Saloon Car National Series

Holden versus Ford rivalry is alive and well in the ‘tin top’ Saloon Car ranks. Running recent model Holden Commodore and Ford Falcons, this popular form of Australian motor racing is fast and affordable.

The Saloon Car category was conceived utilising six cylinder Ford Falcon EA to EB, and Holden Commodore VN to VP models – and orchestrated to produce close racing and inter-marque rivalry.

Ultimately later model AU Falcon and VT Commodore models have become the mainstay of the category with the older models back filling at National level as well as providing the backbone of a strong state (TASSCO Challenge) series, particularly in West Australia, Victoria and Queensland.

With the identifiable Aussie icon six-cylinder cars  consistently producing surprisingly quick lap times, it is not hard to see why the Saloon Car Championship has developed a significant following.

Don’t be fooled by the family sedan image. These machines are true racecars, with straight-line speed of over 250km/h.  The category constantly monitors parity between the cars to ensure hard, close racing and great entertainment.

2008 Champion: Steve Kwiatkowski, AU Falcon

2009 Calendar
R1. Bathurst, 20-21 February
R2. Phillip Island, 16-17 May
R3. Mallala Motor Sport Park, 6-7 June
R4. Morgan Park, 8-9 August
R5. Oran Park, 29-30 August
R6. Sandown Raceway, 28-29 November

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