PIARC’s Island Magic 2017 whilst still three months away is looking great for its 27th year, with The Saloon Car Nationals coming to the seaside circuit and certain to bolster entries along with some added interest for the iconic 50K Plate for with a number of the Queensland based Trans AM Sports Sedans making the trip south to run on the world’s most picturesque and exciting circuit, for the final round of the 2017 Victorian Sports Sedan Championship.
PIARC President Geoff Bull this week said that securing the Saloon Car Nationals and the addition of Trans Am Sports Sedans to the 50K Plate, gave the meeting ongoing new attractions after last year’s record breaking Improved Production Nationals saw the highest entry ever in the long and successful history of Island Magic.
With entries opening in coming weeks, Island Magic 2017 will stick with PIARC’s sound formula of non-stop racing with traditional races and categories including for the 13th consecutive year the CUE 1 Hour Victorian Tourist Trophy. This year should again see a field of over 40 of the exotic and well known traditional Sports Cars competing for the prestigious and respected Victorian Tourist Trophy.
After being rested for a year to make room for the IPRA Nationals the Porsche 944s will back on the program competing for the Endeavour Cup
After the 2014 Formula Vee Nationals which enjoyed a capacity 58 car field, the category has struggled a little in the aftermath of that success but is expected to rise to the occasion with at least 25 cars this year.
The other open wheel category at this meeting is Formula Ford which will feature both Formula Ford 1600 and Formula Ford highly coveted Phillip Island Formula Ford Trophy.
The Historic Touring Cars are back to entertain in the Graham Slater Victorian Historic Touring Car Trophy for fans who like a little nostalgia, with Mustangs, Toranas, Camaros, GT Falcons, Cortinas and Minis.
Don’t miss this event as Island Magic again promises to be a great way for both competitors and spectators to finish up a years racing at Australia’s most picturesque and challenging race circuit.
Affordable admission to great motorsport is a budget friendly $30.00 for a weekend pass and accompanied kids under 16 are admitted free.
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