Utes: Series Hidden Valley pre-race notes

10 Fast about Australian V8 Ute Racing at Hidden Valley Raceway. 1) The Hidden Valley Circuit is 2.87km long and has 14 turns. 2) Hidden Valley Raceway is one of the fastest circuits with its straight 1.1km long. 3) Hidden Valley is Round 4...

10 Fast about Australian V8 Ute Racing at Hidden Valley Raceway.

1) The Hidden Valley Circuit is 2.87km long and has 14 turns.

2) Hidden Valley Raceway is one of the fastest circuits with its straight 1.1km long.

3) Hidden Valley is Round 4 of the 2009 Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series protected by Armor All and Race 3 at Hidden Valley will mark the half-way point with 8 rounds total in the Series.

4) Gary Baxter set the first ever record in 2005 in Race 1 in a time of 1:24.08 and held onto it until Race 1, 2006 when it was broken by Kerry Wade in a time of; 1:23.57.

5) The current lap record has been held by Grant Johnson since Race 3, 2006 in a time of 1:23.2658.

6) Kim Jane had the fastest lap in 2008 in a time of 1:23.41.

7) Race 3 in 2007 was the closest ever V8 Ute race with Jack Elsegood taking out Grant Johnson in a photo finish by one one-hundredth of a second to claim the round.

8) The V8 Utes have raced at Hidden Valley four times including; 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

9) Seven of the 32 V8 Ute drivers competing in the 2009 Season have raced at Hidden Valley all four times they include: Gary Baxter, Jack Elsegood, Ryal Harris, Kim Jane, Grant Johnson, Charlie Kovacs, Robert Jarvis and Nandi Kiss.

10) 2008 Champion Layton Crambrook was born in Darwin and will be joined other local old-time friend Michael Hannon who will be driving Ryal Harris’s #58 Holden Ve.

-credit: utes

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Series Supercars
Drivers Grant Johnson , Charlie Kovacs , Jack Elsegood , Layton Crambrook , Kerry Wade