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V8 TOURING CAR FIELD SET FOR GOLD COAST

V8 TOURING CAR FIELD SET FOR GOLD COAST

Published 11 October 2018

Kumho Series non-points round attracts 14-car field at last minute  …

STORY: AARON NOONAN
IMAGE: AN1 IMAGES (DIRK KLYNSMITH)

THE Kumho V8 Touring Car Series has assembled a 14-car field at two week’s notice for next weekend’s Vodafone Gold Coast 600.

Signed late to the support bill to replace the Stadium Super Trucks, the V8 Touring Car category will compete in three races over the course of next weekend’s event.

The last two series champions will be on the grid next weekend too with 2018 winner Tyler Everingham to drive a MW Motorsport Falcon FG.

Brad Jones Racing will run 2017 series champion Jack Smith in one of its VE II Commodores with three other Championship class cars entered to be driven by Jon McCorkindale, Michael Anderson and Aussie Driver Search’s Kyle Austin.

Queenslander Shane Hunt plans to make his first appearance in the category this year in his ex-Triple Eight Falcon returned to 2005 Betta Electrical colours.

Seven Kumho Cup cars are entered including the Matt Stone Racing-run Falcons of Chris Smerdon and Bradley Neill and the returning Jack Sipp in his PMM-built Commodore.

Heritage class entries from Sean Fardell (Castrol Commodore VX) and Andy Cantrell (Ford Credit Falcon EL) round out the field.

The Kumho V8 Touring Cars will hit the track on the Gold Coast on Friday October 19 for first practice with another session later that afternoon.

Qualifying will be held on Saturday morning with Race 1 at 10.50am (local time) before the remaining two races are run on Sunday.

The Gold Coast event is not a round of the Kumho Series proper, which held its final of five rounds this year at The Bend Motorsport Park in August.

All three races will be covered live in the FOX Sports coverage of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600.

The Entry List:

4    Kumho Cup    Edge Consulting Engineers    Shane Hunt    QLD    Ford Falcon BF
8    Heritage    Mr HDT Race Cars & Engines    Sean Fardell    NSW    Commodore VX
9    Kumho Cup    Neill Motorsport    Bradley Neill    QLD    Ford Falcon FG
11    Championship    Kenwood Homes    Michael Anderson    NSW    Ford Falcon FG
21    Championship    Brad Jones Racing/SCT Logistics    Jack Smith    QLD    Commodore VE II
27    Championship    MW Motorsport    Tyler Everingham    NSW    Ford Falcon FG
39    Kumho Cup    Vectra Corp    Chris Smerdon    SA    Ford Falcon FG
56    Kumho Cup    Coe Property Group    Stephen Coe    QLD    Commodore VE
66    Kumho Cup    Unichip Australia    Jack Sipp    QLD    Commodore VE
69    Championship    Dial Before You Dig/Mac Motorsport    Jon McCorkindale    NSW    Ford Falcon FG
75    Kumho Cup    B Strong Electrical    Brendan Strong    QLD    Commodore VE II
77    Kumho Cup    Protrack Automotive Performance    Gary Collins    VIC    Commodore VE II
96    Championship    Aussie Driver Search    Kyle Austin    QLD    Ford Falcon FG
111    Heritage    Custom Garage    Andy Cantrell    NSW    Ford Falcon EL

 

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