11 Aug LUKE KING GETS IN ON MOBIL 1 APC FUN THIS WEEKEND
Carrera Cup driver and former national production cars racer Luke King will jump on-board for the Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars festivities at Queensland Raceway this weekend, co-driving Anthony Levitt’s #16 AMG Spares Mercedes C63 in the A2 class.
The drive sees King, who competed in the TCR Australia Series in 2021 (Audi Sport with Chaz Mostert) and 2022 (privateer Hyundai team) and also received the prestigious Colin Bond Medal for Most Versatile Driver in 2020, return to the national production car scene after having raced in D Class with Kevin Herbern in what was then known as the Australian Manufacturers Championship.
“I am excited to be jumping in with Anthony for the Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars this weekend, especially given my previous history with the category when it was AMChamps, I have a lot of fond memories of the endurance racing,” said King, who is racing with Wall Racing in the Carrera Cup Championship this year.
“It has been quite a journey for me to build up my resume and sponsorships, to be regarded as a professional in the industry is a huge box ticked. A lot of opportunities arose from the racing I did in the Shannons Nationals, now Shannons SpeedSeries, AMChamps, Formula Ford and TCR have really played a big part in getting me to where I am today.”
Luke King and Anthony Levitt first met five years ago when King was the driver coach and judge in the Aussie Driver Search Audi EVO GT3; the two teamed up for the first time at a Queensland Production Cars round last month where King qualified the car 3rd outright.
“It is great to be having Luke along this weekend. His words of encouragement at the Aussie Driver Search really set me on my path to go motor racing,” Levitt said.
“It was always going to be nice to one day be able to go driving with him. He is a great guy, cool to have around, loves motorsport, and is so knowledgeable.
“It should make for a good pairing this weekend and it should be a lot of fun! We have made some changes since we raced together the last time and so I am really looking forward to seeing what we can do this weekend – it is really exciting.”
“The QPC round was a bit crazy as Anthony was coming back from Monaco and I was literally qualifying the car when he was flying into Brisbane airport,” laughed King.
“So that wasn’t the best start, but the car was very quick, and we were very close to the Mustangs. With some tweaks we have worked on since then I am expecting it to be a much quicker car in the national round this weekend.
“The potential the car has got is really cool and I am pumped to be a part of it, the last two times I have been to QR in TCR or Production Cars, I have been on the podium and I’m looking forward to adding more.”
“With a big Carrera Cup round coming up next weekend at The Bend also, I am really keen to have all the extra seat time this weekend with the enduros in a really competitive national category, it is always good to have your bum in the seat and the track time offered by APC is fantastic.”
Round three of the Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars and Monochrome GT4 Australia will be held at Queensland Raceway across the 11th to the 13th of August, featuring two one-hour races (Friday and Sunday) and the infamous two-hour Fight in the Night on Saturday evening.
While entries for this event are now closed, entries are open now for rounds four through six at www.ausprodcars.com.au.
For further information about Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars and Monochrome GT4 Australia, please contact email@example.com or visit www.ausprodcars.com.au.