The 2023 Improved Production Racing Australia State Championship kicks this Saturday with the popular twilight format at Mallala. With 7 manufacturers on track showcasing numerous platforms, the variety of IPRA continues to pique the interest of aspiring racers at the club level. The early model Datsuns of Norris, Perry and Wright are crowd favourites harking back to their Club Car roots. Despite the having an extended break, the twitchy 120Y of Wright will be keen to stick it to Norris in his equally short 1200.
Andy Sarandis makes his return in the formidable nimble white Evo, which sustained a suspension failure at this event just 12 months ago.
Also making his return to the field after a foray in Formula 3 is Max deMeyrick, who should be hard to beat in his well prepared S-chassis Nissan Silvia. A notable omission is 2022 State Champion Scott Cook whose S13 Silvia remains parked up since the Nationals leaving a chance for Max to get a head start in the points.
The Magna brigade will be strong with the dark horse Rob Kilmartin hitting the track with a fresh engine build to take it to Statham and Kempster The naturally aspirated beemers of Palmer and Kelly won’t be going quietly, nor will the Honda screamers of Chen and Wong as part of a very strong midfield battle.
Cars on track from 12:30 with racing well into the night ! Spectator admission is FREE!
Things really heat up before the dinner brake then the highlight under lights.
Mallala is renowned for being heavy on brakes which adds to the spectacle when the sun goes down with glowing brakes and popping flames…!