ATCC: 1996 schedule

After an off-season of bitter and damaging internal politics, the 1996 Shell Australian Touring Car Championships will kick off under lights at Sydney's Eastern Creek raceway on January 27. In other highlights Melbourne's Calder Park will...

After an off-season of bitter and damaging internal politics, the 1996 Shell Australian Touring Car Championships will kick off under lights at Sydney's Eastern Creek raceway on January 27.

In other highlights Melbourne's Calder Park will return to the championship after almost a decade in the wilderness due to legal disputes between the track and CAMS the sport's governing body. Negotiations between CAMS, TEGA (drivers), The NRML (promoters) and the Seven network are continuing in a last minute bid to return the country Victorian circuit of Winton to the series.

Winton's promoter has said the loss of the series round could mean the end of racing at the Northern Victorian track.

======================================================================== PROVISIONAL CALENDER 1996 SHELL AUSTRALIAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS: FF= Australian Formula Ford championship ASSC= Australian Sports Sedan championship DATE TRACK STATE SUPPORTS

Jan 2 Eastern Creek NSW FF, Suzuki Cup, Super Bikes Feb 4 Sandown VIC FF,Suzuki Cup, Super Bikes ASSC Feb 25 Bathurst NSW FF,NASCAR Mar 17 Symmons Plains TAS Apr 14 Phillip Island VIC FF, Super Bikes,ASSC Apr 28 Calder park VIC Super Bikes May 5 Lakeside QLD FF, Suzuki Cup, ASSC May 26 Barbagello WA FF,Suzuki Cup June 2 Mallala SA FF, Super Bikes June 15 Oran Park NSW FF, Suzuki Cup, Super Bikes, ASSC TBA Winton VIC TBA =========================================================================

-- Brett Ramsey On line Media consultant

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Drivers Phillip Island