15 November 2019 | News

Superloop Adelaide 500 to host TA2 Muscle Cars street circuit debut

The 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 has finalised its strong racing schedule with the TA2 Muscle Car Series set to make its Australian street circuit debut at the iconic Adelaide Street circuit in February next year.

In a deal struck between the TA2 Muscle Car Series, the Australian Racing Group and Events South Australia, 24 TA2 machines will compete in the category’s first-ever street race in Australia.

The large field of TA2 cars will be made up of Mustang, Camaro and Dodge Challenger muscle cars, featuring driving talent such as 17-year-old Nathan Herne, former TA2 series champions Ashley Jarvis and Russell Wright, three-time Australian Nascar Champion George Elliot and Adelaide sprint car driver Craig Vanderselt.

The Superloop Adelaide 500 General Manager Alistair MacDonald believes the latest addition to the on track line-up further cements the event as Australia’s premier domestic motorsport event.

“We are delighted to host the TA2 Muscle Car Series at our event in 2020, more importantly as their first ever street circuit outing in Australia,” said MacDonald.

“The on track racing line-up is stronger than ever with a quality range of support categories, appealing to all motorsport enthusiasts and event goers.”

While TA2 Muscle Car Series Manager Craig Denyer is thrilled to have secured this agreement for the Superloop Adelaide 500 in 2020.

“This event is a major turning point for TA2 which has grown incredibly quickly in just two seasons as a national series,” said Denyer.

“The Superloop Adelaide 500 is the benchmark when it comes to fan engagement and our teams and drivers can’t wait to perform on the national stage and show everyone just how great the TA2 Muscle Car Series really is.”

Australian Racing Group Director Matt Braid is pleased to have negotiated a place for the TA2 Muscle Car Series on the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 bill.

“This will be TA2’s biggest event that they have competed at, and the real winners are going to be the fans. They are modern, popular muscle cars that make all of the right sounds,” said Braid.

“The racing will be close too. There are a number of really great drivers who will line-up on the TA2 grid next year, and we know they are going to put on a great spectacle for the Adelaide race-goers.”

TA2 has competed in Australia for the past two years and is pitched as a low cost, modern muscle car series.

The class caters for modern V8-powered, rear-wheel drive muscle cars in a purpose-built Howe Racing Enterprises space frame chassis and a Howe Motorsport engine package developing 525 horsepower. All elements are controlled to ensure a level playing field across the board for great racing.

The announcement of TA2 completes the on-track line up for the 2020 event which will be headlined by the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and supported by the ever-popular Dunlop Super2 Series, Porsche Carrera Cup, Touring Car Masters, and the return of the Stadium Super Trucks.

The 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 will take place February 20 – February 23, 2020.