The opening round of the 2020 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats season in front of a big, passionate, Temora crowd saw fantastic racing across all three classes with some standout rookie performances, but under lights no-one could stop local star Slade Stanley from amassing his seventh consecutive Unlimited finals victory, whilst in 400-Class, Justin Roylance weathered an all-out assault from current NZ#2 Sean Rice to claim his second ever outright victory.
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The hotly anticipated 2020 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship gets underway this coming weekend with the annual ‘Colin Parish Memorial’ event under lights at Kennards Hire Park in Temora, New South Wales.
It has been more than three months (15-weeks) since the final round of the 2019 season, and typically, the off-season has thrown out a few curve balls, forcing a number of teams on the back foot heading into the opening round.
The Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship will see a seven-round season spread across almost eight months, from the opening round at Temora in late February, to the season finale - for the first time - at the popular Keith venue in South Australia in early October.
Coming off the back of two successful seasons of the Australian V8 Superboats Championship and a UIM-sanctioned World Series at the close of 2018, Australia’s iconic Penrite Oil have announced they will support the popular series for a third season in 2020.
The 2019 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship came to its conclusion at the Tweed Coast Jet Sprint Club on the north-coast of New South Wales in front of a passionate vocal crowd who were treated to some of the most dramatic action of the season.
The Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship rose to another level in season 2019, off the back of a 2018 UIM World Championship campaign that netted Australia’s first ever Unlimited Superboat title, it also served as a real lesson for much of the Australian team about how far ahead the New Zealanders were.
For the sixth round this season, the Penrite V8 Superboat Championships delivered some incredible racing, with a number of contenders getting to within reach of the points leaders, but ultimately, by the time the finals were concluded, we were delivered a pretty clear indication of who would be crowned the 2019 champions.
Temora’s Lake Centenary could be the turning point in the 2019 Penrite Australian V8 Superboat Championships with the possibility that two of the three titles could be decided this weekend.