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Repaired McLeod Commodore back on track

Dunlop Series
27 Jun
Cameron McLeod has hit the track in his repaired Holden, just weeks after his frightening crash
2 mins by James Pavey
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  • Repaired Cameron McLeod Commodore back on track

  • Holden damaged in Perth rollover on May 19

  • Car spent three weeks on Triple Eight jig before reassembly

Rising star Cameron McLeod has hit the track in his repaired Dunlop Series Holden, just weeks after his frightening crash in Perth.

PremiAir Racing turned around a quick rebuild of the Commodore after it returned from Triple Eight last week, where it was placed on the team's jig.

Thursday's shakedown at Queensland Raceway was the final chapter of what has been a big repair effort in the weeks after McLeod's scary rollover in Perth on May 19.

McLeod, 18, was sent airborne in the Perth finale following contact from Cooper Murray.

The #92 Holden, originally a Triple Eight-build ZB Commodore, had previously undergone a major rebuild after James Golding's Gold Coast accident in October 2022.

Chassis 888A-044 debuted in the main game in 2016, and appeared set for the scrapheap after the Perth crash.

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However, PremiAir Racing Workshop Foreman Andrew Bell recently explained to Supercars.com that the nature of the crash, where the roof didn't hit the ground, proved a "game changer" that ultimately saved the car.

"The fact that when it went over, it was up off the ground and the top of the car didn't touch the ground, that was a game changer,” Bell said.

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"That had the potential to damage particular parts of the bar work on the car that we can't replace.

"There's no ZB shells floating around, we’d have to reorder one off Triple Eight to get one built. That would take months.

“So, this particular car wouldn't be turning a wheel."

Despite the crash, McLeod secured a podium result and sits fifth in the Super2 standings, given the red flag backdated the result.

The #92 will share the track with the rest of the Dunlop Series field for the first time in Townsville on Friday July 5.

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