Giti Tire Supertrucks return to Winton
The Supertrucks return to the Victorian High Country on October 21st – 22nd for the third round of the 2017 Giti Tire Super Truck Nationals at Winton Motor Raceway.
After a two-year hiatus following the resurfacing of the circuit, the Giti Tire Supertrucks made a splash at Winton Motor Raceway last month with a handful of exciting sprint races as well as the shattering of a 15-year-old lap record by Steven Zammit in the SRZ Racing Kenworth T401.
The four-time champion also wrestled back the championship lead after spirited battles with his main championship adversaries including Barry Butwell of Butwell Racing Team and Shannon Smith of GLE Racing.
A strong field of trucks will vie for the honour of being the inaugural “Champion of Winton” with 10 entries registered to date.
On top of four championship races and two co-driver heats on the Supertrucks’ schedule for this weekend, fans can also look forward to a Show and Shine on Sunday and six entertaining support classes across both days of racing.
Australian National Truck Racing Organisation President, Charlie Zammit, has enjoyed watching the 2017 Giti Tire Super Truck Nationals to this point in the season.
“This year has far surpassed my expectations,” said Zammit. “I knew that all of the teams came into this season with very positive attitudes, but it has been brutal. Nobody is letting any team get away.”
ANTRO’s President was also glowing in his appraisal of the Supertrucks’ last visit to Winton Motor Raceway in September.
“The last round at Winton was one of the most hard-fought race meetings that I have seen in a long time. It is great for the Giti Tire Supertrucks to get back to Winton.”
“Last meeting, a 15-year lap record was broken, so at the next meeting, you will not only see teams racing for the championship, but you will also see the race for the lap record. We have not had a tyre that was good enough before the Giti race tyres. Now we have, so look out this weekend.”
Zammit is predicting unexpected outcomes with all of the teams working hard to tailor their race trucks to the tight Winton Club layout.
“There will be 10 trucks competing this weekend and all of the teams are making improvements to their trucks. The top four trucks are all out right now. Butwell Racing are doing turbo work, SRZ Racing are going over their truck with a fine-tooth comb, GLE Racing are working on their suspension and MLC Racing was having brake troubles.”
“With all of these improvements, if you are sitting on the fence about whether or not to go, you should get to Winton this weekend. You just do not know what is going to happen.”
A strong crowd is expected at Winton Motor Raceway this weekend with an adult ticket priced at $15 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday or $30 for a weekend pass. Children 16 and under are welcome through the gates free of charge.