Greg Crick joins Touring Car Masters class

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Thursday 2nd August, 2012 - 8:10am

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Greg Crick will drive Steve Makarios' GTHO Falcon at Queensland Raceway this weekend

Greg Crick will drive Steve Makarios’ GTHO Falcon at Queensland Raceway this weekend

Popular Tasmanian racer Greg Crick will make his debut in the Touring Car Masters class at Queensland Raceway this weekend.

Crick will be joined by Paul Freestone as two new entrants in the popular V8 Supercars support class.

Crick will pilot Steve Makarios’ GTHO Falcon after its regular driver injured his back in an off track incident recently.

Having driven almost everything under the Australian sun, winning events and championships across an array of classes including Sports Sedans, Targa Tasmania and Australian GT, Crick is excited about getting into the Falcon.

“I’m really looking forward to getting in the big GTHO,” Crick said.

Paul Freestone will have his first run in the ex-Alastair MacLean Camaro at Queensland Raceway

Paul Freestone will have his first run in the ex-Alastair MacLean Camaro at Queensland Raceway

“I had a drive of it a couple of years ago when doing some testing with Steve, and really enjoyed that. In fact, I commented at the time that it was the sweetest engine of anything I’d driven in my life!

“It will be good to have another steer and have a look at the series, but I’m not expecting to set the world on fire, just to get in and drive and see if can get amongst it.”

After making his debut in the class at Sandown last year, Freestone has committed to the series by purchasing the ex-Alastair MacLean Camaro. Freestone has conducted an extensive redevelopment of the Chevrolet and is looking forward to his new challenge.

“We’ve always kept an eager eye on the series and after my time in the HQ last year, that confirmed an interest in taking the involvement further,” Freestone said.

“When the Camaro came up, it was an opportunity we were keen to take on and become a real part of the muscle car show.”

Former Touring Car champion and two-time Bathurst 1000 winner John Bowe currently leads the Touring Car Masters Series. The class will hold three races over the weekend.

Entry list, Queensland Raceway

#

Sponsor

Driver Name Make Model

Class

2

Shannons Insurance Jim Richards AMC Javelin

A

3

Hercules Engines Steve Mason Ford Mustang Fastback

B

6

Chris Stillwell Racing Chris Stillwell Ford Mustang Trans Am

B

9

Ultra Performance Components Tony Edwards Holden Torana SL/R 5000

A

15

CLAAS Bill Pye Chevrolet Camaro SS

A

18

WesTrac Cat / Wilson Security John Bowe Ford Mustang Trans Am

A

22

PRT Race Fabrication Nigel Benson Holden HQ Monaro

B

25

Freestones Transport Paul Freestone Chevrolet Camaro SS

A

26

Toshiba / Copyworld Michael Almond Porsche 911 RS

B

27

Joy Global Matt O’Brien Holden HQ Monaro

A

30

Outbound Racing / wheels.com.pg Les Walmsley Holden HQ Monaro

A

32

SportsMed Amanda Sparks Porsche 911 RS

B

33

SportsMed Greg Keene Porsche 911 RS

B

48

Brisbanes Cheapest Cars Eddie Abelnica Ford Falcon XB Coupe

A

52

Outbound Racing / wheels.com.pg Keith Kassulke Ford Falcon XB Coupe

A

56

Autolite Brett Youlden Holden HQ Monaro

A

57

Corio Auto Parts Graham Alexander Holden HT Monaro

A

71

Speed FX Racing Michael Wedge Holden HQ Monaro

A

74

Lyndways Builders Wayne Mercer Ford Falcon XY GTHO

B

83

Ocean Foods George Nittis Ford Falcon XY GTHO

A

85

Whiteline Transport Racing / Kings Springs Mark King Chevrolet Camaro RS

A

88

TIFS Warehousing & Distribution Tony Karanfilovski Ford Falcon XY GTHO

A

95

WesTrac Cat / Lubrimaxx Andrew Miedecke Chevrolet Camaro SS

A

99

U-Bute Racing Greg Crick Ford Falcon XY GTHO

A

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