Over the course of 2005, the newly formed Australian Motor Racing Series (AMRS) will visit South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland as it establishes itself as an exciting National Series put together by competitors, for competitors with value for money as its priority for all.
Some of the most exciting categories in Australia have signed onto the AMRS in 2005 and will feature various CAMS Australian Championships and National Series.
The Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship who will race for the Australian Driver's Championship for the CAMS Gold Star as they establish themselves as the premier open wheel racing class in 2005 and 2006. F3 is an internationally recognised formula and has the ability to provide a direct pathway to Europe and ultimately to Formula One.
The Australian Production Car Championship is the National series for Production car racing in Australia. The vehicles raced are "straight off the show-room floor", with the alteration of only a few components allowed to ensure the safety of the driver and crews. Get you backside trackside to see this fantastic action!
The Australian Porsche Drivers Challenge & Australian GT Sports Cars is an alliance between the Australian Porsche Drivers Challenge and the Australian GT Sports Cars that will see the two categories combining grids and produce the most exhilarating on track action that will delight race fans nationwide.
The Australian Formula 4000 Championship which are truly Australia's fastest racing cars heads into its seventeenth year by competing in two rounds of the Formula 4000 Asian Series and six rounds of the Formula 4000 National Series.
The Australian Super Kart Championship will be contested over four rounds with two main categories of Super Karts forming their National Championship. Superkarting is a high speed high profile category with classes to suit all budgets. The highest performance Superkarts have lap times lower than V8 Supercars!
The Gulf Western Oil Australian Touring Car Challenge Series is an exciting new race series introduced to Australia in 2004, bringing together in the one race 18 years of Touring Car history... With the inclusion of Gulf Western Oils as co-sponsor the series will include V8 Supercars, Super Tourers, Future Tourers and Group 'A' race cars. Even at this early stage 2005 looks to be a big year for the GWTCC.
With over thirty years of heritage the Tranzam Sports Sedans (TSS) Series brings together an exciting mix of V8 Chev, Rotary powered monsters and Turbo machines with an excellent mix of State and National cars throughout the year. Always entertaining, the TSS Series offers a thundering rolling start from the moment the flag is dropped.
The CSA Alloy Wheels Saloon Car Series, the traditional Ford versus Holden battle has taken the first step in 2005 by introducing its new name "The Australian Saloon Car Company P/L" or "TASCCO" as they establish themselves as one of the best support categories in the country.
The RDA Rotors Commodore Cup Series roars into its twelfth year as a premier category in Australian Motorsport and with the inclusion of title rights sponsor RDA Rotors the upgrade from VH to VS bodies has added yet another exciting element to their series. We all look forward to seeing them trackside for the type of hustle and bustle they provide.
A television package with edited highlights of each round of the Series has been successfully negotiated by the AMRS on behalf of all categories with AVE and the AMRS is delighted to be working with Greg Sita and Nathan Prendergast. The highlights from each round of the AMRS will be shown on SBS Speedweek throughout the year utilising SBS Speedweeks new show format shown Sunday's at 12noon on a two hour show.
The AMRS is delighted to have packaged around twenty hours of SBS Speedweek action already negotiated the AMRS action will also be shown on Fox Sports Inside Speed program throughout the year. For more information about SBS Speedweek log onto www.speedweek.com.au and for further information about Fox Sports and Inside Speed log onto www.foxsports.news.com.au
The mission statement of the AMRS is simple: To facilitate, organise and promote National Motor Racing events to the highest standard with the welfare and investment of all competitors, event promoters and spectators.
The primary focus is to promote Motorsport within Australia and to encourage spectators to attend the circuits and to increase competitor numbers. It is our objective to have a competitively priced National Series for all categories involved. We also provide event promoters with a viable option to host an alternative National Series and we are confident that the Australian Motor Racing Series will grow each year. Born into an uncertain Motor Racing world the AMRS has the potential to provide a stable future of Motor Racing in Australia for competitors, officials, spectators and circuits for many years to come.
<pre> CATEGORY WEBSITES: Australian Motor Racing Series www.amrs.net.au Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship www.formula3.com.au Australian Production Car Championship www.pcaa.com.au Australian GT Championship www.porschedriverschallenge.com.au Australian Formula 4000 Championship www.f4000.com Australian Super Kart Championship www.superkart.com.au Gulf Western Oil Australian Touring Car Challenge Series www.touringcarchallenge.com Tranzam Sports Sedans Series Under development CSA Alloy Wheels Saloon Car Series www.tascco.com.au RDA Rotors Commodore Cup Series www.commodorecup.com.au
2005 AMRS SCHEDULE: The 2005 Australian Motor Racing Series schedule as at 16th February 2005 is as follows:
RD 1 26--27 Feabruary Wakefield Park www.wakefieldpark.com RD 2 16--17 April Mallala www.mallala.com RD 3 21--22 May Phillip Island www.piarc.com.au RD 4 2--3 July Queensland Raceway www.queenslandraceway.com.au RD 5 23--24 July Eastern Creek Raceway www.eastern-creek-raceway.com RD 6 20--21 August Phillip Island www.piarc.com.au RD 7 17--18 September Oran Park www.oranpark.com RD 8 12--13 November Wakefield Park www.wakefieldpark.com RD 9 3--4 December Eastern Creek Raceway www.eastern-creek-raceway.com
*Proposed Winton Round TBA