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WINTON ADDED TO RXAUS IN JULY

RXAus adds new round at Winton in July - Photo: Supplied

RXAus adds new round at Winton in July – Photo: Supplied

RXAus have announced the expansion of their 2017 schedule, with the addition of a new round at Winton Motor Raceway on the 15th and 16th of July.

It’ll be the first time that the Australian RallyCross Championship will be held at the rural Victorian venue. To prepare for the event, Winton will create brand new sections of the circuit developed specially for RXAus competition.

The dedicated Winton RXAus track will utilise the first four corners of the existing Winton layout, before turning right into a newly-designed dirt section just prior to turn five. This new dirt section will also include the Joker Lap segment. Full details of the track design will be released next week.

 

The circuit is expected to be one of the quickest and most challenging on the calendar, offering up a great experience for RXAus competitors both new and existing.

“We’re really excited to be going to Winton Raceway. Wayne Williams and his team there have been fantastic in putting this together in a short space of time,” said RXAus director Justin Dowel.

“Adding a Victorian round to our calendar was always a priority however a lack of venues was what delayed proceedings, but this is a great opportunity for our Victorian competitors to have a home round and for a whole new group of people to be exposed to the series.

“Winton is going to be a fast, exciting and challenging circuit that uses the best bits of the bitumen circuit and some challenging new dirt sections that should make for really competitive racing.

Justin Dowel on track at the previous RXAus round - Photo: Supplied

Justin Dowel on track at the previous RXAus round – Photo: Supplied

RXAus will run along side the popular Winton Speedway Days event on the same weekend, will the the first time that a round of the Championship has been run across two days. Saturday will see practice, qualifying and the first of the heat races. While the remainder of the heats, finals and Super Finals will be run on Sunday.

The Winton event will slot into the middle of the existing five-round RXAus calendar, now expanded to six rounds.

To allow competitors more time between rounds, Round five will now be held at Marulan on August 13, while the finale’ will see the series return to Carnell Raceway in Stanthorpe, Queensland on November 11.

Justin Dowel currently leads Will Orders in the AWD Championship after the first three rounds, while Mike Conway heads Troy Dowel in the competitive 2WD championship.

Ron Bustard leads the Excel Cup, while Troy Dowel also leads the junior standings.

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