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.
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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.
The Griffith circuit can shake up a championship and stall a title run, although this year it was well and truly dominated by two teams who are at the peak of their powers.
Slade Stanley and Paul Kelly carrying on their outstanding form in the Unlimited Superboat and 400-Class categories respectively to all but put the championship out of question with just two rounds remaining.
After an outstanding start to the 2019 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship, the crowd-pleasing category returns to the Tweed Coast Jet Sprint Club this week to greet the mid-point of the season, and with three national titles on the line and very little separating the contenders, fans will be treated to some of the best racing of the year.