Series points Up For Grabs at The bend 8 Hour

A huge field of 186 entrants are set to take to the brilliant Bend Motorsport Park on Saturday for Round 4 of the 2022 UniSA Australian HPV Super Series.

The race will be the biggest so far this season and will bring together teams from across South Australia and Victoria to battle for outright and category honours, as well as valuable Series points.

In the Open (C7) category, Aurora will again be the team to beat, with Gunyah and Platt Racing snapping at their heels. Aurora lead the Series on 449 points with Gunyah just one point behind on 448, followed by Platt Racing on 443. The vehicle finishing first in their category in a Series race receives 150 points. Second place in category gets 1 less point than first place and so on in a diminishing scale. Scores from a teams best 3 short duration rounds will be combined with the result from Round 6, the 24hr Australian International Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge to determine the Series results. Other contenders this weekend will be Trump Trikes, Gtrikes and Peninsula Human Power.

In the Senior Secondary category (S3), Black Friars Priory School Hound 1, a model of consistency, leads on 431, followed by Concordia College Concordi with 426, and Concordia College Veloci on 422. Pembroke’s Centurion and St Peters College Vector, will be looking to join the battle up front on race day.

In other categories, Series leaders are:

Category C6 Community u20

  1. Peninsula Human Power Super B 449
  2. Wimmera HPV Racing Young Guns 445
  3. Bruce Racing International Bruce Junior 444

Category S2 Junior Secondary School

  1. Concordia College Shockwave (All Female) 393 – the only team to have completed all 3 rounds so far

Category C5 Community u16

  1. Random Kids racing Feet First 448
  2. Aberfoyle Park Campus Tornadoes Stinger 440

Category S1 Primary School

  1. Holy Trinity Lutheran College Thunder 443
  2. Holy Trinity Lutheran College Hurricane (All Female) 435

Category C4 Community u15

  1. Wimmera HPV Racing Visper 447

The endurance component of the 8 Hour race might be compiled by the weather conditions, with some wind and rain forecast.

The race starts at 9am with the chequered flag scheduled to be shown at 5pm.

Gates open early at The Bend Motorsport Park, 543 Dukes Highway, Tailem Bend, SA 5260