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Sep 25, 2014


Shannons Nationals category to consolidate with five rounds next season

KUMHO Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series organisers have confirmed the 2015 racing calendar for the category run for ex-V8 Supercars.

The most notable change is the category slimming back its schedule from six rounds to five.

The Kumho Series, which began in 2008, will again form an integral part of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals and will feature at five of its nine rounds in 2015.

After being absent from this year’s Kumho Series, Sandown International Motor Raceway in Melbourne will host the opening round next year on March 27-29 before visits to Winton, Queensland Raceway, Phillip Island and Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sep 21, 2014



Simpson sidelined as title battle heats up with Ruggier’s first race win

V8 racing veteran Cameron McConville has returned to racing in style with victory in Round 4 of the Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series today at Phillip Island.

Despite being out of a V8 since October 2012, McConville qualified second on Saturday before clinching victory in Race 1 later that afternoon.

Sunday he claimed victory in Race 2 and finished second to Eggleston Motorsport teammate Justin Ruggier in the final after ceding the lead on the final lap.

Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Standings
1st Ryan Simpson 498

2nd Justin Ruggier 495

3rd Matthew Palmer 308

4th Steve Briffa 263

5th Matt Chahda 256

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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.

Overview

CARS:

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

PERFORMANCE:

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.

PAST CHAMPIONS:

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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