Big rigs to burn rubber at Winton

FLASHBACK: Frank Amoroso driving a Kenworth W900 during race one of the fourth round of the National Super Truck Series at Winton in 1999.

FLASHBACK: Frank Amoroso driving a Kenworth W900 during race one of the fourth round of the National Super Truck Series at Winton in 1999.

THE spectacular super trucks return to Winton Motor Raceway this weekend as the feature category in round two of the Victorian Motor Racing Championships.

The weekend marks the second round of the Australian Super Truck Championship, with Frank Amoroso leading the standings after his opening round victory at Wakefield Park in May.

Amoroso will be hotly pursued by Paul Reyntjes and reigning champion Steven Zammit, who won the weekend’s opening race at Wakefield before being eliminated.

Another addition to the field will be former New Zealand champion Shane Gray, who has shipped his Kenworth across the ditch.

The trucks will be joined by the ever-growing Modern Sports Car Series, which will hold a pair of one-hour endurance races.

The category is led by Brian Anderson-Wayne Twist, after their consistent performance in the opening round.

The Penrite Oils Victorian Sports Sedan Championship has attracted another strong field, with Shane Woodman leading the series after a stunning start to the season aboard his V8-powered BMW M3 GTR.

The BMW E30 Series returns to Winton for the second time this year.

During the last visit in March, Sean Bell and Alan Saint shared round honours with two race wins apiece.

The Pulsar Challenge has been one of the success stories of 2014, attracting consistently strong fields at each event.

Defending champion Max Healy leads the points, but the man with recent form on the board is former HQ Holden racer Peter Green jnr, who has won the last two rounds, while in the Australian Swift Racing Series, Allan Jarvis, Callan Sayers and Andrew Price are the likely front-runners, along with Wodonga driver Katilyn Hawkins.

Another entry-level series is the Victorian Excel Racing Championship Series, with the Super TT class featuring an assortment of tin-top race cars.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop