Flood of rookies among Dunlop Series entry

Tuesday 17th February, 2015 - 1:11pm

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Bryce Fullwood's PMM Holden

Bryce Fullwood’s PMM Holden

Seven rookies will contest the full Dunlop Series this season, kicking off at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

V8 Supercars has released a 28 car entry list for the February 26-March 1 event, which will see the second-tier class contest two 19 lap races.

Fresh faces locked in for the full season are Jesse Dixon (Image Racing), Renee Gracie (Paul Morris Motorsport), Shae Davies (Matt Stone Racing), Simon Evans (Super Black MWM), James Golding (Dragon-GRM), Bryce Fullwood (Paul Morris Motorsport) and Kurt Kostecki (RSport).

Shae Davies testing at Queensland Raceway. pic: Matthew Paul Photography

Shae Davies testing at Queensland Raceway. pic: Matthew Paul Photography

Davies and Golding continue with the teams they debuted with at last year’s Sydney 500, with the latter’s Dragon Motorsport Holden prepared by Garry Rogers Motorsport.

Kostecki moves to RSport after a one-off appearance with MW Motorsport in Sydney, while fellow 16-year-old karter Bryce Fullwood makes the leap to V8 Supercars with PMM.

Fullwood tested his car, previously raced by the now banned Brett Stewart, at Queensland Raceway yesterday and will be engineered by John Faulkner throughout the season.

Adding to the list of young talent for Adelaide are Kumho V8 Touring Car Series driver Matt Chahda, who lines up for Rsport, and Jamie Sharp, who is driving Josh Kean’s ex-Walkinshaw Holden.

Dan Day joins Image Racing

Dan Day joins Image Racing

Kean has moved from his own team to Brad Jones Racing, while fellow South Australian Dan Day has also forgone his own outfit for the second seat alongside Dixon at Image Racing.

Former Image driver and Nissan V8 Supercars regular Taz Douglas will drive with local team THR Developments in Adelaide, piloting one of its two ex-Kelly Racing Holdens.

Several teams have meanwhile taken advantage of the Dunlop Series’ independent number pool for the new season, with over a third of the field now sharing a number with a V8 Supercars Championship counterpart.

Entry list: Dunlop Series, Clipsal 500 Adelaide

No.

Team name

Driver

Car

Full season

1

Eggleston Motorsport

Paul Dumbrell

VE II

Yes

2

Street Fighter Performance Upgrades

Dan Day

FG

Yes

3

Jamie Sharp Racing

Jamie Sharp

VE II

No

4

Arcoplate / Penrite

Kurt Kostecki

VE II

Yes

5

 Team ENZED PRA

Cam Waters

FG

Yes

7

Challenger / Schweppes Aust

Brett Hobson

VE II

Yes

8

Brad Jones Racing

Andrew Jones

VE II

Yes

10

Hayman Reese

Jesse Dixon

FG

Yes

11

Rsport Race Engineering

Matt Chahda

VE II

No

14

Brad Jones Racing

Macauley Jones

VE II

Yes

16

Bryce Fullwood Racing

Bryce Fullwood

VE II

Yes

21

Wynns Racing

Josh Kean

VE II

Yes

28

MW Motorsport

Jack Le Brocq

FG

Yes

35

Matt Stone Racing

Todd Hazelwood

 FG

Yes

38

Eggleston Motorsport

Ant Pedersen

 VE II

Yes

42

Ice Break Racing

Chris Pither

FG

Yes

45

THR Developments

Taz Douglas

VE II

No

46

THR Developments

Chelsea Angelo

VE II

No

50

Matt Hansen Racing

Matthew Hansen

VE II

Yes

54

Eggleston Motorsport

Garry Jacobson

VE II

Yes

55

Fujitsu Racing

Renee Gracie

FG

Yes

58

Plus Fitness / Go Karts Go

Aaren Russell

FG

Yes

62

Warrin Mining Volvo CE

Adam Wallis

VE II

No

67

United Racing

Paul Morris

FG

Yes

75

Battery World Racing

Aaron McGill

VE II

Yes

90

Dav Bridge

Shae Davies

FG

Yes

99

Gippsland Body Builders GRM

James Golding

VE II

Yes

111

Super Black Racing

Simon Evans

FG

Yes

List updated February 24.

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