Hyundai Excel racing has exploded in popularity around Australia over the last five years, so we decided it was time to introduce an Excel race car to our line-up!
Since its modest inception at Wakefield Park in 2013, Excel racing has proliferated into other states, with the class setting a new benchmark for entry-level motorsport.
The popularity of Hyundai Excels as road cars has created an abundance of vehicles and spare parts, making it very easy and cheap for people to participate in the sport.
The category attracted a massive 55-car grid when it supported the Bathurst 6 Hour this year, and there are healthy state-level series in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
The Victorian series is particularly strong, to the point where there are often enough entries to run two separate fields.
Our Excel complies with series specifications, running a 1.5 Litre twin-cam motor. As well as being affordable, these engines are also exceptionally reliable and easy to work on.
Other components such as the control Federal tyres and price-capped coil-over suspension options are aimed at containing costs, and ensuring race results are determined by driver ability.
We will be making our Excel available for track days and race meetings, and we recommend it to anyone wanting to hit the track at an affordable price. We offer a range of options to suit different requirements – you can lease the car and look after the transport and preparation yourself, or engage our services for an “arrive-and-drive” experience.
As well as the Excel Series, our car will also comply with CAMS 3E regulations, enabling it to run in a range of production car events – perfect for drivers looking for signatures on their CAMS licence.
With its modest power output and forgiving handling, the Excel is a perfect learning vehicle for newcomers to motorsport. An increasing number of drivers are using Excel racing to learn their craft, before moving on to higher-profile categories. Maybe the RaceAway Track Time Excel will unearth a new racing star!