Ex-Seton, Skaife Supercars join Kumho grid

Cantrell's car at Bathurst in 1998

Cantrell’s car at Bathurst in 1998

Classic V8 Supercars once driven by Glenn Seton and Mark Skaife are set to join the Kumho V8 Touring Car field at Ipswich later this month.

The category has confirmed an 18 car field for the July 22-24 round, which will run as a support to the Supercars Championship’s Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint.

Sydney driver Andy Cantrell has entered his ex-Seton EL Ford Falcon in the third-tier class for the first time.

The last car built by the legendary Glenn Seton Racing, Seton campaigned the car in the 1998 ATCC before handing it over to Neil Crompton for the following season.

Dean Canto took it to the Development Series title in 2000 before it eventually made its way into Cantrell’s hands four years later.

Cantrell raced the car in a combined touring car class as recently as this year’s Bathurst 12 Hour, but is yet to campaign it in a points scoring V8TC event.

Skaife at Pukekohe in 2006

Skaife at Pukekohe in 2006

Another to debut this weekend is an ex-Skaife Holden Racing Team Commodore now owned by Warren Millet.

Millett’s car was built in 2006 and was used by Mark Skaife to equal Peter Brock’s ATCC / Supercars record for most round victories when he won at Pukekohe that year.

Millett has owned the car for five years and was also among the Bathurst 12 Hour support action in February.

Taz Douglas leads the Kumho Series standings after the opening two rounds aboard THR Developments’ ex-Kelly Racing Holden VE.

Second placed man Tyler Greenbury will upgrade from a BF to an FG model Falcon this weekend as he aims to cut into Douglas’ commanding 63 point advantage.

Kumho V8 Touring Cars Round 3 entry list

4 Priv Kustom Workz/Supercar Parts & Sales Shane Hunt QLD Ford Falcon BF
5 Priv Haymans Virginia/JCH Electrical Jason Heck QLD Ford Falcon BF
7 Priv MoComm Msports Communications Jim Pollicina NSW Commodore VE
8 Priv Poco/Simon’s Earthworks Steve Briffa NSW Commodore VZ
9 Priv Peters Motorsport TBA Ford Falcon BA
11 Priv Kenwood Homes Michael Anderson NSW Ford Falcon BF
13 Pro Image Racing/Lubrimaxx Tyler Greenbury QLD Ford Falcon FG
14 Pro Brad Jones Racing Joshua Smith QLD Commodore VE ll
15 Pro Rsport Race Engineering TBA Commodore VE
18 Priv Wake Up/Side Bar Warren Millett NSW Commodore VZ
25 Priv Savs Auto Electric/Westco Equip Dean Kovacevich WA Commodore VE ll
37 Priv Tempest Solutions Air & Mechanical Michael Caine NSW Commodore VE
39 Pro Vectra Corp/Lubrimaxx Chris Smerdon SA Ford Falcon FG
45 Pro SA Racing Logist/THR Developments Taz Douglas VIC Commodore VE ll
66 Pro Unichip Dynomotive Jack Sipp QLD Commodore VE ll
75 Priv BSTRONG ELECTRICAL/Kirra Auto Brendan Strong NSW Commodore VZ
88 Priv Simon’s Earthworks/WARLORD Simon Emerzidis NSW Commodore VZ
111 Priv Custom Garage Andy Cantrell NSW Ford Falcon EL

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