Entry list confirms 30 car Dunlop Series grid

Matt Stone Racing's Ash Walsh will start as one of the favourites for the title

Matt Stone Racing’s Ash Walsh will start as one of the favourites for the title

A 30 car field is set to battle out the opening round of the Dunlop Series on the streets of Adelaide this weekend.

The previously confirmed single-car Ford Performance Racing entry of Cameron Waters headlines the list, with the factory team returning after a one-year absence.

The season promises to be a battle between FPR, existing three-car heavyweights MW Motorsport, Matt Stone Racing and Eggleston Motorsport, and two-car outfits Brad Jones Racing and Image Racing.

The MW, MSR and Eggleston line-ups are led by Andre Heimgartner, Ash Walsh and Paul Dumbrell respectively, while Erebus Academy driver Jack Le Brocq sees Image expand to a two-car team this year.

The Adelaide entry list confirms the return of former Finance Ezi Racing driver Josh Hunter, who joins Aaron Tebb and Swede Fredrik Lestrup in RSport’s three-car line-up.

Finance Ezi and Sonic Motor Racing Services are both missing from this year’s grid having moved to the Carrera Cup, while others absent include Triple Eight (which last year fielded Casey Stoner) and Minda Motorsport.

Newcomer Dan Day will sport Dreamland backing in Adelaide

Newcomer Dan Day will sport Dreamland backing in Adelaide

The previously Hunter driven, Triple Eight-built Falcon, will now be campaigned by Paul Morris, who had previously run a Holden leased from Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.

South Australian Kumho V8 Touring Car Series outfit THR Motorsport has stepped up to the Dunlop Series this year and will field local drivers Jordan Ormsby and Jay Verdnik in its ex-Kelly Racing Holdens in Adelaide.

Others coming from the Kumho Series include single-car efforts from Dan Day (ex-Percat Walkinshaw Holden) and Josh Kean (ex-Courtney Walkinshaw Holden).

Geoff Emery (ex-Lowndes Triple Eight Holden), Jim Pollicina (ex-D’Alberto FPR Falcon) and Matt Hansen have meanwhile joined forces (ex-Pye Triple Eight Holden) under a new banner, GMJ Motorsport.

Gallagher Motorsport’s ex-Nandi Kiss PWR Holden is on the official entry list for Adelaide but is not expected to be seen until the second round at Winton in April.

See below for the Adelaide Dunlop Series entry list

# Team Sponsor Name CAMS Competitor Name Driver Model
10 Image Racing Image Racing Taz Douglas FG
11 Worlds Best Technology/Castrol Bruin Beasley Josh Hunter VE II
20 Team Advam Brad Jones Racing Andrew Jones VE II
24 Worldwide Gaming Gallagher Motorsport Tim Macrow VE II
25 Dreamland Bedding S & J Automotive Dan Day VE II
26 Finance Ezi MW Motorsport Andre Heimgartner FG
27 Parramatta Smash Repairs MW Motorsport Ryan Simpson FG
28 Miraflores Estate/Haber Excavations MW Motorsport Morgan Haber FG
32 Alphabet Josh Kean Josh Kean VE II
35 Matt Stone Racing Matt Stone Racing Todd Hazelwood FG
38 Eggleston Motorsport Eggleston Motorsport Ant Pederson VE II
42 Icebreak Racing Brad Jones Racing Chris Pither VE II
44 Pacific Hoists / Halda Race Pilot Rsport Race Engineering Fredrik Lestrup VE II
45 THR Motorsports/S.A.Racing & Logistics THR Developments Pty Ltd Jordan Ormsby VE II
46 THR Motorsports/S.A.Racing & Logistics THR Developments Pty Ltd Jay Verdnik VE II
48 R&J Batteries Emery Motorsport Geoff Emery VE II
49 Image Racing Image Racing Jack Le Brocq FG
50 Forpark / Australian Custom Moulders Matthew Hansen Matthew Hansen VE II
51 Poll Performance Jim Pollicina Jim Pollicina FG
54 Eggleston Motorsport Eggleston Motorsport Garry Jacobson VE II
56 TEAM ENZED FPR Prodrive Racing (Australia) Pty Ltd Cam Waters FG
58 Go Karts Go Novocastrian Motorsport Aaren Russell FG
60 Gulf Western Oil Matt Stone Racing Michael Hector FG
62 Warrin Mining Volvo Construction Equipment Adam Wallis Adam Wallis VE II
67 Sargent Security Racing Nemo Racing Pty Ltd Paul Morris FG
71 Action Racing Action Racing Marcus Zukanovic FG
73 Formula Tech Performance/Interquip Racing Brett Stewart Brett Stewart VE II
75 McGill Motorsport Auto-Motion Australia Aaron McGill VE II
87 Infants Friend Matt Stone Racing Ash Walsh FG
88 Eggleston Motorsport Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell VE II
98 Voight Contracting Rsport Race Engineering Aaron Tebb VE II

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