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Matt Stone Racing reveals wildcard plans

MATT Stone Racing has confirmed its intentions to run a Supercars wildcard program – but not until 2024.

The Yatala team, which is entering its sixth full season in the main game, initially ordered three chassis from PACE Innovations.

It has turned two of those into MSR03 and MSR04, the Truck Assist Camaros to be driven at Newcastle by Jack Le Brocq and Cameron Hill.

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The third is in reserve as a spare and will be gradually built up (if not required sooner) with a view to the future.

“We’re building a third car for wildcards but not this year,” team owner Matt Stone told V8 Sleuth.

“This year our focus is Truck Assist Racing, two Gen3 cars, and just putting all of our efforts and resources into maximising this opportunity with the new era.

“We will have a spare car because it is new and it’s untested – I think to not have a spare car sitting there is too risky.

“Over the course of the year we’ll build that up to the point where we will have capacity to do wildcards next year and we fully plan on launching a wildcard campaign next season, but not this year.”

Triple Eight Race Engineering has already announced a Supercheap Auto-backed wildcard program for Zane Goddard and Craig Lowndes, while speculation has linked Walkinshaw Andretti United and Erebus Motorsport to possible third cars this year too.

MSR is completing its final pre-season test at Ipswich today alongside fellow Queensland-based Supercars squads Dick Johnson Racing, Triple Eight and PremiAir Racing.

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