27 Apr JARVIS READY TO TAKE ON 2022 APC SEASON SOLO
Allan Jarvis says he is looking forward to contesting the entirety of the 2022 Australian Production Cars season solo, aboard his Class E 2010 TOA57D Motorsports Suzuki Swift Sport.
The season will mark a delayed comeback for the 34-year-old two-time Suzuki Swift champion, following the disruptions to the national championship over the past two years due to COVID-19.
“SMP has always suited our cars really well and you feel quite comfortable over the whole lap. The Swifts have always been one of the cars to beat in class E, so hopefully we can do well at the season opener and set the tone for a great season ahead,” Jarvis said.
“The core focus for us is having fun and enjoying our racing; if we can have a good time and come home with a straight car, we will be very happy.
“We will also be hoping to keep on improving our own times of course, and wrapping our head around another set-up aspect in regards to the tyre bank will be interesting too.
“2021 was supposed to be our first full season of racing after the Swift Series wrapped up in 2014, but obviously that was all delayed due to COVID. Now we are back and we can’t wait to go racing!”
While Jarvis – a depot manager for a bus company – has been competing in the Production Car realm for seven years now, his roots can be traced back to Speedway.
“I started out in Speedway in Junior Sedans in a beast of a Datsun 200B, and from there I went to a category called V8 Dirt Modified which is similar to sprint cars and about 700hp with big wheels and a body that provides all the downforce. I then moved from that into a Swift which was a bit of a culture shock!” he laughed.
“I also did a few one-off events in the V8 Utes and two rounds in the Mini Challenge – that was the first front wheel drive experience I had actually, and then I moved into the Swifts where I raced for four years and took out two championships (2011 and 2012).
“Since then, we have been entering basically any production car race that we can and we are really enjoying running with Australian Production Cars.
“All the way I have had the support of my dad and my crew chief Terry, dad has obviously been with me since the start and Terry has been a part of my racing for 17 years, so I would like to thank them as well as my mum and my wife and kids for all of their support of my racing.”
The 2022 APC season will kick off at Sydney Motorsport Park across May 26-27, before continuing on to Phillip Island (June 25-26), Queensland Raceway (August 5-7), Tailem Bend (October 21-23) and the Bathurst International (November 11-13).
The series will provide a mix of endurance formats from 30-minute races to one-hour races to 300km events across the five rounds; with competitors able to compete on their choice of tyre from a nominated tyre panel featuring Hankook, Dunlop, MRF Tyres and Yokohama.
2022 APC DATES:
- Round one – Sydney Motorsport Park – May 27-29 – two x 30-minute races, 1 x 300km race
- Round two – Phillip Island – June 25-26 – four x one-hour races
- Round three – Queensland Raceway – August 5-7 – two x 30-minute races, 1 x 300km race
- Round four – Tailem Bend – October 21-23 – four x one-hour races
- Round five – Mount Panorama – November 11-13 – four x 30-minute races