a round of the championship, and it does so in style this time around with the Sporting Car Club of SA run event to take place under the popular twilight format - meaning the six competing categories will battle it out under lights.  

The Hyundai Excels once again boast the round’s largest field with a whopping 41 cars entered as former champion and SA Driver of the Year, Asher Johnston headlines the field.  

While Johnston is likely to be vying for the title again in 2021, there are plenty of challengers who will give him a run for his money, especially in the form of young guns Jayden Wanzek and Aaron Oliver. 

There are a few other notable drivers featured in the category this weekend, including former Australian V8 Ute Series and Aussie Racing Cars driver Troy Dontas, as well as talented brothers, Adam and Jarrod Currie, who will be keen to make amends for a big wheel failure at The Bend late last year. 

Another category to keep an eye on over the weekend will be the Improved Production Cars, where 18 cars will contest the three races. Entering the round as the main contender will be Scott Cook, while fellow S13 Silvia driver James Benford makes the step up from the Excels and will be looking for a strong debut. 

Both categories will be live streamed via their social media channels, allowing for fans to keep track of the action on Saturday, while those lucky enough to attend can do so for free from 12pm ACDT onwards.  

The Motorsport Australia South Australia Motor Racing Championship takes place at Mallala Motorsport Park on Saturday 13 March.  

Events around Australia this weekend

Shannons Motorsport Australia Championship Round 1
Motorsport Australia
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
12-14 March

2021 NT Motorkhana Championship – Round One
North Australian Motor Sports Club Inc
Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex
12 March

Manton Park LVMA Sprint Round 1
Marque Sports Car Register - North Queensland Inc
Manton Motorsport Park
12-14 March

Kincrome SXS Motorsport Australia Championship
Victorian Off Road Racing Association Inc
13 March

LBMCCC Motorkhana Round 1
Lower Blue Mountains Christian Car Club Incorporated
Sydney Motorsport Park
13 March

Motorsport Australia SCCSA 2021 State Motor Racing Championship Series - Round 1
Sporting Car Club Of SA Inc
Mallala Motorsport Park
13 March

Collie Motorplex Icebreaker Race & Regularity
Collie Motorplex Incorporated
Collie Motorplex
13 March

2021 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series - Round 1
Light Car Club Of Canberra Inc
Canberra Greyhound Racing Club
13-14 March

FNQ Round 2 Bitumen Khanacross
FNQ Motorsports Club Inc
Springmount Raceway
13 March

SEAC Motorkhana Series 2021 Round 1
South Eastern Automobile Club Of SA Inc
13 March

2021 Jaws Contracting NT Titles Round 1
Alice Springs Off Road Race Club Inc
Mt Ooraminna
13-14 March

RTDC Twilight Motorkhana Round 1
Road And Track Drivers Club Inc
Sydney Motorsport Park - Skidpan
13 March

MGEC Hillclimb Challenge
Mitsubishi GSR EVO Club
Collingrove Hillclimb Track
14 March

Round 1 Motorkhana/Khanacross
Central Qld Motor Sporting Club Inc
Rosel Park
14 March

METEC Motorkhana -  Club Competition Event #3
MG Car Club Victoria
METEC Training Facility
14 March

Grip N Slip Motorkhana
Thornleigh Car Club Incorporated
Nirimba Education Precinct
14 March

Motorkhana #2
New England Sporting Car Club Incorporated
Traffic Education Centre - Armidale
14 March

2021 Victorian Motorkhana Championship Round 3 and 2021 Group5 Non Speed Series Round 2
Ford Four Car Club Inc
TCCA Grounds – McGraths Road
14 March

GCC Multiclub Hill Climb
Gippsland Car Club Inc
Bryant Park
14 March

MMSC Autocross
Melton Motor Sports Club Inc
Bacchus Marsh Motorsport Park

Junior Driver Experience
Junior Driver Experience Pty. Ltd.
Sandown International Raceway
14 March

Magical March Khanacross
Kempsey Sporting Car Club Incorporated
Unkya Reserve - Eugani Creek
14 March

FIAT Club Motorkhana Round 1
Fiat Club NSW Incorporated
Ansell Park - Richmond
14 March

Impreza WRX Club Motorkhana Championship - Round 1
Impreza WRX Club Incorporated
Sydney Motorsport Park - Skidpan
14 March

BMW Drivers Club NSW Supersprint Competition Round 2
BMW Drivers Club NSW Incorporated
Sydney Motorsport Park - Druitt North Circuit
14 March

Carwash 2380 Gravel Motorkhana
Gunnedah Motoring Enthusiasts Incorporated
Gunnedah Showgrounds
14 March

408 Wilton rd 
Awaba NSW

Motorsport Australia South Australian Motorkhana Championship 2021 Round 1
MG Car Club Of SA
Mallala Motorsport Park Skidpan, Mallala
14 March

Rd 2 2021 Autocross Series
Ballarat Light Car Club Inc
Ballarat Airport
14 March

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