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Ticket Sales Roar As V8 Supercars Head For NZ

Ticket Sales Roar As V8 Supercars Head For New Zealand

V8 fever has already hit New Zealand with some ticket categories sold out after only two weeks on sale.

For the first time in its 14-year history, the Shell Championship Series is leaving its Australian home and showcasing this classic Ford vs. Holden battle offshore by bringing a round of the series to New Zealand.

IMG's Director of Motorsport, Mr Geoff Jones said that the support shown by the public for the New Zealand V8 International on November 9-11 was overwhelming.

"We have been blown away by the response from New Zealand motorsport fans," said Jones. "Tickets have only been on sale for a matter of weeks and we have already sold out all grandstand seating and are close to selling out all corporate hospitality for the inaugural New Zealand round of the Shell Championship Series.

"The interest has been so strong that we are investigating the possibility of building new grandstands to cater for demand," said Jones.

Promoters, IMG, will host the New Zealand V8 International at Pukekohe Park Raceway on November 9-11 this year. IMG has lined up a selection of supporting motor racing action and off-track entertainment for fans of a calibre previously unseen in this country.

"It is already being billed as a great event, and has been strengthened by the evenness of the competition in the Shell Championship Series (SCS) so far this year.

"The Ford teams have all improved enormously, highlighted by Kiwi Paul Radisich's clean sweep to take Round 6 of the SCS last weekend in Western Australia, and it is now three wins to Holden and three to Ford."

Fans will see Kiwi stars Radisch and Greg Murphy go head to head with Aussie drivers such as Mark Skaife, Jason Bright, Craig Lowndes and exciting rookie Marcos Ambrose. The 600 HP V8 SUPERCARS will thunder around Pukekohe at speeds of over 265 kph. With up to 32 V8 SUPERCARS in the field, they'll make a sight and sound spectacular rarely seen in New Zealand.

"We know the Kiwi drivers are really looking forward to coming home to Pukekohe with the whole V8 SUPERCAR circus in tow. It's going to be one of the greatest trans-Tasman sporting battles we've seen for some time," says Jones.

General admission tickets are available from $38 for one day. Grandstand and paddock passes are also available. Visit Ticketek's website at www.ticketek.co.nz , call 307-5000 within Auckland or refer to your local telephone directory for Ticketek's number in your region.

Those interested in purchasing corporate hospitality for the event are advised to call Jodie at IMG on +64 9 520 9694.

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For more information, please contact: Kate Gordon Allan Boyle Associates Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand Tel: +64 9 303 1633 Fax: +64 9 303 1632 Mob: 021 587 227 E-mail: kate@allanboyle.co.nz


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