Super2 veteran McGill joins TCM

Mat Coch

Thursday 17th May, 2018 - 8:17am

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The Touring Car Masters field at Winton

Super2 veteran Aaron McGill will form part of the 27-car Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters field at Winton this weekend aboard a Ford Falcon GTHO.

McGill made his Dunlop Super2 debut in 2001 before stepping away from the category at the end of 2015 with the intention of joining the TCM ranks.

The Sydneysider has completed a ground-up rebuild of the ex-Doug Westwood Falcon GTHO, which now sports the engine that powered John Bowe and Steven Johnson to multiple TCM race wins when it powered Mustang ‘Sally’.

“This is chapter one of a new story, were not looking to go out and break any records this early on, it is a new car, new category so for us it’s all about getting it right,” McGill said.

“We’ve got some new sponsors on board to come along with us on the ride. Lifestyle Investments and APCD Australian Personal Computer Distributors”.

“Learning from past experiences and knowing how important the engine is to the foundation of the car we’ve made a heavy investment so that in the long run we can be competitive in the Touring Car Masters.”

Damien Gambold will give the Ford XD Falcon its first Touring Car Masters appearence outside of the shared Central Muscle Cars event at Bathurst in 2016.

The car comes from New Zealand’s Central Muscle Car ranks, and will run in an Invitational class for the weekend.

Marcus Zukanovic’s XD, which has been under development since the off-season, is now expected to make its debut at Hidden Valley.

As reported by Speedcafe.com earlier this week, Queenslander Ian Woodward will drive a Chevrolet Camaro SS in the series for the remainder of the season.

Another new car is the Pro-Sport class 1972 Holden Monaro GTS of Rob Burns, a car built by the same team which produced John Bowe’s Holden Torana.

They make for a 27 car Touring Car Masters field, which will have four races over the weekend, with Practice and Qualifying set to take place on Friday.

Entry List: Touring Car Masters, Round 3, Winton

No Sponsor Name Name Make Model Colour
1 Skunk Werks / Red Rock Winery Rohan Little Porsche 911 IROC Aubergine
3 F3 Motor Auctions Cameron Mason Ford Mustang Fastback Red/White
4 Northern BM Phillip Showers Ford Escort RS 1600 Purple
5 ACDelco Bruce Williams Holden Torana SL/R 5000 Blue
6 Multispares Racing Ryan Hansford Holden Torana SL/R 5000 Yellow/Blue
8 Bendigo Retro Muscle Cars Rob Burns Holden Monaro GTS Black
9 Jesus Racing Andrew Fisher Ford Falcon XY GT HO Red
11 Pitman Trucks/Halkin Constructions Graham Crawford Ford Falcon XA GT Purple
17 WM Waste / Herrod Performance Steve Johnson Ford Mustang Fastback Yellow/Green
18 Wilson Security / PAYCE John Bowe Holden Torana A9X Red/White
27 MOCOMM Motorsport Communications Jim Pollicina Holden Torana A9X White
35 Bigmate Racing Jason Gomersall Holden Torana A9X Hatchback Red/White/Black
37 Gambold Mechanical Damien Gambold Ford Falcon XD Maroon
44 Brett Hotchkin Brett Hotchkin Ford Falcon XY GT HO Red
46 THD Motorsport Leo Tobin Ford Boss Mustang Orange
48 Rod Hotchkin Rod Hotchkin Ford Falcon XY GT HO Blue
57 Graham Alexander Graham Alexander Chevrolet Camaro SS Blue
60 Glennan Transport / ANGLOMOIL Lubricants Cameron Tilley Valiant Pacer Blue
65 Cannon Trailers Blu Cannon Ford Falcon XY GT HO Red
69 Fataz Competition Engines Ian Woodward Chevrolet Camaro SS Gold
74 Lyndways Builders Wayne Mercer Ford Falcon XY GT HO Blue
75 Ranger Lifting-Rigging-Safety Aaron McGill Ford Falcon XW GT White/Blue/Black
85 Whiteline Racing / King Springs Mark King Chevrolet Camaro RS Yellow
88 TIFS – Warehousing & Distribution Tony Karanfilovski Ford Mustang Trans Am Orange
90 Kalus Kenny Interlex / Skunk Werks Sven Burchartz Porsche 911 IROC Orange
95 Whiteline Racing / vdc.com.au Adam Bressington Chevrolet Camaro SS Yellow
97 Johns Furniture Removals Allen Boughen Mercury Comet Black/Blue

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