NEWS: Australian Production Cars gets new owners

Iain Sherrin’s Ontic Sports has handed over the category management rights to Troy Williams’ Production Car Racing Pty Ltd who is both a former competitor and previous general manager of Ontic since late 2020.

Sherrin explained, “It has been a big six years since Ontic Sports took over the category management for the Australian Production Cars, and now is the right time to hand over the reins to Troy who has done such a great job since late 2020 as Ontic Sports’ general manager.

“It has sure been a journey since we re-launched the series in time for the 2016 season, and I would like to thank Motorsport Australia as well as all of the teams, competitors, sponsors, tracks, officials, volunteers and suppliers for their support over the last six years.

“I now look forward to seeing the series as it evolves again in the coming years.”

Williams remarked, “I have greatly enjoyed working with Iain as the general manager of Ontic Sports since late 2020, managing the APC on Ontic’s behalf, and I am sure Iain will enjoy the additional time to focus on family and other projects.

“The Production Car Racing organisation is thrilled to be taking the reins – while there is a new category management company name on the forms, it will be business as usual for our stakeholders as they have all been dealing with me for quite some time now already.

“We have some exciting things happening in 2022 – a return to endurance racing, a Bathurst season finale and the introduction of a tyre panel which I believe will be well received. Also, I am looking forward to announcing a fantastic new naming rights partner in the near future.

“With five rounds on the calendar, things are looking great for 2022 and we can’t wait to get back into racing!”

Tyre restrictions have been lifted in the category and competitors may now choose between Yokohama, Dunlop, Hankook or the incumbent MRF. Other regulations and classes have been aligned with recommendations from the National 3E Committee and the Bathurst 6 Hour.

Five rounds for the championship this year visiting Sydney Motorsport Park, Phillip Island, Queensland Raceway, The Bend and finishing up at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International.

Each round will be open to solo pilots and multi-driver crews with various race formats planned for the season.



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