Jack Perkins makes Dunlop Series return

Walkinshaw Racing endurance driver Jack Perkins will make a full-time return to the second-tier Dunlop Supercars Series this season.

In a joint venture between Drgaon Motor Racing and Image Racing, Perkins will jump behind the wheel of one of two ex-Garry Rogers Motorsport Commodores, which were run by GRM in the Dunlop Series last season.

Perkins has prior history with the chassis he will race this year, having shared it with Scott McLaughlin at the Supercars endurance races back in 2013.

“I’m really excited to be back in the Dunlop Series this year, and it will be great to get back in the GRM car I shared with Scotty McLaughlin in 2013,” said Perkins.

“When I heard there was an opportunity to step back into the #33 car in 2017 I immediately rang [Image boss] Terry [Wyhoon] and asked him how can I make this happen.

“Scotty and I logged over 10000 kilometres of testing the prototype Car of The Future, ended up great mates, and then we got to drive together in the #33 in 2013”

The 2017 season will be Perkins’s first full-time deal in the Dunlop Series since 2013.

The 30-year-old has already been confirmed as James Courtney’s co-driver for Sandown, Bathurst, and the Gold Coast.