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Jun 15, 2014

Rookie Ruggier again impresses and local Chahda collects first podium finish

RYAN SIMPSON has extended his Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series winning streak to five straight rounds after claiming a pair of race victories today at Winton Motor Raceway.

Sydneysider Simpson has won the first two rounds of this year’s series in his ex-Craig Lowndes Falcon, extending his points margin over rookie Justin Ruggier to 40 points.

Ruggier, driving for Eggleston Motorsport, finished second in both of today’s races to score another podium finish in just his second weekend in the category for ex-V8 Supercars.

Jun 9, 2014

Evangelou and Ex-Ford Performance Racing CAT Falcon make 2014 debut

FORMER Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series champion Tony Evangelou will return to the series this weekend in the second round of 2014 at Winton Motor Raceway in north-east Victoria.

Evangelou, who drives an ex-Ford Performance Racing Falcon for the 501 Performance team, won last year’s Winton round in addition to claiming victory at the three-kilometre circuit in 2010.

He also holds the Winton lap record for the Kumho Series set in 2010 at 1m26.3601s.

Evangelou missed the opening round of the season at Mallala in South Australia but will be back on the grid this weekend.

 

Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Standings
1st Ryan Simpson 286

2nd Justin Ruggier 246

3rd Matt Chahda 171

4th Matthew Palmer 139

5th Simon Tabinor 114

Details



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

 

Series Points
2013 series points

www.v8touringcars.com.au

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