AUS: PRS round two Winton preview

The second round of the 2004 Premier Racing Series (PRS) gets underway this weekend at the Winton Motor Raceway in Victoria and it promises to be a stirring encounter as five exciting categories vie for a place in PRS history. As is the...

The second round of the 2004 Premier Racing Series (PRS) gets underway this weekend at the Winton Motor Raceway in Victoria and it promises to be a stirring encounter as five exciting categories vie for a place in PRS history.

As is the format for the 2004 PRS, variety is the name of the game with Australia's fastest cars; Formula 4000 leading a field of international TranZam's along with the very popular and entertaining Commodore Cup. The Super Karts will once again take part in the Premier Racing Series after their resounding results at Round 1. Round 2 will also see the all new Touring Car Challenge take to the track for the first time in Victoria.

Seventeen races have been scheduled for the tight and demanding Winton layout. Round 2 sees the momentum of the PRS shift firmly into top gear. On show over the three days event will be:

Formula 4000 powered by Holden

Lapping Winton Motor Raceway quicker than anyone else in the country, the high-powered and high-down force machines will headline's the Premier Racing Series. Neil McFadyen won two from two in South Australia and will hope for a repeat performance in Round 2 as he chases Australia's most prestigious motor sport award, the 2004 CAMS Gold Star for the Holden Australian Drivers' Championship.

TranZam

The TranZam's have joined forces with Australia's renowned Sports Sedans, to create an international TranZam Sports Series. Both versions are stripped-down 'muscle cars' that are lightweight, high-horse powered racers. The country's fastest form of sedan car racing has as a collective group, stepped away from a national championship status to pursue a bold new direction in 2004.

Super Karts

The 'pocket rockets' of the motor sport world, Super Karts offer extreme exhilaration at a sensible budget. Low, sleek, nibble and quick is what it's all about and the category is divided into a number of separate classes, which are governed by overall vehicle weight and engine size.

Touring Car Challenge

The brainchild of motor racing legend Garry Wilmington who along with Rod Dale have grouped an exciting handicap system that blends Group A, Super Touring, V8 Ford and V8 Holden (pre VT/AU) as well as Future Touring into an exhilarating category known as the Touring Car Challenge.

Commodore Cup

The Commodore Cup fires into its eleventh year as a premier category in Australian motor sport. The inclusion of title rights sponsor RDA Rotors and the upgrade from VH to VS chassis' has added yet another exciting element to this series.

Winton has the unique characteristic where spectators can see all of the racing from almost any part of the circuit and it's a great place to bring the kids and enjoy the fun and family friendly atmosphere. Come and meet the drivers and share with them your passion for motor racing.

With just under three weeks to go until the action begins, bookings can be made through Winton Motor Raceway via email: race@wintonraceway.com.au

-www.premierracingseries.com to find out more.

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