Australian Production Cars (APC) will enjoy a five round season in 2024, with the popular category to get its campaign underway in February’s Race Sandown.
The opening round of the 2024 Shannons SpeedSeries calendar, Race Sandown will see four categories in action across three busy days at Sandown International Circuit, with Australian Production Cars to host four 30-minute races.
After a thrilling season last year, a number of the category’s top performers will return in 2023 and look to start their season on a high, including reigning champion Iain Sherrin.
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Following on from Race Sandown, the series will return in May for its second round at Shell V Power Motorsport Park for Race The Bend, before the highly anticipated Fight in the Night weekend at Queensland Raceway in July.
The series will then wrap up its season with two rounds in New South Wales, the first of which will be at Sydney Motorsport Park in October. The popular Supercheap Auto Bathurst International will then cap off a big year for the category.
With the category attracting a variety of cars and classes from around the nation, Troy Williams, GM of APC category manager, Production Car Racing, was looking forward to a big year.
“If you look at the line-up of racing series which are regularly competing on the national platform that is the Shannons SpeedSeries, it is clear the APC provides a unique place to race,” Williams said.
“The APC offers not only large amounts of track time, but also a wide array of classes and a diverse range of cars – many of which have been built by our competitors themselves at their own workshops or even at home in the garage.
“Increasingly in other categories we are seeing that you need to purchase a car from a manufacturer/series to compete, and of course that is great if that is what you want to do, but for our racers a lot of the appeal of production car racing comes from being able to build and develop their cars themselves.
“They take a lot of pride in that, and we certainly love seeing the builds that come to race with us at some of the best racetracks Australia has to offer and seeing how our racers can develop their racing machines across the year.”
Australian Production Cars will have four races take place during Race Sandown, with the first three to take place on Saturday and the final race to run on Sunday.
All but one of the category’s races will form part of the Shannons SpeedSeries’ live and free coverage on 7pus, while Saturday’s second race to feature the Seven Network’s free-to-air television station, 7mate.
Australian Production Cars and the Shannons SpeedSeries both kick off their seasons at Race Sandown on 9-11 February.