Jacobson joins Phillip Island Kumho V8 field

Garry Jacobson

Garry Jacobson

Garry Jacobson will warm-up for his Sandown Supercars duties with a run in the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series at Phillip Island this weekend.

Jacobson is set to race at the Shannons Nationals event with MW Motorsport, driving one of the team’s Prodrive-built Ford Falcon FGs.

The deal comes as the 24-year-old prepares to resume his Dunlop Series title battle with Prodrive team-mate Jack Le Brocq at Sandown on September 16-18.

Jacobson is also understood to be closing on a deal to co-drive with Erebus Motorsport’s Shae Davies in the Pirtek Enduro Cup, making for a busy fortnight.

MW Motorsport team owner Matt White says that with a two month gap since the last Dunlop round, Jacobson will benefit greatly from the Kumho mileage.

“We’ve been in touch with Garry for five or six years though the DVS (Dunlop Series) and we had a mutual contact that was interested in doing something this weekend,” said White.

“We have been keen to get back in the Kumho Series and it’s great to be able to do it with Garry.

“It works for him getting mileage before his next run because there’s been such a big gap in the DVS calendar – so it ticks boxes on multiple fronts.”

Jacobson will line up against Dunlop Series rival Taz Douglas as part of the 16-car Phillip Island Kumho field.

Douglas, who is sixth in the Dunlop standings, leads the Kumho Series by 122 points aboard THR’s ex-Kelly Racing Holden following a run of nine straight wins.

Phillip Island meanwhile sees the Kumho debut of former Saloon Car racer Mark Primmer, who takes over the ex-Jason Bright Ford formerly campaigned in the series by Tony Evangelou.

Entry List: Kumho Series Round 4, Phillip Island

Car # Class SPONSOR DRIVER State VEHICLE
4 Priv Kustom Workz/Supercar Parts & Sales Shane Hunt 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
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
16 Pro Image Racing/Lubrimaxx Leigh Moran VIC Ford Falcon BA
17 Priv Newton Motorsport/Petewell Engineering Troy Stapleton VIC Ford Falcon EL
18 Priv Wake Up/Side Bar Warren Millett NSW Commodore VZ
25 Priv Savs Auto Electric/Westco Equip Dean Kovacevich WA Commodore VE ll
26 Pro McQuinn Electrical Garry Jacobson VIC Ford Falcon FG
39 Pro Vectra Corp/Lubrimaxx Chris Smerdon SA Ford Falcon FG
41 Pro Dial Before You Dig Mark Primmer VIC Ford Falcon BF
45 Pro SA Racing Logist/THR Developments Taz Douglas VIC Commodore VE ll
66 Pro Unichip Dynomotive Jack Sipp QLD Commodore VE ll
88 Priv Simon’s Earthworks/WARLORD Simon Emerzidis NSW Commodore VZ

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