October 12, 2012 | General

Modest field set for inaugural V8 Touring Car heritage round

A modest field of seven cars will line-up for the Kumho V8 Touring Car class inaugural heritage round with the Shannons Nationals at Wakefield Park this weekend.

The non-points scoring event is being held for EB-AU model Ford Falcon and VP-VX model Holden Commodore V8 Supercars excluding the newer equipment that currently dominates the KV8TC Series.

Andy Cantrells ex-Glenn Seton Racing Falcon EL and Darrin Renoufs ex-Phoenix Racing Commodore VS are the two oldest cars set to make an appearance.

A pair of ex-Castrol Perkins Racing Commodore VTs (Steve Ingwerson and Sean Fardell) are also entered while the line-up is completed by the Falcon AUs of Chris Delfsma (ex-Bastian Motorsport) Brad Wimpenny (ex-Longhurst Racing) and Aaron Tebb (ex-Prancing Horse Racing).

Shannons Nationals series director Rob Curkpatrick says that despite this weekends small turnout hes confident that the heritage round concept can be a successful one.

“It took some time for the Kumho V8 Touring Car series to grow but it is now healthy and very competitive he said.

“This is a stepping stone towards bigger things but we intend on growing and building a V8-based heritage round on the Shannons Nationals program.

“The initial response has been positive and there are plenty of people keen to see it grow. We think it can become a fantastic part of the series and also in recognising the heritage of Australias V8 Touring Car history.