PERKINS SWAPS MIC FOR SUPER2 IN TOWNSVILLE

Jack Perkins. Pic: Supplied

JACK Perkins will make a belated return to the Dunlop Super2 Series field this weekend in Townsville with Eggleston Motorsport.

He will step into the Triple Eight-built Commodore VF that Tim Blanchard drove to a pair of podium finishes at the same venue last weekend.

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Perkins was originally scheduled to drive Bradley Neill’s Eggleston-run Walkinshaw car in Super2 at Winton in late May before that event was postponed.

The Super2 Series is running back-to-back events in Townsville alongside the Repco Supercars Championship.

The versatile Perkins attended last weekend’s event in a television role with Supercars, spending time as a presenter, pit reporter and support category commentator.

This weekend will mark a return to track action for Perkins as he prepares to partner Will Brown at Erebus Motorsport in this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000.

Perkins’ last seven Super2 round starts came with Eggleston across 2019 and ’20, winning the penultimate round of the former season at Sandown.

Perkins has a total of 44 Super2 round starts to his name having debuted back in 2006 for his father Larry’s Perkins Engineering squad.