Organising body Britcar has announced their intention to run a British based V8 Utes Championship in 2011.
The series will be a one make series, with competitors using the Vauxhall VXR Maloo pickup. With the intention to keep costs down a number of upgraded parts, as well as tuning will be strictly controlled. Furthermore the cars will be rented from Britcar with the rental cost including a entry fees for all the year's races.
Each race weekend will consist of three 40-minute races with a mandatory pitstop to allow for driver changes.
The series, complete with V8 Utes branding, represents a almost direct export of the Australian V8 Utes Championship that debuted in 2001.
The Australian series pits Ford against Holden – the latter the General Motors cousin of the Vauxhall model – and has been popular with both veteran and gentlemen drivers as well as young drivers working their way towards the V8 Supercars series.
The series has become known for action packed, full contact, races which have become a fan favourite around the world on TV.