Shannons SpeedSeries 2023 Top Moments: Part 1

An exciting chapter of the Shannons SpeedSeries story was written in 2023, with plenty of memorable moments taking place from the first round at AWC Race Tasmania to the season finale at Supercheap Auto Bathurst International.

Last saw a diverse range of state, national and even international categories across eight rounds of action-packed racing where we saw a category begin a new era of racing, first-time race winners, big shunts and plenty of surprise packages along the way. 

Whilst it presents a near-impossible task, to celebrate the record-breaking year, we have compiled 10 of the most memorable moments of the 2023 season, split over a three-part series.

TCR World Tour “They’re all off” in Sydney 

The Kumho TCR World Tour has plenty of memorable moments during its two-round visit down-under, however, challenging conditions at Race Sydney provided racing fans with the most viral moments of the entire year.

Following a safety car intervention, many of the 24 competitors on track were caught out by the change in track conditions and one-by-one went straight through to the gravel trap.

The video reached more than five-and-a-half million people on Facebook alone, including 30 thousand likes and comments.

Nash Morris/James Moffat Phillip Island battle

James Moffat and Nash Morris put on one of the most entertaining battles you will see in any category around Australia, with late braking moves and some fearless defending providing onlookers with a real taste of top-notch National Trans Am Series action at Phillip Island.

A dramatic race saw both drivers battle for leading positions from start-to-finish, but it was one final attempt from Moffat on the final corner on the final lap that stole the headline, with both Ford Mustangs side-by-side as they crossed the line.

Morris would ultimately be rewarded with the race win, with the gap of 0.047 the closest in category history.

Jayden Ojeda puts on a show in the Bathurst 6 Hour

Jayden Ojeda and Simon Hodges won an extraordinary Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour in their BMW M4, where a record 12 safety car interventions were brought out across the endurance race.

While there was plenty of drama to occur throughout the race, it was Ojeda’s charge through the field and overtakes across the day that left fans hugely impressed with the New South Welshman’s performance.

The particular pass that will forever be attached to their victory was on Conrod Straight when Ojeda switched bitumen for grass to complete a pass on three cars in one swift move.