Champion’s championship car

Following his tin-top racing debut in the Australian Production Car Series last month, Stephen Champion will be back behind the wheel of the championship-winning Sherrin Racing BMW 135i this weekend.

Champion will co-drive with Michael Sherrin, in what will also be his ‘Fight in the Night’ race on Saturday.

“Before the Sydney APCS round, I had done plenty of laps around Sydney Motorsport Park in a Radical at practice days, and I had enjoyed my first ever race meeting in the Radical there the week prior,” Champion said.

“My first ever APCS experience was certainly very enjoyable, if also very daunting … it was my first ever time in that kind of race car and I can tell you, it was very different to a Radical.

“It was certainly a dramatic change, but it was one I really enjoyed.”

The Sydney-sider said he’s prepared, but also slightly anxious about getting back behind the wheel this weekend at Queensland Raceway.

“I am very excited but I am also nervous, especially about the night race on Saturday night,” Champion said.

“I have never done a night race before, but hopefully the Sherrins can give me plenty of tips when I get there and we can have a good crack at it.

“I watched a lap on YouTube from last year and it looks pretty intense.”

Champion and Sherrin will be part of a 25-car field racing at Round 5 of the Shannons Nationals on 4-6 August.