Mildura Weekly : Friday April 15 Vol 10 No 23
MOTORING 41 FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU ULL HROTTLE RACING | TIPS | FEATURES | REVIEWS 5021 4000 0438 351 842 | 421 San Mateo Ave, Mildura www.kellyspanelrefinishes.com.au • Cut ‘n’ Polish • Baking Oven • • Insurance Work • Smash Repairs • Free Quotes, Pick-ups and Deliveries OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE 256 Etiwanda Ave, Mildura P (03) 5022 1196 F (03) 5023 4602 E firstname.lastname@example.org www.bodyshoppaints.com REFINISHES SURFACE PREPARATION & REFINISH SUPPLIES Mildura 5022 0299 | 32 Eighth Street Mildura OPEN 7 DAYS KPH Every Car Every Part Every Day Locally Owned & Operated KPHCATALOGUE OUT NOW 0458 229 880 • Windscreen replacement & reseals • Side and Rear Glass • All insurance work • Air Conditioner service & repairs • In shop and on site work AU 27850 email@example.com 431 San Mateo Avenue AIR CONDITIONING & WINDSCREENS AIR-WIN 498 Benetook Ave, Mildura | P 5021 2103 | F 5021 2733 | E firstname.lastname@example.org 34 Moore St, Robinvale | P 5026 1664 | E email@example.com FEDERAL Riverland Quality Service AUTO 4WD & Service & Maintenance • Brakes Suspension Wheel Alignment • EFI • LPG Air Conditioning • Batteries & Ty res Restorations • All Makes & Models VEHICLE SERVICE CENTRE ONE STOP Lot 1 Lindsay Point Road, Paringa, SA P(08)85955454 M 0429976286 F (08)85955656 E firstname.lastname@example.org M: 0407 330 497 Mildura | Find us on facebook Email: email@example.com ✓ Cars ✓ Motorcycles ✓ Tractors ✓ Small Engines ✓ Fridges ✓ Bowsers ✓ Car & Bike Servicing ✓ Unfinished Projects ✓ Old School Mechanical Repairs ✓ Qualified Mechanic ✓ Qualified Panel Beater/Painter Full Restorations from qualified professionals THIS weekend’s rounds of the V8 Supercar Championship at Phillip Island will mark several important milestones in Australian motorsport. It will tick off the 500th round of the Australian Touring Car/V8 Supercars Championship as well as marking 60 years since the iconic Phillip Island circuit was first opened in 1956. The current circuit isn’t actually the original Phillip Island layout. The first iteration of the Phillip Island track was two kilometres from the modern circuit and operated from 1928 to 1935. The ‘new’ circuit, which features some of the original corner names of its predecessor, was opened in 1956 and hosted the forerunner to the Bathurst 1000 – the Armstrong 500 – in 1960. It was the same year the Australian Touring Car Championship was launched, held as a single race at the Gnoo Blas Motor Racing Circuit in Orange, New South Wales. Phillip Island hosted the Armstrong 500 for another two years before the circuit closed due to severe damage during the 1962 event, resulting in the Armstrong 500 moving to Bathurst the following year. The circuit reopened in 1967 and first held a round of the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1976 before closing again several years later due to ongoing maintenance issues, and was eventually sold in 1985. After three years of work, a new-look, resurfaced and shortened Phillip Island circuit reopened and in 1989 began once again hosting the national and international motorsport events that have made it one of the most specular and popular circuits in the country. Barring several isolated absences from the Australian Touring Car/V8 Supercar Championship calendar in the proceeding years, Phillip Island has remained a prominent fixture and now hosts the Phillip Island Super Sprint, which will be held this Saturday and Sunday. CELEBRATING MOTOR RACING MILESTONES PHILLIP ISLAND’S FAMOUS OCEAN VIEW, COMBINED WITH A SPECTACULAR, HIGH-SPEED LAYOUT HAS MADE IT ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST POPULAR CIRCUITS.
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