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BNT V8s: New Sponsor for John Hepburn

NEW SPONSOR FOR HEPBURN Timaru driver John Hepburn's Holden Commodore will carry the name of a new major sponsor when it rolls onto the track for Round 5 of the 2009/2010 BNT V8s Championship at Manfeild Park in Feilding ...

NEW SPONSOR FOR HEPBURN

Timaru driver John Hepburn's Holden Commodore will carry the name of a new major sponsor when it rolls onto the track for Round 5 of the 2009/2010 BNT V8s Championship at Manfeild Park in Feilding this weekend.

Classic Hits Timaru have joined forces with John Hepburn Racing for the remainder of their 2009/2010 motor racing campaign. Hepburn's Commodore will now be known as the Classic Hits Timaru Commodore.

The announcement of the new partnership is great news for Hepburn and his small Timaru based team. The former motorcycle and truck champion has done a great job without a major sponsor since he became a championship regular last season. Faced with a huge learning curve in the country's premier motor racing championship he has turned in several top ten results, his best coming at the most recent round at his home circuit. There he ran competitively at the front of the field, securing a sixth placing and a fifth place finish proving he can foot it with the established teams.

Hepburn is rapt to welcome Classic Hits on board and says, "I hope that it becomes a long term relationship. It's cool that Classic Hits are nationwide as well as being locally based in Timaru."

Mary Strachan, Retail Sales Manager at the Radio Network says, "the Radio Network nationally has a good relationship with V8 racing and we are absolutely rapt to be involved with a local icon. He's such a hell of a nice guy and it is nice to be able to offer him support. We believe he will do great things. He has already proven himself in motorcycling and truck racing. He is a man on the move and as a local radio station it is great to back a local star."

The Classic Hits Timaru Commodore will make its first appearance during testing at Manfeild on Saturday. Hepburn will then contest the three part qualifying format at the 3 kilometre circuit starting at 3.40pm that day. The following day John will face the starter for three races. The first over 12 laps commences at 9.55am on Sunday morning. The second race, also over 12 laps is timed to start at 12.55pm while the finale, a 22 lap reverse grid race, will commence at 4pm.

John Hepburn's campaign in the BNT V8s Championship is supported by Classic Hits Timaru, Timaru Metal Recyclers, Timaru Signs & Graphix, Paul Smith Earthmoving, Petrie Mayman Clark, Robinsons Auto Dismantlers, Blastcraft, Auto Gas, Scarlett Hydraulics, Pit Stop Otahuhu, Barchetta Pleasurecraft, Ashley Electronics, The Front Store, Pope Print, Shaun Breen Plumbing and Power Farming.

-source: john hepburn

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