Monday, Sep 16 01:19pm
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Kiwi crew among 52-car strong Touring Car Masters field for Bathurst

This year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will see the return of a strong Kiwi contingent to the Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters.


Of the 52 cars competing at Mount Panorama, 16 of those are Kiwi competitors from the ENZED Central Muscle Cars.


The Trans-Tasman tussle will see a three-race schedule, of comprising six laps around The Mountain.


It’s the second time Touring Car Masters has hosted a New Zealand-versus-Australia weekend at Mount Panorama. The last time was in 2016.


Among the familiar faces are father-son duo Bruce and Andrew Anderson, Angus Fogg, Dr. John Elliot, Hugh Gardiner, Tony Anderson, Nick Ross and Grant Dalton.


Fogg’s 1970 Ford Mustang is one of the fastest in New Zealand and should pose a strong challenge to the Australian brigade on The Mountain.


Former Bathurst 1000 privateer Anderson will return with his Pinepac Mustang Fastback alongside son Andrew who will bring a Ford Falcon XE.


BNT V8s front runner Nick Ross will field a newly built 1971 Dodge Challenger. Tony Anderson heads across with his Chevrolet Monza, which is one of three in the field.


It’s a quick turnaround for many of the competitors who raced at last weekend’s ITM Auckland SuperSprint. Those who raced in the opening round of the Central Muscle Cars at Pukekohe Park put their cars in a container first thing on Monday morning for the trip across the Tasman.


Touring Car Masters: Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Entry List (Provisional)


No. Driver Car
2 Karl Begg 1974 Holden Torana A9X
3 Danny Buzadzic 1978 Holden Torana A9X Hatchback
4 Rusty French 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback
5 Bruce Williams 1974 Holden Torana SL/R 5000
6 Ryan Hansford 1974 Holden Torana A9X
7 Jim Pollicina 1974 Holden Torana A9X
8 Gary O’Brien 1972 Holden Monaro GTS
9 Andrew Fisher 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT HO
10 Bruce Oaklands 1980 Holden Commodore VB
11 Angus Fogg (NZ) 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback
12 Peter Burnitt 1974 Holden Torana A9X
13 Dr. John Elliot (NZ) 1974 Holden Torana SL/R 5000
14 Bruce Tinnelly (NZ) 1970 Holden Monaro HT GTS
15 Hugh Gardiner (NZ) 1970 Chevrolet Camaro
16 Gavin Bullas 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback
17 Steve Johnson 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback
18 John Bowe 1974 Holden Torana SL/R 5000
20 Guy Gibbons 1973 Holden Monaro GTS
24 Robert Hackwood 1972 Pontiac Trans Am
25 Paul Freestone 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
30 Aaron Seton 1969 Ford Boss Mustang
33 Cameron Mason 1969 Ford Mustang Trans Am
35 Jason Gomersall 1978 Holden Torana A9X Hatchback
43 Anthony Gailbraith (NZ) 1972 Valiant Charger
46 Leo Tobin 1967 Ford Ford Mustang
50 Allan Hughes 1974 Holden Torana SL/R 5000
52 John Hepburn (NZ) 1972 Holden Monaro
55 Tony Anderson (NZ) 1975 Chevrolet Monza 2 + 2
56 Brett Youlden 1972 Holden Monaro GTS Coupe
58 Ryal Harris 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS
60 Cameron Tilley 1969 Valiant Pacer
67 Jeremy Gray 1972 Ford Capri Perana
71 Markus Zukanovic 1980 Ford Falcon XD
72 Geoff Fane 1972 Chevrolet Camaro SS
74 Wayne Mercer 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT HO
75 Aaron McGill 1971 Ford Falcon XW GT
77 Rohan Little 1974 Porsche 911 IROC
85 Bernie Stack 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS
88 Tony Karanfilovski 1969 Ford Mustang Trans Am
90 Sven Burchartz 1974 Porsche 911 IROC
95 Adam Bressington 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS
97 Allen Boughen 1963 Mercury Comet
98 Nick Ross (NZ) 1971 Dodge Challenger
99 Ben Dunn 1975 Chevrolet Monza 2 + 2
117 Greg Cuttance (NZ) 1983 Ford Falcon XE
135 Grant Dalton (NZ) 1970 Chevrolet Camaro
146 Greg Donaldson (NZ) 1982 Holden Commodore
151 Michael Wallace (NZ)  1976 Chevrolet Monza 2 + 2
165 Michael Eden (NZ)  1971 Ford Falcon XY
169 Bruce Anderson (NZ) 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback
171 Andrew Anderson (NZ)  1982 Ford Falcon XE
888 Janine Douglas (NZ) 1983 Holden Commodore VH


Photo: TCM