SUPPORTS: Skye Sands Combined Sedans

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THE SKYE SANDS Combined Sedans races will throw a diverse mix of high performance vehicles at Mount Panorama this weekend, as part of the support program for the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

The combined field of Sports Sedans, ex-Supercars, Trans Am cars and more has received a bumper, oversubscribed entry for this weekend’s trio of races with a remarkable field assembled.

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The grid includes everything from Jim Pollicina in a Touring Car Masters Torana to Rod Salmon in his Production Car Mercedes-Benz AMG A45.

Meanwhile, a fleet of Queensland-based TA2 cars will race at Mount Panorama for the emerging US-based class.

Two-time American Trans-Am TA2 champion Gar Robinson will make his Australian racing debut in a Trans-Am 2 Performax Cup car.

Robinson will race the #10 74 Ranch Resort Dodge Challenger, joining six of his Australian Trans-Am 2 compatriots in an invitational event to showcase the category ahead of their national series debut at Winton in March.

The Texan is looking forward to racing with Trans-Am 2 at one of the world’s greatest circuits.

“Being my first race out of the country I am very excited to meet a new group of racers and broaden my range of friends to other parts of the world. And, of course, I’m interested to see how the race fans are over there, I know they have some of the craziest gear heads in existence and that just looks like a spectacle I have to see!” said Robinson.

”The track looks killer, the perfect combination of speed and cornering. The return of bias-ply tires on the TA2 car makes it even better, I have a driving style that really loves the combination.”

Joining Robinson on the grid at Bathurst will be Tickford Racing Supercar team co-owner Rusty French (Ford Mustang), reigning local Trans-Am 2 champion Russell Wright (Ford Mustang), historic Australian Trans-Am racer Anthony Tenkate (Ford Mustang) and former drag racer Cameron Sendall (Chevrolet Camaro).

They will also be joined by the father and son team of Ian and Hugh McAlister, who will expand to a two-car Mustang outfit for the 2018 season.

ENTRY LIST – Skye Sands Combined Sedans:

2 GC Electrical Services Luke Grech-Cumbo HSV Senator
5 McAlister Motors Ian McAlister Ford Mustang TA2
6 McAlister Motors Hugh McAlister Ford Mustang TA2
7 A & A Plant Hire Chris Thomas Holden Torana
9 Skye Sands Rusty French Ford Mustang TA2
10 74 Ranch Gar Robinson Dodge Challenger TA2
13 Queensland Drilling Sales and Supplies P/L Grant Spaninks Evo ix
14 Atlantic Oil Terry Mayfield Holden HQ
15 Motorsport Life.com.au Chris Begg BMW E36
17 QueAccess Pty Ltd /BM Racing Developments Ashley Hooper BMW E36
18 Nuline Homes P/L Rick Newman Ford Falcon
22 Challenge Motorsport Iain McDougall Mini JCW
25 Weldcraft Motorsport Paul Boschert Corvette
26 Vin Stenta Veniero Stenta Nissan Skyline
27 Mocomm Motorsports Communications Jim Pollicina Torana
30 Probuilders.com.au Alex Veryinis Commodore SS
31 RX Automotive Piers Harrex BMW E30
32 Total Vet Care Paul Kluck Nissan Skyline
35 Elec Power Technologies Denver Parker Nissan Skyline
42 Stig Richards Stig Richards Mazda Rx7
46 Skmirk Online Education Rod Salmon Mercedes A45 AMG
47 New Era Autos/Beers R Us Andrew McMaster BMW E30
51 Brisbane Collison Centre Michael Woodcroft Holden Torana
52 Treloar Roses / Bee-EMS Car Service Lachlan McBrien Mini Cooper S
53 Stuart Inwood Stuart Inwood Corvette C5
55 MI Tyres & Mechanical Russell Wright Ford Mustang TA2
56 Coe Property Group Stephen Coe Commodore
59 Epilepsy Foundation Andrew Butcher BMW M3
61 George Michell George Michell Datsun 1600
65 Jasmat Steel Fabrications Glen Melling Commodore
67 Loxo Steve Burridge Holden Monaro
68 QPW Airconditioning/Vehicle Ink Scott Smith Commodore
69 Tenkate Plant Hire Anthony Tenkate Ford Mustang TA2
71 Bob Jane T-Marts Southport Ashley Bright Commodore
74 Con-x/Pacific Home Loans Murray Kent Holden Monaro
75 Bendigo Mazda Richard Opie Mazda Rx8
77 PB Smash Repairs Tony Barton Nissan 300ZX
78 SBM Financial Services P/L Shaun Mulquiney Nissan Skyline
80 Mornington Mazda Racing Anthony Groves Mazda RX7
85 Sprayfoam Solutions Nash Harris Commodore
88 Wake.up.backpackers/side Bar Warren Millett Commodore
90 Macquarie Telecom/ Ned Whiskey Stuart Eustice Commodore
92 Allworth Homes Stephen Thompson Evo X
99 AGM Engineering Kurt Macready Nissan Silvia
111 Access Homes/Shamrock Haulage Michael King Evo X
114 Daylesford Dyno & Race car setups Billy Savige Holden Torana
118 Real Dairy Australia/Tomkin Steven Lacey Chev Camaro
125 LJ Hooker Caboolture/SPAE.com.au Steve Hay Commodore
135 Ignite HR Warwick Douglas BMW E30
141 Dry July Cameron Sendall Chev Camaro TA2
192 Boss Surveillance Karl Begg Mercedes C63
232 Pitstop Fuel Service Peter Byrnes BMW 321
330 New Era Automotive Rob Neal BMW E30
376 Turbo Charlie Plant Hire Charles Spiteri Evo Viii
999 Nina Soy Candles Neville Haines Commodore