Porsche 944 Challenge decider at Island Magic this weekend
The seventh and final round of the 2019 Porsche 944 Challenge is set to be held this weekend at the picturesque Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
17 cars are entered for the round, which will see the possibility of the first time there could be a family lock-out of the podium. 2018 State Series Champion Jamie Westaway returns to take the wheel of Keith Marriner’s Seat Time Racing Simulations backed 944 for the weekend, alongside regular season competitors, Uncle Michael Westaway, and father Tony. Tony will be coming to the track fresh from his GT3 Cup Car experience at Queensland Raceway thanks to series sponsor Porsche Cars Australia.
Having clinched the 2019 CAMS Victorian State Championship at the previous round, club championship leader Cameron Beller will again be the man to beat after his recent perfect round at Phillip Island in September, though he will also have a host of other fast drivers in the way of series debutante John Kennedy, veteran Dick Howe, and Adam Brewer who is fresh from repairs after a nasty shunt at the last round looking to take the spoils from Beller.
Joining the grid for the first time will be West Australian Andy Tudor, who is joining his compatriot Tim Wolfe in making the journey over from the West Coast to compete this weekend. Returning after making his debut with the series last round is 16 year old young gun Daniel Petselis in the Melbourne Performance Centre backed 944.
While Beller only needs to finish to secure the championship, the battle for third is up for grabs with Ken Rowland sitting just a handful of points ahead of Toni Andreevski, with John Kennedy and Adam Brewer not far behind them and hungry to take a trophy at the end of the season.