Australian motorsport has an unprecedented new pathway program with the announcement of a new category launching in 2020.

The Australian Rising Stars Series is a racing and development one-make arrive and drive Series that will provide junior talent with their first pathway out of go karting, but at a fraction of the cost currently seen in Australian motorsport.

Where this Series differs from those before it is every single car will be owned, prepared and run by the Series, delivering a level playing field across the entire category. Drivers will be in a different car every round to ensure no driver can gain a mechanical advantage.

Developed by Australian motorsport stalwart Wayne Russell, The A.R.S Series will field up to twenty Toyota 86 race cars in a stand-alone Championship that will form part of the Australian Motor Racing Series calendar. 

For Russell, The A.R.S Series is all about affordable racing for talent coming out of Go Karting.

“The cost of tin top racing in Australia has spiralled out of control for most Australian families. Our philosophy is simple – to provide emerging talent one of the cheapest, but professional motor racing pathways in Australian motorsport”.

To further this, Russell identified another critical element missing for kids and their parents.

“The business of motorsport is a completely unknown factor for most parents – they simply don’t know what lies ahead for them. It is daunting. The experience will include a professional motorsport induction program called the A.R.S Motorsport Institute where we will teach them about the fundamentals of sponsorship, media, public relations, management, health and fitness and legalities of motorsport.”

According to Russell, the A.R.S Motorsport Institute will be inclusive at no extra cost, and will be led by key experts in the field offering course literature, a seminar at each round and workshops for parents and kids to benefit from. The course will be directed by leading motorsport management company Push Talent Management, who since 2014 have managed Supercar drivers David Reynold and Andre Heimgartner.

The launch of The A.R.S Series comes with confirmation Plus Fitness have taken out the Naming Rights, which unlike any other series, will feature on each and every car. 

As a further incentive, the AMRS Series have announced their support by offering free 12-month licenses for any competitor in the A.R.S Series who has not held a car racing license previously.

The A.R.S Series will form part of The Australian Motor Racing Series with round 1 kicking off at Morgan Park, QLD 3-5 April 2020.

For expressions of interest to participate in the series, please contact Wayne Russell on 0477 713 911 or John Ruggiero on 0414 543 634 or email 

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