Entry list released for Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge opener
Thursday 26th May, 2022 - 5:48pm
A 27-driver entry list has been revealed for Round 1 of Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia, this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park.
The field includes 11 debutants, namely Harrison Goodman, Nathan Sticklen, Ryan Wood, Thomas Sargent, Gerard Murphy, Jason Miller, Christian Fitzgerald, Emanuel Mezzasalma, Aron Shields, Lachlan Bloxsom, and Jacob Li.
Goodman finished fifth in the Australian Formula Ford competition last year, and will be racing a tin top for the first time at Eastern Creek, with Sonic Motor Racing Services.
“I’m definitely excited and it will be good to be racing in a competitive field,” he said.
“It’s going to be very different to the Formula Ford, but the cars handle similar to each other, which is helpful.
“Michael and Maria [Ritter, team owners] have been very helpful during the transition from Formula Ford to Porsche, and without them I wouldn’t be able to do it.
“I’m excited to be driving the Bob Jane T-Marts entry. It’s one that has a lot of history with Sonic and to represent an iconic brand is one I’m thrilled to be a part of.
“It’s been a fairly fast learning curve with just three test days, but I definitely think we’ve done enough to be competitive at the first round and I’m keen to get started at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.”
In the Morris Finance Pro-Am class, Sam Shahin is backing up from last weekend’s Carrera Cup round at Winton.
Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge will have practice and qualifying tomorrow, ahead of three races across Saturday and Sunday.
All three of those encounters can be seen live and ad-free on Stan Sport, as part of its coverage of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships.
Entry list: Round 1, Sydney Motorsport Park
|2||Richard Cowen||Pro-Am||McElrea Racing|
|3||Jonathan Gliksten||Class B||Racing for FA|
|5||Nathan Murray||Pro-Am||Garage 1|
|8||Madeline Stewart||Pro||Bullrush Rally / EBM|
|13||Sam Shahin||Pro-Am||The Bend / OTR|
|22||Andrew Goldie||Pro-Am||Cirrus Aircraft|
|23||Lachlan Bloxsom||Pro||McElrea Racing|
|26||Tom Taplin||Class B||Taplin Real Estate|
|29||Rob Woods||Pro-Am||TekworkX Motorsport|
|32||Courtney Prince||Pro||Sonic / Local Legends|
|34||Nathan Sticklen||Class B||TekworkX Motorsport|
|35||Indiran Padayachee||Pro-Am||Hyundai Forklifts|
|38||Ollie Shannon||Pro||Tigani Motorsport|
|40||Ryan Wood||Pro||Team Porsche NZ / EBM|
|47||Thomas Sargent||Pro||Tegra Australia|
|58||Gerard Murphy||Class B||Australia Zoo / Wildlife Warriors|
|59||Jason Miller||Pro||Stokes Skis Australia|
|68||Terrance Knowles||Pro-Am||Ashley Seward Motorsport|
|74||Christian Fitzgerald||Pro – Am||EMA Motorsport|
|84||Brett Boulton||Pro-Am||Bold Living|
|87||David Greig||Pro-Am||DW Motorsport|
|88||Harrison Goodman||Pro||Bob Jane T Marts / Sonic|
|99||Ross McGregor||Pro-Am||Southern Star Windows|
|116||Aron Shields||Pro||McElrea Racing|
|131||Graham Williams||Pro-Am||Sonic Motor Racing / WRA|
|266||Jacob Li||Class B||ASM / Mars Performance|