The Haltech V8 SuperUte Series has announced an expanded, six-round calendar for 2022, following a promising 2021 season in which the category produced entertaining racing and an enthralling title contest despite the challenges of COVID-19 disruptions.
The 2022 season will commence at Symmons Plains in March, marking the first visit for the V8 SuperUte Series to Tasmania.
The V8-powered twin-cab utes will then head to Perth for the second round at Barbagallo at the end of April, followed by a visit to the nation’s action track, Winton Motor Raceway in May.
Tailem Bend will host the fourth round of series in late July, with the final two rounds of the season to be held at Bathurst and the Gold Coast in October.
All six rounds will once again support the Repco Supercars Championship, with live coverage on FOX Sports 506 and Kayo.
V8 SuperUte Series category manager James Stewart said the expansion to six rounds, all in different states, will allow competitors in the category to deliver outstanding value to their commercial partners.
“With the new V8 engine formula, SuperUtes was well-received in 2021 by both fans and drivers, so it was a natural progression to expand to a six-round series next year,” Stewart said.
“We’re travelling to six different states and many of our rounds are held in venues that are prime twin-cab ute territory, so we’re expecting plenty of interest from spectators. It certainly provides our competitors with a strong platform to promote their sponsors.”
The 2021 V8 SuperUte Series was decided in a thrilling showdown at Bathurst, with Ryal Harris narrowly edging out Aaron Borg for the title. Stewart said there are new vehicles being built and interest from new competitors to join the series.
“Bathurst was a fantastic event but our rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park were also highly entertaining, with the door-to-door racing that has characterised the utes, in their various forms, for so many years,” Stewart said.
“As a result of putting on such a good show, I think that sparked attention from drivers who wanted to know how they could become part of the series and get in amongst it.”