Melinda Price to make TCM debut at Winton
Melinda Price’s racing comeback will continue this weekend at the Winton Super Sprint when she makes a first ever start in Touring Car Masters.
Price has dabbled in historic racing before debuting in the Australian GT Trophy Series in a MARC Mazda 3 in April.
The former Castrol Cougar will drive Phil Morris’ four-door XA Falcon GT as part of a planned campaign in TCM for the remainder of the season.
Price had originally been set to run in Australian GT with John Bowe, and it was the five-time TCM champion who convinced her to join the category.
“I was excited to be running historics a few years ago and then to be on the grid at Sandown in the GT race last month was amazing – it keeps getting better and better,” she said.
“I can’t wait to get in one of those cars and on track with those legends. I was on the Supercars grid with some of them 20 years ago.
“I’m looking forward to having a steer of a muscle car and be part of the Supercar show again.”
“John (Bowe) has been saying for a while how good Touring Car Masters is and how great it would be if I could do it.”
The Falcon which Price will pilot, which was taken by Leanne Tander to a round podium at the rural Victorian circuit in 2010, will be revealed in coming days.
Meanwhile, XB Falcon Coupe driver and seven-time race winner Eddie Abelnica will make his return this weekend after missing Round 1 in Adelaide, as will former AUSCAR racer Bruce Williams in a Torana SL/R.
Bowe leads the series ahead of the Winton Super Sprint from May 19-21.
Entry list: Round 2: Winton Motor Raceway
|3||Hercules Engines||Cameron Mason||NSW||1966||Ford||Mustang Fastback|
|5||ACDelco||Bruce Williams||VIC||1974||Holden||Torana SL/R 5000|
|6||Multispares Racing||Ryan Hansford||QLD||1974||Holden||Torana SL/R 5000|
|7||Wisely Motorsport||Bob Wisely||QLD||1974||Holden||Torana SL/R 5000|
|8||Lady Luck Racing||Terry Lawlor||NSW||1964||Ford||Mustang Coupe|
|9||Jesus Racing||Andrew Fisher||NSW||1971||Ford||Falcon XY GTHO|
|11||Lion Mill Solutions||Melinda Price||VIC||1974||Ford||Falcon XA GT|
|12||Giraffe Civil Contracting||Adam Garwood||TAS||1974||Holden||Torana SL/R 5000|
|17||WM Waste / Illusion Gas Log Fires||Steve Johnson||QLD||1969||Ford||Mustang Fastback|
|18||Wilson Security / PAYCE||John Bowe||VIC||1974||Holden||Torana SL/R 5000|
|19||Tincone Industrial Services||Darren Beale||QLD||1972||Holden||Monaro GTS Coupe|
|25||MAXI TRANS / Freestones Transport||Paul Freestone||VIC||1968||Chevrolet||Camaro SS|
|35||Bigmate Racing||Jason Gomersall||QLD||1978||Holden||Torana A9X Hatchback|
|38||Gawler Self Storage||Bernie Stack||SA||1974||Porsche||911 IROC|
|46||THD Motorsport||Leo Tobin||VIC||1969||Ford||Boss Mustang|
|48||Melbournes Cheapest Cars||Eddie Abelnica||VIC||1974||Ford||Falcon XB Coupe|
|57||Graham Alexander||Graham Alexander||VIC||1968||Holden||HT Monaro GTS|
|60||Glennan Transport / ANGLOMOIL||Cameron Tilley||NSW||1969||Valiant||Pacer|
|65||Cannon Trailers||Michael (Blu) Cannon||QLD||1971||Ford||Falcon XY GTHO|
|74||Lyndways Builders||Wayne Mercer||VIC||1971||Ford||Falcon XY GTHO|
|77||Red Rock Winery / Werks Garage||Rohan Little||VIC||1974||Porsche||911 IROC|
|85||Whiteline Racing / King Springs||Mark King||QLD||1970||Chevrolet||Camaro RS|
|88||TIFS – Warehousing & Distribution||Tony Karanfilovski||NSW||1969||Ford||Mustang Trans Am|
|90||Kalus Kenny Interlex / Werks Garage||Sven Burchartz||VIC||1974||Porsche||911 IROC|
|91||SA Structural||Manny Palyaris||SA||1974||Porsche||911 IROC|
|95||Whiteline Racing / Fabre Australia||Adam Bressington||NSW||1969||Chevrolet||Camaro SS|
|911||Performance 9 / Werks Garage||Stan Adler||QLD||1974||Porsche||911 IROC|