Current Leaderboard (Outright)
- 1. Shane Marshall (192 pts)
- 2. Robert Marshall (192 pts)
- 3. Iain Sherrin (134 pts)
- 4. Grant Sherrin (134 pts)
- 5. Tony Alford (132 pts)
- 6. Rick Bates (122pts)
In the world of motorsport they are called production cars, but in the wider community the term 'daily drive' is not far off the mark, yet the roots of the championship go back to the glory days of Bathurst when the greats of the sport drove their race cars to the track.
The Australian Manufacturers Championship or Amchamp, incorporating the Australian Production Car Championship and the Australian Endurance Championship for drivers, allows a wide-ranging list of vehicles sold in the domestic automotive market to take to the track and compete for a prestigious CAMS Australian Championship title.
The three-pronged Championship awards the vehicle manufacturer, as well as the ultimately successful driver/s. Six separate classes make up the Championship/s and provide one of the most eclectic fields of competitors in Australian motorsport.
Incorporating high performance vehicles all the way through to those running on alternative energy, the Australian Manufacturers Championship places style alongside muscle, ingenuity versus agility, and continent against continent. Success requires teamwork, strategy, exceptional race craft and very well maintained equipment.
AARON SETON and Rick Bates won the Great Southern 4 Hour enduro in a race long battle with the Sherrin Rentals BMW of Grant and Iain Sherrin this afternoon. Both cars had a share of the race lead throughout the four-hour enduro however the ProDuct team Mitsubishi Lancer EVO emphasised their position at the pointy end of the field in the closing stages following the final round of pit stops and narrowly won in a tense race finish.
Yesterday’s turn one practice incident for the #33 Pro-Duct Mitsubishi Evo X has failed to dent the performance of the Bob Pearson/Rick Bates/Aaron Seton entry, with Bates qualifying the Evo on pole for tomorrow’s Great Southern 4 Hour today with a sub-lap record performance. The Great Southern 4 Hour will kick-off at 12.40pm tomorrow (Sunday 24 May) following a fifteen minute warm-up at 10.10am. The race will be streamed free online thanks to the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals.