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NZ Touring Cars confirms 21-car Taupo field

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Thursday 15th October, 2015 - 4:43pm

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Jason Bargwanna returns to the Richards Toyota team

Jason Bargwanna returns to the Richards Toyota team

Reigning NZV8 and SuperTourer series winners Jason Bargwanna and Simon Evans headline a 21-car entry for the new BNT NZ Touring Car season opener at Taupo.

A 21-car field will be made up of eight V8 SuperTourers, five TLX NZV8s and eight TL NZV8s.

The TLX contingent includes former Bathurst winner Bargwanna, who returns for a third season aboard the Richards Team Toyota Camry.

“This weekend is a major step in giving back to the fans and putting on dynamic and exciting racing by bringing together the best the country and Aussie has to offer,” he said.

“Having all the frontline championship teams and drivers on the track together means it is going to be an absolute cracker of a season.

“We have our sights set on not only beating Nick Ross (Nissan) and Simon Evans (Holden), but frankly having everybody on the track is going to be epic.”

Evans is joined by the likes of Angus Fogg, Tim Edgell, Gene Rollinson and Craig Baird in the SuperTourers.

“I’m very excited that we are all back under the same umbrella,” said Evans

“It’s going to be a good grid of V8s with undoubtedly some good battles throughout the field for the fans to watch.

“Bargs will be racing at 110 percent as he always does and it will be great to have Craig Baird back on the grid with Team Kiwi Racing as well.”

Darwin teenager Bryce Fullwood will also be behind the wheel of a V8ST, making his debut in the class to bolster his Dunlop Series campaign.

BNT NZ Touring Cars Entry List – Round 1, Taupo

#

Driver Name

Car

3

Angus Fogg

Holden V8ST

4

Simon Evans

Holden V8ST

7

Nick Ross

Nissan TLX

8

Kevin Williams

Holden TL

8

Tim Edgell

Holden V8ST

11

Tom Alexander

Holden TLX

14

Gene Rollinson

Ford V8ST

21

Craig Baird

Holden V8ST

32

Mitchell Cunningham

Ford V8ST

22

Bryce Fullwood

Holden V8ST

40

Bronson Porter

Holden TL

46

Simon Fleming

Ford TL

50

Blair McDonald

Holden V8ST

51

James McLaughlin

Holden TLX

73

Brad Lathrope

Ford TL

84

Lance Hughes

Holden TLX

97

Jason Bargwanna

Toyota TLX

111

Brock Cooley

Ford TL

222

Scott Taylor

Toyota TLX

332

Tony Anderson

Ford TL

777

Alyssa Clapperton

Holden TL

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