Aussie Racing Cars Clipsal Wrap
Aussie Racing Car Championship Series has officially kicked off for the 2016 season. The first event for the year was held in Adelaide at the V8 Supercars Clipsal 500 event and was run over 4 days. The weekend started with Aussie Racing Cars (ARC) on track first thing in the morning on Thursday, March 3. 37 cars set out for practice including both Indy 800 Kart Track members David Sultana and Harley Haber. Harley Haber having competed in only 4 rounds last year, his first round was at Eastern Creek in 2015. David Sultana has started off his career in ARC at the Clipsal 500. Both of which have set high goals for 2016 aiming to claim the 2016 Rookie of the year award.
The weekend starts off early with teams arriving at the track on Tuesday and Wednesday, both Sultana and Haber driving down from Sydney. Teams set up and prepare for the weekend ahead, the Clipsal 500 and the biggest round of the season for ARC in 2016. Thursday is the biggest day for ARC over the weekend with practice in the morning, Qualifying at midday and Race 1 in the afternoon. Morning practice was the first and only chance Haber and Sultana got to learn the track before Qualifying at 12:10pm AEDT. Both boys were able to show what they are capable of making the top 10 in practice, Sultana finishing 9th and Haber in 10th. Qualifying saw Haber finish in 10th position with a time of 1:37.1358, Sultana started behind him finishing with a time of 1.37.2418 putting him in 12th position.