UDC V8 Utes back at V8 Supercar round

The UDC V8 Ute series has today confirmed that it will be one of the support categories taking part in the forthcoming V8 Supercar event at Pukekohe over the weekend of November 6, 7 and 8.

A late withdrawal by one of the scheduled classes provided an opportunity to return for the V8 Utes, who will now race at the event as the fifth of their six 2015 championship rounds. A strong and competitive field of fifteen or more Holden and Ford racers is guaranteed at both Pukekohe and at the series big final showdown at Hampton Downs’ V8 Festival at the end of November.

An expanded field raced at the weekend at Taupo Motorsport Park at the first of the new Premier Motorsport Series events, and UDC V8 Utes had no less than four new drivers on the grid.

“The Supercars event has long been a showcase for the New Zealand V8 Ute racing series and there is no question that we are delighted to be back again, even at late notice,” explained category manager Paul Isaac.

“There has been huge interest in our category now that motorsport has turned a corner with the new Premier Motorsports Series and there is a lot of work going on to increase the number of vehicles racing in the series and the first signs of that were on show at the weekend at Taupo. Supercars will give a further impetus to that and we are very confident that we will be providing plenty of great racing and entertainment to the fans who will be there and who we know love the V8 Utes.”

Benjamin Carrell is a freelance motorsport writer and currently edits talkmotorsport.co.nz. He writes for a number of Kiwi drivers and motorsport clubs. That's when he's not working in his horticultural day-job or training for the next road or mtb cycle race!


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