THE second edition of Challenge Bathurst is shaping to be a huge success with an enormous early uptake of entries from those wishing to test their skills at Mount Panorama.
So strong has the response been that the event, which runs from November 16-19, is expected to sell out with only limited spots remaining to new competitors.
More than 250 entries have already been received, with three large car club bookings and more than 170 individual competitors having nominated in the first 48 hours of entries opening.
The 2017 Challenge Bathurst retains the same format as the inaugural event held last November, with competition split into two sections and catering to an enormous range of both cars and drivers.
“There has been enormous early uptake from existing competitors securing their place on the grid for this year, which means there are only limited spots for new competitors,” Challenge Bathurst event director James O’Brien said.
“This is an exclusive event with a limited number of available entries in both the sprint and regularity sections, so delays in entering may mean missing out.”
The two-day Supersprint to be held on November 16-17 is aimed at experienced motor sport competitors and serious racing cars.
It includes those preparing for high profile endurance races held at Mount Panorama, especially the Bathurst 12 Hour and Bathurst 6 Hour events.
The Supersprint includes eight, 20-minute sessions spread across the two days with competitors racing against the clock.