Production Car Championship Sprint Format to Debut at Lakeside.
Round 2 of the MoComm Queensland Production Car Championship will mark the first time the series visits the iconic Lakeside Park in 2018.
This round was originally scheduled to take place at the first Queensland Racing Drivers Championship events back in April, but it was postponed due to a lack of entries caused by the Bathurst 6 Hour being held the weekend before.
Round 2 of the championship will be the first sprint round of the season. Instead of the usual 60-minute race, we’ll see four shorter races contested across the weekend.
Sprint racing is nothing new in this form of motorsport, as sprint rounds have been a prominent part of the New South Wales championship for many seasons.
Last time out, Mercedes and Mitsubishi shared the spoils at Queensland Raceway, with Karl Begg and Justin Anthony winning the Saturday race, and Greg Symes and Aaron Seton emerging victorious in the Sunday race.
With the exception of Greg Symes and Aaron Seton, the whole field that contested the opening round will return for this event, which will be held across the opening weekend of June.
With this weekend being a sprint round, teams with two drivers will field each driver in one race each day – a plan formulated by category management to enable all drivers to contest the sprint rounds of the series.
Returning to the grid, for this round of the series, is Beric Lynton. The Australian Production Car Series regular last raced with the series in its maiden visit to Lakeside last April, and will give Karl Begg and Justin Anthony a run for their money, at the front of the field, in his BMW M3.
The other new face on the grid is that of Andrew Mill. The Mitsubishi Evo driver was due to participate in ‘Dancing in the Dark’ last October, until mechanical dramas saw him withdraw.
Mill’s long overdue return to the grid makes a field of ten for this round of the series. The field will feature seven different manufacturers, and seven different classes as well.
Round 2 of the championship will feature four points paying races at the iconic Lakeside Park this weekend!