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THE Adelaide 500 undercard has had one last boost, with the addition of the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series.

Adelaide’s return to the Supercars calendar on December 1-4 was already confirmed to feature Super2, GT World Challenge Australia, Touring Car Masters and S5000 in support of the main game.

There’ll be more than usual on the line for the Aussie Racing Cars field too, with Adelaide forming the opening round of the inaugural ARC Highlands Trans-Tasman Cup.

The silverware will decided across two rounds at Adelaide and Highlands Motorsport Park.

“Australia’s premier motorsport categories will be on show at the VALO Adelaide 500, and we are pumped to add the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars to our exciting line-up of racing,” said South Australia Motorsport Board CEO Mark Warren.

“The nature of the Adelaide street circuit makes our track the perfect opener for the newly- introduced Highlands Trans-Tasman Cup, which is set to be a prestigious prize in its own right.

“The Aussie Racing Cars is renowned for its door-to-door racing, as they barrel four-wide into tight corners – it’s street racing at its best.

“We anticipate the drivers to put on some exceptional racing for our fans to enjoy first-hand.”

Added Aussie Racing Cars CEO Brad Ward: “The Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series has a long and proud history of participation in the VALO Adelaide 500 event which we see as the premier event on the Australian Motorsports calendar.

“As such, we thought it fitting to combine two of Australasia’s premier motorsport events to host the first ever Highlands Trans-Tasman Cup and we anticipate all of our best teams and drivers to assemble in Adelaide for the first leg of the inaugural cup.

“With the 2022 Battery World Aussie Racing Cars championship already crowned, this special event in Adelaide will be epic.

“There is no doubt our drivers will be pushing to the absolute limit to secure points for the Highlands Trans-Tasman Cup, and I can’t wait to see a full field of wheel-to-wheel racing action on the streets of Adelaide in December.”

Connor O’Brien joined V8 Sleuth in 2022 as website Editor. He won the Supercars Media Award in 2017 while working as a sports reporter at the Gold Coast Bulletin, before stints at Supercars and Speedcafe. During his time at V8 Sleuth he's twice (2022, 2023) been named Journalist of the Year at the Supercars Media Awards.