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AUS Utes: series news 2010-08-18

Armor All brightens up Utes ahead of Phillip Island Racecars from the Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series - protected by Armor All will be gleaming next month as teams' utilise the calendar break to add extra shine to their machinery for Round 5, L&H...

Armor All brightens up Utes ahead of Phillip Island

Racecars from the Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series - protected by Armor All will be gleaming next month as teams' utilise the calendar break to add extra shine to their machinery for Round 5, L&H 500 at Phillip Island.

All 32 Utes will be competing for the chance to take home the prestigious Armor All Best Presented award and what better time to turn a mud-churning, rubber-rippin', door-to-door racing beast into a vision of beauty after 9 weeks in hibernation.

Wakeup Racing's Warren Millet has been leading the charge making some big changes to his Holden VE following Round 4 in Townsville. Millet had a few issues before Townsville, with sparkplug damage from Darwin and, prior to that, the Wakeup Backpackers owner's Holden was still suffering injury from a crash at the V8 Ute Trans Tasman Challenge in Hamilton in April.

Head mechanic Matthew Holt is glad for the mid season break.

"We had a bit of a hangover from New Zealand and have finally had time to restore the car back to its former glory."

"We basically did a complete re-built. We replaced the front guards, door skins, front & rear bar, bonnet, 2 quarter panels, the motor and the chasis rails, which was really what we've wanted to fix since NZ," explained Holt.

Millet is happy with the replacements to his car and is keen to get back behind the wheel this September at Phillip Island.

"The car looks like's a wheel-barrow at the moment as it's still getting fixed but it should be ready by next week.

"John Torr (V8 Ute Technical Director) said the cars had to be spot on for Phillip Island so we pulled the motor out and made all the changes - the car was basically rebuilt," said Millet.

The next round of the Series will be held at Phillip Island, 10 - 12 September, 2010.

Make-A-Wish Australia is the Official Charity of Australian V8 Ute Racing who will endeavour to assist the foundation with their mission: "To grant the Wishes of Children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy."

-source: aus v8 utes

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Series V8S
Drivers Phillip Island