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Newest Frankenstein Supercar to tackle Bathurst

A NEW member of the Supercars Frankenstein club will be added today when Lochie Dalton rolls out for practice this morning at Bathurst.

The Tickford Racing Super2 recruit will drive a Gen2-specification Ford Mustang which originally debuted as a Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore. It will become the first Supercar to have raced as both a Holden and Ford.

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Then known as GRM 021, the car made eight Supercars Championship starts in 2017 in the hands of James Moffat.

It also spent time that season in the Dunlop Super2 Series with GRM’s Richard Muscat, before becoming the popular team’s spare chassis in 2018 and being upgraded to ZB specification.

James Moffat in GRM 021’s last start at main game level at Pukekohe in 2017. Pic: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith

News broke in August 2022 that Tickford had purchased the chassis with a view to converting it into a Mustang, in preparation for Super2 eligibility rules changing for the following season.

The car remained parked last year, but will now finally race again (now chassis TR1621B) as Tickford expands to three Super2 entries.

Dalton was snapped up from Brad Jones Racing, while 2022 Super3 champion Brad Vaughan continues where he left off last year and Rylan Gray slots into the ex-Elly Morrow Mustang.

Practice begins at 9am local/AEDT for the 25-car Dunlop Series field, which is headlined by 23 Super2 competitors.

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