ENTRY LIST: Dunlop Series receives big entry for Clipsal

The Dunlop Series will feature a 30 car grid for the opening round in Adelaide this weekend

The Dunlop Series will feature a 30 car grid for the opening round in Adelaide this weekend

Thirty Dunlop Series V8 Supercars will hit the track for the opening round of the development series in Adelaide this weekend.

The 30-car Ford and Holden field equals the record set in 2007 of the most Dunlop Series cars to start the opening round in South Australia.

While new Matthew White Motorsport signing Chaz Mostert has been earmarked as the early favourite for the 2013 title, most of the attention this year will surround rookie driver Casey Stoner.

The two-time MotoGP world champion will unveil his Red Bull and Pirtek-sponsored Commodore VE in Adelaide this morning.

Stoner will become the third Australian motorcycling world champion to compete in V8 Supercars, following Wayne Gardner and Troy Bayliss.

Kristian Lindbom will race with new team Evans Motorsport Group in the Dunlop Series this year

Kristian Lindbom will race with new team Evans Motorsport Group in the Dunlop Series this year

Stoner has enjoyed two days of testing prior to the opening event, and while it may take him some time to reach the front of the field, he has the advantage of driving for Australia’s most successful V8 team in recent history – Triple Eight.

But even driving an ex-Bathurst winning chassis (the Craig Lowndes/Mark Skaife Commodore from 2010), it would be too much to expect him to be challenging for wins early.

The wins are largely expected to be fought out between Mostert, his MWM team-mate Dale Wood, Matt Stone Racing’s Ash Walsh, main series refugee Taz Douglas and former class champion Andrew Jones.

While the field is one of the largest seen in some time, those in a position to challenge those above appears thin, however, look for promising signs from a group of fast youngsters, including George Miedecke (MSR), Chris Pither (Brad Jones Racing), Cameron Waters (Minda), Gary Jacobson (Sonic) and Josh Hunter (Finance EZI).

Of the 30 entries, only the #38 entry from Ben Eggleston’s Marque Management team does not have a driver listed.

The Dunlop Series entries will hit the track for the first time on Thursday, with races scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday morning.

# Team Sponsor Name CAMS Competitor Name Driver Model
10 Image Racing Image Racing Taz Douglas FG
11 Garage Nineteen Rsport Race Engineering Aaron Tebb VE II
20 Advam Racing Brad Jones Racing Andrew Jones VE II
24 Pacific Hoists & Hitachi Nandi Kiss Chris Alajajian VE
26 GB Galvanizing MW Motorsport Dale Wood FG
27 Triple Eight Race Engineering Triple Eight Race Engineering Casey Stoner VE II
28 MW Motorsport MW Motorsport Morgan Haber FG
30 TBC Bellmont Nominees Nick McBride FG
31 Evans Motorsport Group Evans Motorsport Group Kristian Lindbom FG
35 iSeek Stone Racing George Miedecke  FG
38 Marque Management Marque Management TBC VE II
42 Icebreak Racing Brad Jones Racing Chris Pither VE II
43 Rockit & Blackchrome Sportswear Sam Walter Sam Walter VE II
44 Finance Ezi Josh Hunter Josh Hunter FG
48 R&J Batteries/NDD Emery Motorsport Geoff Emery VE II
51 Poll Performance Greg Murphy Racing Jim Pollicina VE
54 Eggleston Motorsport Eggleston Motorsport Jay Verdnik VE
58 Go Karts Go Novocastrian Motorsport Drew Russell FG
59 CEG Rentals Novocastrian Motorsport Aaren Russell FG
60 Gulf Western Oil Novocastrian Motorsport Michael Hector FG
62 Warrin Mining Volvo Construction Equipment Adam Wallis VE
64 Finance Ezi Andre Heimgartner Andre Heimgartner FG
71 Action Racing Action Racing Marcus Zukanovic VE
73 Formula Tech Performance Brett Stewart Brett Stewart VE
75 Resi Racing Auto-Motion Australia Aaron McGill VE II
87 Infants Friend Matt Stone Racing Ash Walsh FG
98 Minda Motorsport Bruin Beasley Cameron Waters VE II
99 Sherrin Rentals MW Motorsport Chaz Mostert FG
777 Rodney Jane Racing Rodney Jane Racing Rodney Jane FG
999 Rodney Jane Racing Rodney Jane Racing Gary Jacobson FG


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