V8 Utes announces diverse 2012 calendar

The V8 Utes will kick off its 2012 season at the Clipsal 500

The V8 Utes will kick off its 2012 season at the Clipsal 500

The 2012 Auto One V8 Ute Racing Series – protected by Armor All calendar has been announced.

The new season will see eight rounds, 24 races (at least 12 of which will be telecast live) along with eight post-produced TV shows.

The 12th year of the V8 Utes series will visit six states and one territory, kicking off at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, March 1-4 where the series will celebrate its 300th race start.

The class will visit a good mix of high-profile meetings, as well as some of Australia’s classic permanent tracks.

Category Manager Bill West of Spherix is pleased with the calendar layout.

“We are really happy with our calendar. It takes us back to a few places we haven’t been to in a while like Tasmania and Winton Raceway, where we have a fairly large fan base,” West said.

“The Utes put on a great show in 2011 and will continue to do so in 2012.”

All rounds of the V8 Ute Series will again be telecast on the Seven Network, SPEED Channel, TV3 New Zealand, Motors TV Europe, Telenova Italy, Motorworld and SPEED Channel 2 in the USA.

But before the 2012 series kicks off, the 2011 season will come to an end next weekend at the Sydney Telstra 500.

See below the full V8 Ute racing calendar for 2012

Round  Event   Venue  Date
 1 Clipsal 500 Adelaide Parklands, SA  1 – 4 March
 2 Tasmanian Challenge Symmons Plains 30 March – 1 April
3 Trading Post Perth Challenge Barbagallo Raceway  4 – 6 May
4 Sky City Triple Crown Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin, NT 15 – 17 June
 5 Winton Winton Raceway. VIC  24 – 26 August
 6 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama, NSW   4 – 7 Oct
 7 Armor All Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise, QLD  19 – 21 Oct
 8 Sydney Telstra 500 Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW  30 Nov – 4 Dec


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