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Total Lubricants in Taupo is holding an open invitation event today (Thursday 7 March) where members of the public can see up close the New Generation Holden Commodore driven by Nick Ross in this season of the NZV8s.
Public are welcome to attend a barbecue and meet driver Nick Ross while checking out the Total Lubricants Holden Commodore which will be on display from 4 to 6pm.
The New Generation of NZV8 race cars all share identical controlled chassis, differential and six speed sequential gear box but must run it's own manufacturer's engine and must be a V8.
The Total Lubricant Holden Commodore runs a Chevrolet LS3 6.2 litre engine.
Today's event is at Total Lubricants, 33 Broadlands Road in Taupo.
The fourth round of the NZV8s is held this weekend at the Taupo Motorsport Park with the first practice session Friday afternoon.
Qualifying takes place Saturday morning along with a shoot-out with race one in the afternoon followed by races two and three on Sunday.
Currently Nick Ross sits in third place with two rounds remaining, fellow Holden driver Jason Bargwanna leads the series followed by Martin Short in a Toyota.
"I can't wait to get back into the car once more and seeing how those changes we made to the set up of the car work out. We plan to beat Bargwanna this weekend." said Ross.
A second Toyota V8 Camry joins the series this weekend with Brent Collins returning to the NZV8s.
"I'm really looking forward to the second Toyota coming into the series and racing against Brent again." he said.
The fifth and final round of the NZV8s Premiere Race Championship Series takes place at Pukekohe over the weekend of 12-14th April alongside the Australian V8 Supercars.
NZV8s Premiere Race Championship Series 2013 Calendar
Round 1: January 12-13, Teretonga
Round 2: January 19-20, Timaru
Round 3: February 9-10, Manfeild
Round 4: March 9-10, Taupo
Round 5: April 12-14, Pukekohe (V8 Supercars meeting)