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The PROMAXX Performance Exhausts TA2 Muscle Car Series has announced a revised calendar for the remainder of the 2020 season, comprising dates headlining the Australian Motor Racing Series (AMRS) and a non-championship appearance at the Bathurst International.
Round 1 was held at Winton Raceway in Victoria back in March, however the revised five round series will take in four states returning to the Victorian country circuit near Benalla for the second round over the last weekend in July. Sydney Motorsport Park will host round three in September, Queensland Raceway will be the venue for round four at the end of October with The Bend Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend set for the Grand Finale over the first weekend in December.
The Bathurst International event in November will also feature TA2 Muscle Cars in a non-championship appearance as part of the Bathurst 100 at Mt Panorama.
The new calendar was formulated in consultation with the competitor base and various stakeholders to ensure the series remained at key locations to minimise travel and cost for competitors while providing the best value events for teams, with all rounds still comprising three-days of track action.
Event organisers have stressed this calendar is subject to any change in government regulations as per the ongoing management of the COVID-19 pandemic, while measures have been put in place for each event to ensure social distancing and hygiene laws are complied with.
Former Toyota 86 Series racer John McLaughlin leads the standings following Round 1 at Winton ahead of Murray Kent and Michael Kulig, with points from the opening event carrying over to the revised calendar.
All championship events will be continue to be televised with post-event high definition coverage on free-to-air broadcaster SBS through their long-standing motorsport programme Speedweek, while the Bathurst 100 at Mt Panorama will be covered live on free to air through 7Mate.
Craig Denyer, TA2 Muscle Car Series Manager
“All our competitors have expressed keen interest to go racing again and we are excited to release this revised calendar that provides great events with premier exposure at minimal cost,” said Craig Denyer.
“While state border lockdowns have limited the opportunities of where we can race in the short term, the AMRS has come up with a calendar that’s easy and central to all eastern states which will help ease everyone back in to racing and minimise the need for the expense of major long-distance travel.
“It’s great to have Tailem Bend as a grand finale, as it’s a brilliant and fast track which really suits the TA2 Muscle Cars as we saw when our drivers loved competing there last year.
“Together with the inaugural Bathurst 100 at Mt Panorama in November, all the events give our competitors great variety while keeping travel and accommodation costs to a minimum.
“New car sales have also stepped up well in the past few weeks and we have a container arriving in the next week with another three new cars on board taking us towards 50 cars in Australia.”
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