LIQUI-MOLY BATHURST 12 HOUR
AUSTRALIA'S INTERNATIONAL ENDURANCE RACE
03 - 05 FEBRUARY 2017

 

SUPPORT CATEGORIES SET FOR BIG BATHURST SHOW

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A MASSIVE 220 cars will descend on Mount Panorama for the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour weekend this February.

As well as more than 50 cars entered in Sunday’s around-the-clock classic itself, four support categories will entertain fans across Friday and Saturday with big fields and competitive racing. Formula Ford, HQ Holdens, Improved Production and Sports Sedans will all tackle the ever-challenging 6.213km circuit.

The Formula Ford entry list will be one to watch, with several young rising stars tackling more experienced hands in the light, nimble 1600cc open wheelers. Formula Ford race favorites are expected to include the experienced Nathan Morcom, and national championship front runners Simon Hodge and Jonathon Venter. Some crafty Formula Ford veterans in the form of Brett Francis and Greg Woodrow will aim to keep the youngsters on their toes, as will former Carrera Cup and V8 Development Series runner Tom Tweedie.

Two HQ Holden one-hour races that make up the ‘Kenda Tyres Endurance Classic’ will surely entertain, and will mix in the best of the best from Queensland’s one-make Holden Gemini series in a field that Holden fans, especially, will love. 49 cars in total have nominated for the two races to be held Saturday.

35 cars have been received for the thundering Sports Sedan field, organised by the NSW Sports Sedan association. However the field includes more than just the custom-made, lightweight Sports Sedans – some V8’s having come to play as well. Robert ‘Bobby’ Jane, the youngest son of Bathurst great Bob, will run his BA Falcon V8 Touring Car and will use the weekend as preparation for his debut in the V8 Supercar development series this year. Jane completed his first full season of car racing last year in the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series, driving for Terry Wyhoon’s Image Racing team, and will step into the second-tier Supercars this year. Wyhoon, Stuart Inwood, Jake Williams, Lyle Kearns and Shane Hunt will also represent the V8 brigade against the competitive Sports Sedan field likely to be headed by the likes of NSW State Championship frontrunners Chris Jackson and national series racer Shane Bradford.

A massive 44-car nomination has been confirmed for the Improved Production event, their field representing a massive array of racing machines throughout the years. Expected to be leading the way will be Tasmanian, Ray Hislop, in his fire-breathing Ford Falcon. Read on to see the full entry lists!

Formula Ford Entry List    
Car NoSponsor/CompetitorDriverMake/ModelCCState
2BF RacingBrett FrancisVan Diemen RF02K1600QLD
3TeamTomTom TweedieBan Diemen Rf861600NSW
4Anglo Australian MotorsportJonathan VenterSpirit WL111600NSW
7G-Force Event Management - MyGaleGreg WoodrowMygale SJ06A1600VIC
10 Cameron WaltersMygale SJ2007A1600NSW
11 Geoff Walters 1600NSW
12 Laurence BurfordRoyale RP211600NSW
14Genesis OfficesRob RoweMondale M89S1600NSW
16OmegaTechnical EngineeringMichael HinrichsMygale SJ04A1600VIC
17Equity-OneDean KoutsoumidisMygale SJ04A1600VIC
20Karcraft AustraliaEmma BrownComtec Spirit K081600NSW
21Minda MotorsportDomenic CarosaVan Diemen RF041600VIC
22Speco Racing VHT Borland Racing DevelopmentsBrendan JonesSpectrum 0111600VIC
23AEWDave WoodVan Diemen RF951600NSW
27Midcoast WindowsGarry WatsonMawer 19761600NSW
29Straight Steer ChatswoodLawrence KatsidisVan Diemen RF 011600NSW
30Speco Racing VHT Borland Racing DevelopmentsMitch MartinSpectrum 010B1600VIC
31Minda MotorsportPaul CampfieldVan Diemen RF871600VIC
32 Simon Hodge 1600SA
33Redback MotorsportTim BerrymanSwift FB891600NSW
38Ross FirthRoss FirthVan Diemen RF881600NSW
42 Elwyn BickleyElwyn 003 C1600NSW
53 Mark LowingReynard 83FF1600NSW
55 Greg JohnstonSpectrum 071600NSW
65Barwon Tyre CentreWayne GroegerVan Diemen RF98K1600VIC
70 Phil MarrinonGalloway HG51600VIC
71Anglo Australian MotorsportNathan MorcomSpirit WL081600NSW
763 Amigos RacingJeff SeniorSwift FB911600NSW
77JRG RacingJames GarleyMygale  SJ01A1600NSW
80 Jason LiddellSwift SC93F1600NSW
81 Wade ScottSpectrum 05c1600QLD
92 Robert PowerMygale SJ08A1600QLD
96Brown's EngineeringJimmy BaileySpectrum 06B1600QLD
99 Bo JensenSpectrum 071600SA
161BPRJohn TarranLotus 61M 1600NSW

 

HQ Holden Entry List     
Car NoSponsor/CompetitorDriver - ADriver - BMake/ModelCCClass
1Surfers Rent A Car.com.au  HQ Holden3300A
5"XZILR8" events/Trik Trailers  HQ Holden3300A
6"XZILR8" events/Trik TrailersPeter McNeill HQ Holden3300A
9Cleaning Essentials on the RunGary SpiesBrett BakerHQ Holden3300A
10Surfers Rent A Car.com.au  HQ Holden3300A
11SubwayScott CameronJohn BoweHQ Holden3300A
14Middys/Magilton Electrical P/LAndrew Magilton HQ Holden3300A
15Fleetsmart Truck & Trailer RentalsMichael KavichPeter EvendenHQ Holden3300A
16NPS ServicesIan Wan LumKieren PilkingtonHQ Holden3300A
19Workhorse Collision RepairsBen Kavich HQ Holden3300A
20Schweigen AppliancesMike GeorgeTerry WyhoonHQ Holden3300A
24ER24 Paramedical ServicesJason Brooker HQ Holden3300A
25Tasmania, where HQ's started !Dean McCrossen HQ Holden3300A
27Air Conditioning Industries /Pine City Smash RepairsLeigh LoveringKyle LoveringHQ Holden3300A
36Capital WealthShannon BanksJeff ProudHQ Holden3300A
37ZSA CheerleadingBrett TurnerBen SimpsonHQ Holden3300A
38Dapto TyrepowerMike StephensonChris BuckleyHQ Holden3300A
41Specialized Road Maintenance/J.W.AutogasJohn Agosta HQ Holden3300A
44Francley Speaking/DIC Transport/Ingleburn TyrepowerJoshua JacksonDuane CambridgeHQ Holden3300A
48Lincoln Road Dental/Sharp AirlinesDavid TessariMark TessariHQ Holden3300A
49Boys from the Bush RacingGreg King HQ Holden3300A
50"XZILR8" events/Trik Trailers  HQ Holden3300A
51Baxters CoachesJohn BaxterJeff MulliganHQ Holden3300A
59Ironfarmers/Zooma SignsJamie FurnessGary BonwickHQ Holden3300A
66Tyrepower CampbelltownGary ForemanWayne HealeyHQ Holden3300A
67Performance Driving Centre/Speedcafe.comPaul MorrisStephen RobinsonHQ Holden3300A
70EAMS/Boys from the Bush RacingDavid Redgrove HQ Holden3300A
71Sunnyoaks Pty LtdWarren Trewin HQ Holden3300A
72Betts&Bower/Boys from the Bush RacingDarren Meyer HQ Holden3300A
74EAMS/Boys from the Bush RacingMark Petersen HQ Holden3300A
76Hands on Healing MassageSimon Thomas HQ Holden3300A
77Smart Security TechnologiesDuanne PreeceWayne PreeceHQ Holden3300A
78Surfers Rent A Car.com.auDarren NovekPeter Green JnrHQ Holden3300A
86Osborns Transport/Boys from the Bush RacingBrett Osborn HQ Holden3300A
88Wadley Property GroupWarren WadleyBrad SchombergHQ Holden3300A
92Entire Cabinets & JoineryDavid Keleher HQ Holden3300A
95"XZILR8" events/Trik Trailers  HQ Holden3300A
99Mt Noorat FreightersTony Maloney HQ Holden3300A
100Surfers Rent A Car.com.au  HQ Holden3300A
103V8 Race ExperiencePaul ButlerRod DawsonGemini1600B
105Espresso to Go Mobile Cafe Brian SmallwoodNick RangeleyGemini1600B
112Formula PropertiesRodney Dawson (son)Barry TantonGemini1600B
114Queensland Gemini RacingRebecca DawesMichael DawesGemini1600B
116Hinton MotorsportChris HintonDavid HintonGemini1600B
120Sharples Concrete PumpingChristopher SharplesGregg ChesterfieldGemini1600B
125Go Karting Gold CoastCam WilsonDavid WoodGemini1600B
148T P MotorsportTim BoylePhil RobinsonGemini1600B
174R-Spec IndustriesMark GrayChris BerryGemini1600B
188Spraytech Smash RepairsShayne HineArren HeeleyGemini1600B

 

Improved Production Car Entry List    
Car NoSponsor/CompetitorDriverClassMake/ModelState
1Fenner DunlopRay HislopO2LFord BF FalconTAS
4Tas. Engine ReconditingLeigh ForestO2LToyota CelicaTAS
5Northern BMPhil ShowersO2LBMW M3RVIC
7Matilda PetroleumJustin WadeO2LBMW E90 M3QLD
9AllFord Wreckers WPS RacingWyane AlwayO2LMazda RX7VIC
10Sams PerformanceAhmed BaghdadiO2LComm VX SSNSW
15Laurie Ogle MotorsRod LloydO2LMercedes 190EVIC
16Sydney Soda BlastingMarty MillerO2LHSV Clubsport R8NSW
18MRTEAM.com.auRyan MarchelloO2LCommodoreNSW
19WDT Asset ManagementWayne TwistO2LCordia TurboVIC
20Mitis-Bits/ Quailty CrashIan StahamO2LMagnaSA
21Phillip Hunter Smash RepairsScott HunterU2LToyota CorollaNSW
22Twenty 2 SpeedDavid StillwellO2LBMW E30 325iVIC
27TransrockBrian BourkeO2LBMW E30VIC
30Ron Bohm RoofingGraham BohmU2LHonda CivicNSW
31Pirate RacingPeter FooteO2LMazda RX7NSW
33Armour AutomotiveDavid RyanO2LFalcon XR6 TurboNSW
37Tempest Air ConditioningAnthony LoscialpoO2LComm VY GTSNSW
40Glenn Kenny RacingGlenn KennyO2LBMW 323iNSW
44A & E Metalcraft / SSS AutomotiveAndrew CherniU2LDatsun 1200NSW
46Clean-up Skip BinsKyle Organ-MooreO2LCommodoreQLD
47morphett Vale GarageShawn JamisonO2LComm VZ HSVSA
51Kartatak RacewayDavid WorrellO2LHolden Comm VHNSW
53Donut KingPeter LeemhuisO2LHolden MonaroACT
54Donut KingTony AlfordO2LBMW 1MQLD
55Anderson MotorsportBrian AndersonO2LBMW E46 3 SeriesNSW
57Chapman RacingTony ChapmanU2LDtasun 1600QLD
60Professional Traffic SolutionsBob BrewerO2LComm GTSNSW
64JKL ConstructionsJohn AngiolellaO2LBMW E30VIC
66Achieve CorpGlenn PotterO2LBMW E30ACT
69Allan WoodwardAllan WoodwardO2LMazda 808TAS
72Darren AndersonDarren AndersonO2LMazda RX3TAS
77EFI Spares/ Aussie Stop LeakRichard MorkO2LFortd FalconNSW
78WPS Racing ProductsBill SchootsO2LMazda RX7VIC
88Wake-Up Backpackers Warren MillettO2LHSV GTS VZNSW
91A & K Auto ElectricalShane MoffettO2LBMW E36NSW
96Doug MossDoug MossU2LDatun 120YNSW
99Achieve CorpSimon MitchellO2LBMW E30ACT
112Mountain Lodge Animal FarmCameron HouseO2LMazda RX7NSW
117STZ ContructionsJohn ZourkasO2LMazda RX7VIC
119Electromaster BrisbaneDavid Waldon O2LMazda RX8QLD
130Mitis-BitsJohn WoodberryO2LMagnaSA
144MRTEAM.com.auReece MarchelloO2LCommodoreNSW
191Camwel PalmsGraeme WilkinsonO2LMK I EscortNSW

 

Sports Sedan Entry List     
Car NoSponsor/CompetitorDriverMake/ModelClassCCState
1Blatch's Quality Smash RepairsStuart InwoodFord AU FalconTC5000NSW
2Primo Small Goods / Macri MotorsSteven LaceyHolden VK Commodore3D5700NSW
3DSR, Hayters Timber, OsmoseDarren SaillardFalcon BA Falcon3D5000NSW
4MW Partners / Powersource / OZV8Basil StratosHolden VE Commodore3D5700VIC
6501 PerformanceAnthony EvangelouFord Falcon3D5000VIC
7Coulter ExcavationsSteve Coulteroztruck chevrolet silverado3D6200NSW
8SubwayDavid CameronHolden Gemini3D2289NSW
9Centerline SuspensionChris MuscatMazda RX-73D3300VIC
13Vendetta WheelsBobby JaneFORD BATC5000VIC
14Rosemount Smash RepairsAnthony CoxSAAB 933D6000QLD
17Cowley Security AustraliaIan CowleyHolden Commodore3D4900VIC
19DCI Performance ProductsDamian JohnsonHolden Torana3D3300VIC
21P&L Mechanical / G&G EngineeringGraeme GillilandMazda RX-73D2289VIC
26Macgregor Mechanical RepairsSimon O'dell-FontanaMazda RX-73D3891QLD
27Billy's Automotive ServicesBirol CetinChev Camaro3D5998NSW
32Bell RealestateMichael RobinsonHolden Monaro 20053D6000VIC
46Brisbane Truck CentreMark BowenHolden VK Commodore3D6000QLD
48KitomeDean Neville 3D6000NSW
49Lubrimaxx / VectraTerry WyhoonFORD BFTC5000VIC
50Kumho Race TyresChris JacksonHolden Calibra3D5900NSW
57Sullivan Motorsport / ROH WheelsSean SullivanChevrolet Corvette C63D5900NSW
59Holton SparesJake WilliamsHolden VZ CommodoreTC4985NSW
68Aston Air ConditioningShane BradfordGM Camaro ( TransAm )3D6000QLD
70Dandy EnginesKeith LinnellMazda RX-73D3400VIC
72Central West Driver TrainingBrad ShielsMazda RX-72F3820NSW
73Blatch's Quality Smash RepairsSteve ShielsCamaro Z283D6000NSW
74Road RunnerBill HarrisHolden VP Commodore3D4340NSW
76Touchstone FarmBrian EdhouseFord EL Falcon3D6000WA
77Pirtek / Coulter ExcavationsMichael Coulteroztruck chevrolet silverado3D6200NSW
91Adco TrailersScott CluneFord Escort3D2250NSW
97InterlloyAnthony MacreadyNissan 300ZX3D6000NSW
98Wildridge FabricationsJeff BrownFord Falcon3D6000NSW
117Kustom Workz CartageShane HuntFord AU FalconTC5000QLD
121Lovells SpringsGlenn ProToyota Supra3D3525TNSW
157ADG EngineeringLyle KearnsHolden VZ CommodoreTC5000QLD