Sydney snags 2020 Australian Championship
With this season’s Australian Championship in the history books, Dirt Modifieds Australia (DMA) is now looking ahead to next season’s running of the event, which they’re extremely excited to announce will be held at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.
This announcement comes off the back of what was a hugely successful comeback for V8 Dirt Modifieds at the Sydney venue earlier in the season, with the class competing at the track for the first time in seven years.
“The Australian Championship hasn’t been held in Sydney in the modern era of V8 Dirt Modified racing, and being that Valvoline Raceway is one of the country’s premier speedway tracks, this is a massive coup for the class,” stated DMA President Darren Tindal.
“Valvoline Raceway were really happy with the return of V8 Dirt Modifieds earlier in the season, so they were quite enthusiastic about hosting the Australian Championship.
“The entire DMA committee is equally as enthusiastic about the opportunity to showcase the class at such a venue. It’s no doubt going to be a huge event that’s going to take the class to another level.”
The last time an Australian Championship took place at Valvoline Raceway was some three decades ago in the 1986-87 season when Tony Hopping emerged victorious in the class that was then known as Modified Sportsmans.
V8 Dirt Modified drivers will soon return to Valvoline Raceway on March 30 when they battle it out for top honours in the $1,000 to win Sydney 1000, which will double as the fifth round of the 5 Star Dirt Series.
The 2020 Australian V8 Dirt Modified Championship will be held over three days from February 20 to 22, with practice taking place on Thursday, prior to Friday and Saturday night’s Australian Championship racing.
For more information on the Australian Championship or for any queries, please contact DMA National Treasurer Paul Markulin, who will be coordinating the event with Valvoline Raceway, via email to [email protected]
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