2017 Calendar

  • Rd 1 - Phillip Island, VIC - April 21-23
  • Rd 2 - Winton, VIC - May 19-21
  • Rd 3 - Queensland Raceway, QLD-Jul 28-30
  • Rd 4 - Phillip Island, VIC - Sep 8-10
  • Rd 5 - Sydney MS Park, NSW - Oct 27-29

 

 

 




About V8 Touring Cars

The Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series (Kumho Series) was established in 2008.

Initially it was designed to provide a competition home for Falcon AU and Commodore VT/VX models that were no longer eligible for the V8 Supercars Development Series but in the last five years it has morphed into something far more.

Not only has the category become a happy home for many ‘de-registered’ V8 Supercars, but it’s also attracted a range of historically significant race cars that fans identify with from their various successes in the hands of some of the sport’s great drivers and teams.

Many teams and drivers have taken things a step further and returned their cars to ‘period’ liveries, adding another unique element to the V8 Touring Car Series and making it an on-track celebration of a successful 20 year period of Australian touring car racing.

The Kumho Series has also become the perfect category for young drivers looking to learn the unique five-litre, rear-wheel-drive, 600 horsepower beasts ahead of possibly advancing their careers into V8 Supercars.

But the Kumho Series is not only about young drivers - there’s a wide cross section of backgrounds from businessmen with a long-held desire to drive one of these cars through to experienced racers keen to compete in a national series.

The category has continued to grow as the motorsport industry comes to see the category as virtually an unofficial third-tier of V8 Supercar competition.

The category is subject to strict technical requirements, and has been approved as an official CAMS-sanctioned National Series. CAMS appointed stewards; a technical director and full national level medical resources are present at each event.

In 2017 the series will take further steps with the irecent ntroduction of the VE/VE II Commodore and FG Falcon models as well as another appearance at the popular Muscle Car Masters event among a five-round calendar that will also feature rounds held at V8 Supercars Championship and Shannons Nationals events.

The category is subject to strict technical requirements, and has been approved as an official CAMS-sanctioned National Series. CAMS appointed stewards; a technical director and full national level medical resources are present at each event.

Four important points underpin the category;

  • In relative terms, minimisation of the cost of running and maintaining the cars.
  • Providing a ‘place to race’ in a relaxed but safe and well managed environment.
  • Maintaining a close working relationship with Supercars, CAMS and Kumho Tyres.
  • Maintaining a controlled category with pro-active technical compliance.

Tri-State Racing Pty Ltd is the Category Manager and provides the following:

  • Organises and promotes the Series in conjunction with the Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships and circuit operators.
  • Sponsorship and media coverage for the Series.
  • A sound financial base for the Series.
  • Competent administrative services to competitors.
  • Compliance with all CAMS requirements.
  • Ensures that the Technical and Sporting Regulations are strictly adhered to.


2017 SERIES INFORMATION DOCUMENT

CURRENT KUMHO V8 SERIES RECORD BOOK HERE

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