Entries are now open for Australia's premier tarmac hillclimb, the sixth annual Mt Buller Sprint, on the long weekend of November 1-3, 2008. With numbers capped at 110 and full fi elds in recent years, entrants are encouraged to reserve their place immediately in this hugely popular event.

Mixing the best components of circuit racing with tarmac rallies, the three-day Mt Buller Sprint climbs 16km through 132 turns to theMt Buller alpine village, allowing teams ten attempts to conquer the 'other' famous mountain.

New for 2008 will be the expansion of a more friendly class structure to encourage competitors to 'bring a mate', and as ever the Mt Buller village will come alive with spectators allowed to see the cars up close and meet the drivers. Spectators will also be able to take part in lots of activities ranging from mountain biking to wine tasting, so bring along the family for an action packed weekend.There will also be a new 'Sub-9 Club' membership for 2008, for those who break into Mt Buller's esteemed eight-minute barrier.

This year's event will see the pairing of Jenna Kelley and Stephen Bradford in a WRX STi. Bradford finished first in the Targa Tasmania Rookie class this year, while Kelley placed fourth outright overall with Ray Vandersee in the yellow Skelta, missing out on third by a mere four seconds. The team should be a force to be reckoned with this year and are hoping to finish well inside the top ten.

Proud team sponsors for this event are HPF, who will perform all of the pre-race work on the car, Castrol and Exedy Clutches, Tu Speed, Tasman Checkpoint Quality Smash Repairs and Racerecall.


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