This weekend in the second round of the Touring Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park there are some highlights, as well as the debut of Brad Tilly and Cameron McConville in the category.
By joining a number of other national categories in the 4th round of the SpeedSeries, TCM will welcome Tilly and McConville among 19 entries for four races at the SMP.
Tilly will race with his son Jamie in the fight for family rights, while McConville will make his first TCM start in a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Fataz Racing, owned by Ian Woodward and in the past raced Royal Harris.
McConville will attack his first round without pre-event testing, drawing on his experience as the winner of the Supercar race to perform directly.
There may be some loud inclusions, but there will also be a lot of missed absences from Sydney.
The popular pair of XD Ford Falcons, driven by Stephen Johnson and Marcus Zukanovich, will be parked, Johnson due to budget constraints related to his support for Jet’s son’s participation in the Trans Am Series, and Zukanovich for personal reasons.
Both Falcon riders are hoping to return later this season.
On the bright side, there are still many riders returning to the list of contenders for the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships event this weekend.
Holden Torana drivers Danny Buzadzic and Peter Bernitt are back online, while Gerard McLeod is also starting for the first time in 2022 aboard his VB Commodore.
Favorite Chevrolet Monza fan from Ben Dunn also kicks off for the first time in the 2022 season at SMP.
From 27 to 29 May at Eastern Creek there is something to play for, as the hound pack is trying to break through to George Mideke, who leads the standings after the first round in the same place.
Mideke won both the final race and the round on his Whiteline Racing Chevrolet Camaro back in March, ahead of Holden Torana driver Ryan Hansford by eight points.
John Bow is third in the championship, chasing the seventh crown.
The action this weekend will be broadcast live, without advertising and on demand through Stan Sport.
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