V8SDS: Series sponsor announced

Sponsor announced for second tier V8 Supercar Series The Australian Vee Eight Supercar Company (AVESCO) today announced the Holden Performance Driving Centre will officially sponsor the second tier V8 Supercar Series in 2005. The...

Sponsor announced for second tier V8 Supercar Series

The Australian Vee Eight Supercar Company (AVESCO) today announced the Holden Performance Driving Centre will officially sponsor the second tier V8 Supercar Series in 2005.

The sponsorship agreement is a joint initiative between AVESCO and the Holden Performance Driving Centre (HPDC). The series will be officially known as the HPDC V8 Supercar Series.

AVESCO Chief Executive Officer Wayne Cattach said the announcement of the Holden Performance Driving Centre joining the category has shown that the crucial message of road safety and behind the wheel training is a priority of V8 Supercars.

"The second tier V8 Supercar series has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2000," Mr Cattach said.

"The series has generated some of the Championship's most talented drivers and with the support of the Holden Performance Driving Centre, we can continue the association of fostering the importance of road safety through these talented up-and-coming drivers.

"Holden has had a long association with Australian Motorsport and it is fitting that the Holden drive centre is supporting an evolving category in the HPDC V8 Supercar Series."

Holden Performance Driving Centre General Manager Russell White said that when approached about the opportunity, he felt the linkages were a perfect fit between his organisation and the V8 Supercar Series.

"We see enormous potential in Holden Performance Driving Centre sponsoring the V8 development series. It's sure to be a high profile association that will help us in promoting road safety awareness, particularly through our junior driver programs," Mr White said.

"For well over a decade, HPDC has been recognised as a 'University' for better driving. We want to highlight the importance of being a good road driver and that the road can be a more dangerous environment than the racetrack.

"Our association with the V8 series is the perfect platform to promote the HRDC facility, our driving philosophies and programs -- all to a greater audience."

The first round of the HPDC V8 Supercar Series commences at Clipsal 500 Adelaide on March 17 -- 20 where it again plays host as the major support category to the V8 Supercar Championship Series.

This year the series will be showcased by established drivers including V8 Ute Champion and television personality Grant Denyer, 2004 Championship Series regular Warren Luff and inaugural series winner Dean Canto.

-avesco-

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