Skye Sands Combined Sedans set for 12-hour

2019 marks the fifth running of Combined Sedans at Mount Panorama and it is the second year in a row that this category has been sponsored by Rusty French and his quarry business, Skye Sands.

As always the grid  is an impressive one, being 55 cars, including top level Spaceframe and Chassis Sports Sedans, racing up against the genuine V8 Touring Cars of past eras and a larger than last year’s number of TA2 machines, all vying for the top honours.

Racing legend and Tickford Racing co-owner Rusty French will be among those in the US-sourced TA2 cars, racing his distinctive black and gold Mustang.

He will he joined by Texan, Gar Robinson who returns to the Mountain after a fantastic debut in 2018, no doubt with plans to topple the Spaceframe Sports Sedans and V8 Touring cars he battled with last year at the pointy end of the field.

There will be fourteen TA2 cars in total on the grid, with relative new comers to the class, Aaron Seton and Andrew Miedecke keen to show the seasoned racers what these purpose built race cars can really do at Bathurst.

Defending Spaceframe class winner Steven Lacey has also confirmed his return in his thundering Chevrolet Camaro Sports Sedan. The New South Wales based driver has targeted his intention to topple his own Sports Sedan lap record of  2 minutes 10.99 seconds, established on the last lap of Race 2 in 2018, being no mean feat, given he started the race from the rear of grid. That said, he’s sure the Spaceframe corvette of Paul Boschert will be right there to keep him honest.

The variety of cars competing this year include Scott Dean in his Mercedes A45 AMG through to Mark Duggan in his fire breathing Spaceframe Aston Martin DBR, giving race fans plenty to cheer for no matter which marquee you support.

This year the grid will also include three Marc Cars driven by Geoff Taunton, Tony Groves and Bradley Neill which are sure to be up the front and why wouldn’t they be, given they’re V8 powered Mazda 3 and Ford Focus based cars.

Steven, who is also the joint Category Manager with his wife Bronwyn, said: “Competition within the four Classes within Combined Sedans will be fiercer than ever for 2019 as the quality of competitors continues to grow.

“It’s with the support of the team at Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour as the event promoter and CAMS that the Australian Sports Sedan Association of NSW is able to give drivers from vastly different Classes the experience of a life time, racing at Mount Panorama Bathurst.”

ENTRY LIST: 

No. Sponsor Name Name Make/Model CC Class
1 Real Dairy Australia/Tomkin/Steve’s Toyshop Steven Lacey Chev Camaro 6000 Spaceframe
2 Thunder Road Race team Aust Don Dimitriadis Ford Mustang 6000 TA2
4 Crutcher Developments/Young Car Wash/McAlister Motors/Aussie Hotel Mark Crutcher Dodge Challenger 6000 TA2
5 McAlister Motors/Performax American Pick-Ups/Kubota Ian McAlister Ford Mustang 6000 TA2
6 McAlister Motors/Performax American Pick-Ups/Kubota Hugh McAlister Ford Mustang 6000 TA2
7 Kulig Racing Michael Kulig Chev Camaro 6000 TA2
8 Castrol Harris Racing Aaron Seton Ford Mustang 6000 TA2
9 Skye Sands Rusty French Ford Mustang 6000 TA2
10 PBR Distributions P/L Peter Robinson Dodge Challenger 6000 TA2
11 Little Real Estate/Recar/Brimarco Scott Cameron Holden Commodore 6000 Spaceframe
14 Atlantic Oil/MM Auto Electrics/Tranquil Landscapes Terry Mayfield Holden HQ 5700 Chassis
15 Race for a Cure Ben Kavich Mitsubishi Evo 10 1998 Chassis
17 QueAccess P/L / Motorsportsales.com.au Karl Begg BMW E36 3200 Chassis
18 Cable Source/ Manson’s Tyres/Truckphones.com.au/Edwards & Sons Transport Brent Edwards Ford Falcon 4000 Chassis
19 Oz Publishing Matthew Ingram Mazda RX8 3531 Spaceframe
25 Weldcraft Motorsport/Summernats Paul Boschert Chev Corvette 6000 Spaceframe
26 The Groove Train Restaurants Veniero Stenta Nissan Skyline R33 4420 Chassis
30 CJ Murphy Tree Recycling Services David Murphy Ford AU Falcon 5000 V8 Touring
32 Aussie Play/Oz Publishing Peter Ingram Mazda RX7 5800 Spaceframe
35 Drone Oz, All Star Garage, South West Brakes, High Speed Engineering Denver Parker Nissan Skyline R33 2600 Chassis
41 Encat Pedestrian Fencing John Ford Nissan R32 GTR 6000 Chassis
44 Cross Torque Racing Greg Willis Chev Camaro 6000 TA2
47 Beers R Us/New Era Automotive Andrew Mc Master BMW E30 2800 Chassis
51 Brisbane Collision Centre Michael Woodcroft Holden Torana 5700 Chassis
55 Roadbees Transport/M1 Tyres Russell Wright Ford Mustang 6000 TA2
56 Coe Property Group Stephen Coe Holden Commodore 5000 V8 Touring
57 Hire Express Ed Kreamer Mitsubishi Evo 9 2000 Chassis
58 Duggan Family Hotels Mark Duggan Aston Martin DBR 6000 Spaceframe
59 Epilepsy Foundation Andrew Butcher BMW M3 3200 Chassis
60 Ultimate Diesel Towing/Keeley Motorsport Robert Gooley Mitsubishi EVO 6 2200 Chassis
65 Jasmat Steel Fabrications Glen Melling Holden Commodore 6000 Chassis
69 Tenkate Plant Hire/Bowden’s Own/Performax Trucks Anthony Tenkate Ford Mustang 6000 TA2
71 Bob Jane Tmart Southport Ashley Bright Holden Commodore 6000 V8 Touring
72 Bartech Switchboard Racing Layton Barker Holden Commodore 6000 Chassis
74 74 Ranch Resort/PBR Distributions P/L Gar Robinson Chev Camaro 6200 TA2
77 Mocomm Motorsports Communications Jim Pollicina Holden GTS 6200 Chassis
80 Mornington Mazda/Grunt Performance/Valvoline Tony Groves Mazda 3 Marc 1 5000 Spaceframe
88 Carselling.com.au Scott Dean Mercedes A45 AMG 2000 Chassis
89 RM Motorsport Rod Moynahan Holden Commodore 6000 Chassis
90 Boss Surveillance Systems Justin Anthony Mercedes C63 6200 Chassis
91 Stephen Baker Stephen Baker Nissan GTR 4420 Chassis
92 Allworth Homes Stephen Thompson Mitsubishi Evo X RS 2000 Chassis
94 Herron Todd White Valuers Bradley Neill Mazda 3 Marc 1 5000 Spaceframe
95 East Kurrajong Engineering Graham Smith Holden Commodore 6000 Chassis
96 Port Macquarie Ram / Lubrimaxx / Debeer Refinishing George Miedecke Dodge Challenger 6000 TA2
111 Auto Hoses Tony Saint Mazda RX7 6000 Chassis
114 PBR Distributions/Caddy Storage Systems/ESA Australia/B-Styled for life Cameron Sendall Chev Camaro 6000 TA2
115 Motorsport Life Chris Begg BMW E46 3200 Chassis
125 SP Automotive & Engineering/LJ Hooker Caboolture Steven Hay Holden Commodore 6000 Chassis
165 Nuline Homes Rick Newman Ford Falcon 6000 V8 Touring
188 Wake up Backpackers / Side Bar Warren Millett Holden Commodore 5000 V8 Touring
195 Gold Coast Screwpiers Geoff Taunton Ford Focus Marc 1 5200 Spaceframe
232 Pitstop Tyre Service Peter Byrne BMW 6000 Chassis
260 Access Homes Michael King Mitsubishi Evo 8 1998 Chassis
515 Nulon/ACM Electrical/Hyperdrive/Autopro/Luxe Performance Bradley Cuss Nissan S15 200SX 2200T Chassis