Radicals for Perth Supercars event

Radicals at Wanneroo Raceway

Radical Cup Australia has been announced as a support category for next month’s Bunnings Trade Perth SuperNight.

The stop at Wanneroo Raceway on April 30-May 1 will be its second round of five in 2022, the first season in a new era of joint management by Radical Australia West (RAW) and Radical Australia East (RAE)

A healthy field is expected given Wanneroo is the home of Arise Racing, the local distributor which also runs cars in the WA State Championship.

Arise is anticipating at least 12 local entries when the Repco Supercars Championship comes to town.

“We’re delighted that the Radical Cup Australia (RCA) will be part of the 2022 Bunnings Perth SuperNight Event this April/May,” said RAW’s Jordan Oon.

“Both Radical Australia West and Radical Australia East’s vision for the reinvigorated RCA is to establish it as a premier national championship, with Radical drivers and owners able to access comprehensive dealer support Australia wide.

“Securing this support category position will go a long way into building this foundation and will be the first time a one-make sportscar category has ever raced in WA.

“Feedback from local Arise Racing drivers and crew has been universally positive, and I think all are keen to take it to the eastern staters with a bit of friendly competition.

“We expect to run a minimum of 12 cars from Arise Racing and are anticipating total grid sizes of 20 and above, which will make for a great spectacle around Wanneroo Raceway.”

Category manager Charise Bristow remarked, “It’s a big thing for the category to add a Supercars round in our first year, especially one with significance to the Radical brand like racing in Perth.

“Radical Australia West and Arise Racing are key components of Radical Cup Australia this year so heading over there was a key component of putting on a truly national series that was accessible for Radical competitors wherever they may be.

“We’re excited to head west in late April and showcase the series in front of the Perth Supercars fans.”

The category joins a support bill which already featured the Dunlop Super2 Series (including Super3), Haltech V8 SuperUte Series, and Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series.

Tickets for the Perth Supercars event went on sale this week, affirming that it would go ahead after two years off the calendar and a border closure which only lifted earlier this month.

Before that meeting, the Radical season gets underway at the Phillip Island round of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships on March 18-20.

A 19-car entry list for that weekend has been released (See below).

Entry list: Round 1, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Car Team/Sponsor Driver 1 Driver 2 Model
2 GWR Australia Ash Samadi   SR3 XX
4 Underdog Racing Warwick Morris   SR3
8 Arise Racing/VGW/Beyond Custom/LEE Elliott Schutte   SR3 RSX
14 Melos Rendering Carmelo Bonaventura   SR3
18 Arise Racing Bradley Russell   SR3 RSX
23 82One/RA Motorsport James Hernandez   SR3 RSX
26 Elec Motorsport Zig Fuhrmeister   SR3 RS
31 First Focus Peter Paddon Peter Carr SR3 XX
32 The PPF Studio/Hughesmotorsport Sue Hughes   SR3
34 Champion’s Business Growth Advisors/GWR Stephen Champion   SR3 XX
35 Arise Racing Adam Lisle Jordan Oon SR3 RSX
47 Shared Runway/Volante Rosso Peter Clare   SR3 XX
51 Imak/Kwikmit Andrew MacPherson   SR3
52 RA Motorsports Bill Medland   SR3 RSX
56 Volante Rosso Greg Kenny   SR3 RSX
60 Arise Racing Andrew Eldridge   SR3
66 Arise Racing Andrew Connor   SR3
81 Bing Technologies Pty Ltd Chris Perini   SR3 RSX
99 Industrie Clothing Nick Kelly   SR3

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