Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Cars
Sep 5, 2016
Supercars Dunlop Series young-gun Garry Jacobson will make his Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Car Series debut this weekend at Phillip Island.
The Victorian ace is set to provide additional competition to runaway series leader Taz Douglas, who has now won nine races in a row - equalling the all-time series record.
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Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Standings
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.
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.
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.
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)
2015: Liam McAdam (VZ Commodore)
Round 1: 1-4 April, Sandown Raceway
Round 2: 20-22 May, Winton Raceway (V8 Supercars)
Round 3: 22-24 July, Queensland Raceway (V8 Supercars)
Round 4: 9-11 September, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Round 5: 27-29 October, Sydney Motorsport Park (Muscle Car Masters)