Five categories have been named as supports for the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour next Easter.
While the Bathurst Motor Festival will next be headlined by the all-new Bathurst 6 Hour production car race, there will be three race categories and two regularity categories playing support.
In terms of race categories, Production Sports Cars and Historic Touring Cars have been given the nod, while the popular HQ Holdens will make their first start at Mount Panorama in two years.
“The HQ boys have been very busy lately with the HQ Nationals and the Muscle Car Masters event, but Bathurst has already created a buzz amongst the competitors – everyone is always keen for the Mountain,” said category administrator Dale Youd.
“Having a year away has renewed interest so I am expecting a full field of top quality competitors. We’ve had word from the West Aussie boys that they are expecting to send 10 cars and drivers over – the first time in a few years that anyone will have come across.
“We’re going back to three, six-lap races so the boys will be tuning the cars for sprint races and there should be some good lap times from the front runners.
“The event will also be part of the NSW State Championship so there’ll be lots of support from the local runners, as well as our usual great support from Queensland and Victoria, amongst others.”
Two regularly fields will be provided by the Porsche Club of NSW and the NSW Road Racing Club.