Johnson and Luff eventually finished seventh. Perkins then managed to get the car back to the pits without the wheel falling off the car. The car also claimed pole position for the Saturday race at Winton. The start of the new millennium heralded the beginning of a new generation in the Shell Helix Racing Team; with Steven Johnson taking over the famous number 17 Falcon from his retiring father. Unfortunately for Johnson and new co-driver Bartlett, the hastily rebuilt car which was allowed to start tenth and was only completed moments before the start was to only last 61 laps before being withdrawn with terminal electrical trouble not before Johnson went on television and said that the car was “such a dog we should have tied it to the fence”. John French returned to drive with Dick in the endurance races, and after starting third at Bathurst, the race ended for the car with a broken axle after laps.
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The amount pledged by Channel 7 viewers was matched by dollar for dollar by then Ford Australia boss Edsel Ford II who recognised the significance of Johnson’s performance at Bathurst in keeping Ford at the sharp end of touring car racing. The only podium result achieved by Max Wilson n V8 Supercar competition. However, Brock was disqualified for the use of yet to be homologated engine parts and the subsequent loss of points gave Johnson his second ATCC championship win.
Dick qualified the car in 2nd place behind Brock’s HDT Commodore also benefiting from the August homologation and won the jump at the start. Drivers who only drove for the team on a part-time basis are listed in italics.
EF7 was sold by the team following the end of the season. Read about the cars and the technology involved below. However, by the beginning of Westpoint was in receivership.
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Updated to EF specs during the off-season, Bowe retained the car as 18 fortaking 4 round wins on the way to claiming the ATCC title.
Create an Account Back. Teams, drivers and events of the Supercars Championship. This article needs additional citations for verification. Repainted in Greens-Tuff green forDick used the car as 17 for the ATCC, where constant results netted 2nd place in the championship.
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The car ;enske as 12 for the start of the Championship season, now in Wilson Security colours with Jonny Reid making his debut behind the wheel for DJR. The idea was to create a performance arm for Ford Australia in the style of Holden Dealer Teamin the wake of Ford’s wanting interest in performance cars and the discontinuation of the V8.
The race was the first time that Johnson’s car carried Channel 7’s Racecam unit which brought television viewers footage from inside the car. The drivers also made their presence felt at the Bahrain international round, where Johnson qualified on the front row of the grid and backed this up with 3rd place for the round, his second podium place for the year. Rear — V8 Supercar control independent rear suspension with coil over adjustable rear dampers with cockpit adjustable anti roll bar.
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There, alongside veteran co-driver John French they becoming the first Queenslander’s to win the event. Next article Penske ‘realistic’ about Mustang debut win chances.
Won its first race — the Queensland — in the sand trap! Sporting all-new Shell Helix colours the team signed Brazilian international Max Wilson to drive yeam number 18 entry in Triple Eight Race Engineering.
Please enter tsam email address below to create account. Johnson retained the car for the rest of the season Championship Position: The car built overnight at Bathurst to make the race start. Please enter your email address below to receive a password reset link.