Current Leaderboard (Outright)
- 1. Grant Sherrin (297 pts)
- 2. Iain Sherrin (291 pts)
- 3. Stuart Kostera (244 pts)
- 4. Beric Lynton (243 pts)
- 5. Garry Holt (240 pts)
- 6. Shane Marshall (210pts)
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.
Stuart Kostera and Garry Holt have secured a pair of race victories in Queensland this weekend in the #20 Eastern Creek Karts Mitsubishi Evo X, backing up last night’s Fight in the Night win with success in this afternoon’s race. After a frantic 200 kilometre sprint, Kostera (A) took the checkered flag ahead of Beric Lynton (A), Grant Sherrin (B), Jake Camilleri (C) and Mark Eddy (C); while Kevin Herben was the first Class D entrant home, crossing the line in tenth.
The annual Shannons Nationals ‘Fight in the Night’ for the Australian Manufacturers Championship has lived up to its billing, with a wild night at Queensland Raceway.
Garry Holt and Stuart Kostera edged out impressive rookie Aaron Seton after a late-race battle between the pair of Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions on a cool and crisp evening at the 3.1km circuit near Ipswich, taking both the outright and Class A win.