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Issue #9 2011 EDITION 25

Sydney Telstra 500 December 2-4

It’s the Grand

Finale!

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The RACER

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Contents

Sliding Security Door Lock

Features

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Doric Product Spotlight

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All About Doric

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V8 News Update

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Honda Racing News

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JB Wins Again

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Symmons Plains Preivew

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Entry List

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Championship Points

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Doric Racing Report Card

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Motorsport History

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Anatomy of a V8

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FPR Profile

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Will Davison Profle

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James Moffat Profile

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Mustang Sally Profile

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John Bowe Profile

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Weekend Schedules

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Special Offer

Doric is proud of our various associations in motorsport, with the 2011 season marking Doric’s seventh eighth straight year of delivering money can’t buy experiences for our staff and valued clients. This year sees some fresh faces to the Doric Racing Family, with our main involvement being our support of stand-out V8 Supercar squad, Ford Performance Racing. Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom are two of the brightest shining stars in Australian motorsport, and we are sure that they will fly the Doric flag proudly. FPR is a team on the rise, and we hope to receive some fantastic coverage with our logo placed in front of the team’s in-car cameras, as well as on the team uniforms and on Will’s helmet.

Managing Editor- Tom Arciuli Doric Marketing & Sponsorship Manager 0449 904 870 tom@doric.com.au Production & DesignMedia & Communication Services (03) 9226 6666 www.mediacomservices.com.au

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Welcome

Since the Townsville event last season, Doric has gotten behind emerging talent James Moffat, who this season has graduated to the main game with the legendary Dick Johnson Racing outfit. James is a star in the making, and has the right team behind him to get the job done. His number 18 machine is the very car that James Courtney drove to the championship victory in 2010, so keep an eye on our young charge as the season progresses.

Speaking of legends, John Bowe is back for more in 2011 with his awesome Mustang in the Touring Car Masters. JB has won everything there is to win in Australian motorsport, and just keeps on keeping on. Last year was like a homecoming of sorts, with Doric sponosoring John’s final season in V8 Supercars in 2007. Watch for ‘Mustang Sally’ to feature on the top step of the podium again this year. Last but not least is Team Motologic in the Australian Superbike Championships. It’s been an off season of change for the outfit, moving from Ducati to Honda, with Wayne Maxwell coming on board to partner Jamie Stauffer. Under the leadership of Superbike guru Paul Free, Wayne and Jamie will be two to watch as the season goes on. Motorsport is competitive, exciting, passionate & innovative, we at Doric stand for all those values, and as the slogan says, Doric are the Innovators. Enjoy your new look Racer magazine, and your day at the races. I look forward to speaking with you and moving forward in business together. NIGEL LONG General Manager, Doric Products

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The RACER

Doric SPOTLIGHT

Product Spotlight:

The Doric Corrosion Resistance Advantage

Doric specialise in● Sliding Patio Door Locks ● Window Locks ● Chainwinders (Awning Winders) ● Rollers (Door, Window, Shower Screens) ● Hinges ● Door Closers (Residential and Commercial applications) ● Commercial Shopfront ● Entrance Locks ● French Door Locking Systems ● Spring Balance Systems ● Flush Bolts ● Architectural Lever Handles ● Architectural Pull Handles ● Security Door Locks ● Woven Pile

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oric Products are the leaders in producing door and window hardware that is corrosion resistant, with our products designed to handle the tough Australian environment. Doric’s corrosion guarantee is not restricted to any one product category, with multiple products such as the MK4 Chainwinder, Sliding Patio Door Locks, DR1000/2000 Rollers Series & DN970/971 Shopfront Lock range all featuring extreme corrosion resistance. The MK4 Chainwinder has a lifetime warranty against corrosion on the body and base. The MK4 also exceeds the AS2333.1 neutral spray test standard of 720hrs (Stainless Steel option), which is a severe test of the product. The ‘Universal’ Sliding Patio Door Lock range uses the patented Doric Polesium™ technology. The Polesium™ handle covers offer extreme corrosion resistance and stand up to the rigours of the Australian climate. The DR1000/2000 Roller series is manufactured from an engineered polymer which is strengthened, not only to handle the extra weight of today’s sliding doors, but the ‘ZZ’ bearing is corrosion resistant handling everything that is thrown its way. The DN970/971 Commercial Shopfront Lock range uses stainless steel furniture and face plate for increased durability. This, coupled with zinc die cast housing gives an extreme level of corrosion resistance. When purchasing your window & door hardware, look to Doric, the ‘Innovators of Hardware for Windows & Doors’ for all your hardware solutions, offering the very best in corrosion resistant products that are made to stand the test of time.

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oric Products is Australia’s largest privately owned hardware manufacturer supplying innovative door and window hardware for residential, commercial and architectural applications.

All About Doric

Doric History

Doric Products began operations above an old racehorse stable in 1970 as a tiny brass window fabricator under the guidance of the Doric has a network of branches located in capital cities and regional founding directors Ray Long and Roy Alchin. locations to provide the service and delivery standards our clients Doric has now expanded to a demand. multinational private business Doric Products are the ‘Innovators servicing the Asia Pacific and North American regions, supplying the of Hardware for Windows & hardware industry with quality, Doors’, Doric has won two design awards in recent years at the AWA innovative and market leading window and door hardware. (Australian Window Assocation) Design Awards, they are: 2007 - Doric DH40 Adjustable Hinge - AWA Design Awards Winner ‘Most Innovative Component’ 2009 - Doric Mk 4 Chainwinder - AWA Design Awards Winner ‘Most Innovative Component’

The Doric Advantage

Doric Products offers door and hardware for residential, commercial and architectural applications and Doric can provide

product exclusivity through our start of the art computerised design process. Doric Products are designed, prototyped and cycle tested to ensure products we provide the market exceed market expectations for product quality. Doric provides users of Sliding Patio Door Hardware with PolesiumTM material locks, free from corrosion and handles the harsh Australian conditions without change over a life time of use. Doric’s DS177 Chainwinder has a lifetime warranty for corrosion and is a market leader with ONE Doric Chainwinder fitting all industry standard openings, reducing stock holdings and cost for the fabricator.

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Racing NEWS

Mo Points for Doric Racing M

ovember is turning out to be a good month for Doric Racing and in particular Ford Performance Racing, who scored yet another double podium result at Sandown. The Ford factory squad has really hit its stride at the business end of the season and drivers Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom are taking full advantage of it. Sandown marked the third double podium in successive rounds for the duo as they continue to march up the championship ladder. Winterbottom now sits comfortably in third, while Davison is just a few points shy in sixth with 300 points still up for grabs at the Sydney Telstra 500 this weekend.

very fast there, so I’m hoping for a strong end to the season.” While the past few rounds have been positive for FPR, fellow Doric racer James Moffat has experienced a tough time behind the wheel of the #18 Dick Johnson Racing Falcon. After a career defining drive on the Gold Coast, Moffat battled with set up issues at both Symmons Plains and Sandown, but despite the disappointing results, Moffat is confident he can finish the season on a high this weekend. “I have done plenty of V8 Supercar laps around Homebush in the Development Series, so it’s one of the circuits I feel comfortable going to this year,” Moffat said.

“I’m really proud of the whole FPR team and the work they’ve put in throughout the second half of the season,” Davison said.

“The last few races have been rough for me, but I’m sure we can bounce back this weekend and end the year on a positive result.”

“To come back from the soft tyre issues we had at the start of the season to be where we are now is just a credit to the guys. I’m really looking forward to this weekend; in a lot of ways the Sydney Telstra 500 is very similar to the Clipsal event in Adelaide and we were

Moffat currently sits 24th in the championship standings, but has the ability to move into the top 20 with a strong result on both days.

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Whatever happens, the scene is set for an exciting end to the championship this weekend.

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Super Season In Superbikes

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he battle for the Australian Superbike Championship is over for another year following the final round of the series at Phillip Island recently.

Doric Team Honda Racing riders Jamie Stauffer and Wayne Maxwell impressed throughout the season taking second and fourth in the championship respectively, but were both lucky to come out of the final round of the season with a healthy swag of points. The series finale held at Phillip Island was a dramatic encounter for the factory Honda team with Wayne Maxwell lucky to walk away from a high-speed crash during practice, only to go on and win the first race of the event.

tyre, but true to his racer’s spirit, he got back on the bike to try and finish the race. Despite some obvious discomfort, Stauffer donned his leathers for race two to secure second in the championship with a fine ride to third place.

going mid-way through year and Wayne and I were up there every race from there on in. The team worked really hard to bring us back into the mix and we were able to finish strongly with a place in the championship overall.”

“The final round was a hard one really in that we were looking to secure second in championship and I crashed in first race,” Stauffer said. “Overall the year was tough after some issues at the start of the season, but we got

But the drama was not over. Jamie Stauffer posted a DNF in race one due to a large crash of his own mid-way through the race in which he sustained multiple burns to his neck from his own

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Weekend PREVIEW

Homebush Preview

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JB: Nearly There

ohn Bowe is in the box seat to take his maiden Touring Car Masters Championship following yet another round win at Sandown just two weeks ago.

help me I’d love to think we can take it out this time around, but we always go out there and do the best we can, that’s all you can do and it seems to be working so far.”

Bowe was the class of the field, dominating the event to move ever closer to his first title after coming so close in the past. He heads into the final round at the Sydney Telstra 500 this weekend some 50 points clear of closest challenger Jim Richards, but admits even with the points lead, he’s trying hard not to think about the title.

The scene is set for an ultra competitive round at Homebush and while Bowe was unable to win a race last year, he enjoys the challenging layout of the circuit.

“I’m trying not to think too much about the title as everyone else is so focused on it, but I like to keep in the here and now mind set of what we need to do,” Bowe said. “As a thanks to all those who support and

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“It’s a tough event, that’s for sure. The circuit is just really unforgiving and in these old cars it’s hard work even for the shorter races,” Bowe said. “We’ve worked a lot on the brake package on Sally this year and that has helped us throughout the season, but especially on the street circuits. I’m hoping that those improvements will really make a difference

this weekend, because the place is just so hard on brakes and components. “Sally has really been amazing all and there is just one weekend to go. Fingers crossed it’s a trouble free weekend and the championship goes down to the wire.” Fellow championship challengers Richards and Andrew Miedecke won’t make things easy for Bowe across the weekend and expect the tricky circuit to cause its fair share of drama as well. The Touring Car Masters will have three races throughout the weekend, including a reverse top 10 grid in race two, which is sure to be exciting. Anything can happen on the streets of Homebush, but the stage is set for a dramatic finale.

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he second Sydney Telstra 500 proved to be an all-time classic as the championship was decided in favour of James Courtney, Jim Beam Racing and Ford. But the weekend was full of tension and drama as a rain shower hit the Saturday race and nine cars – including the title contenders Courtney, Jamie Whincup and Mark Winterbottom crashed immediately while trying to negotiate the weather on slick tyres. Courtney’s team were able to patch his car back together to limp around and take 15th and last position, while Jonathon Webb created history to win his first ever V8

Supercar race from the lowest grid position in championship history – 21st! Lee Holdsworth proved to be the form man of the weekend, taking pole position on both days, but it took until the last lap on Sunday for him to taste victory after leader Shane van Gisbergen ran out of fuel with half a lap to run. The Kiwi was able to limp to the line in third place, but not before Holdsworth raced past for his first race win since 2007 and Steve Richards went by to take second in his final start for Ford Performance Racing. The 2011 event promises to produce the

same level of excitement and although the championship is all but Whincup’s, there is still much to fight for across the two 250km races. Ford Performance Racing is the form team heading into the weekend and drivers Winterbottom and Will Davison will be hard to beat, while the normally dominate TeamVodafone has yet to even finish on the Sydney podium and will be pushing hard to rectify that this weekend. James Moffat heads to the event as a rookie, but has plenty of experience at Homebush from the Development Series. Look for him to end his debut season on a high.

Homebush Track Facts Top Speed: 248km/h Lap Distance: 3.4km Track Direction: Anti-Clockwise Winding its way around Sydney Olympic Park, which hosted the 2000 Olympic Games, the Sydney venue is a real mix of corners and track surfaces. The designers focused on creating a real challenge for the drivers, with a variety of bumps, camber changes and fast and slow corners making it difficult to complete the perfect lap.

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Point SCORES

Entry LIST

Entry List Car # Driver

Team Car

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James Courtney

Toll Holden Racing Team

Holden

2

Garth Tander

Toll Holden Racing Team

Holden

3

Tony D’Alberto

Centaur Tony D’Alberto Racing

Ford

4

Alex Davison

IRWIN Stone Brothers Racing

Ford

5

Mark Winterbottom

Orrcon Ford Performance Racing

Ford

6

Will Davison

Trading Post Ford Performance Racing

Ford

7

Todd Kelly

Jack Daniel’s Kelly Racing

Holden

8

Jason Bright

BOC Gases Brad Jones Racing

Holden

9

Shane Van Gisbergen

SP Tools Stone Brothers Racing

Ford

11

Greg Murphy

Pepsi Max Kelly Racing

Holden

12

Dean Fiore

Triple F Racing

Ford

14

Jason Bargwanna

Brad Jones Racing

Holden

15

Rick Kelly

Jack Daniel’s Kelly Racing

Holden

16

David Reynolds

Stratco Kelly Racing

Holden

17

Steven Johnson

Jim Beam Dick Johnson Racing

Ford

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James Moffat

Jim Beam Dick Johnson Racing

Ford

19

Jonothan Webb

Mother Energy Dick Johnson Racing

Ford

21

Karl Reindler

Fair Dinkum Sheds Britek Motorsport

Holden

24

Fabian Coulthard

Bundaberg Red Walkinshaw Racing

Holden

30

Warren Luff

Gulf Western Oils Racing

Holden

33

Lee Holdsworth

Fujitsu Garry Rogers Motorsport

Holden

34

Michael Caruso

Fujitsu Garry Rogers Motorsport

Holden

39

Russell Ingall

Supercheap Auto Paul Morris Motorsport

Holden

47

Tim Slade

Lucky 7 Racing

Ford

49

Steve Owen

VIP Petfoods Paul Morris Motorsport

Holden

55

Paul Dumbrell

The Bottle-O Rod Nash Racing

Ford

88 Jamie Whincup

TeamVodafone Holden

888 Craig Lowndes

TeamVodafone Holden

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ASBK Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Glenn Allerton Jamie Stauffer Troy Herfoss Wayne Maxwell Joshua Waters Craig Coxhell Robert Bugden Ben Attard Ben Henry Cole Odendaal

327 259 257 255 243 242 210 209 176 123

After Round 8 of 8

TCM Points 1 2 3 4 5

John Bowe Jim Richards Andrew Miedecke Keith Kassulke Brad Tilley

1443 1393 1332 929 914

After Round 7 of 8

V8 Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes Mark Winterbottom Shane Van Gisbergen Garth Tander Will Davison Rick Kelly Lee Holdsworth Alex Davison Fabian Coulthard Tim Slade James Courtney Greg Murphy Steven Johnson Jason Bright Michael Caruso Steve Owen Todd Kelly David Reynolds Jonathon Webb Russell Ingall Jason Bargwanna Paul Dumbrell James Moffat Tony D’Alberto Karl Reindler Dean Fiore Warren Luff

3033 2845 2449 2414 2388 2345 2211 1857 1781 1767 1724 1677 1621 1594 1549 1507 1501 1409 1387 1373 1349 1298 1242 1216 1045 1045 992 749

After Event 13 of 14

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Doric RACING

Doric in MOTORSPORT

Report Card

Doric Racing Heritage

‘04

Check out how Doric’s Team of Champions have been performing in 2011

John Bowe- Westrac CAT/WSR Event Clipsal

V8 Supercars

Perth

Mark Winterbottom- FPR #5 Championship Placing- 3rd Will Davison- FPR #6 Championship Placing- 6th James Moffat- DJR #18 Championship Placing- 24th Event Abu Dhabi Clipsal AGP

Hamilton Perth

Winton Darwin T’Ville Qld Race

Round Rnd 1 Rnd 2 NC

Rnd 3 Rnd 4

Rnd 5 Rnd 6 Rnd 7 Rnd 8

Race

Darwin

Car 5

Car 6

Car 18

Q

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Q

R

Q

R

1

4

3

12 12

28

16

2

3

14

13 16

22

23

1

5

5

7

9

25

27

2

3

3

1

7

24

22

1

8

7

6

10

21

28

2

20

10

19

3

11

13

18

1

11

4

13

6

12

9

2

21

26

10

4

28

17

1

12

8

2

3

9

18

2

11

13

8

8

12

17

3

8

26

14 15

21

21

1

8

9

9

13

21

19

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15 24

17

9

1

1

15

20

5

22

14

2

1

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7

6

26

13

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3

3

16

17

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5

18

10

15

1

12

13

14 15

22

10

2

13

10

15 15

10

9

3

20

19

10 21

11

4

PI 500

Rnd 9

1

9

17

1

3

20

25

Bathurst

Rnd 10

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10

4

2

18

17

25

GC

Rnd 11

1

17

3

3

2

6

4

2

3

1

4

14

9

24

1

7

5

2

4

24

20

2

2

3

5

2

20

18

1

17

7

3

4

18

24

2

2

2

6

3

10

25

Tasmania Sandown Sydney

Rnd 12 Rnd 13 Rnd 14

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EC

Bathurst

GC

Rnd Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Rnd 4

Rnd 5

Rnd 6

Race 1

Car 18 Q

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1

4

2

1

3

1

1

1

1

3

1 1

1

3

3

1

1

1

3

DNF 2

4

3

3

1

1

Sydney

Rnd 8

1

2005 was Doric’s first year with PCR which was also in the V8 Development Series. Phil Scifleet drove for PCR and had a successful season, finishing 6th in the championship, recording five wins along the way.

1 3 2

3 Rnd 7

2005 Doric forged a partnership with PCR & Team Principal Paul Cruickshank, a relationship that lasted a total of six seasons.

1

2

2 S’down

1

2 1

Rupprecht Motorsports was Doric’s first partner in V8 Supercar Racing, a partnership that lasted four rounds in the 2004 season.

3

2

1

1

2

2

3

1

1

Honda Racing Australian Superbike Championship

Jamie Stauffer, Bike #27 Championship Placing- 2nd Wayne Maxwell, Bike #47 Championship Placing- 4th

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Event PI

Round Rnd 1

Race 1

Tasmania

Rnd 2

Darwin

Rnd 3

1

Q

R

Q

2

7

1

3 4 2

2 Rnd 4

1

Rnd 5

1

1

3

1

2

1

1

3

3

6

4

2

1

1

3

5

Tasmania

Rnd 7

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7

1

1

7

-

3

2

2 5

3

‘09

‘10

3

1

2

‘08

-

Rnd 6

1

‘07

2

4

1 1

3

QR

Rnd 8

2011 sees the Doric Racing program move its support behind leading title chance, Ford Performance Racing, with their drivers Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom. James Moffat has stepped up to the main V8 Championship with reigning champions Dick Johnson Racing, while Wayne Maxwell has joined Jamie Stauffer at Team Motologic, with the outfit moving to Hondas in the Australian Superbike championship. John Bowe will once again be flying the Doric flag, with his awesome Mustang in the Touring Car Masters Series.

‘06

-

2

2

PI

The 2010 Doric Racing program incorporated Tim Slade in the #47 Wilson Security Racing V8 Supercar, #18 John Bowe in the Touring Car Masters Series, #99 James Moffat in the V8 Development Series, as well #27 Jamie Stauffer and #33 Jordan Burgess riding Doric Ducati’s in the Australian Superbike Championship.

‘05

2 8

-

2 QR

5

R 28

3

2 1

2006 saw Doric and PCR moved up to the main V8 championship series. Doric moved from title sponsor to associate sponsor, taking up a spot on the front spoiler and also the rear of the car, the same sponsorship space that was used for several seasons.

Doric continued to sponsor PCR in 2009 in its new identity of Wilson Security Racing. A Doric sponsored car graced the podium for the first time in the hands of Fabian Coulthard at the Symmons Plains Raceway round that year.

Bike 27 Bike 47

2

Perth

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oric has been involved in V8 Racing since 2004.

Doric moved into Motor Racing as a way of building relationships with their clients, and entertaining their guests in an exciting, fast paced environment, with money can’t buy experiences.

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2 1

Touring Car Masters Championship placing- 1st

1

4 2

1 2

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ANATOMY of a V8

ANATOMY of a V8

The COTF In March former V8 Supercar and Australian sporting great Mark Skaife unveils his 18-month labour in front of the countries media, car manufacturers, business leaders, Government representatives, motorsport heavyweights and industry insiders in Melbourne. The much anticipated Car of the Future blueprint has guaranteed the longterm success of the V8 Supercar Championship Series well into the foreseeable future, at the same time allowing an entry pathway for more manufacturers to join the sport. It was one of the single biggest defining moments in the long success of the V8 Supercar Championship Series and a blueprint designed to ensure the sport continues its impressive growth. The Car of the Future CAD assembly (below right) design shows the common platform of the future V8 Supercar. This is not manufacturer-specific, but a common structure that will be used throughout the future V8 Supercar Championship Series regardless of make – Holden, Ford et al. The Car of the Future prototypes underway are set to reach this point of construction late October, when components will start to be mounted to the prototypes en route to becoming a full-blown V8 Supercar prototype. This CAD assembly is used in the construction of the two prototypes. Each component has a detailed engineering drawing which is used in its manufacture.

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Engine A V8 Supercar must have a frontengine design and rear-wheel drive. Every car uses either a 5.0 L Ford “Boss 302” SVO or a 5.0 L Chevrolet small block race-engine (depending on the make) - capable of producing between 460 and 485 kW (620 — 650 bhp) of power, but generally quoted as a little over 450 kW (600 bhp) in race trim. Engines have pushrod actuated valves and electronic fuel injection. Both Ford and Holden engines are based on racing engines from their respective US parent companies. Engines are electronically restricted to 7,500 rpm.

Bodyshell Unlike other forms of motorsport (such as NASCAR) where competitors build cars from space frame construction, V8 Supercars are still based on production road cars. Each V8 Supercar is based on a current-specification VE Commodore or FG Falcon production bodyshell, with an elaborate roll cage. In 2007 specifications both the Commodore and Falcon have adopted E-glass front mudguards in place of the production steel items, in order to save costs. For the FG Falcon model to be homologated, V8 Supercar granted the car a custom fabricated bodyshell into which a limited number of production bodyshell panels are incorporated. As a result, the roofline is lower than production and the rear door is shorter such that externally the rear doors, roof and rear quarters all consist of specialised custom coachwork panels.

Suspension Basic front-suspension configuration is double wishbone (made compulsory for both makes through Project Blueprint), whilst rear suspension is a “live axle” design, using 4 longitudinal links and Watt’s linkage for lateral location. Both suspension systems are similar to those fitted to the EL Falcon.

Aerodynamics Cars have a standard “aerodynamic package” of spoilers and wings, a front splitter/air dam and side-skirts made in-house by the teams. Testing is conducted so that in principle the two makes have similar aerodynamics. However the test is only conducted at one particular speed and with the cars set to the lowest downforce configuration, leaving room for controversy.

Tyres A Dunlop “control tyre” is supplied to all teams. Throughout the year, there are restrictions on the number of testing days (6 per year), along with the number of tyres used during those days. For race meetings, teams are allocated a set number of tyres for the entire weekend, with the number available for each race depending on the type of race (sprint or endurance).

Broadly speaking, the engines have a capacity of 5 litres, with 2 valves per cylinder. Compression ratio is regulated to 10:1. From the 2009 season onwards, cars run on E85 fuel consisting of 85% ethanol, which while reaping the benefits of a fuel largely made from a renewable resource has seen a marked increase in fuel consumption. EFI configuration is that of individual throttle bodies (albeit throttle actuation is linked/ synchronised) and one injector per cylinder.


FPR PROFILE

FPR PROFILE

FPR Profile Based

Campbellfield, Victoria (Opposite the FPV road car Factory)

Commenced Operations

2003, taking over the 1993 & ‘97 championship winning organisation, Glenn Seton Racing

Team Principal Tim Edwards

Milestones

Best Championship Result- 2nd, Mark Winterbottom in 2008 Best Bathurst Result- 2nd, Craig Lowndes/ Glenn Seton 2003 & ‘04 Best Team’s Championship Result- 20062nd, Mark Winterbottom (3rd), Jason Bright (5th)

Sponsors

Orrcon Steel, Trading Post, Ford, FPV, Castrol, Westrac Cat, Dunlop, L&H, Doric, Teac, Allight.

2010 Championship Mark Winterbottom- 3rd Steven Richards- 17th

Website

www.fpr.com.au

Driver Roll Call

Craig Lowndes, Glenn Seton, David Besnard, Owen Kelly, Darren Hossack, Adam Macrow, Alain Menu, David Brabham, Cameron McLean, Mark Winterbottom, Owen Kelly, Matt Halliday, Dean Canto, Luke Youlden, James Moffat, Will Power.

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Doric backed Ford Performance Racing is without doubt the Blue Oval’s best chance for success in 2011

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ritish motor racing organisation Prodrive took over Glenn Seton Racing in 2003, and renamed it Ford Performance Racing as part of a marketing push to link the Prodrive-owned Ford Performance Vehicles road cars to the popular V8 Supercars. Along with this renaming came a huge expansion programme - the team expanded from just one car driven by Glenn Seton to three; Seton, Craig Lowndes and David Besnard. The team moved into a new headquarters adjacent to the FPV plant in Melbourne, and the crew expanded as well. The team’s early years were a disappointing for the factory team, given the fact the crew was one of the best resourced in V8 Supercars. Lowndes had his moments in 2003, including a round win at Phillip Island, and a second place finish in the Bathurst 1000 driving with Seton. Lowndes finished the year 5th in the championship, with Seton and Besnard hot on his heels. 2004 saw the team downsize to two cars - Besnard forced to leave due to the impracticality of preparing three cars at the same time. Lowndes and Seton both had tough luck seasons, plagued by engine dramas, a lack of test days, and a lack of comparable data (their cars were built to different specifications). While the pair did start to find some pace at the end of the year (they finished second at Bathurst again), they both decided to move at the end of the year - Lowndes to Triple Eight Race Engineering

and Seton to Dick Johnson Racing. Jason Bright and Greg Ritter replaced them for the 2005 season. Bright had a consistent year, and finished inside the Top-10, while Ritter struggled - Australian motorsport legend David Brabham replaced him for the final rounds. 2006 saw FPR become what it always set out to be - the pace setter. Mark Winterbottom joined the team while Bright stayed on. Bright scored multiple front-row starts, including three pole positions. He won the inaugural round in Bahrain, and came 6th in the championship. Winterbottom enjoyed a very consistent run to finish third in the championship. The pair won the Sandown 500 enduro together. FPR came second in the Team’s Championship behind the HSV Dealer Team. Bright left FPR at the end of the 2006 season to drive for his own Britek Motorsport outfit. Steven Richards has replaced Jason Bright. Ford Performance Racing had run a number of satellite teams for other franchise holders, the first was for the first couple of rounds of 2007 where they ran the #021 Team Kiwi Racing BF Falcon, in 2008 the team ran the #777 Speed FX Racing BF Falcon and from 2010 the team ran the #55 Rod Nash Racing FG Falcon with Paul Dumbrell as driver, as well as the Ford Rising Stars Racing #99 for James Moffat.

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Davison PROFILE

Davison PROFILE

Will Davison Profile Born

30th August 1982, Melbourne Victoria

Resides

Melbourne, Victoria

Team/Car

Trading Post / Doric Ford Performance Racing, FG Falcon V8 Supercar

Career Highlights

1st 2009 Bathurst 1000 2009 Barry Sheene Medalist 2ns 2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 5th 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 2005 A1 Grand Prix Driver 2004 F1 Test Drive, British F3 2001 Australian Formula Ford Champion Over 20 championships and titles in Australian Go Karting

Motorsport Hero Ayrton Senna

Greatest Achievement Testing a Formula 1 car

Favourite Car Enzo Ferrari

Favourite Food Italian

Favourite Movie Superbad

Hobbies

Cycling, Jet Skiing, Dirt-bike riding, Water Skiing, Tennis

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For 2011 Will has moved back to the Blue side, and is on the road to success with Doric backed FPR

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acing is in Will Davison’s blood. Following on from his late grandfather Lex Davison (who won the Australian Grand Prix on four occasions in the 1950s and 60s), his champion winning father Richard and his elder brother Alex, Davison has an inbuilt passion for racing. Davo, as he is affectionately called by his friends, began racing go karts competitively aged 12. Between 1995 and 1999 Davison claimed over 20 major karting titles. Davison knew his desire to be a professional racing driver from an early age, but didn’t get serious until 2000 when he made the move into Formula Ford. He won the Victorian Formula Ford state title on debut, then easily won the Australian Formula Ford Championship in 2001, taking 12 wins and 5 runner-up positions in the 17 race series. In 2002, aged 19, Davison ventured overseas and entered into the highly competitive British Formula Renault Championship taking out fourth place in the series. Progressing through key open wheeler categories, 2003 and 2004 saw Davison racing in the British Formula Three Championship. In November 2004 Davison lived a childhood dream, driving a Minardi Formula One car at the Misano circuit in Italy. With no circuit experience and limited laps Davison was significantly faster than Minardi’s then fulltime drivers. During 2004 Davison had his initial V8 Supercars experience tackling both Sandown and Bathurst. Although both resulted in DNFs, the potential of Davison shone

through. Davison took on the role of DJR endurance driver in April 2005 and drove the HPDC race at Queensland raceway in July. He paired up with Steve Johnson for the season’s two major endurance races, and although he was involved in an incident at the top of Mount Panorama, Davison’s obvious talent was evident. By mid-November, 2005 Davison was issued a full-time seat in the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship, driving the number 18 Ford. In 2006 Davison was plagued by technical difficulties, resulting in a 19th position finish in the championship. In 2007, Davison finished tenth overall in the Championship and halved that in 2008, finishing an impressive fifth in the points chase. More importantly, he won his first V8 Supercar race and round, at Eastern Creek early in the season. Will’s first year with the Toll Holden Racing Team in 2009 was hugely successful with him winning the Phillip Island endurance race and the Bathurst 1000 with teammate Garth Tander. Will also finishing second in the championship and was awarded the coveted Barry Sheene Medal. Season 2010 brought little to celebrate with Will suffering from poor reliability throughout the season, which saw him finish well down the championship order. For 2011 Will has signed with the Ford Performance Racing Team to drive the #6 Trading Post Racing Falcon in what promises to be a long and successful partnership.

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Moffat PROFILE

Moffat PROFILE

James Moffat Profile Born

18 June 1984, Melbourne Victoria

Resides

Gold Coast, Queensland

Team/Car

Jim Beam / Doric Dick Johnson Racing FG Ford Falcon V8 Supercar

Career Stats

The V8 Supercar Main Game Series Rookie of the Year is looking for big results in the DJR Falcon

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he son of Australian Touring Car legend Allan Moffat, James grew up around racing and immediately developed a similar passion for motorsport. It wasn’t long before he made his own way into the sport, beginning kart racing in 1998

3rd 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Championship 2nd 2009 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Championship 2009 V8 Supercar Rookie of the Year, Mike Kable Young Gun Award 2008 Carrera Cup Championship- 4th, Rookie of the Year, Round winner Surfers Paradise 2007 3rd Australian Formula Ford Championship, Rooke of the Year 2005 V8 Utes Rookie of the Year 2004 2nd Lotus Trophy Series, Rooke of the Year, most wins, most poles

James competed successfully in karts until the end of 2002 at which point he made his move into circuit racing competing in some one-off races around Australia. It wasn’t until 2004 though, that James really hit his stride.

Greatest Achievement

For 2005 James progressed into the V8 Ute Racing Series and again took little time to adapt to the category. He earned himself another rookie of the year title and finished the year in seventh position overall, achieving some fine results.

Winning debut race in V8 Supercars – Clipsal 500 2009 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series

Favourite Track

Everyone says Bathurst for obvious reasons, but apart from that Phillip Island

Favourite Movie

The Hangover and Days of Thunder

Interests

Just about anything motorsport related, big fan of Speedway, Cricket, Graphic Design, and Fishing

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He moved into the highly competitive Lotus Trophy in 2004 and immediately established himself as a front-runner. In an amazing year he took home the rookie of the year honours and finished second in the championship. It was a sign of things to come.

James elected to take a year off from racing in 2006, but returned to the scene in 2007 fully recharged. James took to the highly competitive Australian Formula Ford Championship and placed third in the championship. He continued to cement himself as one of Australian Motorsports hottest young properties by wrapping up yet another rookie of the year title.

In 2008 James continued his rise up the Australian ranks, competing in the prestigious one make Australian Porsche Carrera Cup Championship. Together with Sonic Motor Racing Services James impressed some of the country’s most respected drivers by winning the final round of the season on the Gold Coast and finishing fourth in the championship. In a stellar year for James he also took home rookie of the year honours. Last year James took one of the biggest steps of his motorsport career and launched himself into the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series. In the V8 Supercar Championship’s official feeder category James shone, winning multiple races and finishing second in the championship. Once again James took home rookie of the year honours, but he was also awarded the coveted Mike Kable Young Gun V8 Supercar Award at the end of year Gala dinner. Season 2010 promised to be a bigger and better, but a string some bad luck and reliability issues hampered his season. In an eventful year James also made his V8 Supercar Championship Series debut with Ford Performance Racing at Phillip Island and Bathurst. In 2011 James will join iconic team Dick Johnson Racing as teammate to Steven Johnson, replacing reigning champion James Courtney. All eyes will be on James as he continues his steady rise up the Australian Motorsport ladder.


ANATOMY of Mustang Sally

ANATOMY of Mustang Sally

About the TCM Since its inception in 2007, the Touring Car Masters has rapidly grown to become one of Australia’s premier racing categories, and one of the most popular and spectacular V8 Supercar support classes. Evolving from Historic Group N racing through to Biante Historic Touring Cars, the series emerged as the Touring Car Masters for its inaugural season in 2007. Setting itself apart from traditional Historic racing, the Touring Car Masters pioneered a new class of racing by introducing innovative technical regulations aiming to improve safety, reliability, cut running costs and provide an exciting and entertaining race package while maintaining the visual appeal of its period race cars.

The Touring Car Masters immediately struck a winning formula, with its mix of classic hero cars and modern improvements, such as disc brakes, dry-sumped engines and radial tyres, producing intense, dynamic racing right from the outset. Since then, the popular Historicbased series has continued to go from strength-to-strength, lifting the class to become a successful, highly-competitive, affordable and commercially-viable category. 26 Doric Racer

Engine The heart of the beast! Mustang Sally is powered by a Boss 351, 5.8 litres Windsor V8 engine. Years of development on this type of engine see the current day power plants pump out an imperssive 600+HP, 485ft-lbs of torque, all while being limited to 7,200 RPM under category regulations. The car runs on 98 Octane Premium Unleaded, which propells the car to a staggering top speed at the end of Bathurst’s famous Conrod Straight of 290km/h. Mustang Sally accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in only 4.2 seconds.

Bodywork & Safety Features The Touring Car Masters was born out of the Historic Group N Touring Cars, when safety, performance and commercial issues came to the forefront of racing in a full national championship. Although outwardly the cars look the part, regulations allow for changes to be made to suspension and brakes, improving reliability and safety. Rules also dictate that many hard-to-find and outdated components may be replaced with modern re-productions, thus lowering costs for competitors.

The body work on John’s Mustang is as per the 1969 Boss 351 Mustang, it’s under the skin that the raft of changes are made to bring the car up to modern safety standards. The fully welded roll cage is complemented by a racing seat, racing steering wheel, window net, ignition cut off and a fire extinguisher system. The interior of the car is stripped back to metal, and the front and rear fire walls are sealed to limit the risks of fire.

Tyres

Drivetrain

To keep a level playing field, the Touring Car Masters utilise a Hoosier control tyre. The tyre contains several grooves, although these are not as agressive as standard road car tyres, allowing the cars to race in the dry or wet. The tyres are mounted on 15 x 8” Minilite Magnesium Alloys, in keeping with the style of wheel available in 1969.

In keeping with the regulations, Mustang Sally is restricted to a four-speed gear box. The system of choice in the Tex Racing T101 H-pattern, which is mated to a Ford nine-inch differential (much the same as all of the current Ford and Holden V8 Supercars). The combination provides bullet proof distribution of the 600+HP to the rear wheels.

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Bowe PROFILE

Bowe PROFILE

John Bowe Profile The Legend of Australian Motorsport is back with Doric in 2011, and is hungry for success in the TCM Big Bangers Born

16 April 1964, Devenport Tasmania

Resides

Melbourne Victoria

Team/Car

Doric / Wilson Security / Westrac Cat 351 Ford Boss Mustang

Career Stats

1995 Australian Touring Car Champion 1st 1989 & ‘94 Bathurst 1000 1st 1984 & 85 Australian Drivers Championship 1st 1986 Australian Sports Car Championship 1st 1994 & ‘’95 Sandown 500 1st 1995 Eastern Creek 12 Hour 1st 2010 Bathurst 12 Hour 2nd 1988, ‘89, ‘96 & ‘97 Australian Touring Car Championship 2nd 2008 & ‘09 Touring Car Masters Series 2nd 2003 Nations Cup Championship 2nd 1997 Australian GT Production Championship

Favourite Track

Mount Panorama, Bathurst

First Job Mechanic

Significance of Helmet Design Alice designed it!

Interests

Cars, fitness, fine food & wine

Would most like to meet… Ron Dennis

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true legend of Australian motorsport, John Bowe is the only driver in history to win the Australian Driver’s Championship, the Australian Sports Car Championship and the Australian Touring Car Championship. Kicking off his stellar career at the age of 16, Bowe began racing Formula Vee in 1971, winning the Tasmanian state title on debut. The following year, the dynamic young Tasmanian took the Formula Ford title in his home state. Like most racers, Bowe honed his craft in open-wheelers during the early phase of his career and his obvious talent was recognised on the national stage with victories in the Australian Drivers Championship (Gold Star) in 1984 and 1985, and runner-up in 1979, 1980, 1982 and 1983. Making his touring car debut in 1985 at the Sandown 500, Bowe quickly asserted himself as a first class driver in the country’s premier racing category and earned his first full-time touring car drive for 1986, in which he qualified on the front row in his first event and took pole in only the second round. Further establishing his outstanding reputation, Bowe finished second alongside Glenn Seton in the 1987 Bathurst event. Bowe’s now famous association with Ford started in 1988 when he joined the Dick Johnson Racing (DJR) team; a partnership that was instantly successful, delivering second place in the Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC). The Ford hero again claimed second spot in the ATCC series plus his first Bathurst victory in 1989, and followed up with a second Bathurst win in 1994 with the Dick Johnson squad. In a display of supreme domination with pole position and two race wins in the final round of 1995, Bowe finally secured the ATCC crown at Oran Park, beating main rival Peter Brock to the chequered flag. Continuing his unbeatable form, Bowe and team owner, Johnson joined forces to win the Eastern Creek 12-Hour

event later that same year. Consistently a front runner at the pinnacle of Australian motorsport, Bowe was again the runner up in the 1996 and 1997 touring car championships. At the end of the 1998 season, Bowe stunned the industry by announcing he was leaving The Dick Johnson Racing team, ending their successful 11-year partnership. In 1999, he joined the newly formed Caterpillar Falcon team and despite a change of ownership along the way, the vastly experienced and talented Bowe produced many strong performances during his three year stint. Ford’s 2001 Bathurst stars, Brad Jones Racing provided Bowe with a new opportunity and a new direction as the Albury-based team decided to expand to a two car operation in 2002 – in return, Bowe immediately transformed the team with outstanding results in the 2002 season. Spending five years in the Jones’ team, with highlights that included a podium in the 2004 Bathurst 1000, Bowe continued to flaunt his immense speed and ability despite challenges from a new wave of enthusiastic, young drivers. For the 2007 season, Bowe joined forces with Brisbane-based V8 Supercar team, Paul Cruickshank Racing (PCR) in a relationship that re-unites the Ford driver with Paul Cruickshank, Bowe’s former mechanic at DJR now turned team owner. Re-writing the record books, Bowe is reaching numerous milestones in 2007, including the most number of ATCC starts in which he surpassed Peter Brock’s tally and claim the record outright in round two in WA (213). Following on from his V8 Supercar career, Bowe became involved in the Touring Car Masters Series, finishing second in the title in 2008 and 2009 behind the wheel of a Chev Camaro. 2010 saw Bowe reunited with Doric and the famous number 18, when he got behind the wheel of his own Ford Mustang, finishing third in the season standings.

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Special OFFER

Sydney Telstra 500 Friday December 2 Start Time Finish Time 0800 0820 0830 0850 0905 0945 1035 1105 1120 1140 1155 1225 1240 1300 1315 1345 1400 1440 1455 1525 1540 1600 1705 1725 1805 1825

Category Aussie Racing Cars Touring Car Masters Fujitsu V8 Supercars V8 Supercars Carrera Cup V8 Supercars V8 Ute Series V8 Supercars Fujitsu V8 Supercars V8 Supercars Touring Car Masters V8 Ute Series Carrera Cup

Sunday December 4 Session Type Practice 1 Practice 1 Practice 1 Practice 1 Practice 1 Practice 2 Practice 1 Practice 3 Practice 2 Practice 4 Qualifying 1 Practice 2 Practice 2

Saturday December 3 Start Time Finish Time 0800 0820 0830 0845 0900 0930 0945 1005 1020 1040 1055 1115 1125 1155 1205 1225 1245 1320 1335 1350 1405 1425 1505 1745 1805 1815 1835

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Category Touring Car Masters Aussie Racing Cars Fujitsu V8 Supercars Carrera Cup V8 Supercars V8 Ute Series V8 Supercars Touring Car Masters Fujitsu V8 Supercars Aussie Racing Cars Carrera Cup V8 Supercars V8 Ute Series Touring Car Masters

Start Time Finish Time 0830 0855 0910 0925 0935 0955 1005 1025 1040 1100 1115 1135 1145 1205

Category V8 Ute Series Aussie Racing Cars Carrera Cup Touring Car Masters V8 Supercars V8 Ute Series Carrera Cup

Session Type Race 2 Race 2 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 3 Race 3

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Race 3

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Race 2

V8 Supercars

Race 28 - 74 laps

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Special offer for our guests today! Session Type Qualifying 2 Qualifying Qualifying Qualifying Qualifying Qualifying Top 10 Shootout Race 1 Race 1 Race 1 Race 1 Race 27 - 74 laps Race 1 Race 2

Doric is pleased to offer our corporate guests enjoying the Telstra 500 with us the following special offers! DH40X Adjustable Hinge - $10ea! - The new & improved AWA award winning hinge has undergone enhhancements to allow it to better suit the growing trend of larger commercial doors. - Increased leaf thickness, new improved bushes and larger fixing screws are just some of the improvements made the this award winning hinge that delivers value for money, style and performance DC150 Door Closer - $55ea - The DC150 is a technically superior European closer with all the features required of a commercial closer. - Closer spring strength is easily and seamlessly adjusted by means of an allen key - Both closing and latching speeds adjusted with simple tools.

See your Doric rep for details and to place an order! Prices are valid till Monday January 31st 2012. Doric Racer 31


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