PIARC expecting Island magic

Friday 26 November, 2021
Photo: Revved Photography
The ever-popular Island Magic is back this weekend with a near-capacity crowd and competitors attending the iconic Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit for the annual event. 
 
Organised by the Phillip Island Auto Racing Club (PIARC), this weekend’s race meeting will welcome a huge number of competitors with 230 entries locked in across multiple state level categories. 
 
With the event often serving as the home of the 50K Plate Sports Sedans, this year will be no different as a healthy grid of 38 cars are confirmed to contest the special series, which also acts as the penultimate round of the 2021 National Sports Sedans Series. 
 
While the headline act will be the 50K plate, the event’s largest field belongs unsurprisingly to the Burson Garage Auto Parts Excel Challenge, which will see 46 Hyundai Excels battling over multiple races. 
 
Another category with a special trophy tied to their group of races include the Sports Cars, where a pool of exotic cars will race for the 16th edition of the CUE Victorian Tourist Trophy. 
 
Outside of the special trophy races part of the jam-packed two-day schedule are the regular staples of Victorian circuit racing. 
 
From the healthy fields in the Formula Fords and Formula Vees, each having more than 25 entries, to the fan favourites of Improved Production Cars and Porsche 944s, there will be plenty of action for all to enjoy. 
 
This weekend will also prove important for the Porsche 944s, Excels and Sports Sedans with a large portion of competitors from each expected to make the trek across the South Australian border next month to run in the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships. Many will be using this weekend as more valuable seat time in the lead up to the national event. 
 
With spectators allowed to enter the event after a COVID enforced break, PIARC President Warren Reid was looking forward to the weekend. 

“We at PIARC are very excited for this year’s edition of the Island Magic and can’t wait to see all the categories put on a show over the two days,” Reid said. 
 
“There has been a lot of work that has once again gone into this event, especially with having spectators back, and I would like to thank all officials and volunteers who have played a role in putting it together. 
 
“We always knew this event was going to go ahead, but it was just a matter of trying to get fans involved – so the fact that we are able to welcome spectators is a big win for us. 
 
“I am confident it will be a successful weekend. We have a great number of spectators already coming, most of our fields are full or at least close to it and it looks like we’re on track for perfect weather conditions – so it’s all very exciting.” 
 
The action for each day begins from 8am AEDT and tickets for each day are marked at $25 per adult, while weekend passes are available for $35. Children under the age of 16 can enter for free but must register a ticket. 
 
Click here to purchase tickets. 
  
The 2021 Island Magic takes place at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 27-28 November. 
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