The VERTEX SUPER CUP Series is open to Super Saloons in the South Island
of New Zealand.
The Series involves 7 rounds at different tracks across the South Island during the 2017/18 season.
With the Series winner being crowned VERTEX SUPER CUP Champion at our annual prizegiving in June.
These Super Saloon racecars are on the cutting edge of technology in construction and are powered by 700 + horsepower V-8 engines based on the Chevy and Ford power plants. Nothing is "standard" about these $70,000+ machines that provide dirt slinging, sideways, door-to-door racing action lap after lap.
The "in your face" excitement of a VERTEX SUPER CUP Series event is second to none in motorsports!
Previous Super Cup Series have provided race fans with some of the most exciting and entertaining events seen in recent seasons. Over 20 teams vie for the Super Cup each season, with them being split into groups to race through the heats and secure a spot in the "Shoot Out". The Shoot Out sees the top 8 drivers vie for "Hot Shot" status.
From there it's a 30 lap handicap feature with a twist! The highest points scorer on the night starts from the rear of the grid and gets to choose which driver starts beside him. That driver then chooses the next and so on.
This system of each driver selecting who starts next on the grid can create several exciting events occuring during the feature race. A person who struggled throughout the heats now gets an opportunity to start nearer the front of the grid while those towards the rear get further opportunities for extra passing points.
A new promotions concept for this season sees the introduction of the
“X Factor Cars Challenge”.
The “Challenge” is for the “Hot Shot” only who in theory, can be deemed to be the fastest and possibly the highest points scorer for the night so far.
His challenge is to Win the Feature to get his hands on the oversize signboard cheque to the value of $500.
One of these cheques will be up for grabs at each of the 7 rounds of the Vertex Super Cup.
The committee and teams wish to thank X Factor Cars for their committment to the Vertex Super Cup this season.
Trophies will be presented to the top 3 feature place getters plus a limited edition Vertex Super Cup Checkered Flag for the feature winner to keep.
A Round Winners board is also presented to the driver with the highest combined points for that round.
All heat and feature points are accumulated at each round with the highest points scorer after all 7 rounds being crowned the "Vertex Super Cup Champion".
The Series is raced over 7 events in 2017/18 which includes visits to Invercargill, Christchurch, Dunedin, Cromwell, Blenheim and Nelson for the big finals weekend.
Our promotions trailer has proven to be very popular with race fans with product from Vertex Lubricants available as well as our very own Vertex Super Cup T Shirts.
Don't miss the opportunity to catch these methanol breathing Super Saloons when they hit your town!
Head on over to check out Vertex Lubricants at www.lubenz.co.nz
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Opening round of the Vertex Super Cup at Riverside Speedway on Friday 3rd Nov. Followed by the Southland Champs on Saturday 4th Nov.
A single night of racing at Woodford Glen Speedway for Round 2 of the Vertex Super Cup.
Always a popular venue!
Now it's down to Dunedin for Round 3 of the Vertex Super Cup. Another excellent track surface which produces somes close racing for our drivers!
Night 2 for the weekend sees the convoy head to Cromwell for Round 4 of the Vertex Super Cup. What a way to complete a very busy month!
With the South Island Championship on Friday and Round 5 of the Vertex Super Cup on Saturday, this will need the teams on their A Game!
A double header final weekend at one of the best driver rated tracks in the country. Rounds 6 & 7 will see our Vertex Super Cup Champion emerge!
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