F3 » 20 August 2008
Country Club to back Oz F3 showdown.
Formula 3 Australia has confirmed that Country Club Tasmania will return as the major sponsor of the season-ending F3 SuperPrix at Symmons Plains Raceway next month.
The event will double as the final round of the Kumho Tyres Australian F3 Championship, which joins the Shannons National Motor Racing Championships for the weekend, and will again feature two races, comprising a 20-minute sprint before the longer SuperPrix, which last year ran for 30 laps and almost 40 minutes before being won in spectacular fashion by Team BRM returnee Barton Mawer.
Country Club Tasmania's support of the event will again extend to providing prizes for the podium finishers in the SuperPrix, as well as marketing and corporate support before and during the event itself. The winner of the main event will receive a five-night flight and accommodation package for themselves and a partner, while second place will receive a similar package for three nights, and third place scoring a two-night trip to the spectacular resort located just ten minutes from Launceston.
The awards are valued at more than $5000 in total, while the series' season-ending presentation dinner and 'after party' will take place in one of the Country Club's many function rooms.
”It's always fantastic to have something to race for, so I'm sure I speak for all of the competitors who will race in this year's F3 SuperPrix event that we're thrilled to have Country Club Tasmania back on board this year,” said leading runner Leanne Tander, ”Last year, I finished second and, as a result, spent three fantastic days in Tasmania, relaxing at the Country Club. It was a great reward and, this year, I want to win even more because I'd love to spend more time there!”
Tander heads into the finale trailing James Winslow by a single point in the overall standings, and knows that the Briton, if he manages to raise the budget needed to complete his season, will be a formidable opponent over the weekend of 19-21 September.
”It's a challenge to head across Bass Straight and take a strong field to Tasmania, but our competitors enjoy it and we do everything in our power to make sure we can put on a show,” Formula 3 Australia chairman James Rosenberg said, "We are encouraged with the reaction to this year's race and are working within the series to take the biggest F3 field yet to Tasmania. The support of Country Club Tasmania is appreciated and welcomed by F3 Australia and those within it. It should be a great race.”
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