McLeod set for Townsville Dunlop Super2 debut

Tom Howard

Tuesday 20th June, 2017 - 3:20pm

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A render of the livery Gerard McLeod will run in Townsville

Gerard McLeod will make his Dunlop Super2 Series debut at the Watpac Townsville 400 next month.

The former V8 Utes Racing Series driver has leased an ex-Stone Bothers Racing Ford Falcon FG from Chahda Racing to contest the July 7-9 event.

McLeod has limited Supercars experience having contested two rounds of the third tier Kumho V8 Touring Car Series, with his last run in 2014.

The entry will be backed by electrical wholesaler Sherriff Electrical and ABC Towing.

“Its always been a goal for me to race in the Super2 series ever since I witnessed my brother Ryan on the very first podium in the Konica Lites series in 2000 at SMP, so this weekend will be a very special one for me,” said McLeod.

“I haven’t raced a Supercar since 2014 but I’m sure that after our test day at Winton I will be comfortable with the car and I’ve always been quite speedy around the streets of Townsville so I’m feeling pretty positive of a competitive showing.

“I am not too concerned about being in the older generation car.  Anton De Pasquale and a few others have proved that they can still be quite competitive in the right hands and it’s a perfect car to make my debut in the category.”

The 33-year-old, who last raced competitively in a MARC V8 at this year’s Bathurst 12 Hour, is set to undergo a test day to aid his Townsville preparations at Winton next week.

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