Small changes for the Supercheap Auto Racing livery that Chaz Mostert will campaign this year following a competitive year for the young Ford star.
Tickford Racing revealed Mostert’s 2018 challenger at Western Sydney International Dragway, this evening, as the young charger plans for an even better year than last year.
Mostert finished fifth overall in the standings as he collected three race wins and the outright PIRTEK Enduro Cup last year.
“I’m certainly looking forward to getting the season underway,” Mostert said.
“We had some good runs in 2017 and were in the championship hunt most of the year. If we can keep the pace we had, especially in the second half of 2017, there’s no reason we can’t contend for the championship again.
“We had a few races last year that really hurt us in the championship. It was only an off race here or there, but in this championship you can’t be out of the top 10 and compete for the title.
“Really you’ve always got to be in the top five, which is a big ask, but the team have been working hard and we’ll be ready to take the Supercheap Auto machine to the front this year.”
Mark Winterbottom’s Bottle-O Falcon will be released later this while Cameron Waters’ Monster scheme and new recruit Richie Stanaway’s yet to be outlined backer will be revealed after the Sydney test.
Team boss Tim Edwards has observed Mostert develop as a driver over recent years, and believes his next step is to contend for a championship.
“We’re very excited about the 2018 season with Chaz and Supercheap Auto,” Edwards said.
“Obviously it’s been a treat watching Chaz develop under our guidance the past several years, and to see him build year on year, especially with what he’s had to deal with, tells a lot about his spirit and determination.
“He took a good step forward in 2017, and the next step is to fight for a championship, which I think he’s ready to do.”