Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Teams and Drivers.

The 2020 Supercars Championship (known for commercial reasons as the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship) is a planned motor racing series for Supercars. It is due to be the twenty-fourth running of the Supercars Championship and the twenty-fourth series in which Supercars have contested the Australian Touring Car Championship, the premier title in Australian motorsport. The 2020 championship will see the series revert to having only two manufacturers, Ford and Holden, for the first time since 2012 as Nissan will no longer be represented on the grid. Scott McLaughlin will enter the series as the defending drivers' champion.DJR Team Penske will enter the season as the reigning teams' champions. Ford will enter the season as reigning manufacturers' champion.

Shell V Power Racing Team

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Shell V Power Racing Team 
DJR Team Penske
Founded - 1981
Based - Stapylton QLD
Team Principal (s) - Roger Penske ,Dick Johnson, Ryan Story.
Team Manager - Ben Croke
Chassis - Ford Mustang GT
Race Engineers - 12. Mark Fenning ,17. Ludo Lacroix

Drivers -
# 12. Fabian Coulthard
# 17. Scott McLaughlin

DJR Team Penske (formerly Dick Johnson Racing) is Australia's oldest motor racing team competing in the Supercars Championship. Founded by Dick Johnson, the team's drivers have won nine Australian Touring Car Championship titles (five of them by Johnson himself) and the team has taken five victories in Australia's premier race, the Bathurst 1000. The Gold Coast based team campaigns two Ford Mustang GTs in the Supercars Championship, one bearing Dick Johnson's long standing racing number 17. Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin are the team's current drivers. The team has strongly identified itself with an image as 'battler' Queenslanders, frequently racing with state maps on the car. The team was initially based out of Johnson's family home in Daisy Hill in Brisbane's southern suburbs, before moving to facilities within sponsor Palmer Tube Mills' factory. In the late 1990s it relocated to a specialist workshop in Stapylton. In September 2014 it was announced that American motor racing team owner Roger Penske had taken a 51% shareholding interest in DJR, rebranding it as DJR Team Penske with former V8 Supercar champion and NASCAR regular Marcos Ambrose joining the team at the final event of the 2014 season ahead of a full 2015 program. It was the first time that Team Penske expanded its involvement to a non-US based championship since their days in Formula 1. The team's other car bears Penske's traditional No. 12.


Red Bull Holden Racing Team

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Red Bull Holden Racing Team
Triple Eight Race Engineering
Founded - 2003
Based - Banyo, QLD
Team Principal (s) - Roland Dane,Paul Dumbrell, Tim Miles, Jamie Whincup
Team Manager - Mark Dutton
Chassis - Holden ZB Commodore 
Race Engineers - 88. David Cauchi - 97. Grant McPherson

Drivers -
#88. Jamie Whincup
#97. Shane van Gisbergen

Triple Eight Race Engineering is an Australian motor racing team competing in the Supercars Championship. The team has been the only Brisbane based V8 Supercar team since its formation, originally operating out of the former Briggs Motor Sport workshop in Bowen Hills before moving to Banyo in 2009. Since taking over the former Briggs Motor Sport team during the 2003 season the team has won the Supercars Championship eight times, the team's championship eight times and the Bathurst 1000 seven times. The team currently runs two Holden ZB Commodores for Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen. Additionally, the team provides technical support to Tekno Autosports, Charlie Schwerkolt Racing and Matt Stone Racing. The team performs its testing at Queensland Raceway. Originally affiliated with champion British Touring Car Championship race team Triple Eight Racing and owned by Peter Butterly, Roland Dane, Ian Harrison and Derek Warwick, Dane later took majority ownership, with Harrison maintaining a minority shareholding. In late 2015, Dane sold a ~ 30% shareholding in the team to Paul Dumbrell, Tim Miles and Trinette Schipkie.


Team Sydney

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Team Sydney
Founded - 2011
Based - Stapylton, QLD
Team Principal (s) - Jonathon Webb
Team Manager - Jonathon Webb
Chassis - Holden ZB Commodore 
Race Engineers
Drivers -
#19. Alex Davidson
#22. Chris Pither

Tekno Autosports is an Australian motor racing team, established in the 1990s initially for the motor racing activities of Stephen Webb, and later his son Jonathon Webb. The Gold Coast-based team runs a single car team in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship using a Holden ZB Commodore chassis built by Triple Eight Race Engineering and three Melbourne-based McLaren 650S GT3s in the Australian GT Championship. The team's current Supercars driver is Jack Le Brocq, with Webb, Nathan Antunes, Elliot Barbour, Grant Denyer and Nathan Morcom making up the McLaren GT team. In 2016, the team won both the Bathurst 12 Hour and Bathurst 1000.


IRWIN Racing & DEWALT Racing

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Irwin Racing - Dewalt Racing
Team 18
Founded - 2016
Based - Mount Waverley, VIC
Team Principal (s) - Charlie Schwerkolt
Team Manager - Steve Henderson
Chassis - Holden ZB Commodore
Race Engineers - Stuart McDonald

Drivers -
#18.Mark Winterbottom
#20.Scott Pye

Charlie Schwerkolt Racing (commercially known as IRWIN Racing) is an Australian motor racing team that currently competes in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The team's current drivers are Mark Winterbottom and Scott Pye



Team CoolDrive & SCT Logistics Racing

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Team CoolDrive - SCT Logistics Racing
Brad Jones Racing
Founded - 2017
Based - Albury, NSW
Team Principal (s) - Tim Blanchard
Team Manager - Tim Blanchard
Chassis - Holden ZB Commodore
Race Engineers - Wally Storey

Drivers -
#3 Macauley Jones
#4 Jack Smith

Tim Blanchard Racing is an Australian motor racing team, that competes in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship as a satellite team of Brad Jones Racing with team-owner Tim Blanchard.


Monster Energy & Supercheap Auto Racing

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Monster Energy & Supercheap Auto Racing
Tickford Racing
Founded - 2003
Based - Campbellfield, VIC
Team Principal (s) - Rod Nash,Sven Burchatz, Rusty French
Team ManagerTim Edwards
Chassis - Ford Mustang
Race Engineers - Sam Scaffidi #5 


Drivers -
#55. Jack Le Brocq
#6 Cameron Waters

Tickford Racing (formerly known as Prodrive Racing Australia and Ford Performance Racing) is an Australian motor racing team which competes in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The team currently campaigns three Ford Mustangs, driven by Lee Holdsworth, Cameron Waters and Jack Le Brocq. Mark Winterbottom won the 2015 championship driving for the team. Tickford Racing also competes in the Dunlop Super2 Series with Broc Feeney and operates the 23Red Racing Mustang of Will Davison.


Truck Assist & Milwaukee Racing

Truck Assist & Milwaukee Racing
Tickford Racing
Founded - 2003
Based - Campbellfield, VIC
Team Principal (s) - Tim Edwards
Team Manager - Matt Roberts
Chassis - Ford Mustang
Race Engineers -Sam Potter

Drivers- 
#5 Lee Holdsworth
#23  Will Davison.

Established in December 2002 after UK giant Prodrive bought Glenn Seton Racing, this championship and Bathurst-winning Ford squad now operates as Tickford Racing. The team won back-to-back Bathurst 1000s under the Ford Performance Racing banner and then its maiden drivers’ title with Mark Winterbottom in 2015 as Prodrive Racing Australia. Winterbottom leaves in 2019 after 13 seasons, moving onto Team 18's Holden, with Lee Holdsworth arriving to race the Bottle-O Mustang. Chaz Mostert, a 2014 Bathurst winner with the team, has led the way for the last two seasons, taking out the PIRTEK Enduro Cup in '17 on his way to fifth in the standings. Cameron Waters also has a key victory to his name, the Sandown 500 in 2017, and enters his fourth full-time season this year. Tickford's quartet is rounded out by running customer 23Red Racing's Mustang for Will Davison.


Mobil 1 Appliances Online Racing

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Mobil 1 Appliances Online Racing - Mobile 1 Middy's Racing
Walkinshaw Andretti United

Founded - 1990
Based - Clayton, Victoria
Team Owners -Ryan Walkinshaw, Richard Dean, Michael Andretti, Zak Brown
Team Principal (s) - Mathew Nilsson
Team ManagerAnthony McDonald
Chassis - Holden Commodore ZB
Race Engineers -Rob Starr #2 - Adam de Borre #25
Drivers- 

#2. Bryce Fullwood
#25. Chaz Mostert

Walkinshaw Andretti United is an Australian motor racing team based in the Melbourne suburb of Clayton. The team currently fields two Holden ZB Commodores in the Supercars Championship for Bryce Fullwood and Chaz Mostert, along with a Porsche 911 GT3-R in the Australian GT Championship. Formed in 1990 as the Holden Racing Team, it is one of the most successful Supercars Championship teams in the history of the category, having won the drivers' championship six times, and the series' signature race, the Bathurst 1000, seven times. In 2017, the Holden Racing Team name was transferred by Holden to Triple Eight Race Engineering and the team was renamed Mobil 1 HSV Racing. For the 2018 season, the team was rebranded Walkinshaw Andretti United, as Andretti Autosport and United Autosports become shareholders.



Castrol Racing & Ned Racing

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Castrol Racing & NED Racing
Kelly Racing

Founded - 2009
Based - Braeside, VIC
Team Owners - Rick & Todd Kelly
Team Principal (s) - Scott Sinclair
Team Manager - Scott Sinclair
Chassis - Ford Mustang
Race Engineers -Dilan Talabani #7 - George Commins #15


Drivers-

# 7 Andre Heimgartner
#15 Rick Kelly

The Kelly Racing name returns to Supercars in 2019, following the end of Nissan's factory backing of the Altima program. After a trying 2017, the '18 season marked a return to form for the team, led by co-owner Rick Kelly. A victory at Winton was his first driving a Nissan and first in six-and-a-half years, ultimately one of four podiums he claimed on his way to eighth in the championship. That is the highest an Altima driver has ever finished, as the four-car operation made significant gains. It started its life as Kelly Racing back in 2009 when Todd and Rick Kelly decided to establish their own operation. After running Holdens for four seasons, they helped bring Nissan into Supercars in 2013 with the Car of the Future platform, winning at Winton in that first year. Progress over the following seasons was hard-earned, but developments in 2018 offer plenty of encouragement entering the new season.


Brad Jones Racing

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Brad Jones Racing

Founded - 2000
Based - Albury, NSW
Team OwnersBrad Jones
Team Principal (s) - Brad Jones,Kim Jones
Team ManagerChris Clark
Chassis - ZB Commodore
Race Engineers -

Drivers-
#8 Nick Percat
#14 Todd Hazelwood



Brad and Kim Jones have tasted success with their own team in just about every category they have tackled. Whether it was AUSCAR, NASCAR, production cars or two-litre Super Tourers, they know what it takes to win races. The brothers from Albury entered Supercars in 2000, expanded to a two-car team in ’02 and then made the switch from Fords to Holdens six seasons later. When the Car of the Future platform was introduced in 2013 it had a strong year as one of the quickest to get on top of the new technology. Brad Jones Racing grabbed wins in four consecutive seasons from 2013, and finished fourth in the teams’ championship in ’14 and ’15. Tim Slade has already tasted success with BJR following his arrival in 2016, with fellow South Australian Nick Percat joining him one year later. BJR also runs the Team CoolDrive entry driven by Macauley Jones and fields cars in the Dunlop Super2 Series and Kumho Super3 Series.


Penrite Racing

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Penrite Racing
Erebus Motorsport
Founded - 2013
Based - Dandenong, VIC
Team Owners - Betty Klimenko
Team Principal (s) - Betty Klimenko
Team Manager - Barry Ryan
Chassis - Holden Commodore ZB
Race Engineers -Alistair McVean #9  - Mirko De Rosa #99

Drivers-
#9 David Reynolds
#99 Anton de Pasquale

Erebus Motorsport, formerly known as Erebus Racing, is an Australian motor racing team. The team competes in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship with two Holden ZB Commodores. The team's current Supercars drivers are David Reynolds and Anton de Pasquale. The team is owned by Betty Klimenko and is based in Melbourne. The team launched as a GT racing team in 2011 with the team joining Supercars in 2013 following the purchase of Stone Brothers Racing. The team is best known for winning the 2017 Bathurst 1000 with David Reynolds and Luke Youlden, and also won the 2013 Bathurst 12 Hour.



Matt Stone Racing

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Matt Stone Racing
Founded - 2017
Based - Yatala, Queensland
Team Owners - Matt Stone
Team Principal (s) - Matt Stone
Team Manager - Matt Stone
Chassis - Holden Commodore ZB
Race Engineers -Wes McDougall

Drivers -
#35  Garry Jacobson
#34 Zane Goddard / Jake Kostecki

Matt Stone Racing steps up its Virgin Australia Supercars Championship program in 2019, after its rookie campaign with Todd Hazelwood. The son of Supercars Hall of Famer Jim Stone, Matt Stone set up his outfit in the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2011 with an ex-Stone Brothers Racing Falcon. It has grown considerably since then, Hazelwood coming on board in 2014, in a partnership that netted the Super2 title three years later. Both parties stepped up to the Supercars main game in 2018 with an ex-DJR Team Penske Falcon. That was parked mid-year in favour of Hazelwood's Super2 title-winning VF Commodore and the team gets an upgraded Triple Eight chassis – raced by Jamie Whincup in 2018 – this season. MSR also has programs in the Super2 and Super3 feeder classes.



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