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PHILLIP ISLAND SET FOR BIG KICK OFF IN THE 2022 PRECISION INTERNATIONAL

NATIONAL SPORTS SEDAN 2022 SERIES – ROUND 1 PRE-EVENT MEDIA RELEASE



A revitalised field of top drivers and healthy machines is set to take to the grid for the opening round of the Precision International - National Sports Sedans series as part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships event at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

The fire-breathing Sports Sedans will race alongside national Australian Racing Group (ARG) categories including the TCR Australia Series, Trans Am Series and S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship over three days from March 18-20.

More than 20 purpose built machines are expected to contest the first round, including familiar fan favourites and an exciting line up of new faces.

Steve Tamasi driving his Holden Calibra and Jordan Caruso in an Audi will reignite their entertaining rivalry from the 2021 edition of Island Magic, while newcomers Daniel Crompton and Alex Williams will look to fight at the front.

Crompton will be driving his father Phil’s Ford Mustang, while Williams has entered a re-engineered Mazda RX-8 which has a history of success at the Island in the past.

Entries have come from all over the country, Queensland and New South Wales with five and four representatives, respectively.

In huge news for the category, Brad Jones Racing Supercar steerer Andre Heimgartner is back in the category, and is confirmed as Duggan Family Racing’s lead driver in their Aston Martin.

Category Administrator and competitor Michael Robinson was excited to kick off the new season with a bang.

“It’s probably the most impressive start we've had for a long time as far as the level of interest, they're all national level competitors,” Robinson said.

“We are expecting 20 top national cars from around the country.

“I think Jordan Caruso, who has a new livery, will have a fair battle with Alex Williams, Tamasi and Crompton at the front.

“It's good to be on the ARG TCR events, while not all of our races are live streamed on STAN Sport, some will be.”

Just as exciting as the title battle will be the sight of fresh metal on the grid.

“We've got a number of new guys,” Robinson said.

“Ash Jarvis will enter in the Colin Smith Holden Monaro from Queensland. He's a TA2 driver.

“Scott Cameron is a new guy from Sydney, he campaigned a little bit in the New South Wales state series and will be in a Commodore.

“Tim Tritton from Queensland has bought the ex-Derek van Zelm Honda Prelude, a famous car over a number of years, he's had a fair bit of work done to that.

“Rick Newman has a Falcon sports sedan which is quick, and Kevin Stoopman has bought a new car for his first time in the Nationals series, he's quite a well-known ex HQ racer.

“Another one joining us is Anthony Cox in a Saab that's been a front running car.”

The category joins Formula Ford and the Radical Australia Cup on the ARG support card.

Three 11-lap races are set for Sports Sedans over the weekend, providing ample opportunity for drivers to earn a serious points haul.

Its set to be a fascinating weekend of racing, with no shortage of thrills and spills in everyone’s favourite, Sports Sedans!

Get up close and visit the sports sedans in the pits “It’s all very exciting for the public to be able to get in and mingle with us. We're not exclusive, they can come and sit in the cars and so on.” Says Michael Robinson.

With so many sources of excitement, 2022 is shaping up as a season of Sports Sedans to rival the best!

Of course, we are excited to have the continued support of Precision International who are our series naming rights sponsor and we also welcome Kumho Tyre back as our tyre supplier in 2022. It has been a difficult past two years with only one national event completed so we thank Kumho for their continued support.

2022 National Sports Sedans Calendar

1. 18-20 March Phillip Island Vic Shannons MA Nationals

2. 20-22 May Winton Vic Winton Supersprint Supercars

3. 29-31 July The Bend SA OTR Supersprint Supercars

4. 2-4 September SMP NSW Sydney Master Blast

5. 4-6 November Sandown Vic Sandown Historics

ABOUT PRECISION INTERNATIONAL

Established in 1970 by Managing Director Bill Nitschke, Precision International (then trading as Action Performance Centre) has grown over five decades to become one of the largest suppliers of automotive replacement and high-performance engine parts suppliers in Australia.

Today the company sources the largest range of original equipment and replacement engine components from suppliers across the globe in both the passenger, commercial and high- performance sectors, with more than 150,000-part numbers in stock.

High performance and racing engine products from the world’s leading performance brands and original equipment suppliers are also available from the Notting Hill facility.

About Precision International

Established in 1970 by Managing Director Bill Nitschke, Precision International (then trading as Action Performance Centre) has grown over five decades to become one of the largest suppliers of automotive replacement and high-performance engine parts suppliers in Australia.

Today the company sources the largest range of original equipment and replacement engine components from suppliers across the globe in both the passenger, commercial and high- performance sectors, with more than 150,000-part numbers in stock.

High performance and racing engine products from the world’s

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