10 V8 Touring Cars entered in Combined Sedans support category …
TEN former V8 Supercars will provide some rumbling V8 action at this year’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour GT race when they compete in the Combined Sedans support category at the February event.
Running as V8 Touring Cars, the V8 Falcons and Commodores that formerly competed in the Supercars Championship and Dunlop Series will be up against a strong roster of top level Sports Sedans competing in their own separate Spaceframe and Chassis classes.
Kumho Series regulars Tony Evangelou (501 Falcon BF) and Jim Pollicina and Michael Caine (Mocomm Commodore VEs) are on the entry list while former Kumho Series champion Terry Wyhoon (Image Falcon FG) is also listed to compete as is Warren Millett in his ex-Holden Racing Team Commodore (pictured).
Dunlop Series pilot Bryce Fullwood has entered his ex-Paul Morris Motorsport Commodore while Ashley Bright has entered his ex-Drew Russell VZ Commodore, Marty Miller his ex-Tasman Commodore VZ and Stephen Coe his ex-PMM Commodore VE.
There is yet to be a driver named in the #11 Commodore entry.
In recent times the V8 Touring Cars have dominated the Combined Sedan races, but last year saw Spaceframe Sports Sedan driver Steven Lacey turn the tables on the them with an outright victory, finishing with a second and two wins in the three races.
Steven, who is also the joint Category Manager with his wife Bronwyn, said competition within the three Classes within Combined Sedans is friendly rivalry.
“The competitors throughout the field battle with each other in their respective classes, but taking home the outright victory is the goal for a number of the front runners,” he says.
“Combined Sedans gives drivers of a number of different car classes the chance to race at the Mountain that they otherwise wouldn’t have, if the field was restricted to just one class type.
“It’s with the support of the team at Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour as the event promoter and CAMS that the Australian Sports Sedan Association – NSW Division is able to give these drivers the experience of a life time racing at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.”