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Nov 21, 2016

 

The 2017 Kumho Tyre Australian Touring Car Series will compete at one CAMS National Racing Championships round next season.

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2016 Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Car Series
1 Taz Douglas 598

2 Tyler Greenbury 496

3 Joshua Smith 489

4 Jim Pollicina 353

5 Chris Smerdon 337

Details

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The Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car 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 Supercars Super2 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 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 form of racing.

The category is subject to strict technical requirements, although the cars ostensibly conform to the same Supercars regulations to what they were built.

Overview

Cars

Discontinued models from the V8 Supercar Championship Series; AU/BA/BF/FG Ford Falcons and VT/VX/VY/VZ/VE/VE2 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They may be considered outdated 'main game' V8 Supercars (which is heritage of all the cars in the field), but at just on a second off the pace of the leading Development Series cars (many of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 Falcon)
2014: Justin Ruggier (VZ Commodore)
2015: Liam McAdam (VZ Commodore)
2016: Taz Douglas (VE Commodore)

2017 Calendar

Round 1: 21-23  April, Phillip Island
Round 2: 19-21 May, Winton
Round 3: 28-30 July, Queensland Raceway
Round 4: 8-10 September, Phillip Island (Shannons Nationals)
Round 5: 27-29 October, Sydney Motorsport Park
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