A former Bathurst 1000 winner and two other prominent national motor racing champions headline the entry list for the NSW Prod Sports/Super GT 4 Hour, to be held under Sydney Motorsport Park’s state-of-the-art new lighting system as part of Round 1 of the Australian Motor Racing Series (AMRS) this weekend.
Spectators will be welcomed trackside for this weekend’s race meeting, which will also include the TA2, Formula Ford, Formula 3, Enduro Champs, Miniature Race Cars, Stock Cars/Invited and Series X3 NSW categories.
All the NSW Prod Sports/Super GT action will take place on Saturday, including qualifying and a Top 10 Shootout to build up anticipation ahead of the 4 hour night-time spectacle.
Headlining the entry list for the race is 2017 Bathurst 1000 winner Luke Youlden, who will join Vince Muriti in a Mercedes AMG GT.
Other notable names include former Carrera Cup and GT champ David Wall (sharing a Lamborghini Hurracan with Adrian Dietz) and 2018 Super2 series winner Chris Pither, who slots in alongside Geoff Taunton in a MARC II car.
Fernandez Motorsport drivers Marcel Zalloua and Sergio Pires join forces in a Porsche 911, while Andrew Macpherson has retained the services of his regular co-driver, Ben Porter, in his Lamborghini.
The local GWR Australia outfit has announced a two-car Porsche campaign, which will see the well-known father-and-son pairing of Indiran and Duvashen Padayachee joining forces in a current model (991 Mk2) Porsche Carrera Cup car, while team owner Garth Walden will line up alongside Michael Sheargold in a 991 Mk1.
Making the trip up from Victoria will be the Richard Bendell-owned Sin R1, to be driven by Ben Schoots and Brendon Woods.
In terms of the class contenders, defending NSW Prod Sports champs Adrian Wilson and Andre Nader will be strong in their BMW M4, while Valery Muzman has opted for a three-driver line-up in his Lotus – he will be joined by both Steve Wan and Glenn Townsend.
“It’s going to be very fast paced at the front, but there are also some good inter-class battles that are going to be a lot of fun to watch,” NSW Prod Sports Category Manager Anthony Soole said.
“I’m really keen to see the top 10 shootout, it adds another layer of complexity to the event for the drivers and teams. You could go fastest in the main session but end up 10th in the shootout, which makes the race more exciting.”