2002 Power Tour
Excitement marchs on Mallala - April 20-21
Caterpillar Super Trucks, V8 Stock Cars, Future Tourers, Super Tourers and Commodore Cup combined on the one program, make up one of Australian sports' most exciting spectator packages with over 20 races, the 2002 POWER TOUR.
The 2002 POWER TOUR is in its second full season and offers the Australian motor sport public a different experience. More races, expansive categories, in-your-face action and a greater affinitive with those involved, have been welcomed by regular spectators and newcomers alike.
The action continues at Mallala Raceway in South Australia from April 20 to 21. It will be the second of eight outings across Australia for the 2002 POWER TOUR where the first round winners from Oran Park in NSW, will be out to consolidate while those beaten are set to atone.
The Caterpillar Australian Super Truck Racing Championship sees New Zealander Ian "Inky" Tulloch firmly established in his goal to secure a third straight title after a dominating performance at the opening round in his CAT Freightliner. His nearest rival was Luke Sieders in a MAN who could only watch Tulloch pass and pull away in almost every race. The biggest disappointment for fans has been the unreliable form of five times champ Rodney Crick.
If Andrew Miedecke set the precedent last year in V8 Stock Cars, than this year so far, he has surpassed that. The Chev Monte Carlo driver was unbeatable at Oran Park. However his General Motors and Ford adversaries are gearing up to remedy that situation this time around.
The Aussie V8 touring car battle of the Future Tourers continues with the Mitsubishi Magna of Terry Bosnjak on a roll after taking a race off series favourite, Ray Sidebottom's Holden Commodore.
While a BMW 320i piloted by Alan Gurr may have broken the Peter Hills-owned Ford Mondeos' stranglehold of recent wins in Super Tourers, it was the reliable Peugeot 406 of Ric Shaw that emerged from round one as the series leader.
Three winners in three heats and very little covering the top dozen or so, indicates the Commodore Cup will be the closest title fought out yet for the like Holden V8s.
Joining the 2002 POWER TOUR program will be the state's best HQ Holdens and if it is as spectacular as that provided by their NSW's counterparts, then the action-packed, fender-rubbing push and shove, with the occasional heavy shunt, is expected to continue.
2002 POWER TOUR - Event Program
Round Two - Mallala Raceway - April 20-21
Saturday: Practice, Qualifying, Races.
Sunday: Over 20 Races.
2002 POWER TOUR - Coming to a nearby venue
Queensland Raceway - June 23-24
Calder Park Victoria - July 21-22
Barbagello West Australia - August 24-25
Wakefield Park NSW - September 28-29
Winton Victoria - October 26-27
Oran Park NSW - November 22-23