Island Magic set to crown multiple series champions

Wednesday 23 November, 2022
Photo: Revved Photography
The world-famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit will light up this weekend with the 32nd edition of the Phillip Island Auto Racing Club’s (PIARC) Island Magic playing host to a range of series finales.  
 
A spread of state and national motorsport categories will take the track to battle it out across the jam packed schedule in an attempt to close out their respective seasons on a high.  
 
Headlining the event and the newest inclusion to the race meeting is the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia, where the highly entertaining season-long battle between Thomas Sargent and Ryan Wood will reach a thrilling climax - the pair likely to be side-by-side again. 

Victory at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International firmly kept Wood’s title hopes alive after a disastrous DNF at The Bend Park put his contention in doubt, as now just 32-points seperate the two Sargent with a mammoth 180-points up for grabs.  
 
Pro-Am class leader Brett Boulton will be feeling the pressure from Sam Shahin after he took victory last time out, while Lachlan Harburg will be defending his 38-point lead over Nathan Stricklen in Class B – Meaning all three GT3 based series are set to go down to the wire.  

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Another major event to take place over the annual meeting includes the widely anticipated Ramada Resort Phillip Island 50k Plate for Sports Sedans, while the Improved Production series will also be in action across both days.
 
There will be no shortage of other on-track action across the weekend as a range of other categories including the Hyundai Excels, open wheelers and the Historic Touring Cars all get their fair share of racing - the latter of which have an event high 44 entries.
 
The Victorian Road Racing Championships will return for the first time in more than 20 years with F2, F3 and F4 cars all taking the track to the pleasure of all fans of the open wheel cars.  
 
After a hard couple of years, PIARC President Nick Scarcella was excited to get the event underway and notes the importance of its running. 
 
“This is our grand finale, and in the clubs 70th year to assemble high calibre categories, with large grids is a testament to the event and the stature it holds in the motorsport landscape,” Scarcella said. 
 
“Phillip Island holds a special place in every driver and motorsport official’s heart and to see the town back up and firing after a few hard years is great. 
 
“With something for every fan in 2022, cars will be on track daily from 9am. We look forward to seeing a big crowd watching the champions crowned with close racing for which Island Magic is renowned.  
 
Tickets for the event are available to purchase at the gate or online here with children under the 18 of 16 able to enter for free. 

Click here for more information.  
 
The 32nd edition of Island Magic will take place at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 25-27 November.  
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