TICKFORD RACING – SUPERSERVICE PARTNERS TICKFORD RACING
1 October, 2019
Heavy equipment servicing business SuperService has joined Tickford Racing as an associate partner aboard Lee Holdsworth’s No. 5 The Bottle-O Ford Mustang from this month’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. The addition of SuperService sees a minor tweak to Car 5’s livery, which is on-track for the first time today as Holdsworth and co-driver Thomas Randle complete the team’s third test day of 2019, in preparation for the Great Race.
Jason Powter, National Manager of SuperService, is elated to bring the company onboard as the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship heads into its biggest races of the year.
“This is a really exciting new chapter for SuperService!” Powter exclaimed. “We pride ourselves on delivering quality workmanship, going the extra yard for our customers and simply working super hard as we grow and expand. We believe Lee Holdsworth and Tickford Racing share similar values in work ethic and passion and are delighted to announce this partnership. We have been impressed with the form and determination that Lee has been showing on the track recently and cannot wait to see our brand powering around the mountain at Bathurst and throughout the Enduro campaign!”
“SuperService are a dynamic and mighty team with exceptionally talented mechanics who are the Heavy Equipment Specialists,” Powter continued. “Think of SuperService as the Pit Crew of the Cranes, EWP and Material Handling world. We love engines, we love solving problems and we love doing it correctly. There is no better place to promote our brand than via the prestigious and professional operation of Tickford Racing. Let’s go racing!”
Tickford Racing CEO and Team Principal Tim Edwards also expressed his excitement over the partnership, which will run for the remainder of the 2019 season.
“We’re thrilled to have SuperService join the team, especially as we take aim at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000,” Edwards said. “Although they’re obviously in a different industry, SuperService performs a lot of similar tasks to what we do as a race team. Engineering, fabrication and mechanical work are all key facets of what we do, and methodical craft in each of these is key to ensuring success. We are happy to share these commonalities with SuperService, so it’d be great to celebrate our new partnership with a successful run at Bathurst in a couple weeks.”
Holdsworth sits tenth in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship heading into the Great Race, having equalled his season-best result of fifth at Supercars’ most recent round in Auckland.
“Lee has really come along from the middle of the year onwards, which we’re really happy about,” Edwards added. “He’s honing in on the podium and was certainly in line to pull it off at Pukekohe. He’s really pushing hard, as is the whole team, and we’ll surely be giving it everything these last few rounds to make it happen.”
The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Supercars’ marquee event, takes place October 10-13 at the famed Mount Panorama Circuit.
SuperService™ was established in July 2017 to provide specialised Servicing, Repairs, Support and Major Inspections on Cranes, Elevated Work Platforms and specialised Handling Equipment. With workshops located in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, its services include general servicing and maintenance, routine and major inspections, breakdown support, mechanical repairs, auto electrical, hydraulic, welding and fabrication, engineering, general major repairs and rebuilds, and more. Discover more about the Heavy Equipment Specialists at www.sservice.com.au/.