Bathurst drivers for Gold Coast V8 Ute races
The streets of Queensland’s Gold Coast will come alive this weekend with the roar of racing engines at the annual Gold Coast 600.
Terry Nightingale will back up from his Utes debut at Bathurst and display Bathurst 200 signage, promoting the 200th anniversary of the city’s settlement in 2015, on his Falcon Ute.
Nightingale made a most impressive V8 Ute debut at the recent Bathurst 1000 meeting, when he drove a Holden VE for the Williams Race Tech team with the Bathurst 200 on the headlights for the The Williams Race Tech team is based at Corowa, located on the Murray River in southern New South Wales, and is run by long time race team owner Wayne Williams.
He did a great job in the 32 car field to finish 14th, and as such has been retained by the Williams team for this weekend’s round, but this time out he’ll take the wheel of their #19 SECUREcorp Ford Falcon FG Ute that was raced at Bathurst by West Australian Allan Letcher.
Nightingale said he was looking forward to the challenge of once again driving in the V8 Ute category, and was looking forward to his first drive on the Gold Coast street circuit and was again proud to be carrying Bathurst 200 on the ute.
“I just couldn’t believe the amount of interest the Bathurst 200 signage created at Bathurst, with many people walking through the pits stopping to ask what it was all about, and we were very proud to explain it will be our cities 200th birthday celebrations next year,” Nightingale said.
“This weekend will be even better at the Gold Coast, for it may help get the word around even more, and get visitors to Bathurst next year.
For what will be Nightingale’s first ever race on the Gold Coast circuit, or any street circuit for that matter, he’s received backing from Dawsons Removals and Storage along with Gold Coast companies SECUREcorp and Evolve Skateboards.