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Old 28 Aug 2017, 08:21 (Ref:3762250)   #1
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Chef The Five Pillars

Across the Eastern Creek round weekend, Mr Warburton apparently outlined his vision for the Supercar business for the future.

The story goes that there is a 5 different series as pillars moving forward:
- Supercar (Virgin Australia SuperCar series)
- Super2 (Dunlop Super2 SuperCar series)
- AusGT (Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, AusGT Sprint series, AusGT Endurance series, AusGT Trophy series)
- Superutes (East Coast Bullbars series)
- Super 5000 (TBA series)

If the rose coloured glasses go away, if disbelief is suspended for a moment, you can see the almost limitless possibilities here.

There is currently in place for 2017:
- 15 rounds of the VASC series (with 16 planned for next year)
- 7 rounds of the Super2 series (with 8 planned for next year)
- The Bathurst 12 hour
- 5 rounds of the AusGT sprint series
- 4 rounds of the AusGT endurance series
- 5 rounds of the AusGT trophy series
- 8 rounds of the SuperUte series
- Super 5000 to be advised

Along with Carrera Cup with their new 2018 911 model, Aussie Racing Cars, Kumho series touring cars, F4, Sports Sedans, Formula Ford and others… there is a LOT to see here.

The potential is definitely there to run as many as 25 weekends a year of motorsport across the country, across the world… and not all Supercar led…

We might even get back to having Super2 in its own standalone events again, perhaps as part of the GT programs.

Imagine 25 solid weekends of motorsport in a year with a decent roster of categories, created to enhance all the categories, run to the same professional standard...

It is more than possible...
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 08:27 (Ref:3762255)   #2
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It has a lot of potential, I assume some people though wont like it and bash out on V8s on social media. As long as there are sponsors keeping it viable of course its a good idea
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 09:43 (Ref:3762271)   #3
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Super 2 back to Wakefield Park. That used to be a great weekend.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 11:04 (Ref:3762299)   #4
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Agreed. Had a great day there years ago when Paul Dumbrell and Leanne Ferrier (now Tander) were duking it out. Konica series I think..
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 13:07 (Ref:3762323)   #5
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I went to one there back in '01/'02.

Perhaps with the smaller grids and consolidated teams, they might just be able to fit in the paddock neatly?
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 23:34 (Ref:3762487)   #6
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Agree, The Konica stand alone round at Mallala used to draw a fair crowd and was always a good day. Plus it was great fun to drive the car right up to the circuit and sit on your esky and not be reamed by the price of food and drink.
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 23:58 (Ref:3762489)   #7
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peckstar has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
Think I am a fan of this idea, Gives the GT3 guys some more events where they can have more track time, combined with some Dunlop races has the potential to create some more crowd attending events (even if they are not massive crowds

As long as they can keep prices in check
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Old 29 Aug 2017, 00:03 (Ref:3762491)   #8
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Will it be possible for the Super5000 to headline an event? Hard to gauge interest other than social media ATM, but maybe that's a possibility also
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Old 29 Aug 2017, 00:13 (Ref:3762493)   #9
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Super 2 back to Wakefield Park. That used to be a great weekend.
except it continually ran at a loss for WP, if I remember correctly BAC gave it (the Knoica's) the arse when they took over the track
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Will it be possible for the Super5000 to headline an event? Hard to gauge interest other than social media ATM, but maybe that's a possibility also
I would think so on the assumption the can get enough following and enough cars on the track.

time will tell on that
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Old 29 Aug 2017, 00:38 (Ref:3762496)   #11
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except it continually ran at a loss for WP, if I remember correctly BAC gave it (the Knoica's) the arse when they took over the track
Fujitsu series still ran at Wakefield in 2008 (Winton took over in 2007) but the whole series was moved over to run as a support for the 2009 Main Game, at the request of the Fujitsu series teams, who wanted to be part of the larger events.
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Fujitsu series still ran at Wakefield in 2008 (Winton took over in 2007) but the whole series was moved over to run as a support for the 2009 Main Game, at the request of the Fujitsu series teams, who wanted to be part of the larger events.
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It was probably a combination of both.

However, there were many reasons as to why S2 now runs entirely on the maingame schedule. Mostly around exposure to crowds and media, and the logistics of it.
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Back in the day even running the main game was marginal for tracks, the 2nd tier on their own was a financial disaster for the tracks, they just couldn't sustain the loss, I know for a fact that the tracks pushed hard for the 2nd tier to be included with the main game.
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Back in the day even running the main game was marginal for tracks, the 2nd tier on their own was a financial disaster for the tracks, they just couldn't sustain the loss, I know for a fact that the tracks pushed hard for the 2nd tier to be included with the main game.
If Supercar rents the track, and takes in all of the financial burden & risk, the circuit should be fine with that.

Supercar has shown its interest & intention to do that.

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