NASH MORRIS will continue his Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia Series campaign, having been locked in by TekworkX Motorsport for the remainder of the 2023 season.
It comes after a stunning one-make Porsche debut at Sydney Motorsport Park last week where he scored pole, won two races and finished second overall for the weekend, behind only teammate Aron Shields.
Morris’ will aim to pick up where he left off at Queensland Raceway this weekend as the Michelin Sprint Challenge field enjoys a quick turnaround from the Sydney event.
24 cars will line up at the 3.2km circuit outside of Ipswich as the launches into the second half of the season.
It comes with Kiwi teenager Marco Giltrap enjoying a solid lead over countryman Ronan Murphy in the series standings, with Zac Stichbury making it a New Zealand 1-2-3.
Giltrap is the only driver to have finished every race in the outright top ten this season, underpinning his impressive championship lead.
After winning last time out in Sydney, Aron Shields sits fourth in the championship just four points out of the top three, with Harrison Goodman in fifth.
Sam Shahin takes a formidable lead in the Pro-Am class to Queensland Raceway, though the battle will be on for second in the championship with Brett Boulton on the sidelines for this round.
That opens the door for the likes of Matt Slavin – who was a career-best second in class in Sydney – third-placed Andrew Goldie and local Richard Cowen, who sits fourth in the standings, to step up further and put pressure on the runaway leader.
Points leader Phil Morriss and defending champion Lachy Harburg will battle for Class B honours in the Gen I 991 GT3 Cup Car fight.
The field also welcomes debutant Ramu Farrell, who makes his PMSC debut driving the #888 Kaldewelg Auto GT3 Cup Car in the Pro-Am Class.
The Queensland Raceway event will see the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia Series rejoin the Shannons SpeedSeries for the first time this year.
Both of Saturday’s Sprint Races will be shown live on Stan Sport, while the Jim Richards’ enduro cup race will decide the weekend first thing on Sunday morning.
SCHEDULE – ROUND 4, Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia
Friday, 11 August
Practice 1 – 10:15am
Practice 2 – 13:40pm
Qualifying – 16:05pm
Saturday, 12 August
Race 1 – 13:00pm (20 Minutes)
Race 2 – 17:05pm (20 Minutes)
Sunday, 13 August
Race 3 – 9:10am (45 Minutes)
|1||2||Cowen Schwarz Marschke Lawyers||Pro-Am||Richard||Cowen||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||Black|
|2||4||Grove Racing||Pro||Oscar||Targett||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White/Red|
|3||8||Car Mods Australia||Class B||Bradley||Carr||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen I||Black / White / Red|
|4||12||Ares Group||Pro-Am||Matt||Slavin||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White / Black / Yellow|
|5||13||The Bend Motorsport Park||Pro-Am||Sam||Shahin||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White / Red / Blue|
|6||14||McElrea Racing||Pro||Caleb||Sumich||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||Grey|
|7||16||TekworkX Motorsport||Pro||Hamish||Fitzsimmons||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White|
|8||22||Cirrus Aircraft||Pro-Am||Andrew||Goldie||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White / Grey|
|9||23||Bloxsom Team Navy||Pro||Lachlan||Bloxsom||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White/Blue|
|10||26||Taplin Group||Pro||Tom||Taplin||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||Blue|
|11||64||Team Porsche New Zealand / EBM||Pro||Marco||Giltrap||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White / Black / Orange|
|12||66||Per Equipment Rentals||Pro-Am||Tim||Wolfe||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White|
|13||67||TekworkX Motorsport||Pro||Nash||Morris||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||3966|
|14||72||Team Porsche New Zealand / EBM||Pro||Zac||Stitchbury||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White / Black / Red|
|15||77||Sonic / Dayle ITM||Pro||Ronan||Murphy||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White|
|16||78||Sonic Motor Racing / Rosche Paper / Supa Straws||Pro||Marcos||Flack||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White|
|17||81||McLennan Motorsports||Pro||Tom||McLennan||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||Blue|
|18||86||Morriss Racing Service||Class B||Phil||Morriss||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen I||White|
|19||87||DW Motorsport||Pro-Am||David||Greig||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White / Blue|
|20||88||Sonic Motor Racing / Bob Jane T Marts / True Grid||Pro||Harrison||Goodman||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White|
|21||91||Autohouse Racing||Class B||Lachlan||Harburg||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen I||Blue|
|22||99||Southern Star Windows||Pro-Am||Ross||McGregor||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White / Yellow|
|23||116||TekworkX Motorsport||Pro||Aron||Shields||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||White|
|24||888||Kaldewelg Auto||Pro-Am||Ramu||Farrell||Porsche||GT3 Cup Gen II||Grey/ Gold|