Walsh to drive SBR specification FG Falcon in Dunlop Series
IPSWICH motor racing young gun Ash Walsh will contest the final two rounds of the 2012 Dunlop Series in a current SBR specification FG Falcon.
The planning for the move goes back many months. However, the final go ahead was only agreed between Matt Stone Racing and SBR prior to Bathurst, where Walsh raced this year.
The chassis has undergone a full upgrade and will run a full test day prior to the Winton round in November.
"This is a really exciting deal for the last couple of rounds," Walsh said, as he checked the car at Matt Stone Racing's workshop.
"We have been discussing this option with Matt as part of our 2012 campaign for some time but to see it now come to fruition is awesome.
"The MSR and PACE guys have really pulled out all stops to ensure everything on the car is spot on.
"SBR have also been a great help. I can't wait to roll it out at the test."
In putting his plans together for 2013, team owner Matt Stone said this year had been important for Matt Stone Racing.
Ipswich product Walsh (pictured) has been dedicated to elite competition in recent years.
"Having Ash on board has been a great boost and we have really got our engineering side working well," Stone said.
"To roll out the car and get two rounds prior to the 2013 Dunlop Series is a very important step for us and will really set us up well for the year ahead.
"We are also in a big battle with Luke Youlden for the Privateer's Cup so hopefully Ash will bring it home."