At least 14 cars are set to take to the grid for the first ever round of the Australian Prototype Series at Sandown in April.
Five different manufacturers are represented, including the pair of Wolf GB08 Tornado CN Prototype entries entered by Synep Racing – the first of their kind to race nationally in Australia.
New South Wales brothers Josh and Adam Cranston will steer the pair of Synep Racing entries, upgrading from several seasons of competition in the FL1 Open Wheelers that are a mainstay of the class.
Josh Cranston will run in the outright P1 category and is expected to face championship competition from Jason Makris (West WX10) and Mark Laucke (West WX10).
Adam Cranston will also be eligible for the P2 Kumho Cup, a class within the category determined by driver seedings.
Kumho Cup drivers who qualify more than twice in the top three or finish a race more than twice in the top three during the season will then only become eligible for the P1 Championship.
There will also be a separate class for the several Radicals which will run in the field at Sandown.
Round 1 will be run over three races on the Shannons Nationals Program from April 7-9.
Updated: Entry list: Round 1
|2||Kumho Cup||Synep Racing||Adam Cranston (NSW)||Wolf GB08 Tornado|
|3||Radical||Vantage Freight||David Crampton (NSW)||Radical SR3|
|4||FL1||Orlando Phoenix||Terry Peovitis (WA)||RFR F1000|
|5||P1||Synep Racing||Josh Cranston (NSW)||Wolf GB08 Tornado|
|6||Radical||Haggarty Racing Team||Anthony Haggarty (NSW)||Radical SR3|
|15||Radical||Haggarty Racing Team||Simon Haggarty (NSW)||Radical SR3|
|16||Kumho Cup||MSR Motorsport Fabrication||Mark Short (SA)||Prince LSR|
|31||Radical||First Focus||Peter Paddon (NSW)||Radical SR3|
|33||Radical||Taylor Collision||Michael Whiting (SA)||Radical SR3|
|35||Radical||Sutto’s Motorcycle Supply||Chris Sutton (VIC)||Radical SR3|
|42||Radical||Hughes Supercar Services||Philip Hughes (VIC)||Radical SR3|
|44||P1||Mirage Racing – Marina Mirage Gold Coast||Jason Makris (QLD)||West WX10|
|53||Kumho Cup||Bryan Stoeckel||Jonathon Stoeckel (VIC)||West WR1000|
|55||P1||Laucke Flour Mills||Mark Laucke (SA)||West WX10|
|66||Kumho Cup||Synep Racing||John-Paul Drake (SA)||West WX10|
|68||Radical||Kim Burke||Kim Burke (NSW)||Radical SR3|