Not just a flex of muscle, but a test of endurance…
the first time in Muscle Car Masters history, a six-hour production car endurance race will test the mettle and metal of Production Touring and Production Sports Cars as an addition to the more traditional MCM annual programme.
Nicknamed the ‘Double-Three’, the 6 Hours of Sydney will be spread across two three-hour legs across the Australian Muscle Car Masters weekend, October 28-29. The first leg will start as the sun starts to go down on Saturday afternoon. The race resumes early on Sunday morning via leg two.
Punctuating the Double-Three is a Saturday evening Australian Muscle Car Masters/6 Hour ‘pit party’, with invitations thrown open to all competitors, fans and officials.
“The introduction of the 6 Hours of Sydney within the fantastic Australian Muscle Car Masters event is a win-win for fans and competitors alike,” said Australian Racing Drivers’ Club (ARDC) CEO Glenn Matthews.
“It offers potential competitors a high profile race meeting that remains one of the most popular held at Sydney Motorsport Park each year. Fans will enjoy a different style of racing for that weekend and an even broader array of vehicles.
“The ARDC thinks it integrates well into the existing Muscle Car Masters concept and evolves the event moving forward into the future. We are strong supporters of the concept and think it will be a fantastic addition to the event.”
There’s a strong historical link between the 6 Hours of Sydney and the earliest Bathurst production car classics, which evolved into the muscle car era’s famous showroom showdowns. These events were organised by the ARDC, which also ran the 1962 Bathurst 6 Hour Classic for production sports cars and sedans.
The Muscle Car Masters’ traditional jam-packed programme of sprint races, demo sessions and parade laps will commence from 10.30am Sunday when the chequered flag flies on the enduro.
The 6 Hours of Sydney field is expected to comprise a mix of state and national level Production Car competitors, selected Production Sports car racers and those with eligible vehicles that may not race presently