TICKFORD RACING – 2022 EXPANSION
18 June, 2021
Tickford Racing will expand its presence in the Supercars Championship with a fourth full-time entry in 2022, having procured a fourth Racing Entitlements Contract. The news marks a return to a four-car operation for Tickford, which operated four full-time Supercars from 2014-2020. In 2021 Tickford Racing has operated three Ford Mustangs full-time, along with a wild card entry at three events and a solitary entry in the Dunlop Super2 Series.
Tickford Racing is the only team in Supercars history to operate four entries that recorded a podium finish in the same season, a feat the team accomplished in both 2019 (operating the 23Red Racing entry as a customer) and 2020.
Tickford Racing co-owner Rod Nash expressed his excitement with the news, which will see the team expand back to four full-time cars for its 20th Supercars season.
“We are very happy to return to a four-car operation in 2022, which is great news for both the team at Tickford Racing and Supercars as a category,” Nash commented. “Expanding our car count is positive on multiple fronts, and ultimately adds another Ford Mustang to the grid which will no doubt excite our fans. We have shown in the past that we can field four strong full-time entries and of course fully expect to do so next year, bring on 2022.”
Tickford Racing CEO and Team Principal Tim Edwards echoed Nash, citing the team’s previous success as a four-car operation.
“Our business is designed to run four cars, so we’re thrilled to be returning to four full-time entries in 2022,” Edwards said. “We have operated four competitive cars for many years, bringing the fourth car back into the fold is not only great for us, it’s also great for the fans who will see another Mustang on the grid, and one we plan to have running at the front. It’s a great way to start our weekend here in Darwin, and along with Gen3 is one of many exciting things to come for us in 2022.”
The 2022 season sets the scene for significant change in the Supercars DNA, where Gen3 regulations will see new-look Supercars hit the track, designed to closely resemble their road going counterparts while also promoting close racing on the track.
The 2022 Supercars Championship is set to begin on the streets of Newcastle at a date to be determined, however the 2021 championship continues this weekend with the Darwin Triple Crown, the fifth event of the current campaign.