Oh, oh, oh... O’Briens

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Sport -

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.

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