Winton joins growing SpeedSeries calendar
Tuesday 06 December, 2022
Touring Car Masters will be part of the new SpeedSeries round at Winton.
The SpeedSeries will expand to eight rounds in 2023 with Winton Motor Raceway now added to the calendar.
Scheduled to take place in June, the event will see a number of popular categories featured throughout the event, including S5000, Trans Am, Touring Car Masters and V8 Touring Cars.
While a name and a full category list is yet to be confirmed, the event will run over the King’s Birthday long weekend in June, just two weeks before the series’ visit to Sydney Motorsport Park.
The regional round will also have plenty of activations taking place during the event, with nightly entertainment provided within the track precinct to help promote the true country theme.
Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Racing Group, Liam Curkpatrick, was excited about the prospect of heading to Winton.
“It is exciting for the SpeedSeries to expand up to the current eight events, the most we have ever run in a calendar year,” Curkpatrick said.
"We are thrilled to bring Winton back to the SpeedSeries calendar. We have not been there since 2019, and even in our inaugural year, Winton was very popular with the teams and fans.
“The V8-theme is perfect for Winton too. The four categories that we are bringing are fan favourites and we know there is going to be a lot of support from the fans in the rural areas for this kind of racing.”
Motorsport Australia Director of Motorsport and Commercial Operations, Michael Smith echoed Curkpatrick’s comments.
“With the eight confirmed SpeedSeries events, we are looking forward to a bumper year of high-quality racing for competitors and fans alike,” Smith said.
“Next year's unified SpeedSeries includes visits to a number of great venues and adding Winton to the calendar provides another opportunity for Victorian race fans to see some of the best national series up close.“
As it stands, there are eight confirmed rounds for the 2023 SpeedSeries calendar, however one of the Victorian rounds is yet to have a date and location locked in, while a potential second TCR World Tour round is also on the cards.
All SpeedSeries events will be broadcast live and ad-break on Stan Sport, with an expanded live free to air and highlights package on the Nine Network.
The 2023 series begins with Race Tasmania at Symmons Plains on 24-26 February.
2023 SpeedSeries Calendar
Round 1: Race Tasmania, Symmons Plains – 24-26 February
Round 2: Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour – 7-9 April
Round 3: Victoria – TBC
Round 4: Winton Raceway – 9-11 June
Round 5: Sydney Motorsport Park – 23-25 June
Round 6: Queensland Raceway – 11-13 August
Round 7: Sandown International Raceway – 8-10 September
Round 8: Supercheap Auto Bathurst International (TCR World Tour) – 10-12 November