NSSS Queensland Cup Confirmed

05/08/09…NASR/SSA Media Release

The fifth-anniversary season of the Carline Mufflers National Super Sedan Series is shaping as the best series ever with a variety of new initiatives to be implemented during the 2009/2010 championship.  Series prizemoney will be at record levels, buoyed by the confirmation of increased sponsorship support, including the introduction of the Ocean Tyres Queensland Cup. 

Encompassing the opening three rounds of the series, the Ocean Tyres Queensland Cup carries an additional $1000 in prizemoney to be split between the series leader and the highest placed non-contracted driver at the completion of events in Rockhampton, Gympie and Toowoomba.  The driver leading the championship at the conclusion of round three will secure a $600 bonus, while the best placed non-contracted driver will receive a $400 reward for their efforts.  Ocean Tyres Managing Director Lance Backer has been a long time Super Sedan fan and his support of the Queensland Cup is further evidence of his passion for the category. 

Additionally, the Queensland Saloon Car Association (QSCA) has confirmed that they will be providing Queensland Cup trophies for both competitors in what looks set to become an annual part of the Carline Mufflers National Super Sedan Series schedule.  QSCA President Paul Gannon confirmed the new award last week, declaring that, “the QSCA is more than pleased to be working closely with Ocean Tyres to add extra prestige to the Carline Mufflers National Super Sedan Series. Ocean Tyres continue their fabulous support for Super Sedan racing within Queensland and we thank them on behalf of all competitors. The QSCA takes this opportunity to wish all competitors, teams and officials the very best of luck, may it exceed everyone’s expectations and continue the growth of this world class event.”

The creation of the Ocean Tyres Queensland Cup adds an extra dimension to the opening rounds of the series, which have always been well supported by competitors and spectators alike.  The cash bonus on offer for non-contracted drivers should attract another strong field of challengers from throughout Queensland and interstate to take on the series stars.

Ocean Tyres are no strangers to the Carline Mufflers National Super Sedan Series landscape, with Rockhampton’s Michael Doblo winning a series championship with extensive backing from the Gladstone-based company. Teaming with Chris Bussey in a highly professional two-car operation, Doblo swept the final three rounds of the 2007/2008 series to clinch the title, while Bussey finished a very credible fifth.

It is somewhat fitting that the opening round of the 2009/2010 Ocean Tyres Queensland Cup will be staged at Rockhampton Speedway on Monday, December 28, with round two to be decided at Gympie’s Mothar Mountain Speedway the following night (Tuesday, December 29).  The final Queensland Cup event will be round three of the Carline Mufflers National Super Sedan Series at Toowoomba’s Charlton Raceway on New Year’s Eve (Thursday, December 31). 

Located at 112 Hanson Rd, Gladstone, Ocean Tyres stock an extensive range of quality brand truck and 4WD tyres – including Michelin, Kumho, Marshal and BF Goodrich – suitable for road transport, heavy haulage, off road and mining applications.  Furthermore, Ocean Tyres are the sole Australian distributors for Belshina and Hung-A earthmover tyres.  For further information about their extensive product range, contact Ocean Tyres on (07) 4972 4811 or email sales@oceantyres.com.au

The 2009/2010 Carline Mufflers National Super Sedan Series is proudly supported by the following sponsors:
Carline Mufflers, JD Couriers, Bergmeier Engineering, American Racing Tyres, AFCO Shock Doctor, Ocean Tyres, Art by Mickey, Oval Express Magazine, City Motor Inn (Toowoomba). Rocky Resort Motor Inn, National Association of Speedway Racing (NASR), Speedway Sedans Australia (ASCF)