TA2 title race blown open as Morris focuses on Super2
Friday 22nd April, 2022 - 5:23pm
The Promaxx Performance Exhausts TA2 Muscle Car Series title race will be blown open this weekend at The Bend by the absence of Nash Morris.
The Queenslander won Round 1 at Sydney Motorsport Park but has elected to skip Round 2, a decision said to have been made so that he can focus on his Dunlop Super2 Series campaign, which resumes a week later in Perth.
Others who will look to capitalise on the absence of ‘Flash’ will be the likes of Michael Coulter and Zach Loscialpo, who are third and fourth in the series standings, respectively.
The field will feature several debutants this weekend, including South Australians Dean Lindstrom and Stephen Short, both driving Ford Mustangs.
Lindstrom made two Bathurst 1000 starts in the early 2000s, and boasts titles at a national level in karts, and at a state level in HQ Holdens and Formula Ford.
Short has varied motorsport experience, both off the tarmac in dirt karts and the Finke Desert Race, as well as in super karts and motorcycle racing.
Queensland HQ Holden stalwart Brad Schomberg is also on debut, substituting for Warren Wadley in his Ford Mustang, as is sprintcar racer Michael Rowell.
Inaugural series winner Russell Wright will switch from his regular ride, a Mustang, to the #10 Dodge Challenger owned by Peter Robinson.
In a tweak to the format, TA2 will employ a top 10 shootout to finalise the grid for Race 1, for just the second time in its history.
Qualifying, the Top 10 Shootout, and Race 1, will be held tomorrow, with another three races on Sunday.
Also on the bill will be the MARC Cars Australia Championship, Australian Formula 3 Championship, and SA GT Challenge.
Entry list: Round 2, The Bend Motorsport Park
|4||Masters||Mark Crutcher||Ford Mustang||Crutcher Developments|
|9||Masters||Brad Schomberg||Ford Mustang||Wadley Property Group|
|10||Masters||Russell Wright||Dodge Challenger||Wright Property Developments|
|11||Pro||Michael Coulter||Ford Mustang||Kobelco/Sydney Truck and Machinery|
|15||Masters||Michael Rowell||Ford Mustang||Pacific Petroleum/Carroll Tyres|
|17||Pro||John McLaughlin||Ford Mustang||myraceprofile.com|
|21||Pro||Zac Loscialpo||Chevrolet Camaro||Tempest Solutions/Excelerate Motorsport|
|24||Masters||Nicholas Bates||Ford Mustang||Nicholas Bates Motorsport|
|26||Masters||Jason Hassett||Chevrolet Camaro||Hass Pumps|
|30||Masters||Dean Lindstrom||Ford Mustang||TDP Mobile Services|
|34||Pro||Stephen Short||Ford Mustang||Short Motorsport|
|37||Pro||Josh Haynes||Chevrolet Camaro||Elvin Group|
|50||Masters||Paul Hadley||Chevrolet Camaro||Illawarra Engineering Services|
|51||Pro||Graham Cheney||Chevrolet Camaro||Illawarra Engineering Services|
|68||Masters||Dylan Thomas||Ford Mustang||Sensational Kitchens/CXC Racing|
|69||Masters||Anthony Tenkate||Ford Mustang||Tenkate Plant Hire|
|70||Pro||Lachlan Granger||Ford Mustang||Wild Digital|
|74||Pro||Murray Kent||Chevrolet Camaro||Retro Motorsport/Fit Flask|
|93||Pro||Aaron Tebb||Chevrolet Camaro||Waltec Motorsport|
|117||Pro||Jett Johnson||Ford Mustang||NAPA Auto Parts|
|321||Masters||Chris Sutton||Ford Mustang||Motofit|