Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Cars
May 5, 2015
STEVEN Devjak had never driven a Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series car before he rolled out onto the circuit for opening practice in the first round at Sandown in late March.
The 32-year-old from Sydney had purchased an ex-Brad Jones Racing Falcon just a fortnight prior from Simon Tabinor and then did something that got some attention – he qualified on the front row!By the end of the weekend he had finished third in the Privateer class and is champing at the bit for the next round at Winton on June 13/14.
Mar 29, 2015
Clean sweep of V8 Touring Car round for Larry’s lad in 2015 season opener
EGGLESTON Motorsport’s Jack Perkins has completed a perfect weekend by clean sweeping the opening round of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series at Sandown in Melbourne.
The news was even better for his team given rookie teammate Liam McAdam finished runner-up for the weekend to give the team a 1-2 finish for the weekend.
Perkins claimed pole position and victory in Race 1 yesterday and kept the form rolling today, taking dominant victories in Races 2 and 3 held today.
Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Standings
The Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car (AV8TC) Series grew from the seed of an idea that the AU Falcon and VT/VX Commodore V8 Supercars were to become ineligible to compete in the V8 Supercar Development Series. With so many 'de-registered' cars looking for a place to race, the V8TC Series was created in 2008.
Not only does the series provide a home for 'retired' and/or historically significant V8 Supercars, it enables teams/drivers to continue to race these iconic and exciting race cars, and just as importantly, it opens up another entry point for young drivers looking to forge a career in Australia's most popular category of racing.
This season will reveal the true value of the category, with not just formerly retired cars making an appearance, but drivers new to Nationals level motorsport, and new to V8 Touring Cars. Already it appears that the basis of the success of the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series is two-fold; one - to provide drivers who always wanted to be a V8 Supercar pilot but didn't have the time nor the resources, an opportunity to fulfill their dreams, and two - to provide young upcoming drivers who still harbor dreams (and have time on their hands) to become professional Supercar pilots a chance to learn their trade in the cut and thrust of Touring Car action.
Whatever happens in 2015, it is sure to be a memorable year, and the champion at seasons end, will have earned their title.
2009: Adam Wallis
2010: Tony Evangelou
2011: Terry Wyhoon
2012: Josh Hunter
2013: Shae Davies
2014: Justin Ruggier
V8TC Record Book Here
Round 1 27-29 March Sandown Raceway
Round 2 12-14 June Winton Raceway
Round 3 7-9 August Queensland Raceway
Round 4 18-20 September Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Round 5 13-15 November Sydney Motorsport Park
Kumho Tyres Aust V8 Touring Car Series Round 6
Sydney Motorsport Park
Kumho Tyres Aust V8 Touring Car Series Round 5
Kumho Tyres Aust V8 Touring Car Series Round 4
Kumho Tyres Aust V8 Touring Car Series Round 3
Kumho Tyres Aust V8 Touring Car Series Round 2
Kumho Tyres Aust V8 Touring Car Series Round 1