RECORD FIELD FOR KUMHO AUSTRALIAN V8 TOURING CAR ROUND AT WINTON
The most notable addition to the field this weekend is 2010 V8 Touring Car champion Tony Evangelou who makes his return in a Ford Performance Racing-built Falcon.
Evangelou won the Winton round the last time the series competed at the three-kilometre venue in his title-winning year though his been sidelined in 2012 due to a delay in engine component supply.
His FPR-built car last appeared in the V8 Supercars Championship in 2008 in IRWIN colours with Marcus Marshall driving and will make its debut in the Kumho Series at Winton.
Local Wangaratta-based driver Mark Shepherd will also be among the field fresh from his first career pole position and race win in the last round at Mallala.
Queenslander Lyle Kearns will make his Kumho Series debut at Winton.
His Paul Morris Motorsport-built VY Commodore was formerly a Sirromet Wines Commodore driven by Paul Morris Fabian Coulthard Steve Ellery and Alan Gurr in the V8 Supercars Championship.
Sydney-based driver Jim Pollicina leads the series by 27-points over teenage sensation Josh Hunter coming into the round with South Australian Michael Bartsch third and former champ Chris Smerdon who won the last round at Mallala in South Australia fourth.
Round three of the Kumho Tyres Australian Touring Car Series will be at Winton Motor Raceway this weekend (June 23-24) as part of the Shannons Nationals.
KUMHO TYRES AUSTRALIAN V8 TOURING CAR SERIES
ROUND 3 – WINTON
NO DRIVER SPONSOR/TEAM CAR
2 Bruce Heinrich Pacemaker/Trik Trailers Falcon AU
3 Josh Hunter Fernandez Motorsport Falcon BA
5 Matthew Hansen Forpark Australia Commodore VZ
6 Nathan Garioch Valley Longwall Int’l Commodore VY
7 Jim Pollicina McDonalds/Martini Racing Commodore VZ
10 Maurie Pickering Finance Ezi Falcon BA
13 Bobby Jane Vendetta Tyres Falcon BA
15 Shawn Jamieson Bowden Homes Commodore VZ
17 Shane Hunt Kustom Workz Falcon AU
20 Tony Evangelou ANT Racing Falcon BA
22 Isidoro Ambrosio SA Tractors Commodore VZ
23 Justin Garioch Valley Longwall Int’l Falcon BA
25 Michael Hector Carrington Equipment Group Falcon BA
28 Morgan Haber MW Motorsport Falcon BA
39 Chris Smerdon Vectra Corp/Lubrimaxx Falcon BA
46 Paul Pennisi Premium Showers & Robes Commodore VY
50 Mark Shepherd CEG Rental Falcon BA
51 Ian Yeing IR Yeing Transport Commodore VZ
57 Lyle Kearns K Motorsport Commodore VY
81 Michael Bartsch Bartsch Homes Falcon BA
98 Aaron Tebb MacArthur Truckserve Commodore VZ