16 September 2015 | General

V8 Ute Pilot Not Cleared For Kumho Series Debut

“Im pretty heavily bruised on my left side lucky nothing is broken but there is a lot of soft tissue bruising says Barbera.

While the 17-year-old wont be on the grid there are other teenagers all playing prominent roles in the 2015 Kumho Series title fight.

At the front of the field theres a major battle brewing with Eggleston Motorsports Liam McAdam holding a five-point lead over Western Australian 15-year-old Alex Rullo.

Rullo won the last round at Queensland Raceway his second consecutive round victory in the V8 Touring Car category after breaking through to win his first at Winton in June.

The fight behind the two teenagers is also highly competitive in this years Kumho Series.

Former series runner-up Jim Pollicina sits third only nine points clear of fellow Commodore driver Steve Briffa and 37 in front of Chris Smerdons ex-Stone Brothers Falcon.

Former Kumho Series champion Tony Evangelou returns to the field this weekend too in his ex-Ford Performance Racing/CAT Falcon bringing the entry list to 15 cars for this weekend.

The Phillip Island round is the penultimate round of the five-round Kumho Series this season.

Private practice will be held on Friday with official practice qualifying and Race 1 on Saturday and the remaining two races on Sunday.

The Sunday races will be live-streamed on the Shannons Nationals website online for viewing live and free.