Victoria's Winton Motor Raceway will host one of its biggest events of the year with the running of round four of the PROCAR Champ Series next weekend. The Series will bring around 130 entries from Ferrari and Lamborghini GT cars to the famous...
Victoria's Winton Motor Raceway will host one of its biggest events of the year with the running of round four of the PROCAR Champ Series next weekend.
The Series will bring around 130 entries from Ferrari and Lamborghini GT cars to the famous V8 BRutes racing utes, to contest six national championship rounds in a total of 15 races.
Sunday will also feature a major Ute Muster in support of the V8 BRutes races and displays by several car clubs, including Holden, Ford and Subaru WRX.
The PROCAR Champ Series has set a new benchmark for affordable ticket prices, with adults paying only $10 on Saturday and $12 on Sunday, including free entry to the Competitors Paddock, and children under 15 admitted free.
Organiser Peter Boylan says a decision to reduce prices well below the usual level for national motor race meetings has paid off with strong attendances for the PROCAR Champ Series.
"We recognise it can cost a lot to take a family out for a day's entertainment and our new ticket prices are aimed to make it as affordable as possible," Mr Boylan said.
"We back this up with a great day's racing that I promise will have everyone on their toes."
The weekend program will feature practice on Friday -- attended by hundreds of local school students who will be observing the motor racing industry -- qualifying on Saturday and racing on Sunday.
Touring car legend Peter Brock is due to turn out in a brand new 7.0 Holden Monaro for the Nations Cup, against Nathan Pretty and Ian Palmer in similar cars, the Lamborghini of series leader Paul Stokell, the Ferrari 550 Maranello of Allan Simonsen and several Porsches, a Mustang and other makes.
The field for the Australian GT Performance Championship will include 28 touring cars representing up to nine makes, including a new 400 horsepower HSV GTS sedan for the popular Peter Floyd and new Ford Falcon Gts for James Philip and John Falk.
In the Australian Production Car Championship, entrants range from V8 sedans at the front of the field to the 660 c.c. Daihatsu of rally ace Rick Bates.
Competiton starts on Saturday and Sunday at 9 am.