15-cars head to Queensland Raceway for round four of the 2018 Performax TA2 Muscle Car Series at the Two Days of Thunder this weekend, June 23/24.
Fresh from scoring a clean-sweep of all four races at round three at the Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park only a fortnight ago, Ashley Jarvis jumped two spots in the series standings to sit in third behind Russell Wright and Hugh McAlister.
Jarvis maintains an unbeaten streak in his own car this season after he clean swept the season opener at Winton Motor Raceway in March. That streak was strongly challenged by young-gun Aaron Seton at the Muscle Car Masters, and the third-generation racer returns to the seat this weekend after announcing he’ll race the #88 Castrol Harris Racing Ford Mustang for the remainder of the season.
A consistent run of performances in the early phase of the season saw Russell Wright emerge from Sydney with a marginal series lead, only five points clear of Hugh McAlister, with Jarvis a further seven points behind.
Michael Kulig will make his TA2 debut this weekend in the #7 Kulig Engineering Chevrolet Camaro. The former Sports Sedan racer will take the wheel for the remainder of the season after his father George Kulig debuted the car at round two.
Darren Berry returns to the grid in the #20 Tooth Booth Dental Lounge Chevrolet Camaro after missing round three at Sydney, while Canberran racer Chad Cotton will not travel up to Queensland for this round.
Performax TA2 Muscle Car Series manager Craig Denyer has reported strong growth in the category since the start of the year, with 20-car grids expected for the second half of the year.
“This year is all about getting the building blocks in place to take the series to the next level, while at the same time ensuring the cost to compete from a competitors point of view remains significantly lower than most other motorsport categories,” explained Denyer.
“The enquiry level since the last round at Sydney Motorsport Park’s Muscle Car Masters has been very strong, and when you consider you can race these cars each race weekend for less than the cost of a Saloon Car, it’s a very appealing option.
“The fact that drivers like Aaron Seton can see the merit in using the category as a career path to Supercars gives enormous credibility to the TA2 Muscle Car Series, and it’s clear on the current enquiry level that we will be running grids of 20 plus cars next year.”
The Performax TA2 Muscle Car Series is set for four races over Saturday and Sunday across the weekend at the Two Days of Thunder.
2018 Performax TA2 Muscle Car Series – Round 4, Queensland Raceway (QLD)
#2 – Don Dimitriadis (NSW), Ford Mustang – Thunder Road Racing Team Australia
#4 – Mark Crutcher (NSW), Chevrolet Camaro – Crutcher Developments
#5 – Ian McAlister (NSW), Ford Mustang – McAlister Motors/Performax
#6 – Hugh McAlister (NSW), Ford Mustang – McAlister Motors/Performax
#7 – Michael Kulig (QLD), Chevrolet Camaro – Kulig Engineering
#10 – Peter Robinson (QLD), Dodge Challenger – PBR Distributions/BStyled For Life
#14 – Cameron Sendall (QLD), Chevrolet Camaro – PBR Distributions/BStyled For Life
#15 – David Falvey (QLD), Chevrolet Camaro – Thunder Road Racing Team Australia
#20 – Darren Berry (QLD), Chevrolet Camaro – Tooth Booth Dental Lounge
#22 – Ashley Jarvis (QLD), Chevrolet Camaro – Lighthouse Electrical
#44 – Greg Willis (QLD), Chevrolet Camaro – Cross Torque Racing/Surety IT
#55 – Russell Wright (QLD), Ford Mustang – RoadBees Transport
#69 – Anthony Tenkate (QLD), Ford Mustang – Tenkate Plant Hire/Performax
#88 – Aaron Seton (QLD), Ford Mustang – Castrol Harris Racing
#92 – Scott Textor (QLD), Dodge Challenger – Textor Racing