Motorsport Australia has outlined its plans for the 2024 Shannons SpeedSeries with the release of next year’s draft calendar.
Featuring a mammoth ten rounds across eight different venues, the season will begin in Victoria at the iconic Sandown International Raceway on 9-11 February, before a trip south for Australian Racing Group’s Race Tasmania event on 15-17 March.
While the calendar is subject to change, Phillip Island is then expected to welcome the Shannons SpeedSeries at the iconic Victorian venue on 12-14 April before the series makes its return to Shell V-Power Motorsport Park (The Bend) in May.
That will be followed by an exciting July doubleheader at Queensland Raceway – a venue that has proven to be both a fan and category favourite, facilitating the need for an extra weekend of track time at the renewed circuit.
The seventh round of the season will be at a venue yet to be confirmed before Sydney Motorsport Park hosts the first of two Shannons SpeedSeries events in 2024.
The final two events of the year will feature the Australian Racing Group-promoted events, which include the NSW doubleheader, starting with Sydney Motorsport Park, before the season finale at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International.
In 2024, the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour will return to being a standalone event.
Motorsport Australia Director of Motorsport & Commercial Operations – Michael Smith:
“We’re excited to be releasing our draft 2024 calendar ahead of time to give all our categories and motorsport fans the opportunity to plan their year and look forward to another busy year,” Smith said.
“While this calendar is provisional, we are hopeful that there will be very limited changes, if any, however, the release of other category calendars, namely Supercars, may force us to shift some dates to avoid any clashes.
“With eight events held in 2023, we are pleased to be running an expanded 10-round bumper calendar in 2024, providing more opportunities for categories to be part of our exciting events.
“This year has seen the best crowds in the Shannons SpeedSeries/Shannons Nationals history, and our digital footprint is the largest it’s ever been, reaching millions of people so far in 2023, along with strong TV ratings across a high-quality broadcast on Stan Sport and the Nine Network.”
Australia Racing Group Chief Operating Officer – Liam Curkpatrick:
“It’s pleasing to see the 2024 calendar take shape, and we can’t wait to be part of the Shannons SpeedSeries again next year,” Curkpatrick said.
“We will shortly be able to release our category-specific calendars as well, providing certainty and a clear path forward for 2024.
“This year has been a breakout year for the Shannons SpeedSeries with record crowds, TV audiences and across our digital platforms. 2024 promises to be another strong year, and we look forward to getting underway at Sandown in February.”
Shannons SpeedSeries 2024 Draft Calendar*
Round 1: Sandown International Raceway – 9-11 February
Round 2: Race Tasmania – 15-17 March
Round 3: Phillip Island – 12-14 April
Round 4: Shell V-Power Motorsport Park (The Bend) – 24-26 May
Round 5: Queensland Raceway 1 – 12-14 July
Round 6: Queensland Raceway 2 – 19-21 July
Round 7: Venue TBC – 30 August – 1 September
Round 8: Sydney Motorsport Park 1 – 18-20 October
Round 9: Race Sydney (Sydney Motorsport Park 2) – 1-3 November
Round 10: Supercheap Auto Bathurst International – 8-10 November
*Provisional calendar, subject to limited changes