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Published at 9/29/2022

AFTER A two-year hiatus, the Improved Production Nationals return for 2022 at Morgan Park from September 30 to October 2. This year’s Midas IP Nationals, with major support from Yokohama, appears to be the most evenly contested event ever. The category was originally known as Road Registered before it became Club Cars, and subsequently Improved Production. […]

Published at 9/29/2022

Comeback Kiwis Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway are ready to take on the Mountain after the wildcard pair completed its final test with Erebus Motorsport at Winton yesterday, where Will Brown’s repaired chassis also made a successful return to the track. The returning duo are brining back the famous #51, which Murphy used to win […]

Published at 9/29/2022

A big field of 31 cars will line up on the famous Mount Panorama pit straight next weekend for the one of the highlight events on the 2022 Super2 Series calendar. With the whole Australian motorsport world focused on Bathurst, the penultimate round of the season looms as the perfect opportunity for drivers to make […]

Published at 9/29/2022

The FIA World Rally Championship is finally returning to New Zealand after a decade-long wait. The event, starting today, comes on the back of news that the rally will not return in 2023, but organisers are pushing for a 2024 return. Although the WRC is hoping to expand to 14 rounds next season, the demand […]

Published at 9/29/2022

Just three months ago, racing at Archerfield Speedway seemed confined to the history books with confirmation that the land on which the venue sits is to be sold. However, in the wake of the proposed sale failing to proceed for now – as previously reported by AUTO ACTION – a reprieve has been granted, much […]

Published at 9/29/2022

Harry Bates will finally get his chance to tick off his long awaited FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) debut in New Zealand this weekend.  Bates will cross the ditch for the September 29 – October 2 event, to compete in a star studded WRC2 field, alongside regular co-driver John McCarthy, behind the wheel of a […]

Published at 9/28/2022

Grove Racing has confirmed the pilots, who will steer its two Gen3 Ford Mustangs in the 2023 Supercars Championship. As expected, incumbent David Reynolds will continue to drive his #26 Penrite Racing, and he will be joined by rookie Matt Payne. The announcement is arguably the worst kept secret in the Supercars paddock, especially since […]

Published at 9/28/2022

French Peugeot star Teddy Clairet has been confirmed as the first international driver to compete at the inaugural Supercheap Auto Bathurst International at Mount Panorama on November 11-13. Clairet is a two-time winner of French touring car titles and currently races in TCR Europe with his family-run Team Clairet Sport in a Peugeot 308 TCR. […]

Published at 9/28/2022

Dick Johnson Racing has had its final hitout before they take on The Mountain at this year’s Bathurst 1000 on October 6-9. The team seems to be satisfied with their set-up, as both pairings enter ‘The Great Race’ with a good shot of victory. All four driver’s shared their views on today’s practice session at […]

Published at 9/28/2022

A simmering war between Karting Australia and Karting NSW is doing the rounds of the courts. AUTO ACTION’s Andrew Clarke reveals. At the moment, Karting NSW is landing the body blows and has left Karting Australia facing bills in excess of $1.5m (ignoring its own legal costs) after its behaviour was declared unconscionable in the […]

Published at 9/28/2022

The Team Australia pairing of Paul Weel and Toby Price will tackle the Baja 1000 in a AWD truck, following on from their stellar fifth place effort at the Baja 400 in the 2WD Trophy Truck. They took to the Vegas to the Reno and the Baja 400 in the 2WD Quad-Lock truck, but Paul […]

Published at 9/28/2022

Craig Lowndes and Declan Fraser hit the tarmac at Queensland Raceway today to fine tune preparations for their wildcard assault at the 2022 Bathurst 1000. The duo are bringing back the famous #888 driving a Supercheap Auto wildcard and have high hopes for success at ‘The Great Race’. It will be a big weekend for […]

Published at 9/28/2022

SIX OF the best young Australians have reached the final stage of the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) Asia Pacific and Oceania Selection Program. Earlier this month, 23 of the most talented youth prospects from the Asia, Pacific and Oceania regions aged between 14 and 17 were selected as finalists. While all 23 drivers hailing from seven […]

Published at 9/28/2022

Fresh off one of the most exciting racing seasons in recent memory, the IndyCar body has moved fast to announce a bumper 17 race schedule for 2023. Australia’s Will Power defends his 2022 crown over a similar, but slightly revised schedule with an added new circuit. The current Detroit race at Belle Isle will stay […]

Published at 9/28/2022

AMERICAN RACING legend Jimmie Johnson has announced his retirement from full-time racing, citing a desire to spend more time with his family.  The news marks the end of an era for one of the biggest names in the sport. While Johnson will still be seen behind the wheel, his appearances will be limited to no […]

Published at 9/28/2022

The Australian Racing Group (ARG) has confirmed a key change in management, with Matt Braid stepping down from his role as Chief Executive  Officer, effective from 1st October 2022.  They have also announced an additon to the board, in the form of Liam Curkpatrick in the role of Chief Operating Officer, an existing ARG board […]

Published at 9/27/2022

The Boost Mobile #9 Erebus car has been repaired with its new Bathurst livery released in tow, ahead of today’s final Winton testing. Will Brown’s car required a mammoth rebuild after hitting the pit wall in Pukekohe, which led to doubt surrounding the likelihood of the car competing at Bathurst, which in turn, threw the […]

Published at 9/27/2022

Iconic Coca-Cola Wayne Gardner Racing tribute livery revealed for 2022 Bathurst 1000 The #22 PremiAir Coca-Cola Racing Commodore ZB to be driven by Chris Pither and Super2 regular Cameron Hill in this year’s Bathurst 1000 will carry a striking livery that celebrates the iconic brands past Bathurst assaults. The new livery is a tribute to […]

Published at 9/27/2022

Team 18 has revealed the new look Scott Pye and Tyler Everingham will carry at the 2022 Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 500 next month. The #20 Alspec Racing Holden ZB Commodore will carry a striking green livery at Mount Panorama and the streets of Surfers Paradise. Pye will make his 11th Bathurst 1000 start […]

Published at 9/27/2022

Race fans at this year’s Bathurst 1000 will be treated to a smorgasbord of Australian motorsport history in the Heritage Revival category, after series organisers confirmed a blockbuster 40 car field for the weekend’s three races. Designed to showcase the finest examples of Australia’s motorsport heritage from the 1960’s through to the 1990’s, the feature category for […]