Sports Racer Series

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Sports Racer Series
Category Sports Car Racing
Country Australia
Inaugural season 2010
Drivers' champion Adam Proctor
Official website sportsracer.com.au/
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Sports Racer Series is an Australian motor racing series for competitors racing naturally aspirated small-engined (under 1.6 litres of engine capacity) prototype sports cars. The series eligibility is something of a polyglot collection of existing racing cars and racing categories, featuring Group 2C Supersport racing cars, which in itself is an amalgamation of the former Clubman or Sports 1300 regulations with some newer motorcycle engined cars built specifically for Supersports, and a group of Category 6 sports cars produced by West, Minetti, Radical, Lincspeed and ADR,[1] many of which formerly raced as Prototype Sports Cars, or Protosports.[2]

Drawing from so many different sources, entry was likely to be diverse, and was briefly in 2010. The first race meeting for the new category was held at the 2010 Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar race meeting. By 2011 the majority of the grid were Wests.

After two events, the third round of the series was cancelled and no further events appear likely to take place. The series stumbled heavily in its first season. Radical drivers left the series and established their own championship in 2011. A more modest series was held in 2011. Wests made up the bulk of the field.

Classes[edit]

The Radical SR3 of Richard Fricker at the Adelaide Parklands circuit for the opening round of the 2010 Sports Racer Series.

The field will be split into two classes based on vehicle configuration and engine specification.[1]

Class One[edit]

  • Two seater cars. Automobile sourced engine up to 1320cc capacity (matches Sports 1300 regulations).
  • Two seater cars. Motorcycle sourced engine up to 1200cc capacity (close to matches original Supersports regulations).
  • Single-seater cars. Engine up to 1000cc capacity.
  • Cars include: ASP 340C, Stohr WF-1 and West WR1000. Mostly powered by 1000cc Kawasaki engines.

Class Two[edit]

  • Two seater cars. Automobile sourced engine 1321-1600cc capacity.
  • Two seater cars. Motorcycle sourced engine 1201-1500cc capacity.
  • Single-seater cars. Engine 1001-1340cc capacity.
  • Cars include: ADR 3, Chiron LMP3-05, Minetti SS-V2, Radical SR3, Speads RS08 and West WX10. Most common engine is 1340cc Suzuki.

Performance parity will be adjusted for each individual vehicle throughout the series. Weights, and maximum engine revolutions will be adjusted if deemed necessary throughout the series. Additional weight will be added to the car in the form of success ballast, increasing the weights of cars finishing in the top three positions in each race over the course of an event. Additionally, a seeded drivers list will be drawn up by CAMS based on past racing history and drivers on that list will have added additional weight.[1]

Champions[edit]

Year Class One Class Two
Driver Car Driver Car
2010 Mark Laucke West WR1000 Kawasaki Neil McFadyen Speads RS08 Suzuki
2011 Adam Proctor Stohr WF-1 Suzuki Aaron Steer West WX10 Suzuki
2012 Adam Proctor Stohr WF-1 Suzuki Aaron Steer West WX10 Suzuki
2013 Adam Proctor Stohr WF-1 Suzuki not contested
2014 Adam Proctor Stohr WF-1 Suzuki not contested

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c [1]
  2. ^ [2]