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2024 Australian Winter Champs Results

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Press Release From Action RC:

Sydney’s Brayden Stanley is the big winner at the 2024 Winter Champs, hosted by Penrith District Nitro Racing in Sydney’s west. Stanley scooped both IC Touring and ISTC Modified Classes in a powerful display. This was the 16th year that PDNR have hosted the Winter Champs, Australia’s premiere non-sanction on-road events.

With 12 classes over two days, the Winter Champs hosts both nitro and electric racing in 1/12th, 1/10th and 1/8th categories on PDNR’s temporary car-park layout. Scotty Ernst and Chris Mitchell provided event announcing to heighten the quality of the event.

Saturday saw 1/8th (Open, GT and GTE), 1/10th IC Touring, 1/12th (13.5), Formula 1 and Short Course Truck classes. Sunday’s racing featured four ISTC classes (Modified, 13.5, 21.5 and Junior) together with Front Wheel Drive.

Brayden Stanley’s performance headlined the results, the current 10th IC Touring National Champion and former IFMAR Worlds A Finalist too strong in IC Touring ahead of fellow PDNR member Tate Firth and Michael Stone. Stanley would back it up on Sunday with a big ISTC Modified win over a quality field that included Jeffrey Macke, Tim Moylan and Simon Nicholson as the Sydney driver made his first appearance with an ARC. The clash between Stanley, Mackie, Jeff Hamon and Ryan Maker at the upcoming Queensland Championships is something to look forward to.

The GT and GTE classes provided some of the best racing of the weekend, the big bangers spectacular around a layout that included both high-speed swoops and technical sections. Cameron Kendall prevailed in GTE after three brilliant finals, while Rick Seymonsbergen was too strong in a GT final that started in light rain before the track dried to enable a fast finish.

A PDNR tradition, the Short Course Truck class saw temporary jumps added to the track, 17 trucks going at it for 6 heads-up races in a spectacular and crowd-pleasing display. Tate Firth defeating US visitor Scotty Ernst and Clinton Mackenzie. PDNR continue to champion junior drivers, and a 12-car Junior ISTC field saw some big performances from future stars – none more so that Tye Moylan’s dominant win. Tye made it a big weekend for the Moylan family after father Tim had earlier won both 1/8th Open and Front Wheel Drive classes, and been on the podium in ISTC Modified.



- Matrix IC Touring: Brayden Stanley (Infinity), Tate Firth (Infinity), Michael Stone (XRAY)

- Speedy RC 1/8th GT: Rick Seymonsbergen (Hong Nor), Anthony Wasson (Serpent), Logan Rintoul (XRAY)

- Senesi Motorsports 1/8th GTE: Cameron Kendall (Serpent), Rick Seymonsbergen (Hong Nor), Ross Lalic (Serpent)

- Blitz 1/8th Open: Ryan Reynolds (Mugen), Tim Moylan (Mugen), Cameron Kendall (Serpent)

- Hobbywing 1/12th 13.5: Tim Rhodin (Awesomatix), Greg Brooks (XRAY), Baden Macdonald (Awesomatix)

- Bezerk F1: Ross Lalic (Serpent), Dave Reston (Schumacher), Dan Maher (Schumacher)

- Toyo Tyres Short Course Truck: Tate Firth (Team Associated), Scotty Ernst (Team Associated), Clinton Mackenzie (Traxxas)


- Power HD ISTC Modified: Braden Stanley (ARC), Jeffrey Mackey (Awesomatix), Tim Moylan (Mugen)

- EZ Power ISTC 13.5: Marcus Askell (Awesomatix), Lincoln Codd (Mugen), Michael Stone (XRAY)

- Exalt RC ISTC 21.5: Logan Rintoul (XRAY), Adam Frankish (Mugen), Dan Maher (Schumacher)

- Sydney Helicopters ISTC Junior: Tye Moylan (Mugen), Zac Bardetta (XRAY), Jay Refalo (XRAY)

- ARC Front Wheel Drive: Tim Moylan (Mugen), Anthony Gullota (Schumacher), Chris Mitchell (Awesomatix)

Fast Facts:

- Announcers: Scotty Ernst & Chris Mitchell

- 16th hosting of the Winter Champs by Penrith District Nitro Racers

- Winter Champs dates back to 1997, with previous venues including Bathurst, Illawarra, Tamworth, Magic Kingdom (Sydney), Canberra, Moorebank

- 197 entries

- 5-7 July 2024

- Live Streamed by RC Race Media

- Photos by Scott Guyatt (Action RC) and Tate Firth (PDNR)

- Event Sponsors: Sydney Helicopters, FlySky, RC Maker, Penrith City Council, Campbelltown Hobbies, Brisket Boys, Mach-1, Kennards Hire, Toyo Tyres, Senesi Motorsport, JSpec Stickers, Speedy RC, Matrix Racing Tyres, Power HD, EZ Power, Exalt RC, Smoken, ARC, Leisure Coast Aluminium Windows & Kitchens, XRAY, Mob Boss Graphics, Seiko, KTM, Total Tools Penrith, Mountain Culture, East Coast Hobbies, Model Engines, Hara Racing, Blaxland Hot Bread & Café and RC Race Media.


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About the Author

Tyler Hooks is a recent college graduate with a BBA in management and a Minor in Communications from St. Edwards University as well as a ROAR Stock National Champion and was apart of the IFMAR World Championship USA team in 2016. Tyler is currently an Editor as well as in the Advertising department at Live Race Media and frequently is apart of the broadcast team at major events.

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