The short and deceptively simple layout of Symmons Plains Raceway is sure to keep the entire Supercars Championship field on their toes this weekend (May 19-21), says Nulon Racing Team Principal, Matt Cook.

“Symmons Plains is a short track like Wanneroo, so qualifying will again be crucially important,” Cook said.

“This track looks easy on paper, but in reality, it is far from it. Seven corners are really only three, all left hand, and the tricky layout is always tough to get right.

“If Perth is anything to go by, everyone will be very closely matched – throw in the challenges of this unique circuit, and anything but perfection in braking and traction over what is a short burst of a lap is not going to be good enough.

“No stone can be left unturned, and I think the fans are in for a highly entertaining show over the intense two-day program.”

Driver of the #23 Nulon Racing Camaro, Tim Slade, is hoping to build upon Perth’s results in the Apple Isle.

“At the last round in Perth we had a strong weekend despite a hiccup with a gear selector mount, and I am really looking forward to building on that and creating some momentum, starting with this weekend in Tasmania,” Slade said.

“The Symmons Plains circuit is a tricky track, but one that I enjoy. It demands perfection and we know the field is going to be incredibly close, so I am expecting it to be a challenging weekend with some great racing.”

Jimmy Golding, driver of the #31 Nulon Racing Camaro, is a fan of racing across the Bass Strait.

“I always look forward to racing down in Tassie,” Golding said.

“The motorsport fans there are so passionate, and Symmons Plains always provides great racing.”

The Tasmania SuperSprint will take place at Symmons Plains Raceway across May 18 to 21, with Supercars action on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21.

Saturday will host 30-minute practice sessions at 9.00am and 10.55am, ahead of a three-part qualifying session for race 10 from 12.55pm to 1.45pm. Race 10 will then be held at 3.50pm.

On Sunday, back to back 15-minute qualifying sessions for races 11 and 12 will be held at 9.50am and 10.15am ahead of the races themselves at 1.05pm and 3.50pm. For event information, please visit

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