Island of seven preview

AUSTRALIAN MOTOR RACING SERIES -- ISLAND OF SEVEN Having tasted the countryside tracks of Wakefield, Mallala and Winton over the last three months it's time to head seaside to the world renowned Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit for the fourth...


Having tasted the countryside tracks of Wakefield, Mallala and Winton over the last three months it's time to head seaside to the world renowned Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit for the fourth round of the Australian Motor Racing Series (AMRS) on May 21st and 22nd of a ten round series.

A jam packed field of seven National categories promises to set in motion the biggest National race meeting at Phillip Island in some years with Australia's fastest open wheelers and fastest sedans doing battle for National points.

Just over 90 minutes drive from the CBD of Melbourne, the Phillip Island circuit is one of the fastest flowing circuits in Australia and with majestic views of Bass Strait it won't be long until the zest of sea spray enters the body and mind.

Here is a wrap up of what to expect:

The Gulf Western Oils Australian Touring Car Challenge widely respected as the new home for Group 'A', Super Tourers, Future Tourers and Ex V8Supercars will venture to the Island for the first time for three races full of dicing, overtaking manoeuvres and close door to door action. Watch for the BMW's of Luke Searle and David Towe as they do battle with Adam Proctor in the Mumbo Racing prepared Nissan Primera and a hoard of ex V8Supercars including local hero Terry Wyhoon.

The Australian Superkart Championship will also get its first look at the Phillip Island circuit for 2005 with the largest amount of entries expected to contest the pinnacle of Australian Superkarting. Almost as quick as a V8Supercar around PI these warriors ride two inches off the bitumen and with 30 plus taking to the track at one time - they are the real thing.

The Kumho Tyres Australian Formula 3 Championship who after a successful foray into the world of the Australian Grand Prix will line up for round four of their domestic Gold Star battle for 2005 at a circuit made for open wheelers. Trimble and Alajajian share the Championship lead with 57 points each but Caratti is closing in only four points adrift.

F4000 will roll out the powerful new Holden V6 power plant to begin the 2005 season at the fast flowing PI circuit. Simon Wills set the fastest lap at Phillip Island way back on the 13th of February 2000 -- will the new Avon tyres and the new Holden V6 power plant smash the record? Only time will tell

TranZam Sports Sedans are truly god's own creatures. Machines made from steel with hearts of fire, they provide an awesome spectacle as they thunder down Gardner straight at Phillip Island for three exciting races. Combining with the Victorian Sports Sedan Club Championship in two weeks - the opening round of the TSS will roar into life.

Also, in what will be surely one of the highlights of the Phillip Island round, a healthy grid of 25 Commodore Cup cars will contest the best Holden battles of the year in the RDA Rotors Commodore Cup Series. Don't miss it

The Australian GT Championship have combined with the Australian Porsche Drivers Challenge for their combined series offering a field of exotic cars such as Porsche from Germany, Lamborghini and Ferrari from Italy, Viper and Mustang from the USA and NSX from Japan just to name a few.

The Phillip Island round promises to offer plenty of action to all spectators and the AMRS in conjunction with the event promoter the Phillip Island Auto Racing Club (PIARC) have set an entry pricing of only $20 for both Saturday and Sunday (two days for only $20) with pit and paddock access included. Concession will be offered to pensioners and students of $15 with concession card and ALL children under the age of 16 receive free entry.

For those wanting a little bit more from a race weekend the AMRS and PIARC have put together a fantastic Corporate Facility above the pit lane where, for just $88 per person, you gain entry to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, access to the pit lane corporate venue above pit lane, be supplied with an AMRS colour printed program, be supplied with an excellent meal, use the Corporate Facility to relax away from the weather and noise and have access to drinks at bar prices.

Stay inside out of the weather, enjoy the sumptuous food and drink in great conditions, and watch the racing through the windows or from the open air of the pit roof; all day Sunday.

To arrange a ticket to this facility, please contact Peter Nelson on 0419 394 631 or via email or Richard McLean via email on

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Drivers Simon Wills , Luke Searle , Terry Wyhoon , Phillip Island