Free V8 racing event at Pukekohe

The gates will be opened for all of Auckland's school children and parents at the third round of the spectacular series - the Brother 350 - at the new-look Pukekohe track on May 25 and 26.

Entry to the circuit and the action on Saturday will be 100% free for schoolchildren and their parents and there will be plenty of opportunity to see the country's fastest V8 touring cars in action and meet stars of the show like Greg Murphy, Shane van Gisbergen and 2012 series champ Scott McLaughlin - who won the first race at the recent ITM 400 event at the track.

The Saturday programme at Pukekohe will include two 45 minute test sessions for the V8 SuperTourers, qualifying and a busy schedule of support category races so there will be plenty to see for anyone coming to a motorsport event for the first time.

Organisers are aiming to get up to 3,000 youngsters and their parents involved in the day.

"It's our way of supporting the local communities where we race and with LJ Hooker's support we are able to this," said series CEO Ray Noonan.

Any students, parents, teachers and school affiliates can register for the LJ Hooker Schools Free Day and there is no limit to the amount of youngsters or parents that can come along - all simply have to go to and click on the LJ Hooker Free Family Pass tile and subscribe for a four person Saturday family pass.

A special driver signing session and pit lane tour will also be organised for the Saturday so that the youngsters can see how the engineers work and how the cars are prepared for racing, as well as meeting the star drivers.

- The Aucklander

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