The V8 SuperUte Series will begin its 2023 season with a 19-entry field at CARCO.com.au Raceway in Western Australia this week (28-30 April 2023)
The bolstered competitor line-up includes former category champions Ryal Harris and Aaron Borg, plus Super2 racer Adam Marjoram, Aussie Racing Car champion Adrian Cottrell and Toyota 86 champion Jimmy Vernon.
Other category favourites also return including David Sieders, Ben Walsh, Craig Woods, George Gutierrez, Richard Mork, father and son duo Gerard and Jaiden Maggs, and Ellexandra Best. Round 1 at the Perth SuperSprint will also welcome former Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist John Steffensen as he embarks on his first season in SuperUtes.
“It’s a fantastic turn-out considering not just the huge travel and logistics required to compete on the other side of the country, but also that we have five new car builds competing at Round 1 as well,” said category operations manager Filippa Guarna.
“Last year we made a conscious effort to streamline the operations of the category and work on our future growth and that meant more cars. It’s no secret that more cars would mean better racing and now we have 19 SuperUtes for Perth with some of the best young talent of amazing pedigree.
“The aim is to not to just build a strong category but be a leader in market relevance as well. The twin-cab ute spectator base is super passionate and supportive of what we’re doing, so racing across five different states and with some new rounds this year will help us grow even more. Everyone in the paddock is super excited for the season ahead,” said Guarna.
Supporting the Repco Supercars Championship for its six-round calendar, the series will herald its largest and most exciting season to date with six manufacturers represented including Ford, General Motors, Isuzu, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Toyota.
Covering events from east to west, the V8 SuperUte Series begins this weekend in Perth, followed by events at Sydney Motorsport Park and The Bend Motorsport Park, before finishing off strong with three marquee events including the famed Repco Bathurst 1000.
Round 1 Entry List:
#1: ACDelco Sieders Racing Team – Aaron Borg – Isuzu D-MAX
#3: Sieders Racing Team – David Sieders – Mazda BT-50
#5: Bendix Racing – David Casey – Isuzu D-MAX
#8: Western Sydney Motorsport – Ben Walsh – Toyota HiLux
#10: Craig Jenner Racing – Craig Jenner – Isuzu D-MAX
#15: Motion Team Triton Racing – Adam Marjoram – Mitsubishi Triton
#19: Go Sunny Solar – George Gutierrez – Holden Colorado
#41: Gant & Sons Structural Steel/United Fasteners – Adrian Cottrell – Holden Colorado
#50-: Pacific Ceiling Fans – Jimmy Vernon – Mitsubishi Triton
#52: JKD Racing – Dean Brooking – Toyota HiLux
#58: EFS 4×4 Accessories – Ryal Harris – Toyota HiLux
#64: Western Sydney Motorsport – Craig Woods – Toyota HiLux
#65: JKD Racing – Glen Melling – Toyota HiLux
#68: World’s Best Technology – Gerard Maggs – Ford Ranger
#75: City Rural Insurance Brokers – Richard Mork – Mazda BT-50
#76: Best Leisure Industries – Ellexandra Best – Mitsubishi Triton
#96: World’s Best Technology – Jaiden Maggs – Mitsubishi Triton
#99: Western Sydney Motorsport – John Steffensen – Toyota HiLux
#333: Triple Three Racing – Rob McMahon – Mazda BT-50
Track action for Round 1 of the V8 SuperUte Series begins this Friday at CARCO.com.au Raceway in Western Australia (28-30 April 2023). Watch live via FoxSports and Kayo.