Substantial Growth For NSW Production Sports Car Championship In 2014
January 1, 2015
The 2014 NSW Production Sports Car Championship saw strong growth in 2014, with a continuous increase of entries, great racing and added television package all leading to an increased awareness of the category and a higher level of exposure for entrants. As with previous years the two interstate trips were met with success, as NSW Prod Sports joined its Queensland and Victorian counterparts for a pair of endurance races. The Morgan Park round continues to build as competitors savour the opportunity to race in the north, with 2014 seeing a 32% increase in entrants on the 2013 event.
The biggest news for 2014 sees average starting grids swell by over six cars per race, while in 2013 an average of 14.75 vehicles started races, in 2014 that figure increased dramatically to average 21.28 cars partaking in each race of the season. An increase of 43%, that looks set to continue in 2015, with many new cars nearing completion for the Championship.
The trend of different competitors getting to the top continues, after seeing 10 different race winners in 2013, victories were harder to come by in 2014, with 12 different competitors standing on the top step of the podium across the season. Not only did the competition tighten up, but it also got quicker in 2014. As evidenced by the Bathurst, Morgan Park and Phillip Island rounds all having quicker fastest laps posted in 2014.
Television exposure on Blend Line TV saw an increase in series recognition with multiple states able to tune in and keep track of the racing throughout the year. On average over 100,000 viewers tuned in to the prime time broadcasts in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Added to this Australian exposure, every round was also broadcast across the USA on the Tuff TV network, giving expansive international exposure to our competitors and sponsors.
Looking ahead to the 2015 Championship the NSW Production Sports Car Championship gears up into endurance mode, with every round featuring at least one hour-long endurance race. Bathurst will see Production Sports Cars compete on the iconic circuit with an endurance race on Saturday and Sunday across the Easter Weekend. Another seven round season will see the championship again travel around the East Coast with events at Bathurst, Sydney, Wakefield and Queensland before again joining the hugely popular Island Magic event to finish the year by the sea at Phillip Island.
There’s going to be plenty of great racing in store. If you have an eligible vehicle and haven’t got your season entry in yet, make sure you do as places are sure to run out quickly. Bathurst is already almost completely booked, so don’t miss this chance to fight with some of the most iconic exotic cars on Australia’s best circuits in 2015.
Watch the 2014 Production Sports Car Championship, as it appeared on Blend Line TV, below.