LEADING DESIGN and construction company Paynter Dixon is partnering with the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club (ARDC) to present this year’s inaugural Sydney MasterBlast featuring the Muscle Car Masters™ at Sydney Motorsport Park.
The Paynter Dixon Sydney Masterblast will be held over the weekend of Saturday 31 August – Sunday 1 September with a non-stop program of events and attractions running all day then under lights on Saturday before a full day finale on Father’s Day Sunday.
Paynter Dixon is well-known for its support of Australian motorsport across a number of categories, and is a naming sponsor of the current Touring Car Masters series and Historic Touring Cars NSW Group N: both of which feature in the Sydney Masterblast program.
The event marks the return of the annual Muscle Car Masters event, now in its 14th year, to its traditional Father’s Day weekend date, and also the return of the popular Touring Car Masters series after an absence of several years.
“Paynter Dixon is a valued and enthusiastic supporter of Australian motorsport at a number of levels,” said ARDC President Andrew Leithhead.
“With its current involvement in Touring Car Masters and Group N’s Historic Touring Cars NSW, it was a perfect fit to have Paynter Dixon closely associated with our enhanced muscle car event.”
Paynter Dixon’s Executive Chairman, James Boyd said his company was proud to be part of the inaugural event that promises great racing for fans throughout the weekend, including four categories under lights on Saturday evening.
“As naming sponsor for the Touring Car Masters Championship, we are pleased the series is featured on the bill as part of the iconic Muscle Car Masters program,” he said.
“We look forward to working with Andrew Leithhead, Glenn Matthews and the ARDC team to make this unique event a memorable one for fans and competitors alike.”
Touring Car Masters category manager, Tony Hunter said the TCM teams were looking forward to returning to Sydney Motorsport Park after a three-year sojourn.
“I know there are lots of fans in and around Sydney that will welcome the news that TCM is back as part of the Muscle Car Masters and racing on their home track,” he said.
The Paynter Dixon Sydney MasterBlast event will celebrate Australia’s Muscle Car heritage, along with some modern-day SuperKart and motorcycle racing.
Saturday evening racing under lights will feature Touring Car Masters, Group C & A Heritage Touring Cars, Group N Historic Touring Cars and Production Touring Cars.
Saturday and Sunday will also see Sports Sedans, Classic Sports Sedans Group S and SuperKarts in action, along with classic motorbikes on Sunday.
As a special treat for Father’s Day, there will be a MasterCruise on offer on Sunday morning where fans can get out on the track in their own car for a controlled cruise with seatbelted passengers on board.
There will also be a Mega Muscle Car Show’n’Shine where some of the best turned-out muscle cars in the country will be on display.
For more information and to save on tickets, go to www.sydneymasterblast.com
Media contacts: ARDC Peter Larum 0419 732 029
Paynter Dixon Bill Smith 0412 446 058