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Adelaide 500 picks up non-championship SuperUtes round

THE V8 SuperUte Series will compete at the 2023 Adelaide 500 in a non-championship capacity.

Event organisers have announced V8 SuperUtes as the final addition to its suite of categories, joining the Repco Supercars Championship, Super2/3, S5000, Touring Car Masters and GT World Challenge Australia.

With the V8 SuperUtes title to be decided later this month in support of the Gold Coast 500, drivers and manufacturers will vie for the inaugural Go Sunny Tradies Cup at Adelaide, awarded to the highest points scorer across the four races.

“The V8 SuperUtes have seen considerable growth in recent years with competitive racing, a full field and tight championship,” said Adelaide 500 CEO Mark Warren.

“Utes are number one category for new vehicle sales with huge appeal to the tradies and have become a popular choice for family transport.

“The idea of having the ‘Go Sunny Tradies Cup’ is for fans to get behind their brand of choice and see them in door crunching battles on the racetrack.

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“We are committed to delivering the best and most entertaining motorsport line-up at the VAILO Adelaide 500, and we’re counting down the days until we see the SuperUtes racing around our Adelaide street circuit in November.”

Category operations and communications manager Filippa Guarna said: “2023 has been an exceptional season of racing for the category with both drivers and teams enthusiastic about the future, including the trip to Adelaide to race for the inaugural Go Sunny Tradies Cup.

“The series aims to bring entertainment and fun to create a family friendly paddock and a connection between fans and their race heroes, while supporting its manufacturers which is an important part of our racing DNA.

“We’re also proud to have a record number of women racing in the category with Holly Espray and Ellexandra Best.

“Even though the championship will be wrapped up by the time we race at the VAILO Adelaide 500, all the drivers are really excited to finish the year off in front of South Australian fans and give it all we’ve got to put on a great show.”

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