Rumours are going around the pit paddock here at Queensland Raceway that this weekend the SuperUte field have an ultimatum to effectively “make it better”. We have heard rumblings both from inside the category and of course from the vocal mumbling of the general public.
The newest race category in Australia has struggled to build a following from the race fan, and struggled even more to attract new entries, the series started with just under a dozen utes and still sits at that level. The Turbo Diesel engined utes lack the power to make them ultra exciting like the previous V8 Utes did.
We have heard from more then one source that this weekend there is a meeting to discuss the power plants going forward. One thing we have heard is the consideration of a one make V8 engine for all models. The problem for the class is that are damned if they do or don’t.
If they do it will be a god send for the class, it would undoubtedly attract many more entries to the field. But on the other hand and its a biggy is the loss of support from the manufacturers which is why they went down this track. It would most likely rub the manufacturers up the wrong way and they’d cease to support the category.
We will keep you posted if we hear more.
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