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Isuzu partners with Ross Stone Racing for SuperUtes

By Daniel Wong, 19 Feb 2019 4x4 Motorsports

Isuzu partners with Ross Stone Racing SuperUtes news

Tom Alexander to compete in all sixteen races of 2019’s eight SuperUtes rounds

Following a promising campaign at last year’s SuperUtes Series with Holden, Ross Stone Racing (RSR) and Caltex Australia has partnered with Isuzu Ute Australia for the 2019 ECB SuperUtes season.

Piloting duties for Isuzu’s D-MAX SuperUtes entry is 25-year old New Zealand driver, Tom Alexander who will be using 22 as his racing number. Alexander, who finished third overall last year for RSR with six wins and six pole positions under his belt, will be competing in all sixteen races of the eight SuperUtes rounds this year.

“It’s great to have Tom back on board in the D-MAX, he’s now driven at all the events we’re competing in this year - except for Perth - so we’re already ahead of where we were last year,” RSR team principal, Ross Stone, said.

“We followed the SuperUtes series closely and were impressed with the level of racing displayed and feel that this is a great platform to showcase our 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine in our Isuzu D-MAX,” added Mike Conybeare, general manager of marketing and PR for Isuzu Ute Australia.

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The second season of the ECB SuperUtes will start at the Superloop Adelaide 500 on February 28 to March 3, 2019. From there the ute racing series will compete in seven other Supercars Events as follows:

-          Perth Supernight (2nd – 4th May)
-          Winton Supersprint (24th – 26th May)
-          Watpac Townsville 400 (5th – 7th July)
-          Coates Hire Ipswich Supersprint (26th – 28th July)
-          Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (10th – 13th October)
-          Vodafone Gold Coast 500 (25th – 27th October)
-          Coates Hire Newcastle 500 (22nd – 24th November)