Heart of Australia logo adorns racing glory at Bathurst

The V8 Ute that Mason Barbera will be competing in at Bathurst this weekend.
The V8 Ute that Mason Barbera will be competing in at Bathurst this weekend.

QUEENSLAND'S unique bush health program, Heart of Australia, is jumping state borders for the first time this weekend thanks to IOR Petroleum - on the back of a V8 Ute.

The program delivered in partnership with Arrow Energy, is heading into the world of V8 cars for the racing series running in tandem with the famous Bathurst 1000 motor challenge in New South Wales this weekend.

The link is Heart of Australia sponsor, privately Australian owned and Brisbane based fuel distributor IOR Petroleum - also a key sponsor for the youngest driver yet to win a place on this weekend's V8 Ute starting grid.

He's 17-year-old Bundaberg driver Mason Barbera - race name Boom - the 2014 heavy class go-kart national champion who's climbed into serious contention as a challenger to V8 ute racing veterans.

Brisbane-based Heart of Australia founder, cardiologist Dr Rolf Gomes, says he's delighted that "thanks to IOR, our semi-trailer cardiac clinic reaching bush towns will be on everybody's radar at the Bathurst events".

"We're glad to have the support of our major sponsor IOR and outstanding rookie driver Mason - because although Heart of Australia is a unique program taking specialist medical services to the bush - it's a rookie too, launched just one year ago".

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