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PERKINS SECURES DUNLOP SERIES DRIVE

Jack Perkins has secured a Dunlop Series drive with Dragon Motor Racing and Image Racing.

Perkins will drive one of two ex-GRM Holden Commodores that were acquired by Image late last year. Perkins will be reunited with the car he drove with Scott McLaughlin in the 2013 enduro races.

“When I heard there was an opportunity to step back into the Fujitsu Car#33 in 2017 I immediately rang Terry and asked him how can I make this happen,” Perkins said, “Scotty and I logged over 10,000kms testing the Prototype Cars of The Future, ended up great mates, and then we got to drive together in the Fujitsu Car#33 in 2013.”

“Tony Klein and Terry Wyhoon have put together a great team for this season and I was super keen to be a part of it,” Perkins said. “We are looking forward to a great year ahead”

Perkins has become a regular endurance driver and will partner James Courtney at the newly named Mobil 1 HSV Racing Team. Auto Action believes the team will have significant support from Walkinshaw Racing, including running Walkinshaw engines.

It has been nine months in the making for Wyhoon and Klein, who are confident they have the right ingredients for success.

“This is Dragon’s fourth year being involved in Supercars. 2017 seems to be the year when everything is coming together for us. We have two very competitive cars built by GRM, a lead driver who has significant experience and success in Supercars in Jack Perkins, and the Image Racing team that brings over 10 year’s experience in Supercars,” Klein said.

“When our teams started to plan for the 2017 campaign we were both committed to putting together the right team, securing the best technical support and signing the best drivers,” Wyhoon said. “We are 100% on track for the opening Clipsal 500 event in Adelaide and looking forward to the entire season.”