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Oct 29, 2014

Final round of Kumho V8 Touring Car Series in Sydney this weekend

SYDNEY racer Justin Ruggier is aiming to win the 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park and drive his ex-V8 Supercar Commodore into the racing history books.

The Eggelston Motorsport driver races an ex-HSV Dealer Team Holden Commodore VZ that could be become the first car to win championships in all three tiers of V8 racing in this country.

Oct 20, 2014

Ruggier seizes V8 Touring Car lead with Sydney finale to decide champion

KUMHO Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series combatants Justin Ruggier and Ryan Simpson will take the fight for the series crown to Sydney Motorsport Park in a fortnight’s time after colliding in today’s deciding race of the penultimate round at Wakefield Park.

Despite the collision in the final race, Eggleston Motorsport driver Ruggier was able to clinch his first Kumho Series round victory to move into the series lead with one round to go.

He now holds a provisional 34-point advantage over Simpson with 143 points on offer in the final round.

Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Standings
1st Justin Ruggier 625

2nd Ryan Simpson 581

3rd Matthew Palmer 389

4th Matt Chahda 359

5th Steve Briffa 348

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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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