Wildcard Mustang to join Supercars field

Tickford Racing will field a fifth Ford Mustang at next month’s Supercars round at The Bend for Super2 regular Thomas Randle.

Randle, who races a Tickford Falcon in the second-tier series, will make his main series debut at the South Australian circuit as a wildcard entry.

He’ll race the spare 23Red Racing chassis, originally a Falcon but now converted to Mustang-spec, with his first taste of the car set to come at a Winton test in two weeks.

The deal means there will be five Tickford entries, and a total of seven Mustangs, in the Supercars field at The Bend.

It will also provide valuable milage for Randle, who is set to partner Lee Holdsworth in a Tickford Mustang at the long distance races later this year.

“I’m really looking forward to [The Bend],” said Randle.

“We’ve got a test day in just under two weeks at Winton, it’ll be a five-car test, all of the team will be there and myself in a Mustang.

“I’ve driven on [The Bend] track a couple of times in our Saab Sports Sedan, so it’s good I’m not rocking up to a completely new track.

“I’d love to be in the Top 20, I mean Top 15 would be an ultimate achievement.”

Confirmation of the wildcard entry follows Randle’s first Super2 win at Queensland Raceway over the weekend.

There will be two wildcard entries on grid at The Bend, with Jack Smith set to make his fourth main game start of the year for Brad Jones Racing. 

Super2 race start

Photo by: Tickford

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