Sandown ready for SpeedSeries summer jam

Thursday 08 February, 2024
Photos: Speed Shots Photography and Jack Martin
The Shannons SpeedSeries returns to competition this weekend, with Race Sandown to serve as the first major national motorsport event of 2024.
A strong category bill will feature in the season opening event, which will take over Sandown International Raceway for three days right in the heart of summer.
Beautiful weather is forecasted for the event, with the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, Trico Trans Am Series, Giti Australian Formula Open, and Australian Production Cars to officially open their 2024 seasons this weekend.
Strong entry lists have been confirmed for each category, with TCR Australia, Trans Am and Australian Formula Open featuring three races this weekend, while Australian Production Cars competitors will enjoy four 30-minute races.
There will be plenty of narratives to look out for in all four categories, including the new class battles of Trans Am, made up of the Young Gun Award and Pro-Am classes. TCR Australia will also two new extra competitions – the prestigious Australian Manufacturers’ Championship, and TCR Challenge which honours semi-professional drivers.
Fans will be able to watch the action live and free via the Seven Network, with most of Saturday and Sunday’s action to be broadcast via 7plus. TCR Australia, Trans Am, and Australian Production Cars will feature in 7mate’s free-to-air television coverage on Saturday between 12:30pm and 2:30pm AEDT.

Sign up for a free 7plus account.
With free entry on Friday and for children 15-years-old and under all weekend, single-day tickets from $35, weekend passes from $60, the event offers a thrilling family-friendly spectacle for affordable prices at Victoria’s home of horsepower.
Purchase tickets to Race Sandown via
For the first time, fans will be able to see the mighty Trico Trans Am Series cars up close and personal with the category to hold a free grid walk for all fans ahead of its first race on Saturday. Like last year, Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series’ free grid walk will take place before its first race on Sunday.
Shannons SpeedSeries’ Race Sandown gets underway at 10am AEDT on Friday morning, with Giti Australian Formula Open’s first practice session. The category will then wrap up the day with its third practice session, which concludes at 3pm AEDT.

Saturday serves as the longest day for the event, beginning with Australian Production Cars’ first race of the weekend at 9:20am, before Trico Trans Am Series concludes the day at 3:30pm with its second race.
Sunday’s Race Sandown action has a late start with Giti Australian Formula Open’s second race of the weekend at 12:35pm, while the category will cap off the weekend with its third and final race at 4:05pm AEDT.
View the full Race Sandown schedule.
Fans will be able to watch interviews and highlights via all Shannons SpeedSeries’ social platforms, YouTube, Facebook, XTikTok, and Instagram 
Race Sandown opens the 2024 Shannons SpeedSeries season at Sandown International Raceway in Victoria on 9-11 February.
Motorsport Australia App

Download the Motorsport Australia App