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Aug 11, 2014

Simpson extends points lead with clean sweep in Queensland

RYAN SIMPSON has extended his Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series points lead with a clean sweep of all three races in this weekend’s round at Queensland Raceway.

The Parramatta-based Falcon driver claimed pole position and victory in Race 1 on Saturday before sealing victory in Races 2 and 3 yesterday.

The victory means the former Formula Ford driver has won all three rounds held so far in 2014 and extended his overall winning streak to six rounds. He remains unbeaten in a Kumho Series round since Winton last year.

Aug 9, 2014

Commodore driver spends time up front in Queensland Raceway opener

THE Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series celebrated its 100th series race at Queensland Raceway today and, for a time, it looked as though the vice-like grip of Ryan Simpson on 2014 may be broken.

Rookie sensation Justin Ruggier qualified alongside poleman Simpson earlier in the day and jumped the Parramatta-based Falcon driver off the line to lead into the first corner.

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

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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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