Chaz Mostert’s Prodrive Racing Australia Falcon will be backed by Supercheap Auto next season.
The automotive retailer currently backs Tim Slade’s entry at Walkinshaw Racing, but will make the switch to the former factory Ford squad for the new-year thanks to a one-car deal to be the primary sponsor on Chaz Mostert’s car.
The Supercheap Auto money will replace outgoing sponsor Pepsi Max, which is expected to either scale back to a single car, or withdraw from the sport completely at the end of this season.
“Having Supercheap Auto come on board my car and the team from next year is just great,” Mostert said.
“They are a brand that does a lot of cool things and have a big national reach so I reckon we can have a lot of fun. I hope we can keep delivering on track too as they deserve success afters so many years supporting the sport.
“To win the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in Supercheap Auto colours would be very special and that will be our aim next season after we got bitten pretty badly by the track this year.”
Edwards backs “true star” Mostert
According to PRA boss Tim Edwards, Supercheap has made a wise call to back Mostert – who he says is a “true star” of V8 Supercars racing.
“To add a brand as strong and supportive as Supercheap Auto to our team is very satisfying, as we want to work with industry-leading brands and they are just that,” Edwards said.
“They are a partner that heavily promotes the sport and their involvement in it and as a team that prides itself on being at the forefront of sponsorship activation, I am sure it is going to be a successful relationship on and off track.
“In Chaz they have a true star of the sport. He has the right personality and was enjoying the best year of his career up until his [Bathurst] crash.
“Together I hope they grow into a front-running combination for years to come.”
Mostert is currently on the sidelines as he continues to recover from a nasty crash during qualifying for the Bathurst 1000 last month. Cameron Waters will drive the #6 Falcon at Phillip Island this weekend, before Steve Owen steps into the car for the season-ending round in Sydney early next month.