The Dunlop Super2 Series always has spectators at the edge of their seats! The series remains the core breeding ground for future Supercar stars and can’t go unmissed with past drivers graduating to race in the main game.
Mark Winterbottom, Scott McLaughlin, Lee Holdsworth, Tim Slade, David Reynolds, Cameron Waters, Chaz Mostert, Scott Pye and Nick Percat are all part of the elite group of past Dunlop Super2 Series driver’s now competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
In 2018, Scott McLaughlin became the second Super2 Series Champion to go on and win the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, the only other driver achieving this feat being Mark Winterbottom, who won Super2 in 2003 before taking the main game prize in 2015.
In 2019 the Dunlop Super2 Series remains pivotal in shaping the future of motorsport with rising star Macauley Jones advancing to take part in the Supercars Championship.
Showing plenty of promise, young talent Jack Le Brocq, James Golding, Todd Hazelwood and Anton De Pasquale will contest their second fulltime Supercars season.
After a maiden season in 2018, the ECB SuperUtes will storm onto the circuit again in 2019.
This new era of dual-cab, turbo diesel Ute racing will continue to liven up the support program for the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
The 2019 the ECB SuperUtes season will include eight rounds across Australia and at least six different manufacturers all competing for championship glory.
The modern era of Australian GT is focussed very much on the FIA-sanctioned GT categories, predominantly GT3 specification ‘supercars’ the likes of Aston Martin, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini,
McLaren, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche et al.
Three seasons ago the new GT4 category was introduced, and for 2019 Trofeo Challenge will join GT Trophy - focussed around older generation GT3 cars.
The championship is broken into a Sprint and Endurance format, with all rounds alongside Supercars
running to the shorter Sprint format.
One and two driver entries are allowed, however Sprint rounds are dedicated only to amateur classified drivers.
The club was loosely formed as the ‘WA Appendix J Group’ in 1987 and morphed into the current WA Historic Touring Car Club by 1989 – making our Club now 32 years old.
The main car of choice in the early days was the Mini Cooper S, but by 1989 the stream of V8s was noticeable and led to a mixed local crop including Mustang, Rallye Sprint, BelAir and Galaxie.
With a resurgence in the popularity of 1960-70’s car era the grid today resembles the finest of the time. HQ Monaro’s, Falcon GT’s,Valiant Chargers, Xu1 Torana’s,Capri’s, Lotus Cortinas, Minis,Mustangs and the ever crowd pleasing Camaro, Galaxie and BelAir, 1600 Datsuns and yes even a Volvo.
The WAHTCC have supported Supercars Australia on many occasions and look forward to continuing our long association in 2019 and beyond.
Where to find:
In the Support Paddock located at the rear of the Supercars Paddock
Make sure you head to the Supercars Paddock area across the weekend to see where the behind-the-scenes action takes place.
From inside the paddock, fans can see the amazing purpose built transporters, teams working in the garages and maybe even grab an autograph from a driver.
At the PIRTEK Perth SuperNight, the support categories will also be located in the Supercars paddock.
Anyone aged 16 yrs and under in the paddock must be accompanied by an adult. Grandstand tickets include free paddock access.
Where to find:
Outfield of Pit Straight near Gate 1