The Dude’s Kulwicki chassis is heading back to the Kumho Series …

Words: Aaron Noonan
Image: Kumho V8 Touring Car Series

A FORMER Paul Morris Motorsports Commodore is returning to the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series in the hands of former V8 Utes and Dunlop Series driver Nandi Kiss.

Kiss will join the Kumho Series for its next round at Queensland Raceway next weekend when it supports the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint.

He has acquired the ‘Kulwicki’ chassis, a Commodore most recently raced by Bryce Fullwood this year in Combined Sedans at the Bathurst 12 Hour as well as last year’s Sandown Kumho Series round.

The car, which made its racing debut in 2009, was the 11th V8 Supercar built by PMM and named in honour of 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Alan Kulwicki, who was killed in the plane crash the following year.

It was raced by Russell Ingall during 2009 in Supercheap Auto colours before later being raced by Paul Morris himself in the Super2 Series (then known as Fujitsu Series).

Entries are being finalised for next weekend’s Kumho Series round at Queensland Raceway with another field in the high teens expected.

It will be round three of five for the season for the category and its final appearance of 2017 at a Supercars event given round four is with the Shannons Nationals at Phillip Island in September and the final round at Muscle Car Masters in October.

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