CHRISTMAS has come early for V8 Supercar fans heading to next April’s Tasmania Challenge event at Symmons Plains Raceway.
As a thank you to Tasmanian fans that have supported the V8 Supercars Championship – and indeed the Australian Touring Car Championship – V8 Supercars is offering a ‘buy one, get one free’ ticket offer.
Patrons purchasing a general admission ticket before Christmas Eve (December 24), will be able to bring a friend along for free to the event.
The Tasmania Challenge will be the second V8 Supercars Championship event next year and will be held on April 5-7.
The event will be the first to see the debut of the new ‘60/60’ race format recently announced by V8 Supercars.
Drivers will compete in a 60-kilometre sprint on Saturday afternoon before a 15-minute break and then line up with a rolling start for the second 60-kilometre sprint that will determine the opening race’s finishing positions and the championship points that go with them.
Sunday’s action will see a pair of 15-minute qualifying sessions to determine the grids for the pair of 120-kilometre races to be held that afternoon to complete the Tasmania Challenge.
The race victories at last year’s event were shared between Will Davison and eventual V8 Supercar Champion Jamie Whincup, who clinched a record eighth race win at the historic 2.4-kilometre circuit on the Sunday.