Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Lee Holdsworth is looking for a breakthrough round at the Townsville 400 following some new insights discovered by the team for the #18 Preston Hire Commodore.

Holdsworth is looking to claim some positive results at the North Queensland Round to assist him in climbing the Championship Standings.

“REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO TOWNSVILLE, IT’S ONE OF MY FAVOURITE EVENTS. SUCH A GREAT EVENT AND AN AWESOME TRACK WHERE I GENERALLY DO WELL.”

Holdsworth has also signed up to take the Leaders Leap to raise funds for the free Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service that completes around 2,000 life-saving missions each year.

Holdsworth will be abseiling down McDonald Jones Stadium to highlight the work the Rescue Service do and those interested in supporting him can donate here to help Holdsworth reach his goal of $2,500.

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Charlie Schwerkolt is hoping the team can again produce good strategy they used at last year’s Townsville 400, where Holdsworth finished P15 in both Races despite damage on the first laps.

Schwerkolt is ecstatic to welcome the team’s official charity, Surf Live Saving Queensland, back into the garage for the Townsville 400 event.

“10 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST TOWNSVILLE EVENT, HOW TIME FLIES! PRESTON HIRE RACING IS ALL GEARED UP FOR A BIG EVENT AND EXCITED TO HAVE SLSQ , OUR OFFICIAL CHARITY, COME ON-BOARD FOR THE EVENT FOR ANOTHER YEAR. OUR FRONT SPLITTERS ARE ALL FIXED AND WE’RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SOME PERFORMANCE GAINS ON THIS STREET CIRCUIT.”

2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Preston Hire Racing will now head to the Townsville 400, on 6-8 July, with all Races to be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports.

SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

  • 1 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V-Power Racing – 1775 points
  • 2 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 1614 points
  • 3 – David Reynolds, Penrite Racing – 1148 points
  • 4 – Craig Lowndes, Autobarn Racing – 1362 points
  • 5 – Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden Racing – 1342 points
  • 21 – Lee Holdsworth, Preston Hire Racing – 582 points