THERE MAY only be one round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals in Queensland each year but each and every year it's one not to be missed.
Endurance racing plays a role in the QR Shannons Nationals weekend, too the annual fight in the night for the Australian Production Cars to return again for a 200km race on Saturday evening, before doing it all again on Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy will be decided amongst the competitors of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Pirelli, with 45-minute race into the Saturday twilight to precede the AMChamp enduro.
The Australian GT Trophy Series is an incredible show of some the the most enviable vehicles in the country. 2016 saw Australian GT expand to three series with a four round Endurance Championship and five event Trophy Series for older specification GT cars joining the six round sprint championship. This event will boast a field of everything from the championship leader's Steve McLaughlan Audi R8 to Lamborghini Gallardos to Ferrari 430s!
The all-Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge has been intensely competitive this year, with big grids and competitive racing amongst the likes of Jordan Love, Brenton Grove and Anthony Gilbertson. Love, proved dominant at their last round and came away with two wins. His dominance will be put to the test at Queensland Raceway for the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy. This event will prove to be the decider in their third and final endurance round.
Sports Car fans are well catered for thanks to the pocket rockets of the Australian Sports Racer Series the lightweight, nimble, LeMans-style sports cars set to be amongst the fastest cars at QR all weekend.
A grid full of X3 Excel's will also join the Nationals this year, to show off some low budget fun racing to the event!
Tickets are available at the gate from just $20.00 on Saturday, $30.00 on Sunday or $40.00 for the full weekend. Check out www.thenationals.com.au for the full program, entry lists and all the news and views in the lead up to the event.. in the meantime, we'll see you at QR!
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