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Best Show for Years Destined for Teretonga


1 AUGUST 2016

Best Show for Years Destined for Teretonga

Southland Sports Car Club officials are delighted that New Zealand's premier motor racing categories will return to Teretonga Park in Invercargill over the weekend of 22/23 January 2017.

Only two South Island circuits receive rounds each year and with four circuits in the south it is a boost that the circuit has been regarded highly enough to be chosen to host a round again next season.

Teretonga normally attracts some of the biggest and most passionate crowds in the country and President of the Southland Sports Car Club who operate the circuit, Dean Maw, say's the club is "stoked to have the National Series back again.This year's series will be even bigger and better than last year with a host of the country's top classes on the programme. The teams enjoy racing at Teretonga as the Southland crowds make them feel very welcome."

Geoff Short, the Managing Director of Speedworks, the company charged with promoting the major motorsport classes in New Zealand this summer, says "it was a difficult decision. There are four race tracks in the South Island all wanting one of the two events that we bring to the South Island each year. Southlanders have always supported the series well, so Teretonga was the best decision for this year. However it is so important that Southlanders do support the round at Teretonga. It is always a great event down south and it is important that it is again this year and that means that the crowd support needs to be there!" One thing Short does promise is the fact that this will be a great show. "This will be the best show brought to Teretonga for many years. We have nine classes on the programme. Toyota Racing Series, NZ Touring Cars, Super Trucks, Mainland Muscle Cars, OSCA Super Saloons, NZ V8 Utes, TR86, Formula Ford and the NZ Six Saloons, North Island versus South Island battle.

That means Southlanders will be able to enjoy a weekend of top class motorsport with all of the most popular classes on track over the weekend of 22/23 January. The Toyota Racing Series will feature many of the world's most talented young drivers, many of them vying to make it to Formula 1 in the near future. The NZ Touring Cars feature the V8 Touring Cars while the Mainland Muscle Cars, OSCA Super Saloons and V8 Utes also feature big, loud, grunty V8 machinery while the TR86 Series and Formula Ford Series are currently enjoying large grid numbers. The North versus South battle in NZ Six Saloons should attract some parochial support. Add into the mix the number of Southlanders competing at the top levels of the sport currently and Short's promise of the best show for many years looks well justified.

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