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SUPER TRUCKS ROAR INTO WINTON FOR TITLE FIGHT


Published at 9/15/2022

The Australian Super Truck Championship will be decided at the Winton Motor Raceway this weekend, September 16-18 for the third round of the Victorian Motor Racing Championships (VMRC).

Steven Zammit is leading this year’s charge in his Antro #40 Kenworth T401, heading up the table with a 12 point advantage after winning the opening two rounds.

Zammit took out races one and four at the last Luly at Winton, with his co-driver, Brett Dalglish, grabbing two podium seconds for the Teams Championship in the #40 Kenworth. 

2019 champion, Shannon Smith, notched up a victory in race five to sit second on the table in his GLE Racing #1 Kenworth T900.

Marcus Prillwitz leads the field in the #31 Mack Superliner at Winton Raceway

#13 Mack Superline driver, Barry Butwell, sits third in the standings, 11 points in arrears of Smith after notching up three second place podiums at Winton, with he and Zammit providing some hair raising tussles off the grid so far this season.

Zammit is confident of taking out the championship in 2022, but is aware of the stiff competition that he faces at Winton’s round three, 5.5 tonne, heavyweight stoush. 

“All it takes is one little issue or one mechanical problem to end up on the back foot, so we have to race hard but smart,” Zammit said.

Winton’s VMRC round three will feature six Super Truck races as per-usual, including two flipped grid co-driver races for the Teams Championship title, with the last two Drivers Championship races (5/6) also featuring a flipped grid format.

Amoroso (P2) in the Kenworth W900 heads Smith’s #1 Kenworth T900 into the corner

Also running at VMRC’s third round is the 2 Litre Sports Sedans, with its title also up for the taking. 

With wins in two of the four rounds held so far, #33 BMW Mini Cooper S driver Craig Lindsell leads the standings by 47 points, ahead of the experienced Steve Howard (Toyota Corolla) with Linda Devlin running third in the points in her #23 Mini.

The 2 Litre Sports Sedan category also encompasses the Victorian Pulsar Racing Series, which is led by Ryan Tomsett ahead of Josh Craig and Ben Hamilton.

Also featured is the Miniature Race Car Series, the Legend Cars Australia Series, the Victorian Excel Series, and the Victorian Formula Racing series.

It’s a huge six category weekend for the VMRC, visit the Winton Motor Raceway website for more details on this, and other up-coming events.

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