Stock Cars Australia expanding in 2018

Stock Cars Australia is expanding in 2018 by racing in four states.

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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.

Sportsman Drivers list

List of Drivers and their Cars in the Sportsman category.

Started on September 15 2017, last updated July 9 2018

Below is a under construction list of drivers who participated in the Sportsman category, building up a near complete list will be a challenge but we’ll give it a try.

Leanne Ross – #1, #5
Tony Howlett – #02
Gerry Raleigh – #2
Glenn Potter – #06
S Morrison #6
Andrew Gillespie – #09
Graeme O’Brien – #9
Graham Crawford – #12
Graeme Gilliland #18 (three times Sportsman champion 95/96 96/97 and 97/98)
Mark Sutherland – #19
Eddie Abelnica – #19 (1993/94 Sportsman champion)
Darryl Howden #23
Dallas Crane  – #30
Harvey Catton – #33
Chris Howard – #34
Mark Vereker – #41
Con Vereker – #83
Chris Robinson – #54
Brett Campbell – #71
Tony Malley – #88
W Smith – #38
Jamey Hollier – #35
M White –  #7
Darren Green – #1
Daryl Coon – #8
Darren McDonald – #44 (1994/95 Sportsman champion)
Alan Polglase – #87
John Umseher – #89
Scott Teleskivi – #66
Shane Houl

Australian Ford NASCAR’s

A look at some of the Australian raced Fords in NASCAR. 

August 18 2017

Here is a look at some of the Australian raced Fords in NASCAR.

Pictures are screenshots but hopefully will buy a collection of magazines to show more high quality images, we are doing our best.

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Dick Johnson – 1988

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Robin Best – 1992 Ford Thunderbird

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Neville Lance – 1994

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Charlie O’Brien – 1994

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Gene Cook – 1997

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Terry Wyhoon – 1998

SCA going to Winton

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;

AUSCAR/ SPORTSMAN
GTA Stock car
Aus Truck
Stock car (Winston/Busch CUP)
TA2

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

Musings

Thoughts on a couple of things.

A little while ago we wrote about how there has been an increase of interest in NASCAR and AUSCAR this year compared to other years.

Lots of thought has been put into the Thunderdome, parts of the track does get used by drifters and in TV ads for Vodafone though why anyone would use a brown grass infield and a track that has fading paint and a crumbling surface for a TV ad is a wonder.

A new train of thought from pundits is that instead of the sport restarting big on a place like the Thunderdome, it has to start small through the acquisition of small dirt tracks and paving them (or leaving as is) and then build the sport up to the point it needs a place like the Thunderdome.

NASCAR and dirt tracks can work, the Camping World Truck Series races once a year at Eldora and it gets lots of loving from fans, who can forget Norm Benning battling his way into the main race in his largely unsponsored truck?

It is true that NASCAR and AUSCAR could do a roaring trade as a historic series on the bill with other historic series which are steadily gaining a following but those are of course on road circuits but drivers will probably take it anyway they can.

We’ve seen NASCAR’s, AUSCAR’s and Trucks scattered across Australia, somebody has to reach out to the others and say lets all race together somewhere and see what happens otherwise nothing big is going to happen, anywhere.

EDIT: July 2017, Stock Cars Australia has taken the step of trying to get everyone together by allowing a class of AUSCARs to race in their series.