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Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Cars

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Sep 20, 2014

Cameron McConville has ended Ryan Simpson’s winning streak by scoring victory on debut in the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series.

The 40-year-old, making a guest appearance in the third-tier V8 Supercars class with Eggleston Motorsport, got the better of pole-sitter Simpson to lead each of the eight laps.

Simpson’s ex-Triple Eight Ford finished 1.3s adrift in second, with Justin Ruggier third in the second of Eggleston’s ex-Walkinshaw Holdens.

“I didn’t expect it and I knew Ryan (Simpson) would be very quick and a big challenge,” said McConville, whose win ended an eight-race streak from Simpson.

Sep 18, 2014

Western Australian Jake Kostecki to drive Falcon in Kumho Series

TEENAGER Jake Kostecki is posed to become the youngest V8 driver in history this weekend at Phillip Island in Round 4 of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series.

The 14-year-old will drive an ex-Ford Performance Racing Falcon in the category, which is held as part of the Shannons Nationals for ex-V8 Supercars no longer raced in either the V8 Supercar Championship or its feeder Dunlop Series.

The Western Australian is under the wing of former V8 Supercar driver Matthew White, whose MW Motorsport team won last year’s Dunlop Series with driver Dale Wood and has competed in the Kumho Series over the last 18 months.

Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Standings
1st Ryan Simpson 429

2nd Justin Ruggier 369

3rd Matt Chahda 229

4th Matthew Palmer 211

5th Steve Briffa 188


The 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.

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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.

The category is subject to strict technical requirements, although the cars ostensibly conform to the same V8 Supercar regulations to which they were built, the main differences being an engine rev reduction from 7500 to 7000rpm, and the addition of Kumho Tyres. The series has also been approved as an official CAMS sanctioned National Series. CAMS appointed stewards; a technical director and full national level medical resources are present at each event.

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 2014, it is sure to be a memorable year, and the champion at seasons end, will have earned their title.



Discontinued models from the V8 Supercar Championship Series; AU/BA Ford Falcons, and VT/VX/VY/VZ model Holden Commodores.


They may be considered outdated 'main game' V8 Supercars (which is heritage of all the cars in the field), but at just on a second off the pace of the leading Development Series cars (many of whom would comfortably make the grid in the Championship Series), these cars are by no means 'retired'.
Powerplants are as they were in V8 Supercars, however to keep costs down, revs are restricted to 7000rpm. The 5.0-lite Windsor (Ford) or small block Chevrolet (Holden) powerplants still produce up to and over 600bhp.


2008: Chris Smerdon
(AU Falcon)
2009: Adam Wallis
(VX Commodore)
2010: Tony Evangelou
(BA Falcon)
2011: Terry Wyhoon
(BA Falcon)
2012: Josh Hunter
(BA Falcon)
2013: Shae Davies
(BA Falson)

V8TC Record Book here

2014 EVENTS:

Round 1        25-27 April                 Mallala Motorsport Park

Round 2        13-15 June                Winton Raceway

Round 3        8-10 August               Queensland Raceway

Round 4        19-21 September     Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Round 5         17-19 October          Wakefield Park

Round 6        31 Oct -2 Nov             Sydney Motorsport Park


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2013 series points

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