Zerefos Scores Newcastle Toyota 86 Drive

Porsche racer and entrepreneur Aaron Zerefos will race in the fifth and final round of the Toyota 86 Racing Series at the inaugural Coates Hire Newcastle 500 next weekend, piloting the #88 C Coconut Water entry.

Zerefos previously competed in the Toyota 86 Series at last year’s Sydney 500 at the Sydney Olympic Park street circuit.

The Sydney socialite says the 86 round will provide valuable seat time ahead of next year’s Bathurst 12 Hour, in which he will make his seventh start.

“It’s always good to get some extra mileage at this time of the year, to get myself in the zone ahead of the 12 Hour,” Zerefos said.

“While I was at the Melbourne Cup last week, I got a call offering me a drive in the Toyota 86 and I jumped at the opportunity.

“I had a lot of fun competing at the Sydney 500 last year and Newcastle is shaping up to be an awesome event; like all street circuits, it will be a challenge but there will be great exposure competing in front of the Supercars audience.

“Because it’s a brand-new track, everyone will be on a level playing field; I will be doing a track walk to learn as much as I can before I hit the circuit for practice and qualifying.”

Aaron Zerefos fans can tune in to all the action live on FOX Sports 506 throughout the weekend.

Toyota 86 Series Round 5 – schedule

Friday, 24 November
9:15 – Practice (25 min)
13:40 – Qualifying (15 min)

Saturday, 25 November
9:55 – Race 1 (11 laps)
14:00 – Race 2 (11 laps)

Sunday, 26 November
9:40 – Race 3 (11 laps)