TA2 Muscle Cars Launch expanded Calendar and Television Platform
Round 1 - Sydney Motorsport Park (NSW) April 19-20, Round 2 Morgan Park Raceway (QLD) Provisional May 31 - June 2, Round 3 Queensland Raceway (QLD) June 28-30, Round 4 The Bend (SA), August 30-September 1, Round 5 Winton Motor Raceway (VIC) October 4-5, Round 6 TBC.
The 2024 TA2 Muscle Car Series - framed by HYTEK Steel Framing today released details of the 2024 calendar which will include a new multi-year television deal with SBS Free to Air television, simulcast on Fox Sports 506 and Kayo.
A two round Australia Vs New Zealand Trans-Tasman Challenge for TA2 Muscle Cars will kick off the season in February next year at Euromarque Motorsport Park in Christchurch (Feb 9-11) followed by Tony Quinns Highlands International Motorsport Park circuit at Cromwell, near Queenstown, both in New Zealand’s South Island(Feb 16-18). This will be the first time the TA2 Muscle Cars will race as a stand-alone category on what will be two of New Zealand’s premiere race meetings, with the Highland Park round featuring the New Zealand Grand Prix. Eight Australian competitors will cross the Tasman and join eight New Zealand TA2 competitors for the six-race series. Both events will be televised live by Sky Sports New Zealand and Fox Sports/Kayo Australia.
The Hi-Tec Oils Super Series 2024 season will commence at Sydney Motorsport Park with Round One of the TA2 Muscle Car Series under lights in April and televised live on SBS in prime time.
South-East Queensland will hold Rounds 2 and 3, with Morgan Park Raceway listed provisionally, with a return to the 2 Days of Thunder meeting at Queensland Raceway June 28-30.
The TA2 Muscle Car Series will move to South Australia’s The Bend Motorsport Park for the first time since 2021 and will host Round 4 of the series in August/September then Winton Raceway in Victoria for Round Five over the October long weekend.
Dates and location for the final round in November are still to be confirmed, however likely to be NSW based.
The Southern and Northern series point score system will return in 2024 with all rounds headlining the Hi-Tec Oils Super Series. Sydney Motorsport Park, Queensland Raceway and Morgan Park will be included in the Northern Series points, while Sydney Motorsport Park, The Bend and Winton Motor Raceway will be included in the Southern Series point scoring.
A three round TA2 King of the West series will be launched for Western Australian competitors with Tailem Bend featuring as Round 1 (Aug 30-Sept 1, followed by rounds at Carco Wanneroo Raceway (Sept 13-15) and Collie Motorplex. (Sept 21-22)
The media platform will see free to air television coverage expanded to include both days, again simulcast on Fox Sports/Kayo, doubling the free to air television and Fox Sports content time for 2024.
Craig Denyer TA2 National Category Manager
“In many ways, 2023 was TA2’s best year yet, however expanding into New Zealand and doubling our free to air television coverage will give the series a great lead in for 2024 in what will be another exciting year for the TA2 family. The Hi-Tec Oils Super Series fits perfectly with our mandate of making serious racing fun again, while offering TA2 competitors a blend of racetracks and series options that can suit their individual budgets and needs. They can compete at all rounds for the series championship ring and title, or choose a three round series which can be close to home therefore reducing time away from work and minimizing long distance travel.”
#22 Brad Gartner, Palm Family Ford Mustang
“The 2024 calendar is awesome for the teams. It’s great to see The Bend making a return, while tracks like Sydney, Queensland Raceway and Winton produce spectacular racing for our TA2 muscle cars.
"The new multi-year free-to-air broadcast deal with SBS as well as Fox and Kayo across both days of racing is amazing, putting our series in front of greater eyeballs than ever before. The primetime racing under lights in Sydney was fantastic this year and that will definitely be a sensational way to kick off the series in April.
“2023 was phenomenal, the battles on the track were intense and my race craft reached another level, but I reckon 2024 will see the competition step up another notch again."