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Sonic Motor Racing Services was founded by Michael Ritter in 1998 and has firmly established itself as the team best able to guide young aspiring drivers from junior categories such as Formula Ford, to become professional drivers able to work comfortably in a pressure filled environment.

Since its inception, Sonic has delivered a level a preparation and professionalism not before seen in the Australian Formula Ford Championship. This approach has seen the team challenge for the championship over the past ten years, with Sonic drivers wining the 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2009,2011 and 2013 Australian Formula Ford Championships.

In 2005 Sonic Motor Racing Services initiated the next step in what it anticipates will be the progression to becoming one of Australia’s most successful teams, competing in the V8 Supercar Championship Series. The team entered a pair of 996 Porsche GT3 Cup Cars in the Australian Carrera Cup Championship, alongside its Australian Formula Ford Championship commitments.

By seasons end it was obvious to see that Sonic’s meticulous preparation and engineering skills that had provided the team with many success’ in Formula Ford, had resulted in a new found level of professional in the Carrera Cup ranks. The team enjoyed a successful first year of competition in the Australian Carrera Cup, and quickly moved to cement its position in the Championship with the addition of a third car to the team in 2006. Whilst the team expanded within, so did the Carrera Cup with the arrival of a new model 997 Porsche GT3 Cup Car for competition in 2006.

In addition to its expanding Carrera Cup program, the team entered a car in the Australian GT Championship competing in the Porsche Drivers Challenge. The professionalism and attention to detail of the team was again evident throughout 2006 with many race and round wins in Carrera Cup, and the team also won the Australian GT Endurance Championship.
Further expansion in 2007 continued with the team adding a second entry to its Porsche Drivers Challenge efforts, along with the teams three Formula Fords and three Carrera Cup cars. The team enjoyed there most successful year to date in 2007 with Sonic drivers winning the Australian Formula Ford Championship, Australian Carrera Cup Championship, and the Porsche Drivers Challenge. This remarkable achievement was a testament to the determination and effort by the entire team throughout the year.

In 2008, Sonic Motor Racing Services continued to grow with the addition of another 997 Porsche GT3 Cup Car to its Carrera Cup program. With stability and continuity with its Formula Ford and GT3 Cup Challenge programs, 2008 once again saw a number of race wins that ensured Sonic was at the forefront of driver development in Australia.
2009 was a significant year in the history of Sonic Motor Racing Services with the much anticipated announcement that Sonic would be joining the V8 Supercar ranks. Aligning themselves with multiple Bathurst and Championship winning team Triple Eight Race Engineering, Sonic won on their debut at Clipsal and finished runner up in the Championship. Further success followed in Formula Ford as they wrapped up a record 5th Championship Win.
Going into 2012 there are high hopes for Sonic as they enter cars in the Australian and Victorian Formula Ford Championships as well as the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series and the GT3 Cup Challenge.
Team-Sonic Motorsport Group
Unit 2/5 Nicole Close Bayswater North
Victoria 3153
Phone: +61 (0) 3 9761 4510
Fax: +61 (0) 3 9761 4520