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National Trans Am Series – Race 4 

Tom Hayman continued his red-hot form at Queensland Raceway to complete at National Trans Am Series clean sweep in race four.  

Once again leading from start to finish, Hayman crossed the line ahead of the impressive Pioneer DJ entry of Elliot Barbour and series leader, James Moffat. 

Moffat’s closest title contender, Lochie Dalton finished fourth. 

National Trans Am Series – Race 3 

Tom Hayman has converted his pole position into a second-straight National Trans Am Series race win in a chaotic race two at Queensland Raceway. 

The New South Welshman led in a lights-to-flag performance to take the chequered flag ahead of AWC’s Lochie Dalton and Pioneer DJ’s Elliot Barbour. 

The race finished under safety car conditions, with series leader, James Moffat finishing fourth after having to make his way through the grid after being spun on lap one.  

National Trans Am Series – Race 2 

Tom Hayman has taken his first series win after an enduring battle with Pioneer DJ’s Elliot Barbour in race two at Queensland Raceway. 

The duo pulled away after making a fast start to the race, with Hayman making the move on lap 17 to then cruise to the finish line two seconds clear.  

Rounding out the podium places was Edan Thornburrow, putting in a good stint to finish ahead of series leader, James Moffat in fourth.  

Polesitter Cody Gilles would come home in fifth, while his teammate had a rather disappointing outing to drop to eighth after starting from the front row.  

National Trans Am Series – Race 1  

The first National Trans Am Series race of the weekend has been declared a non-result, after a plethora of first lap incidents resulted in the contest dramatically being cut short.  

A rolling start saw The Racing Academy teammates Cody Gillis and Elliot Cleary lead at the start, but two separate incidents that saw five retire from the race ended in the suspension of the opening race.  

No series points will be rewarded, with the grid to remain the same for race two this afternoon. 

National Trans Am Series – Qualifying 

It was a Racing Academy one-two in the mornings qualifying session with Cody Gillis and Elliot Cleary locking up the front row in incredible fashion.  

Rounding out the top three places was Pioneer DJ’s Elliot Barbour, who will have Sydney Property Care GRM’s Edan Thornburrow alongside him on the second row – with both drivers within two-tenths of a second of Gillis’ 1:11.57.  

Series leader, James Moffat will start back in sixth place ahead of his teammate Lochie Dalton, while Tim Brook will have work to do from eighth after dominating the two Friday practice sessions.  

National Trans Am Series – Practice 2 

Tim Brook made it two from two for the day, topping the second practice session ahead of an impressive Edan Thornburrow.  

The lead wasn’t comfortable at the top, with the latter less than two-tenths of a second back from the former in this instance. 

Much like the opening session, James Moffat would get the better of teammate and title rival, Lochie Dalton while Elliot Barbour recovered nicely after an incident earlier on to finish in fourth.  

National Trans Am Series – Practice 1  

Tim Brook has wasted no time in his return to the series, going fastest in the opening practice session of the weekend in his first run in a Dodge Challenger.  

Brook set the benchmark time of 1:12.19, three-tenths of a second ahead of the All American Driveline Ford Mustang piloted by Ben Grice.  

Series leader, James Moffat rounded out the top three places only a further tenth of a second back from Grice in a session that saw the top nine drivers separated by less than a second.  

Supercheap Auto TCR Australia – Race 3

Will Brown put in another solid performance to take victory in the category’s third and final race of the weekend, finishing ahead of Aaron Cameron and rookie Brad Harris.

An early safety car intervention was required after reigning champion Tony D’Alberto made contact with Jordan Cox – ending the latter’s race as a result.

When the race restarted, Brown was in a class of his own, despite another safety car interruption in the dying stages, as Cameron worked his way up to claim not only second in the race, but second for the round.

Claiming the round win ahead of Cameron was Brown, who had two race wins in his return to the series while Harris rounded out the podium places.

Supercheap Auto TCR Australia – Race 2 

Exclusive Switchboards’ rookie, Brad Harris crossed the line first for his maiden series win in the reverse-grid race two. 

Starting on the front row, Harris found the lead in the early stages and was made to hold off both Aaron Cameron and race one winner Will Brown for the entirety of the second half of the race.  

The series’ newest race winner finished less than half a second ahead of Cameron in second, while Brown sealed third after starting from tenth and locked in pole position for race three with the most cumulative points.  

Supercheap Auto TCR Australia – Race 1

Will Brown converted pole position into his first race win of 2023 after a dominant lights-to-flag performance in the categories first of three races of the weekend.

The 2019 TCR Champion created a gap early on and was never headed, finishing more than 10 seconds clear of second place runner and 2022 Champion, Tony D’Alberto.

Rounding out the top three was Zac Soutar in the Audi, continuing a good run of form after a troubled start to the year.

Jordan Cox would continue his title charge finishing fourth, with series leader Bailey Sweeny coming home in last after starting from the pit lane when the car wouldn’t fire up.

Supercheap Auto TCR Australia – Qualifying 

Will Brown has claimed an emphatic pole position at his home circuit on his return to the series, finishing ahead of series leader, Bailey Sweeny.  

Brown was comfortable through both sessions, setting the fastest times while posting the least number of laps between the top drivers.  

Starting third will be reigning champion, Tony D’Alberto – who swapped positions with Sweeny throughout but will now be joined by Tim Slade in the Lynk & Co.  

Supercheap Auto TCR Australia – Practice 2 

Will Brown backed up his morning form by going fastest in the afternoons second practice, finishing seven tenths of a second ahead of series leader, Bailey Sweeny in a dominant display.  

Rounding out the top three was Tim Slade, who now has two top three finishes for the day while reigning champion, Tony D’Alberto was next up and started to show some of the form we have come to expect at a circuit he dominated at last year.  

Zac Soutar rounded out the top five places ahead of Ben Bargwanna, while Michael Clemente still remains outside the top 10.  

Supercheap Auto TCR Australia – Practice 1 

The two new inclusions to this weekend’s field from the previous round have made an early statement, going one-two in the opening practice session.  

Will Brown was comfortably on top, heading the returning Tim Slade in the Lynk & Co by more than four-tenths of a second.  

Running in third was Zac Soutar, who was neck-and-neck with series leader Bailey Sweeny throughout, but got the better of the New South Welshman this time around.  

Kumho V8 Touring Car Series – Race 3 

Jamie Tilley has picked up his second Kumho V8 Touring Car Series race win of the weekend in a highlight-filled account, while Ray Hislop claimed round honours.  

Stalling on the line in fourth, the Notlaw Racing entry had plenty of work to do to work his way back to the front of the grid, taking advantage of issues around the field to finish ahead of RHM/Nulon’s Hislop and Anderson Motorsport’s Jude Bargwanna. 

A second-place finish for Hislop was enough to confirm the round win, with Tilley in second and series leader Bargwanna in third. 

Kumho V8 Touring Car Series – Race 2 

Ray Hislop won his first race of 2023 after putting in an incredible veteran’s display to finish ahead of Jude Bargwanna.  

The duo was involved in an epic battle through most of the race after being the two fast starters ahead of polesitter Jamie Tilley – they would then stay within a second of each other all the way to the line.  

A mistake from Tilley in the late stages of the race promoted Jim Pollicina to third. 

Kumho V8 Touring Car Series – Race 1  

Notlaw Racing’s Jamie Tilley has turned a front row start into a brilliant race win, finishing ahead of RHM/Nulon’s Ray Hislop and polesitter, Jude Bargwanna.  

A poor start from Bargwanna saw the series leader drop right down the field, having to work his way back throughout the race but ultimately came up short of another race win.  

Finishing in fourth was MoComm Motorsport Communications’ Jim Pollicina, getting the best of Turbo Brisbane’s Jarred Danaher after starting behind the series newcomer on the starting grid.  

Kumho V8 Touring Car Series – Qualifying 

Jude Bargwanna continued his dominant run to make it three category pole positions in a row in Friday’s Qualifying session, edging out Notlaw Racing’s Jamie Tilley. 

In what was Bargwanna’s smallest qualifying margin of the year so far, Tilley will be in prime position to take on the series leader in Saturday’s first race – but will have to fend off Ray Hislop in the process after the experienced driver qualified in third.  

Jarred Danaher will be pleased with fourth in his first qualifying of the year, while Jim Pollicina will need to rely on one of his iconic race starts after only managing sixth.  

Kumho V8 Touring Car Series – Practice 2 

Jude Bargwanna once again went fastest in the second practice session of the weekend, with the Anderson Motorsport entry almost half a second quicker than Jamie Tilley.  

Tilley did well to improve on his position in the first practice, with the Notlaw Racing Ford Falcon this time getting the best of the RHM/Nulon Falcon entry piloted by Ray Hislop in third.  

Making his first appearance of the season, Jarred Danaher went fourth fastest ahead of the experienced Jim Pollicina.  

Kumho V8 Touring Car Series – Practice 1  

Jude Bargwanna continued where he left off from Hi-Tec Oils Race Winton, taking the first practice session ahead of Ray Hislop at Queensland Raceway – who returns to the series after missing the previous round.  

Despite Bargwanna being in familiar territory on top, Hislop was only two-tenths of a second behind whilst completing two less laps.  

Running in third place was Jamie Tilley, who got the better of 2023 rival Jim Pollicina in fourth this time around and finished only six-hundredths of a second behind Hislop.

Mobil 1 Australian Production Car Series and Monochrome GT4 Australia Series – Race 3  

Mark Griffith and Nash Morris took honours in a thrilling race three for GT4, outlasting Tony Quinn and Shane Smollen/Lachlan Mineeff to take victory while Coleby Cowham took out APC. 

Starting from pole, Quinn lost the position early to Smollen who led the race through the pit stop phase. Mineeff would continue in the lead before both Quinn and Morris would catch the TCR regular in the later stages.  

Quinn would take the race lead before Morris made a move with just over a minute to go to seal the victory for, he and Griffith.  

In APC, Cowham put in a near faultless performance to finish ahead of FITN winner, Iain Sherrin. Ben Gersekowski would pick up his first podium finish of the round by finishing third.  

Mobil 1 Australian Production Car Series and Monochrome GT4 Australia Series – Race 1

Shane Smollen and Lachlan Mineeff were first across for GT4 in what was a dominant performance from start to finish, while Coleby Cowham claimed top honours in the APC.

Starting from pole position, Smollen held position at the race start and led through to the pit stop phase, which occurred just before the halfway point of the race and where he would switch with Mineeff.

Despite it being Mineeff’s first category race, the TCR Regular got the job done, finishing over 30 seconds clear of Steve Jukes and Justin Anthony in second.

Tony and Ryder Quinn would come home in third after Chris Pappas was unable to return to the track after opting for a longer first stint.

Title contender, Grant Sherrin was leading the way in APC for the majority of the outing before making an unplanned pit stop with two laps remaining, promoting Cowham into the race lead.

Coming in second place was Beric Lynton, who is running as a solo entrant at Queensland Raceway this year after years of domination in the Fight in the Night race with Tim Leahey – who finished eighth in class.

Rounding out the top three was Dean Campbell and Cameron Crick, finishing ahead of Robert Gooley and Maika Terhorst.

Mobil 1 Australian Production Car Series and Monochrome GT4 Australia Series – Qualifying 

Shane Smollen and Lachlan Mineeff went fastest in the weekends first competitive session, dominating the rest of the field in the process.  

Steve Jukes and Justin Anthony claimed second in qualifying but were over a second back from Smollen and Mineeff, while Karl Begg and Paul Morris had an impressive outing in third.  

Leading the APC class was Grant Sherrin, finishing less than a tenth of a second ahead of Iain Sherrin. While the duo will head their class, they will start outright seventh and eighth respectively. 

Mobil 1 Australian Production Car Series and Monochrome GT4 Australia Series – Practice 1 

Jake Camilleri topped the timesheets in the first practice session of the weekend, finishing ahead of GT4 series leader, Shane Smollen.  

Smollen had plenty of time out on track with an equal session high 12 laps completed, finishing just under four tenths of a second ahead of Chris Pappas in third, competing in the picturesque McLaren 570S. 

Grant Sherrin was next best behind Camilleri for the APC, mustering seventh outright.  

Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia – Race 3  

Nash Morris completed a Queensland Raceway clean sweep after taking victory in the categories third and final race of the weekend.  

Coming in second was Hamish Fitzsimmons, who held the lead early in the race before Morris took back control, falling three seconds short of the latter in a highly interrupted race.  

Second to fifth put on a show in the dying stages of the race, but it was Oscar Targett claiming third in a nail-biter over Marco Giltrap, who was then followed by previous round winner, Aron Shields.  

Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia – Race 2

An interrupted race saw Nash Morris pick up his second straight Porsche win for the weekend, finishing ahead of Hamish Fitzsimmons.

Morris held the lead after starting from pole all the through to an incident between Tim Wolfe and Bradley car brought out the safety car, putting the race to a halt.

A two-lap sprint after the safety car went back into the pits saw Morris hold on, with Fitzsimmons making a last gasp move on Marcos Flack to take second.

Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia – Race 1  

Nash Morris added another win to his excellent Porsche career after a faultless performance in the categories opening race.  

Morris finished ahead of a fast-starting Oscar Targett, who made a slight mistake at turn three to lose the advantage.  

Marcos Flack rounded out the podium places in a race that saw couple of incidents behind, with a number of drivers, including title contender Ronan Murphy, sustaining damage. Series leader, Marco Giltrap finished in fifth.  

Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge – Qualifying 

Oscar Targett has taken pole position in one of the closest qualifying session you will ever see, edging out Nash Morris by 0.0012 of a second.  

Morris set his fastest time of 1:09.9455 early on in the session, looking certain to take pole before Targett posted a 1:09.9443 in the dying stages.  

After topping both practice sessions earlier in the day, Marcos Flack will start in third place for race one – despite also finishing with one-hundredth of a second of the polesitter while Lachlan Bloxsom will line up alongside him on the second row.  

Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge – Practice 2 

Marco Flack backed up his earlier form by going fastest again in the second practice, this time ahead of Bloxsom Team Navy’s Lachlan Bloxsom by less than a tenth of a second.  

Ronan Murphy rounded out the top three only a further tenth behind, not giving in to any pressure behind as Caleb Sumich, Oscar Targett and Nash Morris all finish within three-tenths of a second of Flack.  

Still struggling to find their way up the timing sheets are series leader, Marco Giltrap and previous round winner, Aron Shields who finished in 10th and 11th respectively.  

Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge – Practice 1 

Marcos Flack climbed his way to the top of the timesheets in the categories first practice session of the weekend, edging out title contender, Ronan Murphy by less than a tenth of a second. 

A late red flag put an early halt on the session, stopping Ramu Farrell from breaking into the top two but settling nicely into third a couple of tenths back. 

Rounding out the top five places were McElrea Racing’s Caleb Sumich and ‘The Flash’ Nash Morris in a tightly contested session that saw even sixth place runner Aron Shields finish within five-tenths of a second to Flack. 

Series leader, Marco Giltrap was 11th fastest.  

Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS – Race 2 

Shannon’s entry, Liam Talbot and Garth Tander picked up the final race win of the weekend, despite Talbot receiving a 15-second penalty after contact with Prince Abu Bakar Ibrahim.  

With all the action coming in the second half, Geoff Emery took advantage of the incident ahead to claim second after a great stint from Jamec teammate Max Hofer early on – with the duo picking up the round win in the process. 

Coming home in third was the Triple Eight Race Engineering Ibrahim and Jamie Whincup, who were unlucky to miss out on the win after being spun while leading in the dying stages.  

Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS – Top 10 Shootout  

A 1:08.58 from Prince Abu Bakar Ibrahim was enough to put him and Jamie Whincup on pole position for race two after the categories first ever Top 10 Shootout.  

The Triple Eight Race Engineering #88 went fastest ahead of Shannon’s Liam Talbot, who will start second ahead of Geoff Emery and Max Hofer.  

Am driver, Brad Schumacher did well to claim fourth, while Yasser Shahin and Garnett Patterson will start in fifth.  

GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS – Race 1 

Geoff Emery and Austrian Max Hofer have taken a big win to keep them in title contention in the category’s first of two one-hour races.  

Emery did all the hard work early in the first stint, leaving Hofer with the job of keeping the car in one piece and crossing the line ahead of Yasser Shahin and Garnet Patterson. 

The latter had to work hard for second place, holding off Prince Jefri Ibrahim and Jamie Whincup to take the place. 

Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS – Qualifying 2 

Jamec Racing’s Max Hofer went fastest in Qualifying 2 ahead of Harrolds Racing/Volante Rosso Motorsport Josh Hunt – who almost stole top spot after a last gasp effort fell less than a tenth of a second short.  

Shannon’s Garth Tander rounded out the top three ahead of Triple Eight’s Jamie Whincup and Hunt’s teammate, Jayden Ojeda.  

The top 10 drivers will now move on to the brand-new Top 10 Shootout to decide the grid for race two on Sunday.  

Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS – Qualifying 1 

Shannon’s Liam Talbot had a major coup to his title aspirations, claiming pole position for race one ahead of Triple Eight’s Prince Abu Bakar Ibrahim.  

The session-best time of 1:08.30 was enough to hold off Prince Abu Bakar who was only four-hundredths of a second behind – setting up an intriguing opening race.  

Geoff Emery is locked in third, while Ross Poulakis will line up alongside him in fourth. 

Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS – Practice 2 

Liam Talbot and Garth Tander led a star-studded top three in the categories second practice session of the day, finishing almost half a second clear of their nearest competitors. 

The session was interrupted when a red flag was waved after Renee Gracie found herself bogged after going off track but was able to get back underway for one last stretch of laps.  

In the end, it was a pair or Triple Eight’s filling the podium places, Prince Abu Bakar Ibrahim and Jamie Whincup were second, while Prince Jefri Ibrahim and Broc Feeney were a whisker away in third.  

Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS – Practice 1

Ross Poulakis and Jayden Ojeda had a perfect start to the weekend at Queensland Raceway, topping Geoff Emery and Max Hofer by just over a tenth of a second.

The returning fan-favourite, Garth Tander showed no signs of rust with a third-place finish alongside series leader, Liam Talbot, powering their Audi R8 LMS Evo 2 ahead of another Harrolds Racing/Volante Rosso Motorsport entry in Christos Batzios and Josh Hunt.

Renee Gracie led the way in the GT3 class, while Matt Stoupas and Paul Stokell were the AM leaders with fifth outright.