2022 6ty° Youngbloods Challenge line-up announced

Wednesday 16 November 2022

The 2022 6ty° Youngbloods Challenge will again see the state’s best young drivers on display on the first weekend in December.

The six-race series will see drivers under the age of 23 compete in three heats scheduled for Tassie Golden Apple Final night on Saturday, 3 December, in Launceston, before the final three heats are held in Hobart on Sunday, 4 December.

For the 23rd consecutive year, the series will be sponsored by 6ty° (previously known as Bullock Consulting).

Tasracing is proud to announce the 10 drivers invited to compete in this year’s series are; Ryan Backhouse, Charlie Castles, Lachlan Dakin, Brodie Davis, Jacob Duggan, Mitch Ford, Malcom Jones, Bronte Miller, Liam Older and Kayleb Williams.

The emergency for the series is Andrew Freeman.

Drivers will be allocated drives per the rotated barrier draw system, as listed in Tasracing’s Driver Series Policy, with the series winner being determined by points across the six heats.

All six heats are ratings exempt, no doubt an added bonus that will be appreciated by trainers and owners that support the series.

The 6ty° Youngbloods Challenge has been Tasmania’s premier junior drivers’ series since it was introduced to the calendar in 1986 when dead heated by Richard Housego and Leigh Dornauf, with many of the state’s most respected names appearing on the honour roll since.

Recent 6ty° Youngbloods Challenge winners include; 2021 Bronte Miller, 2020 Sam Clotworthy, 2019 Taylor Ford, 2018 (Nov) Conor Crook and 2018 (June) Brady Woods.

Tasracing wishes all drivers the very best of luck for the series