Shannons SpeedSeries arrives on the Island

Thursday 11 April, 2024
Photos: Speed Shots Photography and Race Project
After a highly successful event at Symmons Plains, the Shannons SpeedSeries returns this weekend, as one of the nation’s most iconic circuits plays host to the third round of the season. 
With six exciting categories, a bumper schedule and the celebration of a famous vehicle on the cards, this weekend’s Ford Mustang 60 Years Race Phillip Island is sure to entertain on all fronts.
Returning to the Shannons SpeedSeries for the third time this year will be the Trico Trans Am Series and Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, with the two series having 18 and 14 entries respectively. 

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The Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS, Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia and First Focus Radical Cup Australia all make their first appearances for the year, and all three have solid entry lists for their season openers. 
Holding the biggest field for the weekend is the one-make Porsche series with a huge 26 cars entered in the round, while the Radicals have 18 and GT World Challenge welcoming 17 cars. 
Rounding out the list of categories is Monochrome GT4 Australia, where there is plenty of anticipation surrounding the category’s first round as a solo series, which has a strong field of 19 cars for the special occasion.
The series will be one of three categories to have two endurance races over the course of the round, which similarly GT World Challenge, has a one-hour race on both Saturday and Sunday, while Radicals have a 45-minute race on each day.
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For the first time at a Shannons SpeedSeries event, fans attending the event will be able to see the GT World Challenge cars up close and, on the grid, with a free grid walk taking place ahead of its Sunday race.  
The remaining three categories will have a trio of outings across the weekend - TCR will have three 30-minute races, Porsche will have two sprint races and one 45-minute endurance race and Trans Am returns to three races after enjoying four at AWC Race Tasmania. 

All three days of competition will have the same start time of 9.20am AEST, while finishing at the similar times around 4:45pm each day.
For fans planning to attend the event, tickets remain on sale via where there is a variety of ticketing options still up for grabs.
Outside of the track action, there will be plenty to do for fans, including special Ford Mustang car displays.
For those unable to make it to the Island, they will be able to tune in to the racing action live and free on both Saturday and Sunday via 7plus. 
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Saturday’s coverage begins from 10:35am and concludes at 4:55pm AEST, while Sunday begins at 10:15am and wraps up at 4:40pm local time. Fans will also be able to watch some of the action on free-to-air television, with 7mate’s Saturday broadcast to begin from 2:10pm and Sunday from 2:05pm AEST.
For those watching from Sydney Metro, Saturday’s action will only be available via 7plus.
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The Ford Mustang 60 Years Race Phillip Island takes place at the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 12-14 April.
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