The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport has called for expressions of interest to run an Australian Rallycross Championship, as a rival to the new-for-2015 Extreme Rallycross Championship.
CAMS, which recently completed a controversial overhaul of Australian motor racing which included stripping Formula Ford and Formula 3 of national status in favour of its own Formula 4 series, and downgrading Carrera Cup from a national championship to a national series.
Now, the governing body has plans to start its own Rallycross series – despite the brand new Extreme Rallycross Series having already named a calendar and signed the first driver for its 2015/16 season.
“The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) is now calling for expressions of interest to identify a candidate interested in acting as the official and exclusive agent of CAMS for the organisation and promotion of the Australian RallyCross Championship, with a view to concluding a multi-year agreement on terms to be agreed,” read a statement from CAMS.
One planned Australian Rallycross category has already been shelved this year, with Bob Watson’s Victorian-based series hitting the skids after a deal with Motorcycling Victoria fell through.