Repco debuts pitstop challenge in Townsville

Repco has unveiled its latest fan activation, a real life pitstop challenge, at this weekend's Supercars round in Townsville.

Repco debuts pitstop challenge in Townsville

The Ultimate Pitstop Experience pits fans against the clock as they simulate a refuelling service on a Ford Mustang Supercar.

Participants need to insert the air spike, change the front and rear tyres, couple the fuel nozzle and then release the spike to complete the stop.

Fans can take part for free with prizes on offer for the fastest times.

The Ultimate Pitstop Experience follows the launch of Repco's The Garage fan area at The Bend earlier this season.

“The crew at Repco are so proud of this new fan initiative. It is such a fitting addition to our at-track activation, ‘The Garage’,” said Repco's Head of Sponsorship Mitch Wiley.

“Leading up to, and during the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship, we have been asking the fans how we can better improve their experience with the sport.

“Overwhelmingly the response has been ‘how can we get closer to the action’?

“The Ultimate Pitstop Experience is as close as you can get to performing a real pitstop. The Garage, the viewing platform and all our family and fan activations are completely free of charge, we want to share our passion for all things Supercars with the fans.”

Repco is also planning demo runs for its Brabham BT19 Formula 1 car at Supercars events later this season.

Repco Ultimate Pitstop Challenge
Repco Ultimate Pitstop Challenge
1/4

Photo by: Press Image

Repco Ultimate Pitstop Challenge
Repco Ultimate Pitstop Challenge
2/4

Photo by: Press Image

Repco Ultimate Pitstop Challenge
Repco Ultimate Pitstop Challenge
3/4

Photo by: Press Image

Repco Ultimate Pitstop Challenge
Repco Ultimate Pitstop Challenge
4/4

Photo by: Press Image

shares
comments

Related video

Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen sets Friday pace

Previous article

Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen sets Friday pace

Next article

Chevrolet 5.7-litre V8 coming to Supercars

Chevrolet 5.7-litre V8 coming to Supercars
Load comments
How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star Prime

How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star

His decision to leave Brad Jones Racing was the biggest shock of the Australian Supercars silly season so far. But for Nick Percat, it comes as the culmination of a personal journey that has made him into one of the most rounded drivers in the series, now in search of a seat that can make him a champion

Supercars
Sep 17, 2021
Why replacing Supercars' GOAT with a teenager is worth the risk for T8 Prime

Why replacing Supercars' GOAT with a teenager is worth the risk for T8

On the face of it, picking an 18-year-old rookie to replace arguably the greatest Supercars driver of all time is a risky move. But as Jamie Whincup takes up a team principal role and hands his car to Broc Feeney, it's one that he is confident will be rewarded in the fullness of time - time which wasn't afforded to Whincup in his early days

Supercars
Sep 1, 2021
How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention Prime

How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention

After his fledgling career was paused by a battle with testicular cancer, Thomas Randle then had to wrestle with finding a drive in Supercars after he got the all-clear. It's been a long road for the Melbourne native but, after two lengthy battles, he's finally got a full-time drive to look forward to

Supercars
Jun 29, 2021
How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle Prime

How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle

With Supercars’ Gen3 era on the horizon, a shift is set to take place – in more ways than one – but, as has become clear in recent weeks, the plan to bin the stick and use paddles with electronic assisted shift has been met with fierce opposition

Supercars
May 24, 2021
Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Prime

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

Roger Penske's whirlwind Australian Supercars sojourn is over. After six seasons, three drivers' titles, three teams' championships and a Bathurst 1000 crown, The Captain has sold his controlling stake in Dick Johnson Racing back to the squad and walked away from the category.

Supercars
Feb 26, 2021
Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader? Prime

Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader?

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But does he have what it takes to be the new Roland Dane?

Supercars
Feb 8, 2021
How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year Prime

How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year

David Reynolds inked what was effectively a lifetime deal with Erebus in 2019 – only to walk out a year later. What went wrong?

Supercars
Dec 18, 2020
Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester" Prime

Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester"

Scott McLaughlin has been a controversial figure in Supercars over the past few years but, as he heads off to a fresh challenge in IndyCar, the Australian tin-top series needs to find someone else to fill his drama-filled boots as the category enters a new era...

Supercars
Nov 3, 2020