The chasing pack has a golden opportunity to overhaul Jack Smith with the series leader absent from this weekend’s V8 Touring Cars round at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Smith currently holds a 23-point lead in the standings but will sit out Round 3 of the season as planned in his part-time campaign this year in the unofficial third tier of Supercars.
Best-placed to overtake the Brad Jones Racing driver are MW Motorsport team-mates Tyler Everingham and Zak Best, who are split by two points in second and third position respectively.
Each has a race win so far this season while Smith has taken out the other four races held across Phillip Island and Winton.
The Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series will again have three races this weekend as one of the key attractions on the Muscle Car Masters program.
Qualifying and a 10-lap opening race are scheduled for Saturday (June 9), and two 12-lap races on Sunday.
Also on the program are Group A/Group C Heritage Touring Cars, Group N Historic Touring Cars, National Sports Sedans, Group S Historic Sports Cars, and the Performax TA2 Muscle Car Series.
Smith, who also competes in the Super2 Series with BJR, is expected to return to the field for the following rounds at Queensland Raceway and The Bend.
Entry list: Round 2, Sydney Motorsport Park
|2||Page Bros, Jayco||Steven Page||Commodore||Kumho Cup|
|7||Mocomm Motorsports Communications||Jim Pollicina||Commodore||Kumho Cup|
|9||Neill Motorsport||Bradley Neill||Ford Falcon||Kumho Cup|
|10||Mr HDT Race Cars & Engines||Sean Fardell||Commodore||Heritage|
|11||Kenwood Homes||Michael Anderson||Ford Falcon||Championship|
|17||TF Maintenance||Jason Foley||Ford Falcon||Kumho Cup|
|24||Nandi Kiss Racing||Nandi Kiss||Commodore||Kumho Cup|
|27||MW Motorsport||Tyler Everingham||Ford Falcon||Championship|
|33||McDonald Motorsport||Jamie McDonald||Commodore||Heritage|
|41||Dial Before You Dig Racing||Mark Primmer||Ford Falcon||Kumho Cup|
|69||Dial Before You Dig/Mac Motorsport||Jon McCorkindale||Ford Falcon||Championship|
|75||B Strong Electrical||Brendan Strong||Commodore||Kumho Cup|
|76||Brownes Chill||Garry Hills||Commodore||Kumho Cup|
|78||MW Motorsport||Zak Best||Ford Falcon||Championship|
|88||WakeUp! Side Bar||Warren Millett||Commodore||Kumho Cup|
|111||Custom Garage||Andy Cantrell||Ford Falcon||Heritage|