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Morris, Dontas join Aussie Racing Cars field in Darwin

Daniel Herrero

Tuesday 4th June, 2019 - 5:50pm

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Paul Morris in Aussie Racing Cars at Hidden Valley in 2015 pic: Digital Realism

Paul Morris and part-time SuperUtes driver Craig Dontas are set to line up in Aussie Racing Cars at this month’s BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown.

Dontas will join brother Troy in what is set to be a 28-car field for the trip to the Northern Territory’s Hidden Valley Raceway for Round 3 of the season.

His car will feature significant backing from Bosch and Total Tools, the latter of which is a sponsor of the Mitsubishi SuperUtes team which he sometimes drives for and is commercial manager of.

While Dontas has not raced in Aussie Racing Cars since 2003, Morris regularly appears in the series in Darwin and came away with a race win in his 2015 cameo.

Last year’s series winner Joel Heinrich, who graduated to the Dunlop Super2 Series, had added another weekend of the pint-sized racing category after also appearing in Round 2 at Symmons Plains.

SuperUtes full-timer Craig Woods, who vied for Round 1 honours in Aussie Racing Cars before crashing out, will also make his second round start of 2019 in a Mustang-bodied car.

Fellow Western Sydney Motorsport driver Justin Ruggier leads the series with six race wins from the eight held so far.

The Darwin Triple Crown runs from June 14-16.

Craig Dontas’ livery pic: Craig Dontas Racing Facebook

Entry list: Round 3, Hidden Valley Raceway

Num Team/Sponsor Driver Body type
1 Osborn’s Transport / CR International Joel Heinrich Cruze
6 Silkgate Group Ian Chivas Nissan Altima
8 Western Sydney Motorsport Justin Ruggier Mustang
10 Sunland Protein Kent Quinn Toyota Aurion
11 Supergroups Conplex Constructions Leigh Bowler Camaro
12 Sean Rose Motorsport Daniel Price Camaro
15 Lustre Bar Melbourne Adam Clark Camaro
21 Western Sydney Motorsport Matt Nolan Mustang
23 Opteon Motorsport Jonathan Bloxsom Camaro
25 Castrol Racing Reece Chapman Camaro
27 McDonalds Restaurants Troy Dontas Camaro
36 RDA Brakes / Perenso Joshua Anderson Camaro
41 Kody Garland Racing / MTA NSW Kody Garland Nissan Altima
45 Nippys / Villis / Bosch Craig Dontas Camaro
47 Procool Racing Troy Jones Camaro
52 WSM / Gencom Wireless Solutions Charlotte Poynting Mustang
55 McKittrick Racing Team Matthew McKittrick Mustang
63 Uebergang Transport Adam Uebergang Camaro
64 Western Sydney Motorsport Craig Woods Mustang
67 Paul Morris Motorsport Paul Morris Nissan Altima
68 WSM / Vroom / Prime Excavation Blake Sciberras Mustang
72 Western Sydney Motorsport Craig Thompson Mustang
75 KKP Motorsport Kel Treseder Camaro
77 Spray Booth Services Australasia Sam Chester Commodore
78 Western Sydney Motorsport Grant Thompson Mustang
88 Woods Racing Brad Woods Camaro
96 Aughterson’s Insurance Brokers Jeff Watters Nissan Altima
100 Local Legends Snacks Tony Quinn Mustang

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