STUTT’FEST POSTPONED TO LATER IN 2022

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By Dan McCarthy

The first three-day Porsche festival, STUTT’FEST has been postponed until later in the 2022 calendar.

STUTT’FEST was slated to take place next month from January 14-16, but organizers have chosen to postpone it due to a very recent change of leadership at Winton Motor Raceway, which remains a key event partner.

With the event only four weeks away, there were additional concerns about crowd capacity and personnel issues and ongoing border closures or restrictions preventing interstate competitors from participating, it made more sense to postpone the event. event.

Although a new date has not been set, organizers stress that the event was not held with organizers determined to find a new date, potentially in May or September, pending final Supercars schedules. and other major national motorsport events.

“Although we were extremely disappointed to make this decision, we ultimately had to do what was best for the upcoming event,” said STUTT’FEST director Sven Burchartz.

“The changes to the current event management and delivery team at Winton Motor Raceway, which played a critical role in the planning and execution of the event, mean that we need to take a break and look ahead. .

“This will allow for a longer lead time so that the STUTT’FEST team and our Winton partners can deliver the exceptional event we have planned.

“Launching an event in these times is difficult and we want the first year of STUTT’FEST to be the benchmark for years to come.

“We don’t intend to run a smaller than normal event, so delaying a brief period until later in 2022 is the most responsible decision for the event, for Winton Motor Raceway and for our competitors. and partners. “

It is hoped that the postponement of STUTT’FEST will allow maximum participation of club, state and national level competitors.

The event organizers received more than 200 expressions of interest, a positive sign for the inaugural launch of the program.

“On the contrary, we are more confident around the STUTT’FEST concept now than before the launch,” said Sven Burchartz.

“The reaction from the competitors, from our partners who are all committed to supporting a new date, and from enthusiasts from all over Australia who wanted to be a part of the event, only gave us more confidence that the concept is right.

“Postponing the event until later in the year will allow more people and cars to be involved than they maybe were in January and that’s a positive thing.

“Our goal remains to organize the best and most successful event possible, one that reflects and cements the multi-year agreement between STUTT’FEST and Winton.

“We look forward to engaging with the new leadership of Winton, our partners, attendees and fans who have already supported the event to set a new date for STUTT’FEST in the future.”

All existing STUTT’FEST attendees will be offered a full refund of their registration fees or may defer their registration to the rescheduled event.

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