New Zealand STC Race Series preview

EXCITING NEW RACE SERIES FOR SOUTH ISLAND An exciting new motor racing concept - the STC Race Series is about to be unleashed on the South Island. The Super Touring Car Race Series will be an exciting addition to the motorsport scene with a ...

EXCITING NEW RACE SERIES FOR SOUTH ISLAND

An exciting new motor racing concept - the STC Race Series is about to be unleashed on the South Island. The Super Touring Car Race Series will be an exciting addition to the motorsport scene with a varied line up of exciting machinery fighting it out for a share of the prizemoney on offer. The new category will cater for series production based touring, grand touring and road going cars of steel monocoque construction that have been modified for improved performance. The rules allow a reasonable freedom of modification that encourages kiwi ingenuity. STC is aimed at the widest possible variety of cars and permits a level of modification that will make the fields very appealing to spectators.

Already the series has attracted major sponsorship from Link Engine Management and will be referred to as the Link STC Race Series. As a result of that support the series will boast an attractive prizemoney pool.

The first placegetter overall in the series will receive $1500, second overall $1000 and third $500. There will be four classes (STC-A, STC-B, STC-C and STC-D) and the top three placegetters in each class for the series will receive $500, $250 and $100 respectively.

The series will accommodate cars of different levels of modification and a time bracket system will operate to split the cars into their respective classes. Engines may be transplanted into body shells with the same number of cylinders, catering for many cars that are not eligible for other classes despite transplants that are common and easily carried out. Body shell modifications are free enough to allow what is commonly done without the restrictions of other classes but without being as radical as some of the heavily modified categories. Slick tyres or road tyres are permitted but there are limits to the width which will prohibit the more expensive, wider rubber. The type of slick is limited to commonly available Dunlops and Kumhos at the lower end of the price range. Limiting tyre choice is an easy way to reduce some of the running costs.

Information on the new category for prospective competitors is available on the series website. To access the information visit - www.linkecu.com and then follow the link to Link STC Race Series.

-source: stc race series

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