Nick Ross Bathurst-bound

Nick Ross is eager to get across the ditch to the famed Bathurst 1000.

Cambridge V8 racer Nick Ross will be Bathurst bound in a couple of weeks, when he tackles Mount Panorama for the first time.

Ross will be part of a 16 strong Kiwi contingent of ENZED Cesntral Muscle Car competitors who will join a field of 36 Australian Touring Car Master’s field for an assault on the famous 6.2km circuit – the Bathurst 1000, over October 10 – 13.

It is the second time that the two similar series have joined at Bathurst, and will see the 52 cars battle it out across three six lap races over the weekend.

43-year-old Ross will race a newly built 1970 Dodge Challenger which was constructed by Hamilton car builder Mitchell Race Xtreme for Ross Brothers Racing Cambridge.

The car took nearly two and a half years to build and boasts a 358 cubic inch NASCAR motor, making around 850-900hp.

Having only completed some brief testing at Hampton Downs and Pukekohe, Ross says he’s eager to cross the ditch and get to the famed Australian circuit.

“Looking forward to Bathurst, I’ve never actually raced there before, so will see how we go,” said Ross.

The Dodge Challenger Nick Ross will race at Bathurst. Photo – Alastair Ritchie.

“Obviously I’ve watched the Bathurst circuit plenty of times on TV, but this will be the first time racing on it. So will look to have a clean weekend, not get caught up in anything, and bring the car home in one piece.”

“I’ve tested the car a couple of times now, and it’s awesome to drive. The Mitchell Race Xtreme guys have done a great job.”

Ross recently came off a strong weekend at Pukekohe finishing third overall in the BNT V8s, racing his regular Total Lubricants Nissan Altima, in the non-championship event.

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