After an epic battle between two champions that came all the way down to the final run of the Penrite UIM World Series, Phonsy Mullan finally claimed the one title he had been working so hard to achieve, a world championship crown, the Australian weathering the storm from 7-time world title holder Peter Caughey to become world#1.
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The results of the opening round of the 2018 Penrite UIM World Series may have been somewhat expected with a seven-time world champion claiming the top points in the Unlimited Superboat field and the reigning New Zealand champion leading the way in International Group A, but a look at the standings only gives half the picture of what had been an epic championship opener at Spitwater Arena in Keith.
After another epic Penrite Australian V8 Superboat season the locals are well prepared for the forthcoming UIM-sanctioned World Series which will occur across back-to-back weekends in Australia, starting with the stunning Spitwater Arena at Keith in South Australia, an impressive facility where even the Australian teams have limited experience.
Two of the most popular icons in Australian V8 Superboats will make a welcome return to the water for the forthcoming Penrite UIM World Series, with Tremayne Jukes [TJ] announcing his return to the sport after an enforced sabbatical, behind the wheel of one of the most feared boats in the world, Greg Mercier’s 2012 championship winning shark..!
With all three Penrite Australian V8 Superboats titles up for grabs at the season final in Temora, it’s perhaps no surprise that one of them was classified a draw, with two drivers sharing the 2018 Unlimited Superboat title.
After another epic season of Penrite V8 Superboats, we’re on the cusp of the final round of the 2018 season with three titles on the line, and just a handful of points separating the contenders.
The battle for the 2018 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats title has perhaps never been more intense than the second event at the popular Tweed Coast Jet Sprint Club, an event which saw one of the biggest fields in recent seasons, many of whom were competing to both qualify and prepare for the forthcoming Penrite UIM World Series later in the year.
Just months out from the much anticipated UIM World Series in Australia, the Penrite V8 Superboats Championship returns to the Tweed Coast Jet Sprint Club for the penultimate round of the national series with the competition for both international classes closer than ever.