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Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Cars

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Feb 1, 2015

Formula Ford racer graduates into Kumho Series with Eggleston Motorsport

REIGNING Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series Champions Eggleston Motorsport have confirmed the signing of Formula Ford driver Liam McAdam for the 2015 series.

The 17-year-old Queenslander finished seventh in last year’s Australian Formula Ford Series and will pilot the team’s #38 ex-Garth Tander, Toll HSV Commodore VZ.

The same car won the Phillip Island round of last year’s Kumho Series in the hands of Cameron McConville for EMS.

Jan 28, 2015

Pro and Privateer classes to be created as V8 Touring Cars prepares for eighth season with Shannons Nationals

THE KUMHO Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series has confirmed a raft of changes of major benefit to competitors in the category in 2015.

A new class structure to split professional car preparers and owner/driver teams, an entry incentive program and a renewed television deal combine to give solid value to the loyal existing competitor base and any prospective entrant.
Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Standings
1st Justin Ruggier 763

2nd Ryan Simpson 709

3rd Matthew Palmer 488

4th Matt Chahda 447

5th Steve Briffa 418

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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.

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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 2015, 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)
2014: Justin Ruggier
(VZ Commodore)

V8TC Record Book Here



2015 EVENTS:

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

 


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