2020 Phillip Island Classic – Preview 1960s Racing & Sports-racing

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 March 2020

A big field of 1960s Racing and Sports-racing cars has being assembled this year. We are in for a big treat. Amongst the field will be a number of Lotus 18 Formula Junior cars – celebrating their 60th anniversary.

At the front of the pack there are a number key chargers. John Bowe will take it to the regulars in the one-off Repco-Brabham BT31. Andrew Robson will overcome the Sandown gremlins from late October in the first of the two Brabham BT30 – the other in hot pursuit by Sean Whelan. Nick Bennett has taken over the steering wheel of Laurie’s Elfin 600B. Laurie’s not going away though – his bought another Elfin 600 and will debut it this weekend.

Of the sports-racing cars on track will be regular UK visitor, Andy Newall in a Chevron B6, Bill Hemming has dusted off the Elfin 400 Repco and Peter Brennan will rebut the Argo Corvette.

On track times:

Friday qualifying 11:20am  
Friday race 1 3:25pm 4 laps
Saturday race 2 10:55am 5 laps
Saturday race 3 3:20pm 6 laps
Sunday race 4 10:30am 5 laps
Sunday race 5 2:15pm 8 laps

Photo credit: Chris Carter

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