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Lee Holdsworth is entering his 12th year in the Supercars Championship, and his third with Charlie Schwerkolt’s owned and operated Preston Hire Racing Team.
2018 is the year for Holdsworth, as the team will re-body its existing Triple Eight-built Commodore to ZB specification for the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
After consistently being one of the fastest top 5 drivers in series, Holdsworth now has the equipment and support to translate his speed into serious on track results.
Holdworth’s career began when he was seven, racing karts before progressing into a highly successful car racing career.
Holdsworth entered the V8 Supercar Development Series in 2004, catching the eye of V8 Supercars team owner, Garry Rogers, who signed Holdsworth for the endurance races in 2005.
A five-year career with GRM would follow and by mid-2006, Holdsworth had gained his first podium result. In 2007, he qualified in the top-10 seven times, gaining 11 top-10 finishes. This was topped off with his first Supercars race win at Oran Park.
In 2009 and 2010, Holdsworth was one of the fastest drivers in the field, scoring his second race win in 2010 on the streets of Homebush.
Another year with GRM in 2011 garnered three more podiums, before Holdsworth joined Stone Brother’s Racing for the 2012 season, who morphed into Erebus Motorsport V8 in 2013.
Holdsworth continued his strong career with the new team, achieving the team’s highest championship result, his highest race finish and qualifying results through a tough development year.
In 2014, he became the first driver to win a V8 Supercars race for Erebus Motorsport and Mercedes-Benz AMG at Winton Raceway.
Throughout the 2017 season Holdsworth and the Preston Hire Racing Team demonstrated huge potential and continued to reach milestones along the way finishing the year 2nd overall at the Grand Finale in Newcastle.
Holdsworth now has set his sights firmly on 2018 and putting the team into podium and race winning contention. He believes this is not unrealistic given the teams new development push.