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GERARD MCLEOD SET FOR SUPER2 DEBUT

Gerrard McLeod will make his Dunlop Super2 series debut in Townsville

Gerard McLeod will make his Dunlop Super2 series debut in Townsville

Former V8 Utes driver Gerard McLeod will make his debut in the Dunlop Super2 Series at Townsville after leasing Chahda Racing’s ex-Stone Brothers Racing FG Falcon.

McLeod last raced at the Bathurst 12 Hour earlier this year and is looking forward to a new challenge at Reid Park.

“I have always loved the Townsville event since its inception,” said McLeod. “It’s the most enjoyable race meeting of the race season that the whole town gets behind so I am proud to be flying the local flag yet again.

“I am under no illusion of the challenge I have in front of me for the weekend but we have a firm list of goals and objectives that we want to achieve and if we can do that we will have a successful weekend.”

Gerrard McLeod will have Sheriff’s Electrical backing

Gerard McLeod will have Sheriff’s Electrical backing

McLeod will enjoy naming rights support from local company, Sheriff’s Electrical, while many other local Townsville companies have come on board to support the Victorian.

“I have always had fantastic support from local Townsville companies whenever I have raced in Townsville so this year when the opportunity came to make my Super2 debut at Townsville I had to take it.

“It’s amazing to have such great support from local Townsville businesses and I’m proud to be representing the region at the event.”

Super2 has always been the goal for McLeod, who is confident that he can have a good showing up north. McLeod is set to test the car next Tuesday ahead of the third round of the Super2 Series.

“It’s always been a goal for me to race in the Super2 series ever since I witnessed my brother Ryan on the very first podium in the Konica Lites series in 2000 at SMP, so this weekend will be a very special one for me.”

“I haven’t raced a Supercar since 2014 but I’m sure that after our test day at Winton I will be comfortable with the car and I’ve always been quite speedy around the streets of Townsville so I’m feeling pretty positive of a competitive showing.”

Gerrard McLeod will have Sheriff’s Electrical backing

Gerard McLeod will have Sheriff’s Electrical backing

Even though it’s an older car, McLeod is hoping to learn as much as possible from the experience.

“I am not too concerned about being in the older generation car. Anton De Pasquale and a few others have proved that they can still be quite competitive in the right hands and it’s a perfect car to make my debut in the category.”

For a more details in the lead up to the Supercars round up in Townsville, make sure pick up the next issue of Auto Action Magazine. In the mean time make sure you follow Auto Action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest updates.