South Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series rookie George Gutierrez is looking forward to a strong finish to his inaugural national level campaign up in Newcastle.

Wrapping up a year of firsts, Gutierrez will once again have to tackle the challenge of another new circuit, with the Newcastle street circuit particularly difficult with its narrow concrete-lined layout.

“It’s the last race for the year for us and we are hoping to finish the year strong. The last two rounds have put a huge dent in our championship run but there is still a good chance to finish inside that Top 8.” said Gutierrez.

“We’re currently sitting just outside the top ten coming into the final round due to 3 unfortunate DNF’s.”

“Despite that, really excited to be racing on the street on Newcastle. Another street circuit to tick of the bucket list. But most importantly completing our first full National level campaign. It’s been one hell of a ride but we knew this wasn’t going to be easy.”

Gutierrez would like to take this opportunity to thank his team of supporters who help make this season possible. In particular Bright Earth Electrical for their support all season, as well as, Plus IT who have extended their support into the final round of the Toyota 86 Racing Series.

“I would really like to take this time to thank all my sponsors. Bright Earth Electrical, CMI Toyota, Sunterra, Aisin/Bremtec, Coffe Amigo, AutoLinc, Digital Marketing Trible and GP Racegear. Their support has played a massive influence in making this year happen.” Gutierrez continued.

“It is also great to welcome again Plus IT who will be onboard again for the last round of the year. I can’t thank the guys from Ballarat for their support towards my racing career.”

Newcastle concludes the 2018 season of the Toyota 86 Racing Series with the title to be decided this weekend.

Toyota 86 Racing Series 2018 Schedule:

  • Races 1, 2 & 3 WD-40 Phillip Island 500 April 20-22
  • Races 4, 5 & 6 Watpac Townsville 400 July 6-8
  • Races 7, 8 & 9 The Bend SuperSprint August 24-26
  • Races 10, 11 & 12 Sandown September 14-16
  • Races 13, 14 & 15 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 4-7
  • Races 16, 17 & 18 Coates Hire Newcastle 500 November 23-25

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