The man pictured above is Phil Ward. He is a former pro Touring Car driver who was inspired by the American Legends and started the Aussie Racing Cars series. These are scaled-down imitations of popular racecars found in the V8 Supercars series, powered by turbocharged 1.2-liter twin-cam Yamaha motors. That mill is paired with a sequential manual transmission, and the entire concept seems like it would equal about as much fun as you can have with 125 horsepower.

But that's not what we're here to talk about. Before the start of a recent race in Queensland, Ward apparently wasn't happy with the track conditions. Rather than sit and wait for officials to do something about it, Ward ran his Aussie Racing Car to the front of the grid, hopped out and told officials to delay the start. We guess if you own the series, you can do things like that.

Still, the delayed start nearly caused serious issues for those drivers finishing their warm-up laps. Click past the jump to see Ward delay the race, and the resulting (almost) carnage. Also, pay close attention towards the end of the video to get an idea of the scale of cars being raced. Either they are that tiny, or the Porsche Panamera pace car is enormous. (Okay, so maybe it's a bit of both...)


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      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man those are tiny cars, must be really fun to race! As for Phil, that's just ridiculous. I don't care if he's pretty much the founder and supplier of the series. If he wants these races to be seen as a serious professional series, he need to hold back his impulsive (and perhaps reckless) behavior and stop treating it like it's some race in his backyard with his friends.
        Jonathan Arena
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        Exactly. Then again, it's going to be hard to be taken seriously when it looks like the clown-car GP...
      Agent55
      • 3 Years Ago
      OMG, that Porsche IS friggin' huge compared to those little cartoon racers. Hilarious :)
      Alonzo Alex Clark
      • 3 Years Ago
      it looks like the guy just decided to make matchbox car a little bigger and race them
      Duane
      • 3 Years Ago
      MADE MY DAY! lol! THESE RACE CARS LOOK FUNNY!
      Revordie
      • 3 Years Ago
      That panamera on the grass after those little cars reminds me of a lion chasing small prey in the seregeti, hahaha... Anyone else agree w me???
      bearwolf
      • 3 Years Ago
      Disclaimer "this is professional auto racing" haha! What a $h!7 show.
      sc0rch3d
      • 3 Years Ago
      *circus music plays* --- i saw him get out of the car and his hip is nearly at the top of the car. how many drivers can we get in one of those things?!?!
      Vasya
      • 3 Years Ago
      SOB... hes like a pesty manager type that has a job but has no fucing clue about how **** should be done!
      Pickle Bucket
      • 3 Years Ago
      What class/type are those cars?
      EskimoPie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Since when is Rosie O'Donnell a course official?
      GoFaster58
      • 3 Years Ago
      Such an idiot! I don't care if he is the founder of the series. He created what could have been a disaster. You race the conditions of the track. They had already run some warmup laps to help get rid of the oil. He was probably upset because he's starting at the back of the pack.
      apwoz
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw a car like this at Watkins Glen during an SCCA weekend. only the ones here in the US are call cup lite and run on a snowmobile engine. and yes they are that small but still wicked fast. he was lapping spec racer fords in a 7 lap sprint.
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