The inaugural Enhance Cellular Tremendous Vehicles season in 2020 was restricted to simply three races in a single weekend because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For 2021, the collection will intention for a seven-round slate, all in assist of the Repco Supercars Championship. Talking with Speedcafe.com, collection supervisor Nathan Cayzer outlined the vans’ 2021 schedule starting on 10/11 April at Symmons Plains Raceway and ending on 4/5 December at Surfers Paradise Road Circuit.
The Australian counterpart of the Stadium Tremendous Vehicles, the Enhance Cellular Tremendous Vehicles had been launched through the 2019 season finale at Surfers Paradise; it was SST’s first race weekend in Australia since Motorsport Australia lifted their year-long ban. The 2020 season initially had eight races, together with three mixture races with the American aspect, however COVID-19 resulted within the schedule being worn out totally after the opening Adelaide 500. Adelaide was faraway from the 2021 Supercars calendar as a result of monetary troubles stemming from the pandemic.
All seven dates talked about by Cayzer had been on the unique 2020 schedule.
Symmons Plains Raceway will host the vans’ 2021 kickoff as a part of the Supercars’ Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint weekend. It will likely be the primary time that the collection raced on the 2.41-km Launceston-based circuit.
The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley Raceway on 19/20 June was confirmed in November. 2.87-km Hidden Valley Raceway welcomed the vans in 2017, the place that 12 months’s eventual champion Paul Morris and two-time champ Matt Brabham received the three races. Through the vans’ 2020 Adelaide weekend, newcomer Shae Davies raced and received a spherical in a livery selling the Triple Crown.
After a month off, the vans head to the two.85-km Reid Park Road Circuit in Townsville, Queensland, for the NTI Townsville 500 on 10/11 July. SST’s lone weekend within the metropolis of Townsville was in 2016, the place Sheldon Creed, Robby Gordon, and E.J. Viso received.
On 21/22 August would be the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight at Sydney Motorsport Park. When Motorsport Australia (then generally known as the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport) banned SST from taking part at their sanctioned race weekends with the Supercars, the vans’ closing Ausralian race in 2018 happened at Sydney alongside the Australian Motor Racing Collection. Brabham and Gavin Harlien received through the inaugural SST weekend there.
One other SuperNight assist spherical follows with the Bunnings Commerce Perth SuperNight on 11/12 September. Wanneroo Raceway was on the SST schedules in 2017 and 2018; Creed and Gordon received the 2017 races, whereas Harlien and Arie Luyendyk Jr. did the next 12 months. The latter weekend was additionally the catalyst for Motorsport Australia’s ban following a wreck involving a unfastened wheel.
The vans will lastly go to New Zealand for the primary time on 6/7 November for the ITM Auckland SuperSprint. A monitor for the weekend has not been introduced. Pukekohe Park Raceway historically served because the venue however opted out in 2020 as a result of metropolis laws banning racing on sure dates like Anzac Day (25 April), ensuing within the race being moved to Hampton Downs Motorsport Park earlier than the pandemic compelled its cancellation. With the SuperSprint going down in November, it’s now possible for Pukekohe to return as a bunch.
The 2021 season will finish alongside the Supercars with the Enhance Cellular Gold Coast 500 at Surfers Paradise on 4/5 December. The two.98-km avenue circuit was one of many authentic SST Australian tracks in 2015 and held truck races from 2015 to 2016 earlier than being their return website in 2019.
“To nonetheless have the assist of Supercars and to have the assist of the group that they need us to return again, it’s thrilling to be taking place,” Cayzer advised Speedcafe.com. “We’ve clearly been actually lucky that we’ve received some good companions which have continued to assist us by way of the powerful occasions and we’re simply wanting ahead to getting again out on the monitor and returning the favour to them and getting issues transferring.”
On the American aspect, the Stadium Tremendous Vehicles presently have three confirmed dates: the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on 23–25 April, the Grand Prix of Lengthy Seaside on 25/26 September, and a spherical at a to-be-announced Southern California venue on 13/14 November.
2021 Enhance Cellular Tremendous Vehicles schedule
|1||Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint||Symmons Plains Raceway||10/11 April|
|2||Merlin Darwin Triple Crown||Hidden Valley Raceway||19/20 June|
|3||NTI Townsville 500||Reid Park Road Circuit||10/11 July|
|4||Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight||Sydney Motorsport Park||21/22 August|
|5||Bunnings Commerce Perth SuperNight||Wanneroo Raceway||11/12 September|
|6||ITM Auckland SuperSprint||TBA||6/7 November|
|7||Enhance Cellular Gold Coast 500||Surfers Paradise Road Circuit||4/5 December|