Team Owner of Big Gun Racing Peter Burnitt took Harris under his wing 3 years ago taking the Gold Coaster to two-championship titles and Harris is finding the move quite emotional.
“I am very excited to be involved with Matt Stone and his operation, they are literally a stone’s throw from where I live, and the All Purpose head office, I will miss being a part of the Big Gun Racing team as they have given me so much over the last three and a half years and played a massive part in my two championship wins, I can’t thank Peter Burnitt and Joey (Devries) enough for all they have done for me, we have some amazing memories together.
Matt Stone is also very excited about their first foray into V8 Utes, they will certainly be all over our current race ute, and I think when the new look utes come into play in 2016 they will be in a league of their own with the common rail chassis,” explained Harris.
This is MSR’s first step into the V8 Ute Racing Series and team principle Matt Stone is looking forward to the challenge.
“We’ve been looking at the Utes a bit lately, it’s going in a good direction, we were really interested in getting involved and it’s all come together a little earlier than we thought. I think this is something we can do quite well, we are obviously a little green coming into it but I’m quietly confident,” said Stone.
The Ute will be fully run out of the Gold Coast with all contingents based in the sunshine city, Stone a former AB Paterson student, Harris a former Helensvale High student and All Purpose Pest Control starting out there.