Unbeaten entry looking for APC glory

pic: APC/Richard Johnston

The #24 GWR/HPS Transport Holden VE HSV SSV Redline will make its APC debut at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit this weekend (September 8-10) and while doing so, will be looking to maintain an unbeaten record.

The entry was supplied by Holden Motorsport and built by Garth Walden Racing in 2010. Since completion, it has competed in the 2010 Bathurst 12 Hour and the Wakefield 300 – as well as the 2016 and 2017 Bathurst Six Hours with Michael Auld, Richard Bloomfield and Brian Walden at the wheel.

In all events, the entry brought home class win honours, making it a ‘four for four’ class winner, explained team owner Garth Walden.

“This car is perfect for the APC and its results so far have proved this time and time again. It was built for endurance,” explained Walden, who thanked Airtag, HPS Transport, Okey Dokey, Precision Air Services, Roladuct and SYD-FAB for their support of the entry which will contest Class B2 this weekend.

“It has survived multiple stints in extreme conditions at Mount Panorama, and with any luck the ‘taxi’ will go around and round like it always does.”

This weekend, Auld and Bloomfield will team up for GWR in trying to bring home yet another class win for the Commodore.

“The ‘Old Boys’ as we affectionately call them have been racing at club level for many years and are good, consistent drivers,” Walden said.

“The pair have driven and won together in the Bathurst Six Hour for two consecutive years, so we have every confidence that the duo will work well together at Phillip Island.”

GWR is fielding two entries this weekend, with the Commodore to be joined in the garage by the #29 Platinum Night Club Broadbeach Mercedes A45 of Rob Woods and Indiran Padayachee at Phillip Island.

“We have every confidence that both cars will perform well in their classes and go the distance to finish across the line after the four hours,” Walden said.

“The competition is tough out there, but our boys have it in them to compete with the best of drivers.

“The APC is a great diverse category for racers of all experience levels to compete in – at the pointy end of the field there are some impressive cars that continue to develop and improve each year. We hope that the category remains accessible for years to come.”

GWR and the rest of the Australian Production Cars field will hit Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit this weekend (September 8-10) for what is the penultimate round of the 2017 APC season.

Spectator access on Friday is free, and only $20 for Saturday or $30 for Sunday admission – a weekend pass is also available for $35.00. Children aged under 15 gain free admission. All of Sunday’s action will be streamed online live and free via thenationals.com.au