Australian Production Cars mid-season review

With plenty to race for in the remaining months of 2022, take a look at how the seasons of our regular Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships categories are shaping up.

The Australian Production Cars is preparing for round two of the 2022 season at Queensland Raceway. Despite having only completed one round so far, competitors are eager to get back on track for the four remaining rounds.

The series was scheduled to hold round two at Phillip Island in June as part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships, however the event was unfortunately cancelled.

Rounds so far:

Sydney Motorsport Park:

Race 1: Aaren Russell
Race 2: Aaren Russell
Race 3: Wayne Russell, Drew Russell, Aaren Russell

Upcoming rounds:

Queensland Raceway 5-7 August
Sandown Raceway 16-18 September
The Bend Motorsport Park 21-22 October
Mount Panorama 11-13 November

Current standings:

Wayne Russell, Aaren Russell, Drew Russell – 144 points
Beric Lynton, Tim Leahy – 98
Anthony Soole, Adam Burgess – 96
Rob Rubis – 92
Grant Sherrin, Iain Sherrin -86
Jimmy Vernon – 74
Chris Lillis, Mathew Holt – 64
Hadrian Morral, Tyler Mecklem – 64
Simon Hodges, Tom Shaw – 48
Ben Gersekowski – 43

Photos: Speed Shots Photography

The opening round at Sydney Motorsport Park provided a strong start for Wayne, Aaren and Drew Russell who concluded the weekend victorious across all three races, as well as Class X winners.

Sunday’s 300 kilometre enduro race ran entirely under green flag conditions with no retirements or incidents. After a difficult Saturday, Iain and Grant Sherrin were able to finish second outright and take home the third-place trophy for the round in class X.

Aaren, Drew and Wayne Russell currently lead the championship by 46 points, while veterans Beric Lynton and Tim Leahy sit in second after finishing round one third outright due to tyre issues in the final race.

With four rounds remaining for 2022 there is plenty still to play for with the Australian Production Cars to resume its season at Queensland Raceway on 5-7 August.

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