Spitwater backs Skelta for Mt Buller Sprint
- 23rd October 2009, 9:17am
Skelta is proud to announce Spitwater as a major sponsor for the upcoming Mt Buller Sprint being held from 4th – 6th December in the Victorian Alps.
Spitwater, based in Albury, NSW, has manufactured and distributed high pressure cleaners and other types of quality cleaning equipment for over twenty years throughout Australia.
"We are delighted to have the support of Spitwater, another Australian manufacturer of quality products, for such an important and prestigious event," said Ray Vandersee, Managing Director of Skelta. "Spitwater joins a great team of sponsors - Kumho Tyres, Vanderfield and Petro Fuels who currently support the 2009 motorsport programme."
The seventh annual Mt Buller Sprint tarmac hillclimb, Australia’s largest, longest and premier hillclimb, attracts some of Australia’s best and emerging drivers, including two-time winner Jim Richards, Tony Longhurst, Dean Herridge, V8 Supercar driver/TV personality Grant Denyer and 2008 Mt Buller Sprint Champion and V8 Ute driver, George Miedecke. Former WRC driver Alister McRae will make his first visit to Mt Buller this year.
The Mt Buller Sprint course runs 16.1 km from the base of the mountain, climbing through 132 turns before finishing at the spectacular Mt Buller alpine village, where spectators can get close to the cars and drivers.
The Mt Buller Sprint is set to be the biggest ever in 2009, being the first round of the new Australian Tarmac Championship. The newly formed Australian Tarmac Championship, is a four-round series that includes Mt Buller, Targa Wrest Point, Lake Mountain Sprint and culminates at Targa Tasmania in April.
This year Skelta is well positioned to win the event. Ray Vandersee won the event outright in 2007 in a normally aspirated Skelta G Force. Overseas commitments prevented Skelta entering in 2008, but Ray will be back this year driving the latest version of the Skelta G Force which now has a supercharged version of the Honda 2 litre engine.
Vandersee said, "Now that our engine is supercharged, we will not suffer significant power loss through altitude change as we have in the past".
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