Shannons joins Australian Production Car Championship The Production Car Association of Australia (PCAA) is delighted to welcome Shannons on board, as the new naming rights sponsor for the Shannons Australian Production Car ...
Shannons joins Australian Production Car Championship
The Production Car Association of Australia (PCAA) is delighted to welcome Shannons on board, as the new naming rights sponsor for the Shannons Australian Production Car Championship.
The category has experienced strong growth in recent years, and features cars from the showroom floor, with minor safety modifications and a Yokohama control tyre, battling it out on the track. After some uncertain times, the Shannons Australian Production Car Championship is looking towards a bright future with the new Australian Motor Racing Series (AMRS).
"It's a very exciting time for us all," said Brett McAlister, PCAA President. "With the start of a new era for the Australian Production Car Championship about to begin, we are delighted to welcome Shannons on board.
Across 3 classes, everything from 4 cylinder hatchbacks to V8 Fords and Holden's doing battle on track in the categories unique reverse class handicap format, which produces plenty of overtaking and entertaining racing, as the faster cars bridge the gap on the smaller cars.
In a slight change from recent years, the handicap will now be calculated using times from qualifying and a scratch race on the Saturday afternoon.
"We tried something similar at Mallala last year, and everyone was happy with it, so we decided to make the change," McAlister explained. "It's all about fine tuning the package to keep everyone happy and enhance the entertainment aspects for the spectators."
Shannons Insurance, with currently over 80,000 clients, specialise in tailoring insurance for motoring enthusiasts. Shannons have an ever- increasing background in motorsport, with involvement in a number of vehicles, classes and events at numerous levels in Australian" motoring.
The Shannons Australian Production Car Championship will race with the all new AMRS in 2005, which will include TV coverage on SBS' popular Speedweek program, in addition to coverage on Fox Sports and international TV.
Round 1 of the 2005 season will take place at Wakefield Park, Goulburn, N.S.W, on February 26th and 27th.
"Next weekend at Wakefield will be a big one for us and will be the culmination of all the ground work that's been put in place over the past months, we have to start making it work over the first couple of rounds and give us a solid base for the rest of the season and beyond.
"This year is all about consolidation and building for the next 5 years. We have a good field ready for Wakefield, all of whom are chomping at the bit go racing."
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For more information on the Shannons Australian Production Car Championship, visit www.pcaa.com.au