LAST year it was 25 years of magic for Island Magic at the GP Circuit, the iconic race meeting, whereas this year, November 26 and 27, it’s simply more magic with the Improved Production Nationals 2016 the feature event with 125 Improved Production Cars vying for number one in Australia.
In support of this great category and underpinning group of races will be the now traditional CUE Victorian Tourist Trophy 1 Hour Endurance Race with 45 exotic sports cars, including 22 Porsches, nine Audis, two Lamborghinis and various, Nissan, Chev Corvette, Lotus, Ginetta, Ford GT40, a lone Mazda and the Australian built Daytona.
The 50K Plate for Sports Sedans backed by Ramada Resort Phillip Island, for the 10th consecutive year, brings 26 of these fast and furious sedans to the circuit to play.
Ramada Resort also provides entertainment for race fans with Document Check in the resort bar on Friday night where the public can mix with the drivers.
The iconic 50K Plate again concludes the Victorian Sports Sedan Championship.
The Phillip Island Formula Ford Trophy this year features a strong contingent of interstate cars joining 2015 and 2016 Victorian Champion Brendan Jones in his Formula Ford 1600 and Australia’s fastest mum Leanne Tander looking unbeatable in the Australian Formula Ford Association National Series.
Formula Vees from Australia wide return after their fantastic 2014 Nationals showing and a good entry in 2015 also, with a phenomenal 40 car field of these racers.
The popular Historic Touring Cars will provide entries for the Graham Slater Victorian Historic Touring Car Trophy, with 37 of these nostalgic race cars including a full field of Mustangs, GT Falcons, Torana XU1s, Mini Coopers, Cortinas, BMWs, Chargers and Eddie Dobbs in his FE Holden celebrating 60 years of racing, this car having been the original Graeme Blanchard Appendix J car.
Improved Production fans will be well catered for with the 2016 Nationals providing two fields of over 2 Litre cars and a separate field of under 2 Litre cars via for their own Nationals title. The range of race cars runs from 1300cc Suzukis to 6000cc V8s.
Don’t miss out as Island Magic is a great way for both competitors and spectators to finish up a year’s racing at Australia’s most picturesque and challenging race circuit.
PIARC president Geoff Bull emphasised the club’s commitment to affordable family motorsport events with no change to admission to great motorsport and heritage at a budget friendly $30 for a weekend pass and all accompanied kids under 16 are admitted free.
Free parking and trackside viewing from your own car is a feature.
For more details see- www.piarc.com.au