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Rnd 4 - Winton Raceway

June 9th-11th

The Australian Prototype Series visits Winton for round 4 of the Series. 


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Circuit Length 3.0 kms Race Direction Clockwise Interesting Fact Winton Motor Raceway is 'The Nation's Action Track' with a good combination of tight and twising corners, as well as some long fast straights. The racing at Winton is always close and exciting.

History

The Benalla Auto Club (founded by Bruce Watt in 1957) began planning for a permanent racing track around 1958. In 1960 it was decided to build the track at Winton Recreation Reserve and was completed in twelve months.

The first race meeting was conducted on 26 November, 1961. The circuit's first meeting included the entry of local star Barry Stilo, who set the track's very first Outright Lap Record, a now modest time of 1:24.2 in a Faux Pas (today's lap record for the short circuit is 52.9900s - set by Mark Larkham in April, 1992 in a Reynard 90D).

The first Championship meeting on 9 December, 1962 (Victorian Formula Junior Championship).

In 1978 The Benalla Auto Club hosted the Rose City 10,000 which saw Formula One World Champion, the late James Hunt, race at Winton, where he dominated the event.

Winton Motor Raceway also hosted the first race meetings of legend drivers such as Peter Brock, Alan Jones and Allan Moffat.

www.wintonraceway.com.au