V8 UTES RETURN TO MALLALA One of the highest profile race programs seen at Mallala in recent years will include the popular V8 Ute category. Supporting the HPDC V8 Supercar event will be a full field of thirty two colourful V8 Utes.
V8 UTES RETURN TO MALLALA
One of the highest profile race programs seen at Mallala in recent years will include the popular V8 Ute category. Supporting the HPDC V8 Supercar event will be a full field of thirty two colourful V8 Utes. Evenly divided between Holden and Ford, they are fast, competitive and very entertaining.
The series features some serious Australian muscle power -- Ford and Holden V8 production based utes, piloted by an unusual grouping of politicians and TV presenters, actors and auto electricians, footballers and former factory backed drivers, country singers and Bathurst winners. This eclectic group take their racing seriously, but they enjoy themselves and humour is important. They claim to have amongst their drivers; 'rednecks, rebels, rock n rollers and good ole racers!'
"If Ned Kelly was alive today his suit of armour would be manufactured in Nomex, the famous head protection would be a Bell full face, and that no local Constable would see him for dust in his 300 plus horsepower V8 Ute", said series manager, Bill West."
"It's just superb racing, and the fans love it," said touring car legend Allan Grice. "In all my years of racing I have never driven in a category that is so competitive, or so much fun."
Holden driver James Brock races in a 2 car team entered by Team Brock, and mentored by the great man himself. "The series is great for learning car control, race craft, and is extremely marketable because of the crowd reaction and TV package," Brock said.
Another from the next generation is James Moffat, son of 4-time Bathurst winner Allan Moffat will line up in a Ford -- the name made famous by his fathers 4 victories at Mount Panorama.
The series could easily be confused with a celebrity race, with nine-time Golden Guitar Country singer Adam Brand, author and actor George Elliot, former Nascar racer Kim Jane, V8 Supercar driver Marcus Zukanovic, and ex NRL footballer Jack Elsegood all regulars in the series.
The full program of support events at Mallala also includes Formula Ford, Group N Historic Touring Cars, Commodore Cup and the new Lotus Challenge. The event starts with practice on Friday 19th August and concludes with a full day of racing on Sunday 21st August.