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Calder Park racing return locked in

CALDER Park Raceway will host a car racing meet for the first time in 15 years next August.

The iconic venue has been named as the host of Round 3 of the 2023 Victorian Motor Racing Championship – not to be confused with the Victorian State Race Series.

The VSRS last week announced its intentions to hold its 2023 season finale at Calder on October 27-29, pending Motorsport Australia approval.

By contrast, the VMRC is sanctioned by the Australian Auto-Sport Alliance, and is promoted by the Benalla Auto Club.

The VMRC last featured at Calder in June 2008.

“Calder Park’s last circuit racing chapter closed with a VMRC round, so it’s fitting that a VMRC round will open the next chapter,” said BAC general manager Stephen Whyte.

“There has always been an historical connection between Calder Park Raceway and the Benalla Auto Club and that’s why this is such a great announcement.

“As a sanctioning body, the AASA prides itself on making the process of going motor-racing accessible to as many people as possible, and we recognise the importance of permanent motorsport facilities, so the recommencement of circuit racing at Calder Park is a landmark occasion for the Victorian motor racing community.”

The Calder round falls in the middle of four other events all at Winton Motor Raceway.

VMRC categories include Super TT, Legend Cars, 2 Litre Sports Sedans/Victorian Pulsar Racing Series, Hyundai Excel Racing Victoria, Victorian Formula Racing Series and Miniature Race Cars, while the Australian Super Truck Championship will also make a pair of appearances.

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