Round 1 of the Australian Stock Cars Championship (aka SCA) kicked off this weekend.
March 11 2018
Stock Cars paired up with Extreme TT in their first round of the season as part of the AMRS series at Winton.
Sunday’s races were streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.
Michael Coulter was on Pole for the first of the two streamed races, Zac Ohara in the #27 unfortunately had a diff problem on Saturday that taken him out for the weekend robbing the field of a NASCAR.
OzTrucks, NASCAR and GTA cars made up the Stock Car category and Michael Coulter charged out to a lead, Steve Coulter got past the #19 to make it a Coulter 1-2 and it stayed that way for the rest of the race.
Shane Harris stayed in touch with the two OzTruck’s in third position for the entire race and finished on the bumper of the Steve Coulter with 1.9 seconds separating the three.
Brian Walden and Trevor Crisp battled each other for fourth position in the early going before the Extreme TT cars joined in the fun and passed them.
Trevor’s race went from good to bad in a hurry after getting his right side tyres on the grass on Lap 8 resulting in a spin and he retired from the race.
Brian Walden finished in sixth position, fourth out of the Stock Cars.
Race 3 got underway about 25 minutes later than the scheduled time of 4:10pm but only the Extreme TT cars lined up for the race, disappointing Stock Car viewers who hung around for the race.
It was reported that the field was down to just three cars (two trucks and one GTA) and so withdrawal was the best idea.
Overall the Stock Cars racing was a good introduction with around 80 viewers checking out the race on YouTube and the others who saw the action on Facebook.
8 days to go until Round 1 of the ASCC.
March 2 2018
In just over one week’s time we will see Round 1 of the Australia Stock Car Championship.
Round 1 is at Winton and the good news is that Sunday’s action will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube thanks to Blend Line TV. (click for YouTube channel).
ASSC is hoping for a great 2018 and hopefully the online streams will get plenty of viewers.
This is a great opportunity for the sport with every second day of competition being streamed means people will know what is going on in terms of who is driving and more.
Hopefully a successful Round 1 will ensure that owners of AUSCAR’s and NASCAR’s that aren’t in Round 1 will be interested in joining future rounds of the competition.
There’s a new video out about SCA.
November 1 2017
Stock Cars Australia feature in a new video by Parkey Productions and it is exactly what the sport needs.
There is music, there is action shots, there is drivers talking about the sport and it is good to see in 1080p video.
One of our biggest concerns is that SCA doesn’t talk enough about who they are and this video has given people a lot more insight into the series.
TA2, NASCAR and AUSCAR vehicles are invited to join the series that runs under the AASA and hopefully the video will entice some people wanting to race their cars the incentive to join the series in the last weekend of the season coming soon.
The latest in the AUSCAR/NASCAR world.
October 24 2017
It has been an interesting October for AUSCAR/NASCAR fans
The month kicked off with Stock Cars Australia announcing their 2018 plans which includes expansion to other states as they will be joining another AASA series, hopefully they will keep being chatty on Social Media and update their website to keep the interest going.
Calder Park Thunderdome Facebook page gave fans a treat by airing on Facebook Live a replay of the 1993 NASCAR race on the Gold Coast, the race featured commentary by Darrell Eastlake and Peter Brock and Brad Jones talked to them whilst driving.
Signed NASCAR pictures have been popping up on eBay with the below Kevin Schwantz photo being one of those offered and purchased, there is currently a Bob Jane signed picture of Terri Sawyer’s car on offer.
The #2 NASCAR has found itself a new home after spending some time in Boronia, the new owner is Zac Ohara who owns among other vehicles the #27 NASCAR that races in Stock Cars Australia.
Wikipedia has finally accepted that Jim Richards did not win an AUSCAR championship after several attempts of editing in that fact.
That was pretty much it for October.
Stock Cars Australia is expanding in 2018 by racing in four states.
October 5 2017
There was big news at the start of this month as Stock Cars Australia (comprising of GTA cars, NASCARs, Trucks and AUSCAR’s) announced they are joining the AASA licensed Australian Motor Racing Championship in 2018.
The series will be visiting Winton, Mallala, Morgan Park, Sydney Motorsport Park & Wakefield Park from March until November 2018.
This means the racing will be seen in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales, a big increase on 2017.
There is even better news with reports the Sunday race action will be streamed so fans of the sport can see the action online.
This news has generated some excitement but whether it will mean that people will be dusting off their NASCAR’s or AUSCAR’s to race in the series remains to be seen as nobody taken up the offer to race in the last two SCA meetings.
If you want to know more, send a message to Stock Cars Australia’s Facebook page or visit their website.
SCA’s next stop is Winton and there are five categories for potential entrants.
August 11 2017
Stock Cars Australia are currently receiving entries for their upcoming round at Winton with entries accepted in the following classes;
GTA Stock car
Stock car (Winston/Busch CUP)
This is the second round that AUSCAR and Sportsman racers have the option of participating and there is no doubt that if one or two AUSCAR’s compete it will get attention.
Visit their website and FB page for further details
NASCAR is done for 2016 but in Australia it has one more race meet under its sleeve.
NASCAR season is over in America and so there is nothing to do between now and February when Daytona comes along.
Stock Cars Australia are wrapping up their season this weekend and the competition has gained popularity throughout the year especially NASCARs are appearing (the ex Kim Jane car for example).
Three drivers have cars that come under ‘Stock Car Class’, Three come under ‘GTA Class’ and six have raced under the ‘Ute Class’.
The points gap in all three classes are six, six and eight points respectively so it will be an interesting conclusion to the season.
It will be interesting to see what happens next year, if more NASCARs are entered it would not only boost the field but also raise interest in the sport.
Time to time there is thoughts of AUSCARs joining the competition, there has been some word that regulations make it tough but maybe things will work out and we’ll be seeing AUSCARs doing laps.
Things are on the up, sure it isn’t the Thunderdome but it is something and to get somewhere you got to have something to start with.