Australian F4 heading to Pukekohe in 2018
The CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship is set to finish in Pukekohe as part of its 2018 calendar, which has now been released.
There will once again be seven rounds held across six distinct race meetings, though those meetings will now be split evenly between the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and Shannons Nationals.
The season begins with Supercars at Symmons Plains in early-April before running on the Nationals program at Phillip Island at the start of June and back with Supercars at Queensland Raceway in July.
Winton hosts its first two F4 rounds when the double-header, previously held at Sandown, is run at the Benalla circuit with the Nationals in late-August/early-September.
The penultimate round takes place at the Sydney Motorsport Park Nationals meeting in late-September.
Australian F4 then heads across the Tasman for the first time in support of the Auckland SuperSprint at Pukekohe Park Raceway, the home track of 2017 runner-up Liam Lawson, at the start of November.
“With three seasons of racing under our belt, there’s been unprecedented interest in the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship,” said CAMS General Manager of Motor Sport Michael Smith.
“We’re excited to expand the championship into New Zealand. It will be an experience to remember for our young drivers and hopefully we’ll see more New Zealanders take on some of Australia’s best up-and-comers.”
Nick Rowe won the 2017 Australian Formula 4 Championship.
CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship 2018 Calendar
|1||Symmons Plains, TAS||Apr 6–8||Supercars|
|2||Phillip Island, VIC||Jun 1–3||Shannons Nationals|
|3||Queensland Raceway, QLD||Jul 20–22||Supercars|
|4, 5||Winton, VIC||Aug 31–Sep 2||Shannons Nationals|
|6||Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW||Sep 21–23||Shannons Nationals|
|7||Pukekohe, NZ||Nov 2–4||Supercars|