Oh, oh, oh... O’Briens
The he O’Brien family was in winning form at round two of the Australian Trans-Am series at Queensland Raceway with Australian Touring Car Championship veteran Charlie O’Brien recording a four-race clean sweep and his nephew, former Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series driver, Shannon O’Brien finishing second outright. The 21-strong American muscle car field saw new cars hit the track.
Back in Australia, racers are getting excited about the Sydney Retro Speedfest held at Sydney Motorsport Park on June 11-12. The exciting Group S sports cars have a huge grid and as always will put on a great show, with Porsche veteran Geoff Morgan fending off all comers on his home turf. Classic F1 and open-wheeler fans will rejoice, with Ferrari, March and Brabham all represented. John Bowe in a 1974 March versus Guido BeligornioNettis in a 1985 Ferrari will be a very interesting race! Heritage Touring Cars will have at least 25 cars on the grid, with Tony Alford’s Nissan R32 GT-R ‘Godzilla likely to get a good hurry up from Carey McMahon’s and Duncan MacKellar’s RS500 Sierras. Carey knows SMP’s curves better than most and MacKellar is fast anywhere. It should be a very interesting showdown.