The Australian Prototype Series is set for a record grid of at least 21 cars for its first round of 2018 at The Bend.
The entry list marks the first time that the series has attracted more than 20 cars, with entries still open, and includes cars from West, RFR, Wolf, Phoenix, Prince, Stohr, and Radical.
On debut will be three Wolf GB08 CN Prototypes, while a V8-Powered Radical SR8 will also run in APS for the first time.
The series will be split across multiple classes again, with P1 for outright, Kumho Cup for part-time or less experienced drivers, FL1 for open-wheel Formula 1000 cars, and a separate class trophy for Radical SR3s.
Defending champion Mark Laucke will again campaign his West WX10 Sports Racer.
He is likely to face competition from Jam Motorsport’s three Wolf CN Prototypes driven by Sage Murdoch, Jason Makris, and John-Paul Drake.
Series organisers will confirm new-for-2018 Balance of Performance regulations prior to Round 1.
The Australian Prototype Series presented by Hot Wheels will run with Shannons Nationals at Tailem Bend on April 13-15.
Entry list: Round 1, The Bend Motorsport Park
|1||P1||Laucke Flour Mills||Mark Laucke||SA||West WX10|
|4||FL1||Orlando Phoenix||Terry Peovitis||WA||RFR F1000|
|7||Kumho||Keough Racing||Brenton Keough||QLD||West WR1000|
|8||P1||Racesah Pty Ltd/Jam Motorsport||Sage Murdoch||NSW||Wolf GB08CN|
|11||Kumho||Lark Construction||Scott Mackay||VIC||West WR 1000|
|14||FL1||Burns Motorsport||Stewart Burns||WA||Phoenix F1000|
|16||Kumho||MSR Motorsport Fabrication||Mark Short||SA||Prince LSR|
|27||P1||GWR Racing||Darren Barlow||NSW||Stohr WF1|
|31||Radical||First Focus||Peter Paddon||NSW||Radical SR3|
|32||Radical||Hughes Motorsport/Pro Vinyl||Sue Hughes||NSW||Radical SR3|
|33||Radical||Taylor Collision||Michael Whiting||SA||Radical SR3|
|34||Radical||Champion’s Business Growth Advisers||Stephen Champion||NSW||Radical SR3|
|38||Radical||RA Motorsport||Mitchell Neilson||NSW||Radical SR3|
|42||Radical||Hughes Supercar Services||Philip Hughes||VIC||Radical SR3|
|44||P1||Marina Mirage Gold Coast||Jason Makris||QLD||Wolf GB08CN|
|53||Kumho||Bryan Stoeckel||Jonathon Stoeckel||VIC||West WR1000|
|66||Kumho||Jam Motorsport||John-Paul Drake||SA||Wolf GB08CN|
|68||Radical||Kim Burke||Kim Burke||NSW||Radical SR3|
|80||Radical||GWR Racing||Paul Braico||NSW||Radical SR3|
|86||P1||Conquest Services||Dimitrios Zartaloudis||VIC||Radical SR8|
|88||Radical||RA Motorsport||Rowan Ross||NSW||Radical SR3|