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Ross Targets Top Spot in NZV8 Touring Cars Championship

Media Release
8th January 2014

NZV8 Touring Cars 2013-14
Concept Motorsport - Nick Ross
Round Two - Teretonga Park, Invercargill

Ross Targets Top Spot in NZV8 Touring Cars Championship 

With the NZV8 Touring Cars competing this weekend at Invercargill's Teretonga Park, Holden driver Nick Ross is targetting a step up into the top spot of the championship by the end of the three scheduled races.

The ferocious battle had in the opening round of the NZV8 Touring Cars will be a tough act to follow for Cambridge driver Nick Ross who fought hard with defending champion Jason Bargwanna at Pukekohe Park Raceway in November.

Driving the Total Lubricants Holden Commodore he took his first race win of the season plus pole position and recorded the fastest lap of the round setting a very impressive standard to uphold to say the least.

He placed second and fourth in the other two races of the weekend and currently holds second place in the NZV8TC TLX class standings behind Bargwanna.

Ross and the Concept Motorsport team head to Invercargill this weekend for round two where he plans to further improve on the impressive showing at Pukekohe and slip into the top spot ahead of the Australian driver.

"My target is not to beat 'Bargs', my target for the weekend is to win all three races and that will take care of him." says a boisterous Nick Ross who is eager to get back into the Holden.

At the opening round of the series it became clear that the competition between Ross and Bargwanna would not only be close but very tough and aggressive as well.

With the pair swapping the lead several times throughout the weekend's racing there was also some minor contact on a couple of occasions while dicing for victory which brought about some breathtaking moments for the onlookers.

More of the same can be expected from this weekend's racing and next as the NZV8 Touring Cars brings huge excitement to the South Island with two rounds held back to back.

The NZV8 Touring Cars hit Invercargill's iconic Teretonga Park this weekend over the 11-12th January which is followed by round three at Timaru International Motor Raceway over the 18-19th.

The V8 powered action begins with qualifying Saturday morning followed by the Top 10 Shootout.

The first race of the weekend is held Saturday afternoon with the action heating up on Sunday with another two action packed races.

Nick Ross competes in the Total Lubricants Holden Commodore which is a New Generation NZV8 and in the top level NZV8 Touring Cars TL class.

The NZV8 Touring Cars are a two class series consisting of the New Generation NZV8 race cars and are open to various manufacturers rather than just Ford and Holden. Currently the faster TLX class hosts three manufacturers including Holden, Ford and Toyota with Nissan and a yet undisclosed European brand set to join the series in the near future.

The TL class is made up of Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon race cars built to the NZV8 Championship's previous specifications.

NZV8s Touring Cars Calendar

Rd 1       Pukekohe Park (Thunder in the Park)                     16-17 November 2013 (completed)
Rd 2       Teretonga Park, Invercargill                                 11-12 January 2014
Rd 3       Timaru International Motor Raceway                      18-19 January 2014
Rd 4       Manfeild, Feilding (NZ Grand Prix)                          08-09 February 2014
Rd 5       Taupo Motorsport Park                                        08-09 March 2014
Rd 6       Pukekohe Park (V8 Supercars)                              25-27 April 2014 (ANZAC Weekend)

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