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Latest News By September 13, 2015 February 3rd, 2020

Shannons Nationals Back At Phillip Island This Weekend

This weekend’s September 19-20 Shannons Nationals Round 6 at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit promises even greater than usual Sports Car action from the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge with support from the new for 2015 IROC Challenge Series for older Porsche 911s and 944s making a mouthwatering weekend for Porsche officianardos. The other two Sports Car categories are the ever popular Radicals and their smaller capacity cousins in the Sports Racers.

Open wheeler fans are catered for with Australian Formula 3 Championship and a large 32 strong field of super quick Superkarts.

Ford and Holden fans will have their fix provided by not only by the V8 Touring Cars but also a fantastic 30 strong Australian Super 6 Touring Cars field.

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge 2015 has all but been won by Ryan Simpson, with James Abela having already wrapped up the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy but that will not diminish the competition in this series penultimate round from hard chargers Johns Goodacre and McCorkindale along with the returning Jon Trende in a Sonic engineered car and fresh from his last weekend’s Sandown Carrera Cup debut Aaron Seton son of Phillip Island favourite Glenn Seton.

The new for 2015 IROC Challenge adds yet another opportunity for older Porsche 911s to continue racing with the Victorian based Porsche 944s providing support.

The Radical Sports Cars with their mix of 1500cc SR3RS and roarty 2700cc V8 SR8RXs are sure to turn on high speed action again with Saturday 9 lap sprints and on Sunday a 40 minute mini-enduro with compulsory pit stops and lap times sure to eclipse the super quick Formula 3s which will be battling for life without CAMS Gold Star bragging rights.

Round 2 of the Australian Superkart Championship has a massive 30 strong field of 250 and 125cc pocket rockets to whistle around at V8 Supercar lap times.

V8 Touring Car Series 2011 winner, local Gippsland identity and twice PIARC Competitor of the Year, Terry Wyhoon is again involved in the series providing engineering support via his Image Racing to Leigh Moran and Michael Hector.

Many of the cars will look familiar having continued to run the Heritage colours of their former Supercar life.

The Australian Super 6 Touring Car Series battle is still alive for 2015 with Gavin Ross points leader coming into this the penultimate round still able to be challenged by Jarvis and Phelan. The wild card is 2012 / 2013 series winner Simon Tabiner having made a fulltime comeback for 2015 sure to spice up racing as is Ben Grice son of Phillip Island 1977 500K winner Allan Grice.

Qualifying and racing from 9.00am each day. Daily admission available or Weekend Pass only $35-00, accompanied, kids under 16 free of charge.

For further details see www.piarc.com.au.com.au & www.thenationals.com.au

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